My Mother, Pamela Shoudy Dixon, lived in Santa Barbara in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. She graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1958. Growing up, visiting and enjoying The Santa Barbara Bowl was a part of my mother's family tradition, especially during Fiesta. In 2005, I was fortunate to become a stagehand working behind the scenes setting up and taking down every show at The Bowl. Talk about a dream job! It is truly a magical place to work as well as to see a concert. When touring artists and their road crews come to this beautiful venue, they frequently tell us how lucky we are to have this community jewel in our backyard stating that this is one of the best venues in the Country. To celebrate and honor my mother's family name, as well as to show my support for our world class venue, I dedicated a seat to my mother and her family name by naming a seat 'Shoudy' for her 76th birthday. Mom and dad continue to enjoy The Bowl to this day and were thrilled to see the seat when they came to see Dolly Parton this year and no doubt will continue to enjoy it in future concert seasons to come!
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What's In A Name?
Honor someone special or a special moment with the Bowl's Name-a-Seat program. Engraved seat plaques offer you the chance to become part of the fabric of this amazing and iconic place. The Name-a-Seat program places a small plaque on the seat of your choice with your unique inscription for all to see for the years to come.
It is a wonderful gift for friends or family and a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, a memorable date, a special person, or provide a lasting legacy.
What You Get
A small plaque will be placed on the seat of your choice with your unique inscription for all to see for the years to come.
- A unique acknowledgement if you Name A Seat for someone else
- Private viewing of your plaque once installed
- Your tax-deductible gift supports Bowl Facilities and Education Outreach
Name a seat for anyone, everyone
Your inspiration for inscribing a seat plaque can come from anywhere, for any reason meaningful to you
We are relatively new to Santa Barbara and are looking for ways to connect with the community. We fell in love with the Santa Barbara Bowl and felt [naming a seat] was a great way to contribute to further development and sustainment of this great venue. used this opportunity to commemorate our 25th wedding anniversary, which was an awesome surprise for my wife. Greg, [The Development Manager], was a fantastic partner in coordinating a very special "unveiling" on the day of our anniversary. From the time I contacted him to coordinate our seat selection, he was a great partner to work with. He made it a very enjoyable experience and we feel great about supporting the Santa Barbara Bowl - our favorite place to be entertained!
Section A, Row GG, Seat 58 is in honor of Nicole Siller's birthday and my half birthday. The summer of 2014 Nikki had taken on the task of getting us tickets to see Jack Johnson. I had been wanting to see him for years! The night of the concert, I'll never forget the look of horror on her face as she realized we were in the very last row! I assured her it did not matter and pointed out our ideal location by the bathrooms and beer. The concert was amazing! The company, beer, and view from the top...Priceless!!!
In your own name (celebrate yourself) | A family member | Someone special (your best friend or +1) | In memory of a loved one | Your first concert companions | For your school, group or company | A gift for an employee | Your favorite teacher | Celebrate your favorite song | Celebrate your favorite concert moment | Remember your favorite musician
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Name-A-Seat today! Your NAME-A-SEAT donation is 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.