Benefit Show at Slidebar 12.11.16

Day of Music Fullerton will begin its 2017 campaign with a unique benefit event THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 at THE SLIDEBAR in Downtown Fullerton. This event will feature New York City ska legends THE SLACKERS and local touring artist JACKIE MENDEZ.

dombenefitshowThis event is a benefit for Day of Music Fullerton, with doors at 7pm and show starting at 8pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, with no advance tickets allowed to purchase. Lineup for attendees starts at 7pm, and all monies for admission are going directly to Day of Music Fullerton. All entities, including the artists, are donating their time and efforts, and the show is expected to sell out (The Slackers’ last three engagements in Orange County, including headlining slots at the Observatory, have all sold out in advance.)

The Slackers have been one of the leaders in instrumental and ska music in the United States, and their last three shows in Orange County have all been sellout dates. The Slackers lead singer Vic Ruggiero stated, “We have long enjoyed being in Orange County, and Day of Music Fullerton is a fantastic event to be a part of. The future for all of us is interconnectivity and music, and Day of Music Fullerton brings that key essence together for everyone in Orange County. It’s a great cause for the city and for the Slackers.”

About The Slackers

The Slackers are self styled masters of Reggae, Ska and Rock’n’Roll from New York City.The Slackers began in 1991 in NYC, and since then, they have released 11 more studio albums and have played over 100 shows every year in a total of 46 american states, 7 Canadian provinces, 22 European countries, 5 Latin American countries, and 2 Asian countries.

The band’s musical style is distinct from their contempories; a mix of early Jamaican music with classic 50’s and 60s American styles. There are influences from 50s and 60s Rock’n’Roll, Rythmn and Blues, Jazz and Latin music. Singer Vic Ruggiero has coined the term ‘Jamaican Rock’nRoll.’ to describe it. He says, “The band might play a classic Jamaican style but the vocals are distinctly American east coast, revealing the obvious connection of Jamaican music to the Doo-Wop of Harlem and the Bronx.”

About Jackie Mendez

Jackie Mendez is a vocalist & musician based in Southern California.  She grew up listening to a wide range of music, but it wasn’t until her introduction to Ska and Punk, mainly the British 2Tone ska revival music of the late 1970’s where Jackie took the next step and started playing in bands. Her first release on Angel City Records, “Introducing Jackie Mendez”, has been making waves worldwide as she continues to perform throughout the US and Mexico. Jackie recently toured with Latin Grammy nominee Mon Laferte and sold out numerous dates throughout California. Jackie is set to go back into the studio in 2017.

About Day of Music – Fullerton

Now entering its third year, Day of Music Fullerton is a unique festival of 100+ FREE concerts in public spaces throughout the city of Fullerton, California, all on June 21st, during the Summer Solstice. The next Day of Music Fullerton is on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 12pm to 10pm. Large-scale events are planned throughout the city: the Downtown Plaza, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center Mansion, Hillcrest Park, the Santa Fe Arts District and others to be announced. Admission to each concert will be free and open to the public.

The day will celebrate music of all genres and styles, performed by anyone who wants to take part, and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. Performers will range from amateurs and professionals, unknowns and rising stars. Musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to orchestral, blue grass to punk rock, reggae to indie rock — are all encouraged to participate.

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