The Alcazar Theatre will present Dylan McDonald and The Avians, and Jackson Gillies on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Dylan McDonald and the Avians will open the concert with original and cover songs in genres from rock to folk to country, influenced by John Lennon, Neil Young and Tom Petty. Lead singer and songwriter McDonald is the son of Michael McDonald, former member of the Doobie Brothers and Alcazar supporter.
Jackson Gillies is a 19-year-old Santa Barbara native, winner of 2016 Teen Star and a top-68 contestant on “American Idol” with a country-pop flair to his music. Gillies also campaigns for awareness on both Hydradentis Suppurativa (HS) and Type 1 Diabetes. He presented a TEDx Talk in 2017 on HS to bring this little-known chronic condition into public discussion.