June 23, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Country Legends Continue July 4 Celebration Tonight In Venice:

By Trisha Bennett

Venice celebrated its birthday with a pre-4th of July sing-a-long throughout Venice on Wednesday, July 3.

Local businesses came together and spruced up the famous Venice sign with red, white, and blue lights as part of a special lighting celebration.

Venice restaurants such as Dannys Venice, Hama Sushi, the Sidewalk Café, the Townhouse, and others offered a special birthday tribute to commemorate the day Abbot Kinney founded Venice.

The Venice Bistro continues the celebration with a free music event today, July 5 featuring the Country Legends.

Partake in a tasty happy hour, while enjoying classic country and watch the sun go down over the ocean.

The Venice Bistro has a rich history. Originally known as the Venice West Café back in 1958, the beachfront bar was the stomping grounds for Venice Beatniks, poets and singers such as Alan Ginsberg and Jim Morrison.

The Country Legends features many of the same players as The Venice Street Legends, who have gained notoriety as a local boardwalk band.

Bandleader Greg Cruz has been part of the Venice music scene for more than 25 years.

Last year, he teamed up with singer/songwriter Kathy Leonardo to form the Country Legends – a classic country tribute band.

Together this duo fronted country band takes it to the next level, offering lighthearted duets with solid and engaging performances.

In addition to performing the beloved songs of Johnny Cash and June Carter, the repertoire of the Venice band also includes memorable melodies by music legends Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and more.

The Country Legends feature Greg Cruz on guitar and vocals, Kathy Leonardo on vocals, Petr Hromadko on stand up bass, and Mitch Montrose on drums.

The Country Legends will perform from 6:30-10 pm today, July 5.

Visit their Facebook page for more information, www.facebook.com/TheCountryLegends.

The Venice Bistro is located at 323 Ocean Front Walk, Venice (right on the boardwalk, one block South of Rose). Visit www.thevenicebistro.com for more information.

in News
Related Posts

Snap and Hulu Expanding Santa Monica Presence

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

Snapchat and Hulu, both based in Santa Monica, are expanding their footprints in the city. Learn more in this video...

Police Arrest Suspect in Downtown Santa Monica Homicide

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

27-year-old Long Beach man arrested as homicide suspect By Sam Catanzaro A suspect has been booked for murder in connection...

Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Downtown Santa Monica Shooting

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

UPDATE: https://smmirror.com/2021/06/police-arrest-suspect-in-downtown-santa-monica-homicide/A man remains in custody for murder in connection to this incident, which was originally reported as a shooting...

Santa Monica Expected to Confirm Contract for New Interim City Manager

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Former City Manager John Jalili expected assume interim post Friday  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica lawmakers are expected to approve...

Free Lunches Provided to School Aged Children at Virginia Ave Park: Santa Monica Beat – June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Free Lunches Provided to School Aged Children at Virginia Ave Park...

Santa Monica Aligns Mask Orders with LA County

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

On June 15, Interim City Manager Lane Dilg signed the 37th supplement to align Santa Monica’s local emergency provisions with Los Angeles County...

Former Santa Monica Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling More Than $22 Million from Employer

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

A former executive at a Hollywood-based digital marketing company that represents influencers on Instagram and YouTube was sentenced recently to...

Edify TV: Tourism Returning to Santa Monica?

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

A busy Memorial Day weekend in which Santa Monica hotel occupancy rates reached their highest levels since the pandemic began...

Santa Monica College Cancels Fireworks Show, Main Street Parade Also Off

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Firework shows in Marina del Rey and Pacific Palisades back this year By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has...

Summer Safety Tips When Hiking and Biking Outdoors

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

LAFD Captain Erik Scott gives us tips on staying safe while enjoying the mountains this summer. Brought to you by...

Edify TV: Closing Expo Line Bike Path Gap?

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Plans are in the works to close a frustrating gap in the Expo Line Bike Path. Learn more in this...

Markedly Different Reactions to Sheriff’s Plan to Clear Boardwalk Encampments

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Plan to clear Boardwalk by Fourth of July met with applause, condemnation By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex...

Edify TV: Westside Vandalism Suspect Arrested

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of Westside vandalisms in West L.A., including at a local...

Loved Ones Ashes Stolen From Families Car In Santa Monica: Santa Monica Beat – June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Loved Ones Ashes Stolen From Families Car In Santa Monica *...