Past Events

Party for Polio is the Kick off for the Rotary District 5240 Conference - Tribute to JIM MESSINA

Date: Nov 6, 2020

Virtual Event

4th Annual Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Event 

Honoring Barbara Tellefson of Unity Shoppe, Thomas Tighe of Direct Relief and David Krieger of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 
Jackson & Kenny Loggins covered “Change the World” 

Date: Sept 24, 2020

Virtual Event

LIVE Music @ Anna's Cider 

Date: Oct 24, 2020

Anna's Cider

Hana Aluna’s EP “Rambler” released on all platforms. 

Jackson produced this debut EP

Date: Sept 17, 2020

Spotify Link to “Engraved”

T1DGlobal20 LOD fundraiser for Sonia Nabeta Foundation

Fundraiser for Sonia Nabeta Foundation by League of DiAthletes - LOD.

SNF raises awareness and funds for Type 1 diabetics in desperate need of education and supplies.

Jackson Gillies LIVE on instagram and facebook

Date: May 31, 2020

Performance ICMP, London 

Due to travel restrictions, Jackson returns to the U.S. from International College of Music 

ICMP, London 

Date: March 13, 2020

Will Breman, Mendeleyev of The Voice and Jackson will be performing solo sets SOHO

Will Breman, Mendeleyev of The Voice and Jackson will be performing solo sets SOHO, Santa Barbara Saturday, Aug 10th at the Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria

Date: Jan 8, 2020

TODAY w/Catherine & Gary

Jackson will be on w/ Catherine and Gary of KLITE 101.7 talking about his upcoming gig opening for Dylan McDonald and the Avians on Saturday, Aug 10th at the Alcazar Theatre, Carpinteria
Tune in 101.7 FM

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: K-LITE 101.7/Santa Barbara

KTYD 99.9 The Morning MOJO w/ Lin Aubuchon & Bill Pesso 

Jackson will be talking to Lin and Bill about his upcoming gig opening for Dylan McDONALD and the Avians at The Alcazar Theatre! Jackson will be playing his new single “Girl, Oh Goodness Why” LIVE🎶🎸🎸🎸

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Ktyd 99 9 FM 414 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, California 93101


This is such a fun place to hangout. Across from the ocean with corn hole and Jenga! Cocktails for the adults and sweet music by Jackson!

Date: July 31,, 2019

Location: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara 1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California 93103

Jackson & 3WayStop, Fig Mtn Brewery, Los Olivos

Jackson will be playing with 3WayStop at Fig Mountain Brewery in Los Olivos

Date: July 28,, 2019

Location: Figueroa Mountain

Hyatt Centric

It’s poolside happy hour time at the Hyatt Centric! Come on down!!🌊

Date: July 24,, 2019

Location: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara 1111 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California 93103

Jackson will be presenting at VIDCON 

Jackson will be making a presentation with Dr. Ferris at VIDCON on Saturday, July 13th

Date: July 13,, 2019

Location: Anaheim convention center

Hyatt Centric

Come on down to the Hyatt Centric and sit poolside listening to Jackson! It’s a really sweet hangout.

Date: July 10, 2019

Location: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara CA

July 4th - Montecito

Jackson is excited to be playing for the Montecito Community at Lower Manning Park in Montecito, Ca 
Noon - 2

Date: July 4, 2019

Location: Manning Park 449 San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, California 93108

Hyatt Centric

Jackson will be playing poolside at the Hyatt across from the ocean from 5-7. Come on down and enjoy the music and the views!

Date: June 12, 2019

Location: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara CA

Paseo Nuevo Mall

Jackson will be playing at Paseo Nuevo Mall on Saturday! Come on down, support your local shops and enjoy the music.

Date: June 1, 2019

Location: Paseo Nuevo Mall


New single release “Girl, Oh Goodness Why” on Tuesday! Live with Catherine & Gary KLITE 101.7 FM

Date: may 28, 2019

Location: Catherine & Gary KLITE 101.7 FM

Jackson Gillies and Randy Tico, Craig Thatcher and more!!

So excited for this gig. Randy Tico, Craig Thatcher, James Grotenhuis, Trevor Hurvitz, and Special Guest Lauren Cantin. iMadonnari at The Santa Barbara Mission benefiting The Children’s Creative Project. This is such a beautiful event and my cousin Rod Tryon has been one of the featured artists and is usually to the left of the steps doing cool 3D chalk paintings. All of his tribe are big supporters of mine. Don’t miss this!!

