The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls will headline this year’s Live Oak Music Festival, organizers announced today.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are slated to perform June 17 at the 24th annual fundraiser, which takes place Father’s Day weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara. All proceeds benefit KCBX public radio.
Known for their activism, beautiful harmonies and nuanced songwriting, the Indigo Girls have been indie music darlings since the release of their first album, “Strange Fire,” in 1987. They’re currently touring in support of their 14th studio album, “Beauty Queen Sister,” released October 2011.
The duo, which headlined the Central Coast Pride Festival in 2009, will wrap up three days of concerts and other activities.
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This year’s Live Oak lineup includes New Orleans jazz-funk Rebirth Brass Band, Texas blues guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, rock-country singer-songwriter James McMurty and country-folk rocker John Doe, founder of the seminal punk band X.
The Live Oak Musical Festival takes place June 15 through 17 at the Live Oak campgrounds on Highway 154 near Cachuma Lake. Full festival passes cost $112 for adults, $77 for teens and $37 for children ages four to 12; single-day passes are $42 for adults and teens and $17 for children.
For more information, call 781-3030 or visit www.liveoakfest.org.