header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Santa Clarita CA
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
Today in
S.C.V. History
June 1
1883 - Heirs of Henry Mayo Newhall incorporate The Newhall Land and Farming Co. [story]
NLF stock certificate

Santa Clarita’s putting on the green Thursday night as Senses on Main celebrates this month’s Third Thursday with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed street party on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.

Starting at 7 p.m., local Celtic rock quartet Ken O’Malley & The Twilight Lords will have dancers reelin’ in celebration of Irish herita0317-ent-hard-six-vegasge.

It’s an all-ages bash, but fear not – green beer, whisky and other libations will be on sale, and a fleet of food trucks will provide sustenance for the revelers at budget-friendly prices.

Pot o’ gold? No promises, but with leprechauns on the loose, anything could happen. Call 661-250-3787 or visit the Senses website for more info.

The 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival, originally announced for Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1 at Central Park, has reportedly been cut back to a single-day event.

The parent of a student in Canyon High School’s Yes I Can program, who knows I have covered Summer Meltdown in local media (since 2005), and who requested anonymity, sent me an email Wednesday saying city of Santa Clarita officials had withdrawn a previous OK for a two-day festival at Central Park.

Contacted for comment Wednesday afternoon, Bret Lieberman, Canyon High special ed instructor, Yes I Can program director and Summer Meltdown executive producer, confirmed the festival is now being scaled back to a single day.

“We met with the city on multiple occasions last year after the 12th annual Meltdown to debrief, and shared our plan then to expand to a two-day festival to help raise funds within our city,” Lieberman said. “Now, we’re working with them to see how we can expand it to a two-day event next year to provide our students, and the community the best experience possible.”

This year, Lieberman said, “We will be adding a third stage, so now we will have three stages to accommodate the bands already booked. We’re beyond excited to be able to welcome DJ Z-Trip, Katchafire, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Zion I, Through The Roots and many more artists coming from around the world in support of autism awareness and to celebrate social inclusion.”

0303-ent-summer-meltdown-12-crowdRick Gould, Santa Clarita’s director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, confirmed the single-day news Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re very supportive of [Summer Meltdown] coming to Central Park for one day, but putting on that kind of event in Central Park for two days puts tremendous pressure on the neighborhood,” Gould said.

“We had other bookings in Central Park,” he said. “As you probably know, it’s a major sports venue for Santa Clarita. So in order to go to two days, we would’ve had to remove a bunch of other people who had been pre-booked.

“The first we heard they were going to go to two days was late February, two months before the event,” he said. “Because we already had other bookings, because of the impact on the park and the surrounding neighborhood, we didn’t feel we could support it. We can support one day so far.

“We did have a meeting with [festival organizers, parents and students], and we’ve agreed that we’ll support each other in the coming years. If they’re looking for opportunities for growth, we look forward to trying to figure it out with them,” Gould said.

“We’re very glad that going forward the Yes I Can program and the Summer Meltdown festival will have the city’s continued support, as the city has been a sponsor for the last 12 years,” Lieberman said. “In a true collaboration between the Yes I Can Program and Santa Clarita’s Arts & Events Department, the sky is the limit.”

Check back here for updates as the story develops.

0317-ent-hard-six-1190913 (44)Santa Clarita’s favorite rockabilly ravers Hard Six are on a mini-tour of the West backing the trio’s latest album, “Haunted Ride.” Fuse (guitar, vocals) Six (drums, vocals) and Vogelcide (bass) roll into Las Vegas for a special St. Patrick’s Day blowout at the Double Down Saloon.

The Double Down is one of Sin City’s coolest dive bars – home of the bacon martini, no less. If you’re in Lost Wages, showtime Thursday night is 10 p.m.; call 702-791-5775 or visit the joint’s website for more info.

On a local TV programming note, the Santa Clarita Valley’s community TV station SCVTV will present an encore broadcast featuring Hard Six ripping it up on “House Blend” hosted by yours truly on Saturday night at 10.

It’s a killer show from Season 4, late 2013, and includes early versions of a couple then-unreleased tunes from “Haunted Ride.”

You’ll find lots more local entertainment news 24/7 at HometownStation.com, SCVNews.com and my blog, stephenkpeeples.com. That’s what’s bumpin’ on the SCV Rock Beat.

skpSanta Clarita journalist Stephen K. Peeples is an entertainment reporter for SCVTV’s SCVNews.com, as well as AM 1220 KHTS Radio’s website at HometownStation.com. Peeples also hosted and co-produced SCVTV’s WAVE-nominated “House Blend” program from 2011-2015, and posts more entertainment news and reviews on his own site at http://www.stephenkpeeples.com.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment

