2016 KSBR Birthday Bash tickets are available here!

What started as a small celebration to mark the end of KSBR's membership drive in 1989 is now one of Orange County's most anticipated summer kickoff parties.

Join us in 2016 for another year of great jazz performances, delicious food, wine and fun.

Save the date:

Sunday, May 29, 2016 
at Oso Viejo Park, Mission Viejo

Ticket prices:

Platinum seating + dinner--$195
Gold seating + dinner--$175
Gold seating only--$135
General Admission--$60

Become a KSBR Production Partner

KSBR needs Production Partners to help us cover the cost of bringing you The Bash.  Although it's a volunteer-run event, there are costs to providing the optimum sound and lighting that keeps audiences and musicians coming back every year.

Every contribution counts toward making The Bash a fundraising success!  Become a Production Partner now and help make The Birthday Bash even more successful by defraying some of the production costs.

✔ Just 30 contributions of $300 will pay for the sound system.
✔ Just 13 contributions of $200 will pay for stage lighting|
✔ Just 20 contributions of $100 will pay for instrument rental
Just 10 contributions of $50 will keep the bars supplied with ice.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're an Orange County Business, The KSBR Birthday Bash is the perfect way to support local non-commercial media and reach an enthusiastic local audience--in person and on the air.  
For customized sponsorship opportunities, please send us an email inquiry or call our Bash Hotline:  949-391-3705.
Food sponsorships.  Each year, dozens of local restaurants and caterers sample their finest creations at the "taste" of The Bash.  Showcase your cuisine for thousands of local foodies from your Birthday Bash booth.  There are also opportunities to reach our Platinum and Gold Premium ticket holders with special VIP dinners and desserts.

Corporate sponsorships.  In addition to onsite presence, KSBR Birthday Bash sponsors receive significant recognition on-air, on line and in print.    There are various sponsorship levels to meet the needs of your business and customized packages are available.

Sample Packages

  • A typical sponsorship includes KSBR on air recognition valued at $5,000 to  $10,000, depending on sponsorship level.
  • Logo placement on print materials and collateral.
  • Booth space and product sampling.
  • Print collateral distribution.
  • Apparel logo placement.
  • Video display opportunities.
  • On stage recognition.
  • On site banner placement.
  • VIP partner admission.

Artist Lineup

The KSBR Birthday Bash is more than a concert.  It's an all-star jam session featuring the biggest names in contemporary jazz.  The 2016 lineup is still taking shape and looks to be one of our best ever!  Here are the names we can announce, so far:
VOCALS
Maysa, Slim Man, Spencer Day, Sara Gazarek, Jenn Renee Cruz, Bill Cantos
BASS
Max Bennett, Brian Bromberg, Tim Landers, "Smitty" Smith, Darryl Williams
DRUMS
Tom Dante, Tony Moore, Nathanial Scott, Evan Stone, Eric Valentine
GUITAR
Marc Antoine, Adam Hawley, Chris Standring, Jay Gore (and more...)
KEYBOARDS
David Benoit, Greg Manning, Tateng Katindig (and more...)
PERCUSSION
Rafael Feliciano, Ramon Yslas
SAX
Warren Hill, Michael Lington, Greg Vail, (and Najee
TROMBONE
Joey Sellers
TRUMPET
Tony Guerrero, Greg Adams
Here's a list of the many artists who have appeared over the years.  (Our apologies if there's anyone we've left off.)  Get ready...here we go:

Blake Aaron, Mindy Abair, Greg Adams, Gerald Albright, Brian Allen, Justo Almario, Gabriela Anders, Gannin Arnold, Patti Austin, Johnnie Bamont, Max Bennett, Johnny Blas, Derek Bordeaux, David Boswell, Chris Botti, Rick Braun, Brian Bromberg, Paul Brown, Bill Cantos, Melvin Davis, Doug Cameron, Chris Camozzi, Larry Carlton, Lenny Castro, Craig Chaquico, Chris Clark, Khani Cole, Lionel Cole, Nick Colionne, Dr. Como, Brian Culbertson, Tom Dante, Clyde Davis, Melvin Davis, Eddie Drayton, Peggy Duquesnel, Kiki Ebsen, Derrick Edmondson, Richard Elliot, Mari Falcone, Rafael Feliciano, Steve Ferrone, Brandon Fields, Mitch Forman, Freddie Fox, Sara Gazarek, Mike Gealer, Grant Geissman, Jay Gore, Tom Grant, Dean Grech, Gerard Hagen, Susie Hansen, Mombo Hernandez, Warren Hill, Hiroshima, Dave Hooper, Brian Hughes, Luther Hughes, Clydene Jackson, Jessy J, Bob James, Boney James, Dean James, Sonya Jason, George Jinda, Vail Johnson, ML Jordan, Jackiem Joyner, Dirk K, Gregg Karukas, Jeff Kashiwa, Pat Kelley, Grace Kelly, Shannon Kennedy, Evelyn Champagne King, Ron Kobayashi, Dan Kuramoto, June Kuramoto, Robert Kyle, Tim Landers, Trevor Lawrence, Ronnie Laws, Ricky Lawson, Kevyn Lettau, Alex Ligertwood, Michael Lington, Chuck Loeb, Aubrey Logan, Jeff Lorber, Bill MacPherson, Slim Man, Michael Manson, Eric Marienthal, Evan Marks, Mark Massey, Keiko Matsui, Joe McBride, Lisa McClowry, Marion Meadows, Byron Miller, Chieli Minucci, Elizabeth Mis, Billy Mitchell,Tony Moore, Alphonse Mouzon, Rob Mullins, Luis Munoz, Dave Murdy, Willie Murillo, Najee, Joey Navarro, Stu Nevitt, Grady Nichols, Nils, Steve Oliver, Tollak Ollestad, Michael O’Neill, Sandy Owen, David Pack, Donald Patterson, Michael Paulo, Ron Pedly, Lamont Peoples, Jim Peterick, John Pondell, Ron Powell, Brian Price, Juan Carlos Quintero, Freddie Ravel, Jim Reid, Steve Reid, Dirk Richter, Rachel Rogers, Thom Rotella, Nee Sackey, Joe Sample, Johnny Sandoval, Bryan Savage, Diane Schuur, Marilyn Scott, Nate Scott, Nathaniel Scott, Tom Scott, Joey Sellers, Michael Shapiro, Shilts, Ron Shumake, Dan Siegel, Dwight Sills, Ricardo Silveira, Brian Simpson, Slim Man, Dwayne "Smitty" Smith, Keith Smith, Richard Smith, Jimmy Sommers, Donnell Spencer Jr., Chris Standring, Evan Stone, Paul Taylor, Lee Thornburg, Dave Thrush, Randy Tico, Kevin Toney, Elan Trotman, Greg Vail, Adam Watts, Jerry Watts, Tim Weisberg, James Werrick, Peter White, Rob Whitlock, Scott Wilkie, Darryl Williams, Pamela Williams, Terry Wollman, Nate Wood, Jennifer York, Randell Young, Ramon Yslas, and Tom Zink.