Sheryl Crow Soaks Up The Sun With Avila Beach Fans During Options Family Of Services Charity Show

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Sheryl Crow brings the party to the Avila Beach Resort. Photo: JB Brookman

It was an epic setting for a concert… the clouds and rain stayed away and the Avila Beach Resort was bathed in sun and filled with smiles.  Sheryl Crow was back in town for a concert benefit for Options Family Of Services.  This was the third time we have covered Crow at a charity event- the Rock A Little Feed A Lot (for Feeding America) show at Club Nokia and her Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives pink carpet and concert at the Pantages in Hollywood.

The venue, itself, is one of the coolest of those along the SoCal coast, with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop of the stage.  The resort brings with it an intimate feel with many stretched out on the grass or laying across lawn chairs.  The adult beverages were definitely flowing on Sunday as the opening bands- local rockers Lakes and good-time folk group Hot Buttered Rum opened.

Almost 2500 came out to support the Options Music Festival.  OPTIONS Family of Services provides positive choices to people with disabilities so that they may be fully included in their community.  A partial list of their services include:  Community Integration ServicesVocational ServicesTraumatic Brain Injury ServicesSupported Living Services, Transitional Living Services and Residential Living Services.  A big thank you goes out to Options and Jacqueline Delaney for letting us be a part of their big day!

A buzz raced through the crowd, early in the day- as a Kid Rock impersonator fooled those who were imbibing in an array of drinks.  As the day wore on the party atmosphere rose in anticipation of the “100 Miles From Memphis” rocker.  Crow had just come off of the tour, supporting her sexy and soulful 2010 album.

She hit the stage, wearing a Keith Richards tshirt and shades that perfectly represented the vibe of the day.  Crow was playful- pointing out the “fake Kid Rock” in the crowd and commenting how drunk her fans were.  She wasn’t afraid to interact directly with the throng of supporters that rushed the stage from the VIP tables, set up in front.  She shook hands, up front, as she sang and frequently smiled and flirted all set long.

You know you are going to get a plethora of hits at a Sheryl Crow show and the setlist did not disappoint.  Fans sang along as they soaked up the sun and danced to grooves like “Every Day Is A Winding Road,” and the pinnacle of the day- “All I Wanna’ Do.”  All in all it was a perfect party for an amazing cause.  We are looking forward to next year’s Options Music Festival.

Sheryl Crow Avila Beach Setlist:

Our Love Is Fading

Change Will Do You Good

Summer Day

My Favorite Mistake

C’mon, C’mon

Sweet Rosalyn

Redemption Day

Long Road Home

Strong Enough

The Difficult Kind

Steve McQueen

If It Makes You Happy

Every Day Is a Winding Road

Soak Up the Sun

All I Wanna’ Do

I Shall Believe

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A picture perfect day at the Avila Beach Resort for Options Family Of Services. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow takes the stage in Avila Beach at the Options Music Festival. Photo: JB Brookman
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A Sold Out Avila Beach Resort for Sheryl Crow. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow, having a wonderful time with her fans. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow in Avila Beach. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow's guitarist and rumored new boyfriend, Doyle Bramhall II. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow at Options Music Festival. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow in Avila Beach. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow dances during Soak Up The Sun in Avila. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow, on her 100 Miles From Memphis Tour. Photo: JB Brookman
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"All I wanna' do is have a little fun before I die..." Sheryl Crow. Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow, being playful with the camera. Photo: JB Brookman
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Kid Rock... or, is it? Photo: JB Brookman
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Sheryl Crow, having fun on the keyboard. Photo: JB Brookman
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The Options Music Festival, featuring Sheryl Crow. Photo: JB Brookman
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Hot Buttered Rum in Avila. Photo: JB Brookman
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Lakes opens the day in Avila. Photo: JB Brookman
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The beauty of Avila Beach. Photo: JB Brookman
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A wonderful day for Options Family of Services with Sheryl Crow. Photo: JB Brookman
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