Sounds Around Town: Live Music for the Ages 

By Steven Libowitz   |   May 23, 2023

If you have the inclination and the stamina, you can catch live performances from some of the oldest members of the musical community and several of its youngest on a single Saturday this weekend. The Prime Time Band, a group of amateur musicians whose ages span from 40 to 90-plus but definitely skews toward the higher number, actually serves as an entry point to music making for mature adults as part of its mission. The other half is providing free concerts for the community. PTB’s Spring Concert, under the direction of Westmont alum Dr. Paul Mori, takes place at a new location of Elings Performing Arts Center at Dos Pueblos High School at 2 pm on Sunday, May 21. The “America’s Musical Landscape” theme encompasses Broadway favorites, a medley of John Williams’ film scores, a salute to Benny Goodman, and hit tunes from The Mamas & The Papas. Details at

At the other end of the age spectrum, AHA!’s annual Sing it Out! lights up the Lobero Theatre at 6 pm, an uplifting performance by 11 teens and one AHA! staff member that serves as the culmination of a transformative 14-week process of courageous self-discovery and overcoming individual challenges. The daring dozen take to the stage to “sing their hearts open,” each offering lead vocals backed by a live band loaded with local luminaries. Proceeds from the concert support the nonprofit’s work in the Santa Barbara community. Tickets at


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