Earl Thomas singing his original song "First & The Last Thing On My Mind"

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The Sky and Ocean Aren’t the Only Way to See Inspiring Blues in Laguna in 2024

The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center has stepped up to preserve one of America’s most powerful and influential art forms, by providing a memorable OC haven for national touring blues legends.

The LBCAC offers its intimate listening room, stellar acoustics, state-of-the-art sound system and a host town recognized as one of the nation’s leading arts-centric resort destinations.

The 2X Grammy-nominated Blues Ambassador Earl Thomas feat. Sister Leola

Hailing from the realm of blues stardom, the illustrious 2x Grammy-nominated Ambassador, Earl Thomas, has graced the music industry for over three decades with his unparalleled voice and style. With a staggering 21 recordings under his belt, he stands as a beacon of influence and productivity in the blues genre, captivating audiences worldwide. Not only has he garnered acclaim from legends like Etta James, Solomon Burke, and Sir Tom Jones through his songwriting prowess, but he has now embarked on a new musical journey back to his gospel roots.

In what he dubs his "third act," Earl Thomas seamlessly blends his legendary status with a modern-day innovation, solidifying his place among the greats of African American gospel. As The Times aptly put it, he embodies the essence of jubilee singing, infusing a vibrant energy into the gospel music landscape. Earl Thomas continues to reign supreme, a living legend and a pioneer in his own right.

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The Laguna Beach Cultural Arts Center, located at 235 Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach, upstairs. Right next door to The Candy Baron

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LBCAC has installed a Patriot Air Purification System to ensure

a virus free environment.

Grant funding was made possible by the lodging establishments

and the City of Laguna Beach.