Date: may 27, 2019

Location: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

La Primavera

Happy to perform for the 1st event of the Old Spanish Days season cocktail hour fundraiser.

Date: may 25, 2019

Location: Santa Barbara Carriage & Western Arts Museum Santa Barbara, California 93101

Jax at Mosto Crudo

Jackson will be playing at Mosto Crudo! Come on down and wine and cheese it up or eat a full delicious meal. Always a good vibe! 🎶🎸

Date: may 4, 2019

Location: Mosto Crudo 7 W Haley St, Santa Barbara, California 93101

CADA Amethyst Ball Nashville Night at the Ritz 

CADA - Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Nashville Night at the Ritz

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara 8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, California 93117

Amplify adderly

Date: April 12, 2019

Location: SOhO Restaurant & Music Venue 1221 State St, Ste 205, Santa Barbara, California 93101

Private Gala

Jackson will be performing music at a private fundraising gala

Date: March 30, 2019

KZSBam 1290 Interview Streaming Around the World 

Community Matters show, highlighting how people and non-profits are helping the Santa Barbara Community
Its First air date was 1962. 
Monday is live and repeats 3 time times.

Date: April 1, 2019

Location: KZSBam 1290

Standing Sun - Singer/Songwriter Concert #10 

Food, Wine, and Live Music at the beautiful Standing Sun Winery in Buellton CA. Jackson will be playing an acoustic set, and sharing the stage with other talented songwriters/musicians.

Date: March 30, 2019

Location: 92 Second St, Buellton 93427

Red Piano Music Scholarship Fundraiser

We reached out to Jackson Gillies and he jumped at the chance to put on a show that is going to knock your socks off and help us get to our goal! Check out his American Idol audition on March 3rd on ABC or his website, All tickets sales will go directly to The Red Piano Music Scholarship which is handled by the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Our goal is to raise $5000 so we can commit to two years of scholarships at $2500 each, the first of which will be paid out to a Santa Barbara student this June.

Date: March 21, 2019

Location: 519 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105

Private Fundraising Party

Jackson will be playing some songs for a good cause at a private event

Date: March 15, 2019


Tune in on MARCH 3rd to see the beginning of a new AMERICAN IDOL journey! Hundreds of thousands audition for AMERICAN IDOL but only 190 or so go onto to HOLLYWOOD WEEK! Tune in during the Los Angeles Auditions to see if he walks out with the gold! ABC TV

Date: March 3, 2019

Location: ABC TV

Santa Barbara Yacht Club Opening Season

Jackson will be singing the National Anthem

Date: March 3, 2019

Location: Santa Barbara Yacht Club


Date: February 23, 2019

Jackson Gillies Teen Star WINNER 2016 and some of the past winners will be performing at the 2019 TEEN STAR 10th ANNUAL AWARDS at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara!!! This year’s TEEN STAR mentor is Tariqh Akoni. If you don’t know Tariqh, look him up and be amazed! Going to be a great night and 3 of Jackson’s TEENS SING FOR SANTA BARBARA singing buddies are in TEEN STAR this year. GO Sofia, Lauren and Rebecca!!!

Location: Arlington Theatre


Date: February 23, 2019

Jackson is honored to be receiving the GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD from TVSB. Other recipients are Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Kenny Loggins and Kimba Madsen. Jackson will be performing a set from 4 - 4:45 PM There will be a VIP reception and performances by Jackson, Glen and Kimba. It will be a fantastic evening!Thank you to TVSB!

Location: ALCAZAR THEATRE, Carpenteria

Jackson on LIVE with Don Cromwell

Date: February 20, 2019

Jackson will be on with Don Cromwell LIVE just one day after the release of his single “Miss Me Too”.  Hosted by producer, songwriter and musician Don Cromwell, DC LIVE is a fantastic radio forum and Jackson is excited to talk music with Don again. Click on the link to learn more about Don Cromwell’s LIVE radio show. Catherine and Gary show on KLITE 101.7 FM Santa Barbara

Jackson’s Single “Miss Me Too” Release on KLITE 101.7 FM

Date: February 19, 2019

Time: 9:15 A.M.

Location: Catherine and Gary show on KLITE 101.7 FM Santa Barbara

Jackson’s Single “Miss Me Too” Release on KLITE 101.7 FMTune in to the Catherine and Gary show on KLITE 101.7 FM Santa Barbara on the 19th of February at 9:15am to hear Jacksons new song "Miss Me Too"  Catherine Remak was one of the Teen Star USA judges back in 2016 when Jackson won Teen Star 2016. Thank you for always supporting Jackson KLITE 101.7 FM

Sio Tepper, Mendeleyev, and Jackson Gillies at SOhO Music Club

Date: February 6, 2019

Time: 6:30-11 p.m.

