On the Fourth of July, Terranea Resort will come alive with sound during the sixth annual Music on the Meadows event, when both local favorites and a few impressive out-of-towners share their talents in this quintessential California setting.
“Music on the Meadows is a celebration of life, music, food and community,” says Agnelo Fernandes, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP Revenue at Terranea Resort. “Music is an integral sensory experience for our guests and is woven into the resort offerings through our Terranea Sound Series at Nelson’s, live DJs and artists at cielo point, nightly live music each weekend in the Lobby Bar along with special events such as Music on the Meadows throughout the year.”
This year’s event, celebrating the resort’s 10-year anniversary, is no exception, with an eclectic lineup that’s sure to thrill an enthusiastic audience. With the concert coinciding with Fourth of July, it is sure to be a day to remember, especially with iconic headlining acts Wilson Phillips and J.R. Richards formerly of Dishwalla.
Leading up to the 25th year anniversary of their self-titled album, Wilson Phillips has a lot to celebrate. Since the beginning of their union in 1990, Wilson Phillips have won the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year for the now iconic single “Hold On”, were nominated for four Grammy Awards, as well as two American Music Awards. After a 10-year hiatus, Wilson Phillips reunited and were back to business releasing albums and making appearances. In 2011, they appeared in the blockbuster hit comedy “Bridesmaids” and starred in a TV Guide Network reality show: Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On. Additionally, Chynna Phillips competed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and Carnie Wilson hosted Karaoke USA and participated on Celebrity Wife Swap.
All of the girls commit their time and energy to various charities. Carnie Wilson competed in the Chopped Tournament of Stars: Rachel vs. Guy, in 2014, to represent WLSFA (Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America) and won $10k for second place.
Since 2011 Wilson Phillips have been on tour performing their #1 hits “Hold On”, “Release Me” and “You’re in Love” amongst other hits and covers. “Dedicated”, their latest recorded album in 2012, was released in honor of their 20th anniversary, consisted of cover songs originally penned by their parents (The Mamas and Papas and The Beach Boys). Created without the input of their family members, the album’s renditions of hits such as “California Dreamin” and “God Only Knows” epitomize the harmonies of Wilson Phillips and accentuate the classic songs with a breath of fresh air. With five studio albums under their belt and their impressive pedigree as the daughters of two legendary groups: The Mamas and Papas, and The Beach Boys, respectfully, Wilson Phillips’s harmony-rich sound still sets them one notch above the rest.
Over a career spanning over 20 years at the top of the music industry, JR has sold millions of records, penned chart-topping hit songs and performed around the world.
His achievements, include the US #1 hit ‘Counting Blue Cars’ (written by JR and performed by Dishwalla) that won the Billboard award for ‘Rock Song of the Year 1996 and two ASCAP Awards for “Song of The Year” in both 1997 and 1998. Along with his Dishwalla bandmates, he released five definitive records, including the Platinum-selling ‘Pet Your Friends”.
Now JR is an Independent Artist releasing his first solo album “A Beautiful End” in 2009 and recently releasing his 2nd solo album “Honore et Amore” and an all acoustic album called “Stripped”.
Visitors who appreciate aesthetics as much as audio will find Terranea to be an ideal spot to enjoy the summer sun of the afternoon and a warm, breezy twilight. “The concert takes place on Terranea’s sprawling oceanfront grass lawn, overlooking Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean,” shares Agnelo, of the panoramic views behind the stage. “It is ideal for outdoor concerts and we host a variety of signature events here throughout the year.”
If the music and atmosphere weren’t tempting enough, there’s the award-winning food to look forward to. Terranea prides itself on a culinary philosophy that focuses on local and sustainable ingredients, used in dishes at all of the resort’s restaurants.
Both Terranea and nearby farms boast herb and vegetable gardens, lemon groves, beehives, fresh eggs from newly welcomed chickens, and the resort has its own Sea Salt Conservatory, all harvested regularly to enhance the guests’ dining experience. Agnelo adds, “Guests will also get to experience Farm-to-Terranea barbeque, local breweries, signature cocktails and more.”
Though a wonderful early summer diversion for all, Music on the Meadows also aims to be something bigger than just an evening of entertainment and quality dining. Agnelo expresses a hope that each special event held at Terranea brings a deeper connection between the resort and greater Palos Verdes community.
“We aspire to make Terranea and Palos Verdes a destination for guests and our community to connect with nature and enjoy signature musical events and offerings,” he says. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere and setting open to guests and the community.”
This year’s event is planned to be bigger and brighter than the last. Music on the Meadows will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. General admission tickets are available for $65, while VIP tickets are available for $125 including concert admission with VIP access and seating, artist meet & greet, and complimentary lunch with two drink tickets.
Should you want to enjoy the show in an even more exclusive and private experience, VIP Cabana Lounges are also available by request. For guests looking to stay the night, Terranea’s Countdown to Fourth of July room package offers your fourth night free over July 3, two tickets to Music on the Meadows, and an incredible oceanfront getaway. For more information, visit Terranea.com/offers with promo code: COUNTDOWN.