Getting Ready for the Gala

By Richard Mineards   |   August 1, 2023
Richard Weston-Smith and Catherine Remak with Katy Perry’s Guitar auction item (photo by Priscilla)
Alan Parsons and his wife, Lisa (photo by Priscilla)

One805Live!, which is throwing its annual gala at Kevin Costner’s oceanside Carpinteria property in September, gave a taste of what is to come with a boffo bash at the Montecito Club that auctioned off a guitar signed by Katy Perry for $5,000 and a package trip for four people to see Maroon Five – stars at the fall fête – in Las Vegas and a Fender Telecaster guitar signed by lead singer Adam Levine, a Montecito resident, and other band members for $8,000.

For the second consecutive year, co-founder Richard Weston-Smith announced local charity Direct Relief has donated $150,000 for the organization’s mental wellness program that helps firefighters and police personnel.

The charity’s silent auction, which runs until a week after the gala, includes drums autographed by Travis Barker of Blink-182 and Danny Seraphine of Chicago, and guitars signed by Elliot Easton of The Cars and Robby Krieger of The Doors, a Depeche Mode concert experience in Los Angeles, a 10-day cruise, and a two-night stay in Manhattan.

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Among supporters quaffing the wine and noshing the canapés were Alan Parsons, Carol Marsch, Catherine Remak, Nina Terzian, Bob and Holly Murphy, John Thyne III, Kirsten Cavendish, Adam McKaig, Randy Solakian, Susan Jordan, Sheriff Bill Brown, Diana Starr Langley, and Alixe Mattingly.

Chris Mailes, Kelly Ann Gordon, Kirsten Cavendish Weston-Smith, Vick and Ron Simms, Diana Starr Langley, and Charley Pavlosky (photo by Priscilla)

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