Friday, March 23, 2012

Wishing KSBR Happy Birthday With Jazz Festival & Food

Saddleback College’s Veterans Memorial is the most significant tribute to veterans at any community college campus in the nation.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – The KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival, presented by Saddleback College radio station KSBR(88.5 FM) Saddleback College, returns to the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park on Sunday, May 27, 2012, with a new twist to the already popular event. 

The first annual Taste of the Bash will feature over 25 restaurants showing off their finest creations.  The Taste is an added value and those purchasing tickets to the concert will be admitted to the Taste of the Bash for no additional charge.  The Birthday Bash is the major fundraising event for KSBR-FM, Mission Viejo’s own community radio station at Saddleback College. 

The Bash has around 40 jazz artists who gather to play at the unique event. Brenda Russell, Boney James, David Benoit, Hiroshima, Greg Adams, and Peter White are just a few of the biggest stars in contemporary jazz who have appeared in Mission Viejo for the annual KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival. 

Because of contractual obligations, many of the biggest stars cannot be announced until they actually step on stage, which makes the event even more fun and surprising.  

The event will include a special tribute to Veterans.  Saddleback College’s Veterans Memorial is the most significant tribute to veterans at any community college campus in the nation. In recognition of this event and the role that the college’s VETS (Veterans Education and Transition Services) Center plays in the community, the festivities will include a color guard performance and a special musical tribute to kick off the concert.

In addition, veterans and active military personnel may purchase general admission tickets for just $25 through the Saddleback College VETS Center (949) 582-4252. The Center is open Monday – Thursday 9am to 4:30pm and Friday 9am to 12 noon.

Doors open at 3:00 pm; the Taste of the Bash will run from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.  Advance sale ticket prices begin at $45; $50 at the door.  Reserved VIP seating is still available and is priced at $100-$175 per person. Tickets are available to the public at, at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center and at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at 949-582-4656.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,00 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please and for Fine Arts information, please visit

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