Iconic American radio DJ Art Laboe is, to use a term from his own phrasebook, a quintessential "oldie but goodie." A staple on airwaves for more than half a decade, Laboe has become a veritable radio institution with his familiar baritone voice and friendly on-air demeanor. A bulwark of old school values in an increasingly trend-hungry pop landscape, Laboe once again pays honor to the classics in 2014 at his annual block party, featuring a star-studded lineup of acts including The S.O.S Band, Klymaxx, and Evelyn Champagne King.
Born in Salt Lake City in 1925, Art Laboe started his first radio show from a Los Angeles drive-in restaurant, taking down requests and giving on-air dedications. Tracking the popularity of songs through the requests he received, Laboe assembled and released Oldies But Goodies in 1959, the first compilation album of hit songs in American history. An tireless LA radio presence throughout the '60s and '70s, Laboe received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 17, 1981 — a day the city now recognizes as "Art Laboe Day." After more than half a century on the air, Laboe continues to treat audiences to his signature old school charm each night on the nationally syndicated Art Laboe Connection.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
" So many amazing artists in one room. Performing back to back keeping the audience dancing and singing."
" The artists and music were awesome!"
"We had so much fun didn't want it to ever end!"
Happy birthday sis conchita
It was an outstanding ,fabulous night. It was my sisters birthday , a gift from me to her . she came in from Texas For the weekend I ordered us a limo , that was her other surprise,called my friends to get ready for the show pick them up We had a wonderful dinner went to the concert listened to incredible music. Was a fabulous night. It was music my sister grew up listening to. that was the best birthday present but I could give her, since we live in separate states we don't hang out much.I'm happy she made time for us. The groups were amazing hard to believe that it was just last year it's like a dream I just sent her an email reminding her that she was here last year we took great pictures thank you Art it was an amazing ,incredible unforgettable night! we will always remember this. We laugh and talk about it......rose jasso.....:)12-2015
El Chicano, Tierra, Malo, still have it!!
My wife and I had such an awesome time! We bought tickets second row from the stage and they were worth every bit what I paid for them. If you haven't experienced a show featuring any of these groups near the stage, I recommend spending a little extra just once and you'll be hooked! Willie G and Thee Midnighters, Sunny Ozuna of Sunny And The Sunliners and Rene Rene were also great! I will be attending every year for as long as they have this event!
Art Laboe's Holiday Jam was Fantastic!!
all the artists were fabulous! they all sounded so good. the band was excellent as well, playing great to all the artists. Art Laboe was great, coming out in a different shiny suit each time.
Joey Bataan was great. Very happy with all performers. Art Laboe is still doing a fabulous job!!
We enjoyed this years concert compared to last year because most of the groups had their own band. Last year the house band had played music for most of the groups and the music didn't sound the same. I would of rated this as one of the best concerts I've been to had there been a couple of big screens to see the performers. Please take into consideration for future concerts. Thanks