What do people want when they go see a live band? The members of SF Bay Area based tribute band Illeagles believe that everyone in the crowd wants to be engaged and captivated from the first note until the show is done. Over the past year and a half of sold out performances, that is exactly what every crowd has gotten. Illeagles was founded in late 2016 when 6 friends came together who all had 2 things in common: 1) they loved the music of the Eagles, and 2) each member was an amazing musician in their own right. This common vision led to hours and hours of studying, rehearsing, and mastering each of the Eagles classic hits. From rockers Life in the Fast Lane and Heartache Tonight, to swooning ballads Desperado and Best of My Love, Illeagles not only reproduce the soaring guitars, multi-part harmonies and tightness of the original band, but also add their own brand of swagger and energy that keeps fans coming back over and over. It’s commonplace for a majority of the audience to start singing along on the first song, and continuing to sing until the show is over (or they lose their voices).
About this event:
The Pacific Coast Fog Fest was originally produced by a professional festival planner under the auspices of the City of Pacifica. After eight years, the City relinquished their production rights to a coalition of individuals from local non-profit organizations who formed the production company Pacifica Festivals, Inc. They produced the Fog Fest for six years before deciding to disband. At that point, a group of community-minded citizens who didn’t want to see the Fog Fest die, came together to form the Fog Fest Organizing Group (FFOG). The first year, 2000, was a little lean since FFOG had to start with zero funds in order to come up with enough to produce the festival. Fund raising was done and seed money was contributed from throughout the community.
In the years that have followed, we have experienced an enormous increase in Sponsorship contributions, which has been a major boom to the success of the Fog Fest. All proceeds from the festival each year are given back to the community groups who participate. Every year the total number of groups who benefit is now up to 55 and they have been awarded a total of over $1.25 million to date! FFOG has also created a Gift to Pacifica Fund, which at this moment holds over $32,000. Over the years, $3,500 has been spent. In 2005 a painting, depicting Pacifica living on our infamous Linda Mar State Beach and hangs in our community center and a memorial bench placed at Rotary Plaza in 2012.