The inaugural Blue Sun Music & Wine Festival took place Saturday at the Westlake Golf Course. The lineup for this sold out festival in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Westlake Village consisted of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Robert Davi, and Strunz & Farah. The concert took place on the course’s driving range and each section was divided from platinum VIP to general admission.
The theme of Michael McDonald’s set was freedom and current events, showing how relevant his music still is today. McDonald took the stage at 4:45 P.M as he performed “Freedom Highway,” and “Sweet Freedom” back-to-back along with a mix of solo hits, covers, and songs recorded with The Doobie Brothers: “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Here to Love You,” “Minute by Minute,” and “What a Fool Believes.” McDonald also performed his famous covers of “Heard it Through the Grapevine,” What’s Going On,” and “On My Own.” The show ended with one of the biggest Doobie Brothers hits, “Takin’ It to the Streets.”
Just a day prior to the event, Hall and Oates received their star on the Hollywood Walk a fame, which was long overdue for the greatest selling pop duo of all time.
Hall and Oates took the stage at 6:30 P.M and played many of their hits with “Maneater,” “Out of Touch,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” “She’s Gone,” “Rich Girl,” and “You Make My Dreams Come True.”