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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. 

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  • Nov 22 2019 The End of an Era & A New Beginning'

    In October 2018 we gave our last performance. It had been 50 years since our first album was released and I felt it was time for Steppenwolf to retire. However the primary reason for our touring during recent years was to provide financial support for the Maue Kay Foundation. With the ‘Wolf’ funding now gone, I decided; in order to continue support for MKF, to create a new project titled:

    “BORN TO BE WILD: From Rock Star to Wildlife Advocate”

    John Kay of Steppenwolf and his journey of transformation

    It is a multi-media presentation which tells my personal story, the history and career of Steppenwolf and my transition to becoming a wildlife advocate. I narrate this presentation on stage while over 100 Video & Audio clips and images are projected on a large screen behind me. If you’re familiar with TED Talks, then picture a similar presentation except BTBW is 1 hour and 15 minutes long and – after a brief intermission – is followed with an acoustic solo performance by yours truly.

    While my aim is to entertain and to inform, the presentation’s main purpose is to raise awareness about the ongoing loss of our living treasures, the wildlife defenders who fight to preserve them and to inspire support for the Maue Kay Foundation. I hope you’re able to attend the BTBW presentation when it comes to your area. We’ve received many favorable comments from those who’ve attended BTBW so far and the most encouraging remarks have been: “Now that I know…. I care”

    Stay wild: JK

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John Kay's Performance Schedule

Nov. 13. 2020

Jun. 05. 2021

Jun. 06. 2021


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.