Meeting of Acoustic Minds

Public Events
Saturday, February 11, 2023 7:00 pm
Event registration ended at Saturday, February 11, 2023 7:00 pm.


John Lester, Teja Gerken, Doug Young and Mark Kostrzewa

All proceeds go directly to ALAS and Coastside Hope in support of farmworkers affected by the recent community tragedy.

Renowned fingerstyle guitarists Teja Gerken and Doug Young join up with the Coastside’s own bass player extraordinaire John Lester and  original instrumentalist Mark Kostrzewa for an evening of shared musicianship in support of ALAS and Coastside Hope with all proceeds going directly to these organizations.

John Lester:

West Coast Songwriter’s Association Award winner John Lester. 

“Whether you regard him as an acoustic singer-songwriter, a soulful vocalist, or a superb and innovative bassist, his talent is undeniable.”  — Time Out New York

Teja Gerken/Doug Young:

Former editor at Acoustic Guitar Magazine Teja Gerken and current contributing editor Doug Young recently put their renowned fingerstyle talents together to produce their new CD “Duets”.

“Employing an impressive battery of artisan guitars, Teja and Doug produce a wonderful range of sonorities and musical directions that updates the classic chemistry of the "Bert & John" (Jansch & Renbourn) recordings of the sixties – a treat for fans of both acoustic guitar music and the art of lutherie.” — Alex de Grassi

Mark Kostrzewa:

Original guitar instrumentalist with third CD “WoodenHouse” due out in Summer 2023.

"Offering double-stops, string bending, Rio articulation, beautiful chord passages, washboard popping and a nice way of phrasing to let the cool air in - Mark Kostrzewa is having a string conversation and its magic!"  — Jean Bartlett, Managing Editor of Jean's Magazines Music Reviewer, Pacifica Tribune

100% of your payment will be donated to ALAS and Coastside Hope. Your donation above the $40 ticket price is tax-deductible.

Gold Level Contribution: $250
Silver Level Contribution: $150
Bronze Level Contribution: $100
General admission: $40

Limited seating. Please reserve.

Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

We appreciate your generous donation that supports ALAS and Coastside Hope. Seating is general admission so arrive early for the best seats. Doors open at 6:30. We have a new enhanced ventilation system and our hall has great accoustics and sight lines throughout, so you are sure to have an enjoyable experience.

Watch it live-streamed the evening of the concert

Our Address

Ocean View Lodge 143
526 Main Street
PO Box 712
Half Moon Bay
CA 94019

Phone: 650-712-0718