‘We Are LA’ Fest: Katey Sagal, Lisa Loeb and Kevin Costner Headline a New Event at Stubhub Center




Katey Sagal of the Reluctant Apostles - Photo by Donna Balancia
Katey Sagal of the Reluctant Apostles - Photo by Donna Balancia

The Reluctant Apostles Featuring Katey Sagal Headlines ‘We Are LA’ Fest

Reluctant Apostles Katey Sagal - Photo by Donna Balancia for CaliforniaRocker.com
Reluctant Apostles with Katey Sagal – Photo by Donna Balancia for CaliforniaRocker.com

By DONNA BALANCIA

The inaugural We Are LA Music Festival brought top talents and families of fans from around Southern California to StubHub Center.

Rockin’ the crowd were musicians including Lisa Loeb, Katey Sagal, Kevin Costner and Rachel Platten.

“We’re doing this for the kids and the charities involved,” said Lou Lucido, the creator of the new We Are LA Music Festival  at StubHub Arena.

Supporting The Charities

Lisa Loeb Photo by Donna Balancia for California Rocker
Lisa Loeb – Photo by Donna Balancia

“I believe in all these causes,” Lucido said. “I’m on the boards of some of these great organizations and we wanted to have an event that brings families closer together.”

It’s not that Lou is so hung up on being a good-deed doer, but it’s the way it turned out for him.

“We Are LA Music Festival is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and now we’ve got a good crew and we’re going for it,” Lou said.

Lisa Loeb said that she was pleased to play for great families and she impressed the crowd with favorite tunes off a range of her work.

Reluctant Apostles Katey Sagal - Photo by Donna Balancia
Reluctant Apostles Katey Sagal – Photo by Donna Balancia

The Reluctant Apostles

The Reluctant Apostles emerged as an offshoot from The Forest Rangers, another band with Katey and Bob Thiele, the popular music supervisor on Sons of Anarchy.

The Reluctant Apostles have a few particularly good songs they do live, including “My Love’s Getting Stronger” and “Crystal Blue Persuasion.”  This cover band really has it together.

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Check out video of The Reluctant Apostles on the California Rocker YouTube Channel.

Kevin Costner by Donna Balancia
Kevin Costner performs at We Are LA Music Fest – Photo by Donna Balancia

Kevin Costner’s band, Modern West, has some fine musicians.  The band is comprised of John Coinman, Blair Forward, Teddy Morgan, Larry Cobb, Park Chisolm and the fiddlers.

There’s a saying about President Dwight D. Eisenhower — he surrounded himself with good people in office so he could take off and go golfing!

Regardless, Costner is a warm front man on this circuit of sorts and the audience enjoys interacting with him.

Others appearing earlier in the day included Cimorelli, Jessica Sanchez and well-known children’s entertainers Ozokids and Yo Gabba Gabba.

The event was held to benefit organizations including CASA, 826LA, Amer-I-Can, and Junior Achievement.