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June 2016

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Firkin Friday at Figueroa Mountain!
June 24 - February 26
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us each Friday from 5-close as we open a new cask! Casks are unfiltered and naturally carbonated ales that we add a little something extra to, like grapefruit or additional hops.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company: 

Los Olivos: 2446 Alamo Pintado Rd, Suite C, Los Olivos, CA 93441             

Buellton: 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427       r $1-off all draft beers from 11AM-3PM as we kick back and relax on Sunday Funday! Occurs every Sunday at all taprooms.


Phone: 6199715649

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Standing Sun LIVE presents The Fairground Saints
June 24
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

June 24, 2016

Standing Sun LIVE presents

The Fairground Saints

Los Angeles-based trio Fairground Saints create their warm and wistful sound by playing off the delicate contradictions at the heart of their music. With each member sharing songwriting duties, Mason Van Valin and Elijah Edwards impart a starkly literate, sometimes-gritty sense of introspection informed by artists like Bob Dylan and Jim Messina, while their fellow vocalist Megan McAllister lends a soulful vulnerability and gutsy intimacy inspired by everyone from Linda Ronstadt to Rihanna. “We each bring in our own different elements, but what connects us is the level of honesty that we go for in our songs,” says McAllister. And in achieving that honesty, Fairground Saints infuse their music with intense emotional power. “All of us in the band believe in being as real as possible with our music, and not shying away from wherever a song is trying to take us,” Van Valin says.

Produced by Matthew Wilder (the songwriter/musician/producer/engineer known for his work with No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, and The Belle Brigade), Fairground Saints’ self-titled debut album is shot through with elegant melodies and lush three-part harmonies. Showing both an artful sophistication and a guileless passion born from what Van Valin describes as “almost a biological imperative to make music,” the album also captures Fairground Saints’ easy chemistry and a shared sensibility that feels beamed in from the golden era of singer-songwriters.

True to that era — yet entirely fresh in perspective — Fairground Saints keep each track candid and confessional in its lyricism. To kick off the album, the slow-building “Ain’t Much for Lyin’” takes an unblinking look at the experience of “getting into a new relationship when you’re still in love with somebody else,” according to Van Valin, and ultimately unfolds into a sweeping epic richly textured with Dobro and pedal-steel tones. On “Gossip Land” (a song about “being judged on the mistakes of your past instead of the potential of who you could become,” in McAllister’s words), driving rhythms and dulcimer-laced melodies heighten the track’s weary intensity (“Runnin’ down the road and mouths are movin’/Rattlin’ off my sins/It’s always where I’ve been not what I’m doin’”). One of the album’s most joyful moments, the horn-backed “Can’t Control the Weather” puts a carefree spin on riding out depression with the help of rippling guitar riffs, gospel-esque harmonies, and quirky-sweet lyrics (“Somehow it seems the bees have lost their buzz”). And in their vocal back-and-forth on the hushed, string-accented “Still,” Van Valin and McAllister play out doomed romance with all the ache and tension of a classic Buckingham/Nicks duet.

Although Fairground Saints set to work on their album just months after getting together, it reveals an instant camaraderie that’s got much to with the band members’ parallel backgrounds as lifelong music devotees: McAllister started writing songs and self-recording when she was six, Edwards began playing piano when he was four and eventually added about a half-dozen more instruments to his repertoire, and Van Valin grew up in an exceptionally musical family and learned to play his dad’s guitar when he was 12. The first stage of their collaboration took place several years ago, when Van Valin attempted to get a band together by posting an ad online and ended up connecting with Edwards (a fellow Santa Ynez Valley native, then 15). “He was so young that I didn’t really take him seriously, but we talked on the phone and I sent him a song I’d been working on, just me on an acoustic guitar,” says Van Valin. “A little while later he sent it back and he’d added drums, bass, mandolin, Dobro, all this crazy stuff. It sounded great, like he’d recorded it in a professional studio, so I was just like, ‘Well, cool, man — you got the job!’”

Soon after they started playing together, Van Valin and Edwards caught the attention of Matthew Wilder, who suggested they meet with McAllister (a Michigan native who’d moved to L.A. after touring the globe and leading songwriting workshops as a part of a music education nonprofit called The Young Americans). “We gelled quickly and started making music together right away,” says McAllister of her first meeting with Van Valin and Edwards. “It was almost like we were already family.” Working closely with Wilder, the trio began getting songs together for their debut album, and in summer 2014 landed their deal with The Verve Group/Universal Records.

In making Fairground Saints (which was recorded primarily at Wilder’s studio near Paradise Cove Beach in Malibu), the band took advantage of that togetherness by allowing themselves to shake off all inhibitions in their creativity. “Even though we’re very serious about our music, we’re actually kind of goofy — we’re just three weirdos coming together to make something awesome,” says McAllister. Some of the band’s most memorable moments in the songwriting process: Van Valin coming up with the hook for the dreamy, R&B-flavored “All for You” by attempting to play the chord progression to Aaron Neville’s 1966 ballad “Tell It Like It Is” in reverse; Edwards and Van Valin messing around with open-E tuning and stumbling into a “deep-Southern, nasty-sounding riff” that now serves as the intro to the heavy and haunting “Church.” “We were making scary ghost noises after that, because it felt like the sound just showed up from out of nowhere,” Van Valin recalls.

