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  • Nov 04 2020 John Kay hoping pay-per-view benefit for the Lobero Theatre with help the "community treasure" stay afloat

    Founding Steppenwolf frontman John Kay recently taped a solo concert at Santa Barbara, California's historic Lobero Theatre that will air as a pay-per-view event on Friday, November 13, to help raise money to keep the venue from closing.

    The show, which was shot without an audience, is part of the "Live from the Lobero" series of benefit events that also has included similar performances by Kenny Loggins and KT Tunstall.

    Kay tells ABC Audio that he was happy to do the show because he's seen many concerts at the Lobero Theatre, which is located near his home, and he considers it "a community treasure."

    As he explains, "Doing this on behalf of the Lobero is my way of kind of saying 'thank you' for what the Lobero has provided to my partner…Jutta and I all those wonderful evenings there."

    Regarding his performance, Kay says, "I've seen the results…[I]t's well-edited…It sounded pretty good. So, I'm hoping that, as a consequence, a few ducats will come the Lobero's way."

    Steppenwolf retired as a touring act in 2018, but Kay has continued to play select solo acoustic shows. Of course, any plans he had this year have been put on hold, so the Lobero concert may offer fans their only chance to see him play in 2020.

    Tickets for the concert are $15, and are available now at People who are able to make an additional donation to help the venue stay in business are welcome to do so when they purchase tickets.

    Kay tells ABC Audio that he hopes people will help out music venues during the COVID-19 pandemic anytime they're able to do so, "particularly the smaller clubs…where making ends meet is already a challenge under the best of circumstances."




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  • Oct 01 2020 Join Us For A Special Night


    John Kay

    "Greetings Friends & Acquaintances: On Friday the 13th of November my recent performance (without an audience of course) at the historic Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara will be available for viewing via streaming.  My performance is a fund raiser for the Lobero Theater - the oldest Theater in California and a community treasure  - so that it may survive during this epidemic and be able to re-open in future. The streaming starts at 8pm Pacific Time at: and is available for 72 hours, from 8pm onward , so that it can be viewed in several other time zones.. After signing up and making a $15 payment , you can view the performance at whatever time slot suits you during that 72 hour period, or view it more than once, if you desire. You can buy a ticket for the event at anytime between now and Friday November 13. Please help live music stay alive by supporting the places is calls home, The beautiful Lobero Theater being one of them. Kind regards to all of you. John Kay"

    Join us for an intimate engagement revealing rocker John Kay’s more personal side including rare selections from various solo albums woven together with touching stories and recollections.

    Friday night, November 13th @ 8pm

    The Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA

    This is a streaming pay per view event. Your ticket is good for 72 hours and you can watch the concert as often as you’d like. 

    Ticket Link:

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Welcome to Steppenwolf

In the chaotic world of rock 'n' roll, in which the lifespan of most bands can be measured in terms of a few years or a few months, John Kay and Steppenwolf have emerged as one of rock's most enduring and respected bands, delivering hard-hitting, personally-charged music for almost five decades.

In the late 1960s, Steppenwolf embodied that era's social, political and philosophical restlessness, building an impressive body of edgy, uncompromising rock 'n' roll that retains its emotional resonance more than three decades after the band's formation. Such Steppenwolf standards as "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," "Rock Me" and "Monster" stand amongst Rock's most indelible anthems.