Staff Report

Solvang Theaterfest will produce their first live-stream concert featuring Santa Barbara-based Doublewide Kings on Saturday, Dec. 5. 

The Doublewide Kings play a unique blend of original music and cover tunes that brings new passion to the familiar pleasures of roots-rock, Americana, country-blues, and the glory days of ‘70s FM radio. 

The band’s leader, Palmer Jackson, Jr., a resident of Montecito and a native of the Santa Ynez Valley, said “Like everybody else, we’ve been sidelined for a while. This opportunity to literally ‘get the band back together ’will be therapeutic — and a heck of a lot of fun. We’ll bring just as much energy as if we we’re in front of a sold-out house. We feed off each other’s musical energy whatever the situation.” 

“These guys have quite a following, and we’re going to provide a safe and comfortable way for their fans and hopefully some new fans to get their fix of the Doublewide Kings,” said Scott Coe, executive director of the Theaterfest. 

The live concert will air at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per household. To purchase tickets please visit 

This concert is the first live-stream production for Solvang Theaterfest, whose entire 2020 schedule of concerts and performances were delayed or canceled since March when state and county restrictions were placed on non-essential gatherings. The Doublewide Kings were slated to perform live at the Theater on Oct. 3. 

Solvang Festival Theater, which first opened in 1974, is the only performing arts facility of its kind on the Central Coast, providing a large open-air venue for audiences of all ages. Historically, all theater performances and events attract more than 40,000 patrons each year. 

After decades of enjoyment, the theater now requires a renewed investment from the community to sustain the vibrant legacy as a cultural and community anchor for decades to come. The current “IMAGINE! Building the Future” capital campaign has reached 58% of its $4.7 million goal. The project will strengthen and modernize the theater, address aging infrastructure, and improve accessibility, technical capability and audience amenities. The construction project is slated to begin in fall of 2021. 

For more information or for ticketing assistance, please contact Solvang Theaterfest
805-686-1789 or email