Back to All Events

Grand Opening For Our New Farm-to-Table Teaching Center Featuring David Benoit, Legendary Jazz Pianist and Composer Plus Moonalice

  • Slide Ranch 2025 Shoreline Hwy Muir Beach, CA 94965 (map)

Help us celebrate the Grand Opening of the kids teaching kitchen

Music, Great Food, Great Wine, and the Great Outdoors!

What better way to reconnect post summer, spend Sunday afternoon in our "Indian Summer"?

Music – Concert by legendary pianist and composer David Benoit and his band plus a Grammy winning surprise guest! Just added: Psychedelic, roots-rock band Moonalice.

Food – Pizza by A16, Black Bark BBQ, Salads from the gardens, dessert by State Bird Provisions and Three Twins Ice Cream

Wine – the best of Napa currated by Master Sommelier Laura Maniec, including wines from Long Meadow Ranch, and Sangria from Bass Note Sangria

Beer - Fort Point Brewery

Great Outdoors – Slide Ranch! 134 acres of stunning Coast

Bring your own picnic blankets or low-profile outdoor chairs to our straw-bale studded picnic area and listen to incredible music while enjoying majestic views of more than 134 acres of pristine coastal lands!

Tickets:

$175 general admission tickets - Food is included in the ticket price. General Admission guests will receive 2 complimentary drink tickets for wine or beer. Seating is first come, first serve. Bring a picnic blanket or low-profile chairs.

$350 VIP tickets - All food, wine and beer are included in the VIP ticket price. Reserved seating and a Slide Ranch picnic basket with a blanket, sparkling wine, sunscreen etc.

$50 per child (age 2-12) - Food and drinks included in the ticket price.

Children under 2 are free.


SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT PARKING INSTRUCTIONS


About the music:

David Benoit is an American jazz pianist, composer and producer. Since 1980 he has charted over 25 albums and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He is also music director for the Asia America Symphony Orchestra and the Asia America Youth Orchestra.

9

In 2000, after the death of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Benoit released a memorial album entitled Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years. He also did the music for "Peanuts" in the later specials. The album made it to number 2 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.

Some may recall an earlier cover of Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy", recorded in 1985 for the album This Side Up, which enjoyed notable radio airplay and helped to launch the smooth jazz genre.

David Benoit has performed at The White House for three U.S. Presidents: Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush Sr. [][8]

9

Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Everyone is a part of the experience and the music inspires dancing and other acts of self expression.

About Our New Farm-To-Table Teaching Center:

Slide Ranch has just completed its first new building in more than 40 years, the Farm-to-Table Teaching Center (FTTC). The new Center will expand farm-to-table education and lifestyle programming for kids and adults. The building features a commercial teaching kitchen, a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a living roof and full accessibility.

9

The first new building since 1970, the new FTTC has the following features:

  • Commercial Farm-to-Table Teaching Kitchen for education programs (also available for private rental)
  • Large exterior deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Large exterior deck overlooking the Teaching Garden with Outdoor Kitchen
  • Dedicated Farm-to-Table classroom space
  • Fully ADA compliant
  • Interior furnishings donated by Restoration Hardware
  • Fixtures and tabletop items for Farm-to-Table Teaching Kitchen donated by Williams Sonoma
  • Architect is Mark Cavagnero (SF Jazz, new Wilsey Opera Center) and Landscape architect is Paul Kephart (inventor of living roof – Cal Academy)

10

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Maika Llorens Gulati, Executive Director of Slide Ranch, at maika@slideranch.org or 415-717-7410.

9

Earlier Event: May 27
Toddler Day
Later Event: September 30
Fall Family Campout