2nd Annual Harold Awards: A Tribute to The Ventures
Name: 2nd Annual Harold Awards: A Tribute to The Ventures
Date: March 4, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM PST
Free tickets available to friends of the Hollywood Chamber: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5695534 Al Malaikah Shriners will be hosting the Al Malaikah Harold Awards on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1:30pm at the world-famous Shrine Auditorium, which is located at 665 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007. The free-to-all event supports the efforts of the hospitals and burn centers of Shriners Children’s. At 1:30pm, honorary awards will be presented to winners of the 2023 Los Angeles Show Biz Shriners Film Festival will receive trophies.. Al Malaikah Shriners theme for the year is “Shriner’s Rock”. The Best Feature Harold Award will be presented for the documentary “The Ventures: Stars on Guitars,” directed by Staci Layne Wilson, daughter of Ventures’ founder, Don Wilson. The Ventures thrilled music lovers with songs “Wipe Out,” “Walk Don’t Run,” and “Hawaii 5-0” and many others. Started in 1959, the band went from humble beginnings to worldwide acclaim, with album sales making them the #1 Best-selling Instrumental Rock and Roll Group of all time. Live performances by L.A.’s own Johnny Shakes and The California Quakes and Venturesmania will showcase songs by The Ventures, with very special guests. The Al Malaikah American Shriners Freedom & Fellowship Award, honoring our Veterans and those serving in the Military, will be presented to Jeff “Skunk” Baxter. He is a musician and living legend, known for his guitar work in the rock bands Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Spirit and others. Recently, he has worked as a defense consultant and advised U.S. members of Congress on missile defense. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Doobie Brothers in 2020. The Henry Fencepost Award will be awarded to the late comedian Judy Tenuta, for her efforts for the Shrine temple, with a stirring tribute by singer Kat Kramer. The show is hosted this year by comedian Joe Dungan, with special guests to be announced. About Al Mailakah Shriners and Shriners Children’s: Al Mailakah Shriners began in 1888 in Los Angeles, CA. It continues to benefit the 20 medical facilities of Shriners Hospitals for Children worldwide, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, commonly known as Shriners Children’s.