Foundation for the Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove proudly presents the Blue Water Weekend in Monterey. The music of John Denver starring Jim Curry and his band with special guest Pete Huttlinger. Acclaimed performer Jim Curry performs a musical tribute to the legendary John Denver. Considered to be one of the most beloved singer/songwriters of all time, John Denver was a prolific songwriter throughout his all-too-short life, having written over 200 songs. Jim Curry is the most lauded of tribute artists working today, and his voice can be heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story. Curry is renowned for his natural, powerful, voice as he sings with the same high tenor and passion that is demanded by John Denver's songs. The band lays down a solid foundation and John Denver’s lead guitarist, Pete Huttlinger adds his famous talent for an incredible performance on all theclassic songs such as: "Rocky Mountain High", "Sunshine", "Calypso" and "Annie's Song". Saturday, October 17 8-10pm.
The Blue Water Weekend Monterey is a three day festival weekend dedicated in honoring and experiencing John Denver's passion and love for the Monterey Peninsula. A calendar of events is scheduled starting on Friday, October 16 with a Lovers Point Kayak Tour at 2 pm with Adventures by the Sea. Friday evening will be a Meet & Greet Sing Along 7:30-10:30pm. Come join the fun in a sing-a-long of John Denver songs at the Bay Park Hotel conference room located at 1425 Munras Ave, Monterey.
Saturday, October 17 starting at 9 am to Sunset, arrive anytime to enjoy a walk through the Redwood Forest at Henry Cowell State Park, in nearby Felton. A Steam Train Ride at Roaring Camp Railroad is also happening with the group discounts being given to Blue Water Weekend. Saturday evening ‘The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove` will hold a benefit concert 8pm-10pm at 835 Forrest Ave. Pacific Grove. (Pacific Grove Middle School) Sunday, October 18 - Beach Clean-up and Farewell Gathering starting at 10 am at John Denver memorial located at Ocean View Blvd. between Asilomar and Acropolis, Pacific Grove.
Jim Curry: With over 150 performances per year, Curry has produced the ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top selling performer of John Denver’s music today. Curry’s groundbreaking Vegas tribute in 2002 was the first full-length John Denver tribute concert to come to Las Vegas, with sell-out crowds year after year. Jim is the only person that has performed and collaborated with nearly all of John’s Band members, songwriters, photographers, arrangers, and conductors. In the number of years Curry has been performing full time, the list of connections to John Denver is impressive. He has shared the stage with the Original Chad Mitchell Trio, The Kingston Trio, and members of the New Christy Minstrels, Michael Martin Murphey, Olivia Newton John, and Rick Nelson’s sons, the Nelson Twins. The songwriters of many of Denver’s hits such as; John Sommers, Jim Connor and Steve Weisberg, join Jim on stage as special guest performers. John’s Band members, from the early years like Dick Kniss through the James Burton, Jim Horn and Richie Gajate Garcia period, to the last band that toured with John; Chris Nole, Pete Huttlinger and Alan Deremo and more, add their talent to the stage with Curry each year. John’s longtime friends, Richard Kaufman and Lee Holdridge were John Denver’s conductors in the symphony shows and now conduct symphony shows with Jim Curry. From the most prestigious venues in the country like Red Rocks Amphitheater or the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with thousands of people in attendance, to the Performing Arts Centers across the land or out at sea on Holland America , Jim delivers a home run every time. Whether Jim is performing with the symphony orchestra, his own talented band, John Denver’s Band, or all by himself, his compelling voice, combined with dramatic images of nature is an unforgettable show that will truly fill up your senses.
Pete Huttlinger: Pete has become widely known as one of the most awe-inspiring acoustic guitar players in the world. His unique arrangements and spell-binding musicality and precision have entertained audiences all from Los Angeles to Milan. Huttlinger also makes appearances as a side-man. Country/pop superstar LeAnn Rimes has often requested him for her acoustic performances. Including the filming of "Live From Abbey Road," a BBC TV series taped at the famous London studios. It aired in America on BRAVO! Huttlinger also appeared with Rimes on ABC’s "Dancing With The Stars" He toured with John Denver for the last four years of John's life and often tours with pop icon John Oates of Hall & Oates.
The music of John Denver starring Jim Curry & special guest Pete Huttlinger.
Saturday, October 17th • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Performing Arts Center Pacific Grove
835 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
General Admission: $25
Simply click "Buy Now" in the "Ticket Booth" on the right hand side of the website.
Contact: Marc Paulhus
Direct: (831) 521-1884