    Thursday, Jun 1, 2023
    The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Spotlight Series will feature an eclectic lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly programs as part of its Fall 2023 programming.
    Monday, May 29, 2023
    The inaugural Summer Fest Weekend at Agua Dulce Winery will be held June 24-25 at Agua Dulce Winery 9640 Sierra Highway, Agua Dulce, CA 91390. This special two day event will feature a craft fair, musical guests, food trucks, summer games, mini cellar tours and more.
    Monday, May 29, 2023
    The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 507 Newhall will host the Fourth Annual Castaic Lake RV Park Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Monday, May 29, 2023
    The Canyon Theatre Guild in Old Town Newhall will host a free artist reception for Therese Verner on Friday, June 2 at 4 p.m. The two-hour reception will include light refreshments. Over 40 artworks are on display. This is an opportunity to meet the artist in person and discuss her work.
    Friday, May 26, 2023
    The Canyon Theatre Guild will offer an opening night reception for Jones Hope Wooten’s comedy "Last Round Up of the Guacamole Queens" on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. Opening night will feature a free wine and champagne reception for ticket holders. The show will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in rotation with the comedy Ken Ludwig's "A Comedy of Tenors" through June 24.
    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, issued the following statement Thursday regarding the decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to re-notice CEMEX’s application for a water right permit.
    Wilk Releases Statement on CEMEX Permit Re-Notice
    RICK Engineering Company - a multidisciplinary planning, design and engineering firm serving the western United States -has opened its 11th office in Santa Clarita.
    RICK Engineering Takes Expansion to Santa Clarita
    Can you believe it's already June? May was a whirlwind of excitement, laughter and a few mischievous moments
    Message from JCI Santa Clarita President Cindy Curtis
    The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center Spotlight Series will feature an eclectic lineup of talented musicians and performers, as well as family-friendly programs as part of its Fall 2023 programming.
    PAC Releases 2023 Fall Spotlight Series Lineup
    Beginning Saturday, June 3, residents can once again board Santa Clarita Transit’s Summer Beach Bus to travel to Ventura Harbor on Saturdays and Sundays.
    Santa Clarita Summer Beach Bus Returns June 3
    For 25 years, one of the biggest hurdles standing between Daniel Andrade and a college degree was his math anxiety.
    Veteran Earns COC Degree Despite Years of Struggle
    Adding a powerful local voice to policies and decisions that directly affect residents, Santa Clarita City Councilwoman Marsha McLean has been tapped for leadership roles with the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments and Southern California Association of Governments.
    McLean Tapped for Regional Leadership Roles
    SCV Water, in partnership with the Association of California Water Agencies, is proud to announce that the first Edward G. “Jerry” Gladbach Scholarship has been awarded to Elizabeth Peña.
    SCV Water Announces Gladbach Scholarship Recipient
    1883 - Heirs of Henry Mayo Newhall incorporate The Newhall Land and Farming Co. [story]
    NLF stock certificate
    The Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector is in the process of mailing Notices of Delinquency to property owners who have not paid their Annual and/or Supplemental Secured Property Taxes in full for the 2022-23 tax year.
    County Treasurer Mails Notices of Delinquent Current Year Payment(s) Due
    California Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), announced his legislation to loosen the stranglehold companies like Live Nation/Ticketmaster have on the ticket-selling industry unanimously passed out of the California State Senate.
    Wilk’s Bill to Help Break up Ticketmaster Monopoly Unanimously Approved
    CSUN's David Phillips, Jr. and Brianna Kelpis have been named to the 2023 Academic All-District Men's and Women's Track and Field teams, selected by College Sports Communicators.
    Two CSUN Athletes Named Academic All-District by College Sports Communicators
    The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Outlook 2023 announced Jack Uldrich will be the keynote speaker for this year's event.
    Jack Uldrich Announced as Keynote Speaker for Economic Outlook 2023
    The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has been recognized with achievement awards from the National Association of Counties twice over, first for the Robotic Process Automation Project and for their Care Voucher program.
    Animal Care and Control Earns Two National Achievement Awards
    On the first day of the College of the Canyons spring 2023 semester, Laura Llamas was virtually attending her civil litigation class via Zoom along with her classmates.
    COC Paralegal Graduate Fights for Her Dreams
    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, California State University, Northridge Central American and transborder studies professor Beatriz Cortez, an internationally recognized sculptor, wondered about other pandemics and their impact on the world.
    CSUN Prof’s ‘Volcano That Left’ Recalls the Realities of the Immigrant Experience
    1891 - Reverend F.D. Seward opens the new First Presbyterian Church in Newhall [story]
    First Presbyterian Church
    Castaic Elementary School’s Kindergarten through sixth grade reading teacher, Terri Stillson, motivates students school-wide to put forth their best effort by delivering prizes each week on her Treat Trike. Her innovative approach has ignited a wave of excitement and motivation among students and teachers alike.
    Castaic Elementary Treat Triking Teacher Spreads Fun To Students
    California State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Monday the Senate approved his “Saugus Strong Act,” aimed at addressing student mental health and school safety.
    Wilk’s ‘Saugus Strong Act’ Advances to State Assembly
    Commencement season at California State University, Northridge kicked off May 13 with Honors Convocation and continued with seven colorful and joyful ceremonies from May 19-22.
    CSUN Honors Accomplishments of More Than 11,000 Graduates
    California Institute of the Arts recently announced the appointment of Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht as its new Vice President for Student Affairs.
    Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht Named CalArts Student Affairs VP
    College of the Canyons standout forward Rebekah Brooks will be transferring to San Diego State University to continue her soccer career at the NCAA Division I level as an Aztec. 
    COC Standout Rebekah Brooks Headed to San Diego State
    Santa Clarita residents can learn hands-only CPR at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital main entrance and at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health during a special county-wide event on Monday, June 5. 
    June 5: Sidewalk CPR Event at Henry Mayo
    %d bloggers like this: