Stagehand and friend of the Bowl, Fred Dixon, decided to support his beloved workspace by dedicating a seat in his mother's family name. Here is his story:
"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!"
Have a family member or friend who loves SB Bowl as much as you do? Name-A-Seat for them this holiday season, and wow them with a thoughtful and creative gift!