But no matter how playful their approach in writing and recording, Fairground Saints held true to their vision of creating what McAllister calls a “very love-driven album” that’s mainly shaped by heartache. “There’s no filter on the emotion coming through in our songs,” notes Edwards. “They’re all based in visceral feeling, and the lyrics are as real as a conversation you could be having with an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend.” And in bringing the album to life, Fairground Saints learned to embrace the pain that comes with that realness. “Music has made me realize I wasn’t alone more times than I can count, and I want to put that back into the world,” Van Valin says. “So if the upside of focusing in on something you don’t necessarily like about yourself is that other people might eventually benefit from it, then that’s all right with us.” 

Doors open 7pm/Show starts 7:30 

$12 Standing Room/$17 Reserved Seating

All ages show!

Food truck to be announced soon

Tickets are WILL CALL and will not be mailed. 
Please use the "NOWINE" to remove the $6.50 wine shipping charge.
Local PICKUP code is not valid

Phone: 8056919413

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Movies in the Park in Buellton and Solvang
June 24
7:30 PM

Bring your family for fun entertainment under the stars. Movies will be shown on alternate Friday nights in Solvang Park and in Buellton Oak Park. On June 24 the movie will be in Solvang Park. Fresh popcorn and hot chocolate will be available. Fun starts at 7:30 pm.

Films are rated G-PG13. Parents are responsible for deciding whether a film is appropriate for their children.

Call 688-7529 or 688-1086 for more information.

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5th Annual SYV Polo Classic
June 25

Happy Canyon Vineyard presents the 5th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic benefiting People Helping People on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Piocho Ranch. Save the date and look for more information coming later.

Piocho Ranch is located at 1100 Secretariat Dr., Happy Canyon, Santa Ynez, CA.

Tickets and information:

Tel: 805.686.0295 ext. 109 or email:

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Summer Sipping
June 25 - June 26
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spend the weekend wine tasting on the Foxen Canyon Trail! Your passport allows you to enjoy 20 one ounce pours from 12 participating wineries on the famous Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. On, Saturday, June 25th all participating wineries will also have small bites for you to enjoy. If you dont finish your 20 one ounce pours on Saturday the passport will still be valid on Sunday June 26th at all participating wineries.


Tickets: $45 


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Pine Needle Rimmed Gourd Bowl
June 25
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Enjoy creating a colorful gourd bowl with a Pine Needle rim at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.  Several rim finishes such as seagrass, jute and other natural materials will be shared with the students.  Class is suitable for any level of experience with techniques and/or materials.  The students should be able to finish their gourd bowl during the class. Students will be furnished with an approximate 6 – 7 inch diameter gourd and the necessary tools, transparent ink dyes, gloves, sealers, and the natural materials, needed for creating the gourd bowl. 

Tuition:  $45 for Wildling members, $55 for Non-Members, $10 materials fee paid to instructor on day of class

To register, call 805-686-8315 or by museum website.

Phone: 8056868315

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Cars 'N Crafts
June 25
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Admission is FREE to this festive gathering of artists and artisans, replete with fine art, handcrafts, and a classic car show.  Artists or car enthusiasts who would like to reserve a booth or car space, register under City Events at or call Barbara at 688-1086.

Phone: 805-688-1086

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Sunday Concert Series
June 26
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come hang out with us at Zaca Mesa for an afternoon full of music and wine during our Sunday Concert Series! The last Sunday of every month enjoy live music out on the patio from 12-3pm by local artists. The concert series is free for everyone, so bring your friends, pack a picnic, and buy a bottle of wine to enjoy for a great afternoon here at Zaca Mesa! Performing this Sunday is Cellar Roots.


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Veterans' Appreciation BBQ
June 27
6:00 PM

Valley vets and their spouses/partners are invited to a Veterans' Appreciation BBQ hosted by Solvang VFW Post 139 and American Legion Post 160. VA representatives will be in attendance to answer questions about benefits, etc.

For more information and to RSVP, call Alvin Salge at (805) 693-9133 or email Location given upon RSVP.

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Happy Hour at Figueroa Mountain!
June 30 - February 25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$1-off all draft beers every Mon - Thurs from 4 - 6 pm. Beer of the Week will only be $3 during Happy Hour, with selections changing each week. Occurs at all taprooms. 

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company: 

Los Olivos: 2446 Alamo Pintado Rd, Suite C, Los Olivos, CA 93441             

Buellton: 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427       

Phone: 8056942252

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Introduction to TRE (Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises) Series
June 30 - July 07
6:00 PM - 8:30 AM
Join us for this TRE® Introductory Class Series!
(Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises)

(3) Consecutive Thursdays in June, 2016

• Thursday , June 2, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday , June 9, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday , June 16, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Buellton Rec. Center
301 Second Street, Buellton
Register online at:
Or register by phone:
tel: (805) 688-1086

PRICE: $108 for the series

This Series of classes is perfect for those who are brand new to TRE® as well as those who are already familiar with the practice and would like to take their practice to the next level.
If you thrive in groups and want support while establishing a regular practice then this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Please call me, Daphne, at (805) 259-7462
e-mail me at
While on the website make sure to sign-up to our mailing list so we can keep you informed of future class offerings throughout the Central Coast.

I am looking forward to connecting with you.

Documented Benefits Include:
* Release of chronic tension and emotional or physical trauma
* Increased energy and stamina
* Reduced anxiety
* Relief from body aches, including back pain, headaches, and TMJ
* Enhanced ability to stay focused and connected
* Improved sleep
* Improved mood
* Greater mobility

Phone: (805) 688-1086

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