The serenity of the Masonic Temple was banished for a few short hours last night as six Ocean Beach performing groups took to the stage to celebrate the release of a compilation CD that features local artists performing songs about the community.
The CD, entitled Waves, included fourteen tracks from Obcean musicians and photography from local photographer Jim Grant. It was compiled by producer Chuck Schiele in support of the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association’s 30th Annual Street Fair.
Roughly a couple hundred people showed Friday for the event, which included food & beverage concessions from local favorite Hodad’s and Pizza Port. The show was streamed live over the internet via The Scheff Experience on Ustream.tv; video and artist interviews from the party can be found here. Reportedly there were about 25,000 viewers for the program.
Performers included: Steve Phillips and the Pescadero Pickers, Blackbirdz, Bad Science Fiction, John Miller and the Payback, Chi Club, Chuck Edwards, Coco and Lafe, Danyavaad and the Shimmy Sisters. Each act was allotted about twenty minutes; the rules of the hall dictated that the show be concluded by 11 pm.