Fess Parker Resort & Santa Barbara

Many of the SBAIC luthiers, musicians and exhibitors will be staying at the beachside Fess Parker resort to make the weekend as easy and relaxed as possible.

We are offering a special discount Friday and Saturday rate of $259/night and $199 other nights for SBAIC VIPs – please inquire when purchasing your pass.


Santa Barbara is perhaps the premier destination town on the US west coast. Accessible and relaxed – low scale, small scale, and upscale – a gorgeous walkable downtown with restaurants, shopping, beaches, winemakers and entertainment – there is no other comparable city in the US for beauty & music. With over 6 million visitors per year, it is a hot spot on the ocean.

Although a small city with less than 90,000, over 100 million dollars have been donated to improve and upgrade the local theaters and venues. The 600 seat Lobero Theatre is considered one of the best jazz and acoustic venues anywhere and a favorite spot for high caliber musicians to play in a much more intimate atmosphere than their standard bookings. Santa Barbara has the musical culture and arts of a large city, with many musicians and actors living in the area.

Santa Barbara is served directly by flights from LAX, SFO, PHX, PDX, SEA and DEN. The Fess Parker will shuttle guests directly to the venue.

More seats and low cost flights are readily available into LAX and BUR (1.5 hours by rental car or shuttle).

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