Location: 1221 State St., Santa Barbara

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Doors open at 6 p.m. Make dinner reservations at

6:30 p.m. — Sio Tepper
7:30 p.m. — Mendeleyev
8:30 p.m. — Jackson Gillies

Singer Singwriter Showcase at SOhO, Santa Barbara

Date: January 23, 2019

Time: Doors Open 6 Show at &

Location: SOhO, Santa Barbara

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Jackson will be playing at a singer/songwriter showcase at SOhO in Santa Barbara. Other acts on the bill that night are Victoria Vox, Tom Cole, Marcella Querin and Jason Frost Trio. Enjoy dinner or just come from the tunes.

Mosto Crudo solo show

Date: January 19, 2019

Time: 7 - 10 p..m.

Location: 7 West Haley St., Santa Barbara

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team1rhr ❤️UNITY EVENT presented by team1rhr DON’T Be A BULLY, Be a BUDDY!

Date: January 12, 2019

Time: 2:00-8:00 Jackson and Teens Sing go on at 6:30


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Jackson has been invited to perform at this UNITY EVENT at LIVE HOUSE in HOLLYWOOD by Dakota Lotus fellow TEENS SING FOR SANTA BARBARA singer and STAR Of DISNEY’s COOP AND CAMI.
Jackson will be singing with DAKOTA on RISE UP with team1rhr vocalists, aerialists and TEEN SING FOR SB singers.Jackson will play John Mayer’s tune Waiting on the World to Change with Dakota and Petty’s Won’t Back Down with ALUNA. Jackson will lead the Teens Sing for Santa Barbara singers in CONVICTION OF THE HEART by Kenny Loggins. Musical acts, comedy,fashion shows and dance all coming together to spread positivity through the ARTS and raise funds for MUSIC in the LA SCHOOLS! Don’t miss it!

Jackson at Santa Barbara Cider Company

Date: December 14, 2018

Time: 7:00

Location: Santa Barbara Cider Company

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Thank you Santa Barbara Cider Company for inviting Jackson to play! Your place looks great! Come on down! 

Unity Shoppe LIVE Telethon with Kenny Loggins

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 6:00

Location: UNITY SHOPPE Santa Barbara. Ca

Jackson will be leading the Teens Sing for Santa Barbara Unity Shoppe Disaster Fund choir LIVE on Dec. 8th on KEYT TV! The teens will also be on call to answer phones. The Teens Sing for Santa Barbara Unity Shoppe Disaster Fund Concert which raised $65,000 will also be aired during the telethon! Kenny Loggins will be there and it’s going to be a great show. Tune in! 🙂

Jackson joins BEATLES White Album Anniversary JAM

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 6:00

Location: Santa Barbara

Jackson will join Jason Libs, Steve Postell, Jonathan McEuen and many more artists to celebrate the BEATLES WHITE ALBUM release.

Roy Orbison Returns – Wiley Ray The Big O Band

Date: November 16, 2018

Time: 8:00

Location: Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

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Jackson will be leading the Lights Up! Theatre singers as openers for Wiley Ray The Big O Band! What is so generous and cool is that Wiley Ray will be donating proceeds of the show to Lights Up! Theatre.
The show will be at The Lobero and you don’t want to miss this one. 

Jackson will open for Proxima Parada at Velvet Jones

Date: November 2, 2018

Time: 9:00-9:45

Location: Velvet Jones

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Jackson was invited by Proxima Parada to open at Velvet Jones! Check out their last album, Big Seven, and get ready for new music to drop in early 2019. Jackson will e playing with James Grotenhuis on keys and vocals doing originals and covers. 9:00

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Glenn Dallas Gallery

Date: November 1, 2018

Time: 5:30 - 8:30

Location: Glenn Dallas Gallery

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Jackson will e performing at the Glenn Dallas Gallery in Santa Barbara for thr opening of Infinite Shades. Jackson will be playing from 5:30-8:30🎶🎶🎸
Glenn Dallas Gallery presents Infinite Shades work from regional artists Tom Pazderka and Dana Zurzolo. The exhibition visually explores history, perception, philosophy, social structure and ideology. Additional exhibited works collected and curated by Laila Alamiri. Cover Image by Tom Pazderka

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