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Wynonna Judd to play concert at Live Oak Music Festival

Wynonna and the Big Noise, led by country singer Wynonna Judd, perform June 19 at the Live Oak Music Festival in northern Santa Barbara County.
Wynonna and the Big Noise, led by country singer Wynonna Judd, perform June 19 at the Live Oak Music Festival in northern Santa Barbara County.

Country singer Wynonna Judd will headline this summer’s Live Oak Music Festival.

Wynonna and her band, The Big Noise, will perform June 19 at the popular outdoor festival, held Father’s Day weekend at Cachuma Lake in northern Santa Barbara County.

Other acts lined up to perform at Live Oak Music Festival include The California Honeydrops, James McMurtry, the Jay Farrar Trio and Sarah Jarosz.

Judd and her mother, Naomi, rose to fame in the 1980s as the Grammy Award-winning country music duo The Judds, known for such songs as “Love Can Build a Bridge,” “Mama He’s Crazy” and “Why Not Me.”

In 1991, Wynonna Judd launched her solo career. Her hits include “She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light” and “No One Else on Earth.”

Wynonna and the Big Noise released their eponymous debut album in February.

Judd last performed in San Luis Obispo County in 2000, when she was brought in by the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles as a last-minute replacement for LeAnn Rimes.

Admission to the Live Oak Music Festival, which runs June 17-19 at at Live Oak Camp near Cachuma Lake, costs $65 to $130 for adults and teenagers, or $25 to $40 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under 4 get in free.

Parking and camping passes cost $15 to $140.

All proceeds benefit public radio station KCBX, which serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and southern Monterey counties.

For more information, call 781-3030 or visit liveoakfest.org.

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