Brickman Banter Interview - July 2021 - Ben Bransford, Golden State Theatre

Enjoy this interesting interview with Ben Bransford, Concert Promoter of the Golden State Theatre and Co-Director of the Monterey Cowboy Festival on AMP Media. 

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Golden State Theatre Announces an Initial Outstanding Upcoming Season of Shows


May 10, 2021, Monterey, CA. Ben Bransford, Concert Promoter at the Golden State Theatre, located at 417 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey, is pleased to announce an exciting season line-up for the summer and beyond! Scheduled for the Golden State Theatre initially are many top artists including:


Nikki Glaser – Friday, August 20, 2021

Buddy Guy – Friday, September 3, 2021

Chris Botti – Friday, September 10, 2021

The Beach Boys – Thursday, September 16, 2021

Judy Collins – Saturday, September 25, 2021  

The Wailin' Jennys – Friday, October 1, 2021

Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin Tribute Band) – Saturday, October 9, 2021

Demetri Martin – Saturday, October 16, 2021

Christopher Cross – Thursday, October 21, 2021

Felipe Esparza – Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Temptations – Saturday, November 20, 2021

Tower of Power – Saturday, November 27, 2021

Kathleen Madigan – Friday, December 3, 2021


Tickets for all of these shows can now be purchased at


Ben Bransford, Concert Promoter for these events, explains, “A season announce approach is new to the Golden State Theatre. Typically, it has been done show by show. However, because of COVID and a closed venue for over a year, we wanted to come out guns blazing and get people excited to looking forward to a great Summer and Fall filled with high quality entertainment!”


Lori Lochtefeld, co-owner of the Golden State Theatre adds, “We're so pleased to be working with Ben Bransford who is a skilled concert promoter. We know he'll do a wonderful job providing great concert experiences!"


About the Golden State Theatre


In 1926, a 15,000 square-foot Moorish castle rose on Alvarado Street, to the amazement of locals and visitors alike. A new cinema and live performance venue to rival those in California's largest cities, the Golden State Theatre, which was built by the Reid Brothers, was the definition of an opulent movie palace. After decades of deterioration, it was faithfully restored to its former glory, featuring an Old-World grand lobby and mezzanine, one thousand plush velvet seats, state-of-the-art sound, and the indefinable magic of a truly historic setting.  Dana Carvey, B.B. King, Dave Mason, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Yes, Patti Smith, Bob Weir and The Smothers Brothers — these are just some of the names that have graced the stage, contributing to the Theatre's new legacy since its renovation and exciting revival. The community is invited to attend a world-class concert or film festival at the Golden State Theatre, or host their own special event here, and become part of its new chapter of history.


The Golden State Theatre is owned and operated by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Eric and Lori Lochtefeld, along with a team of industry professionals from across the country. Winners of the 2017 Small Business of the Year in San Mateo County, they are also the former owners of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, also built by the Reid Brothers in 1929, where they held nearly 200 events per year for many years. For more information, go to or call (831) 649-1070.


The Golden State Theatre is located at 417 Alvarado Street in Downtown Monterey and has many more outstanding events to announce in the near future!


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