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Tickets now on sale for KEEP CALM Jamboree featuring Yachtley Crew

Yachtley Crew, the nation's most popular yacht rock tribute band, is set to make waves in Bakersfield as they bring their high-energy performance back to the California Living Museum (CALM) for the 3rd annual KEEP CALM Jamboree, Friday, April 19, presented by Valley Strong Credit Union. The event is a fundraiser for the Kern County Superintendent of School's two outdoor education programs, Camp KEEP and CALM.

"We are thrilled to be able to bring the band back to Bakersfield," said Amanda Frank, KCSOS's Director of Community Relations and co-producer of the event. "Attendees can anticipate a blend of soft rock hits from the 70s and 80s, delivered with the band's signature style and infectious energy."

Last year's event was a sell out with more than 1,000 guests joining the fun.

Yachtley Crew's Tommy Buoy performs at the 2023 KEEP CALM Jamboree.

Yachtley Crew has earned a sterling reputation for their exceptional renditions of chart-topping hits from artists like Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Toto, Christopher Cross and more. Their ability to transport audiences back to the golden age of yacht rock, characterized by smooth melodies and breezy vibes, has made them a sought-after act in the tribute band scene. They currently have a residency at the PALMS Las Vegas where fans come from all across the county to see their shows.

"We're excited to host Yachtley Crew at CALM again this year right here in Bakersfield," said CALM Director Meg Maitland. "This concert not only brings a fantastic musical experience to our community but also supports our ongoing efforts in wildlife conservation and environmental education."

Discounted general admission tickets are now on sale through Feb. 15 for $70, which includes the two-hour concert, beer and wine. For those who wait, expect to pay $80 come Feb. 16 until the event is sold out. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.calmzoo.org.

General admission ticket holders can bring their own low back chairs for seating in designated areas. There is also plenty of standing viewing in front of the stage.

A host of food trucks will be on hand so guests can purchase food before, during and after the show.

A-C Electric Company is once again presenting the event's VIP Pavilion, where guests can snag a table for eight guests featuring premium seating, a catered dinner, dessert, beer, wine and souvenir captain's hats to enhance the experience. VIP parking is also included. Tables are $1,300.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for VIP guests and 5:30 p.m. for general admission. The two-hour concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come decked out in their best nautical-themed attire to fully immerse themselves in the yacht rock experience.