Acoustic Evenings’ originator Jefferson Jay leads The Jefferson Jay Band. Featuring his wife, Leanne Pearl, on percussion and J. Kipling Forde on piano, the band always delivers surprises and smiles from Jay’s massive catalog of original material.


A returning favorite of the savvy and grateful Athenaeum audience, Trails & Rails has performed extensively in the Southwest for over 25 years. The group’s repertoire includes 19th and 20th century tunes, both popular music and folk tunes. Trails’ artist Walt Richards was a 2019 inductee into the San Diego Music Hall of Fame.