Soul singer Macy Gray has replaced the ailing Charles Bradley on the lineup for the inaugural Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival. The event, Oct. 7 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, also features LP, Nick Waterhouse, Durand Jones & the Indications and Vieux Farke Toure on a day that combines polo, wines from the region and music.
Bradley, 68, announced last week the postponement of his tour dates as he undergoes treatment for cancer.
Part of the festival proceeds will benefit Notes For Notes, a non-profit that designs, equips and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs.
The festival is organized by Josh Elion of Castle Field Entertainment, who explains: “After attending our first polo match in the summer of 2016, it immediately became clear to us that a combination of polo, wine and music would create an amazing experience. It’s a way of bringing three aspects of a community together and introducing people to the game of polo, new local wineries or incredible musicians.”
Tickets, which start at $75, are on sale now. The club is located at 3300 Via Real in Carpinteria.