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DFS3 (David Fernandez Songwriter Salute Series) will again be bringing delight to their many fans with their annual cover concert, this year memorializing the incredible David Bowie. Proceeds from the event will benefit Musical Programs in Hart District schools.

Tickets will sell out very quickly and are available now [here]. Please continue to check back for updated information on www.WiSHscv.org and our WiSH Facebook page. Please note to check Eventbrite when you purchase tickets to see important parking information.

The David Fernandez Songwriter Salute Series began in 2007 with a vision conceived by band leader/vocalist/guitarist, corporate tax attorney, church and community leader, and loving husband and father, the late David Fernandez.

David was a musical purist who wanted everyone to appreciate the significance of his favorite artists. Letting the music do the talking, he organized an intimate gathering of musician friends to experience the power of songs written by masters of the craft, the first of these being Bob Dylan. David’s concept was an instant hit. Each subsequent salute celebrated songs written and performed by an influential artist or group. David orchestrated the first four salutes culminating with an unforgettable tribute to the music of The Beatles. Though he left us suddenly and much too soon, the “Saluters” continued to carry on the wonderful tradition created by David Fernandez.

Since its inception, the group has produced and hosted 18 salutes celebrating the music of a variety of groundbreaking and influential artists including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, James Taylor, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, The Rolling Stones, Eagles, Elton John, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, John Hiatt, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Billy Joel, and The Kinks. What began as a modest yet spirited backyard get-together featuring 14 musicians has grown steadily in popularity with the next event April 29, 2017, a Salute to the Music of David Bowie, slated to incorporate more than 50 musicians performing 28 songs for an audience of more than 450 friends of the Saluters, fans of the series, and music enthusiasts.

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