Concert Reports


Slightly Stoopid

06/24/2018, Santa Barbara Bowl

Slightly Stoopid brought their "School’s Out For Summer Tour" featuring special guests Stick Figure and Pepper to The Santa Barbara Bowl on June 24. New CD " Everyday Life, Everyday People " out Now !

All Photos : Steve Kennedy


In 2018, Slightly Stoopid are bringing their high energy show across the country with the "School’s Out For Summer Tour" featuring special guests Stick Figure and Pepper. The tour is bringing the band across the country making stops in cities coast to coast as well as festival appearances at Hangout, Summer Camp, Cali Roots, Summerfest, Levitate Music & Arts Festival and Arise Music Festival along the way.

Everyday Life, Everyday People

Slightly Stoopid inspires a collective and community based atmosphere conducive to everyday life, as well as their art. Embracing the art of collaboration, the band is often joined by an arsenal of guests both on stage and in the studio. Special guest appearances on this LP include Ali Campbell (UB40), Alborosie, G. Love, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Don Carlos, Yellowman, Sly Dunbar (Sly and Robbie) and more.


Everyday Life, Everyday People was inspired by the band’s hometown, Ocean Beach/San Diego, CA. To bring the vibe of their hometown visually, the band worked with friend and renowned artist Jay Alders who hand painted the cover art for Everyday Life, Everyday People. Alders is widely known for his surf art paintings.


Everyday Life, Everyday People was recorded at various studios across the world in San Diego, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Kingston, Jamaica, Long Beach, CA, New York, NY, and Miami, FL. It was produced by Slightly Stoopid, James M. Wisner, George Spits (LlamaBeats), Michael “Miguel” Happoldt, Jerry Wonda, Colin “Bulby” York.




Closer to the Sun


Slightly Stoopid and Cloud 9 Adventures have announced the return of Closer to the Sun, an all-inclusive tropical destination concert vacation held over four nights from November 30-December 4, 2018. Host band Slightly Stoopid with special guests will perform three full shows, with fan-favorite artists Stick Figure and Pepper performing two shows each. Michael Franti & Spearhead and G. Love & Special Sauce will both be performing two shows, including one acoustic set. Reggae legends UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey, plus Thievery Corporation, Alborosie, The Expendables, HIRIE, and The Movement are also joining the party.


Venturing into its fifth year, the event has changed venues and is heading to the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico while still maintaining the intimacy that Closer to the Sun fans have come to know and love. The event continues to prove an amazing experience for guests and artists alike, as performances are scheduled across a variety of unique venues – a main stage in front of the Caribbean Sea, beachfront sunset shows, and late night parties – all within easy walking distance to all-inclusive suites and amenities.


This unforgettable experience extends way beyond the music, bringing artists and fans together in a close-knit community in paradise. From poolside games, daily yoga, and casual artist interactions to theme nights, Closer to the Sun curates the ultimate experience. Fans will also have access to Woodward – with indoor skate boarding & BMX biking, trampolines, foam pit, indoor ski & snowboard equipment, Ninja obstacle course, and more. Guests also have the opportunity to book select off-site excursions through the event to explore the beauty and culture of the surrounding Mayan region extending from Cancun to Tulum.


Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a luxurious all-inclusive resort located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum with all meals, beverages, concerts, and activities included in the event package price. The Hard Rock offers a wide variety of room selections, including oceanfront rooms and stagefront suites, plus a multitude of dining options and unlimited drinks at bars throughout the property and concert area, all surrounded by lush grounds and sparkling blue pools. The resort also offers complimentary 24-hour room service, a world-class spa, salon, and fully equipped fitness center.


Closer to the Sun works alongside charitable organization Positive Legacy, encouraging artists and fans to participate in a day of service and cultural connection in the local community as a way of giving back. Positive Legacy is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to integrate live music and service by taking actions that positively impact local communities and the environment. In addition to the annual day of service, a silent and live auction will be held with proceeds supporting ongoing projects in the region, and guests are encouraged to bring supplies for donations to benefit local organizations in need.


All-inclusive packages for returning Closer to the Sun guests can be booked during the Pre-sale on Wednesday, May 30th. Following the Pre-sale, there will be a Public On Sale beginning Thursday, May 31st at 12pm ET at


Closer to the Sun is produced by Cloud 9 Adventures. An industry leader in concert vacations on cruise ships and at all-inclusive resorts, Cloud 9 Adventures also produces Jam Cruise, Holy Ship!, Panic en la Playa (feat. Widespread Panic), My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday, Holidaze, Strings & Sol, The Avett Brothers At The Beach, Zac Brown Band’s Castaway with Southern Ground, and more to be announced.


Cloud 9 Adventures - Changing the Live Music Experience, Changing the Way Fans Vacation.



About Slightly Stoopid


An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.”


Photo Courtesy: Big Hassle Media

The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble. Band members consist of drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran; percussionist Oguer “OG” Ocon; saxophonist Daniel “Dela” Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band)



Santa Barbara Bowl Mission Statement


The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation actively strives to create the leading outdoor performing arts center in the country. Dedicated community volunteers lead the charge in achieving this goal through pursuing the following major initiatives:


Facility Enhancement

Amplify the comfort and enjoyment of patrons and artists by continually enhancing Santa Barbara Bowl facilities and establishing long term-funding sources for ongoing maintenance and repairs.


Performance Diversity

Purposefully and continually broaden the musical spectrum of Santa Barbara Bowl performances as a reflection of our patrons’ diverse communities and interests.


Community Outreach

Provide support and funding for performing arts education in the Santa Barbara community.


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