Hunter Hawkins’s Driveway Holiday Concerts

Young Santa Barbara Singer Delivers Holiday Cheer

Hunter Hawkins

“It’s really jazz, but it’s jazz in a form that people immediately know and love.” So says 19-year-old Santa Barbara native Hunter Hawkins of great holiday songs like Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song.” This startlingly talented vocalist has been featured in dozens of events around town, including the 2017 edition of Teen Star. After an exploratory gap year in Los Angeles apprenticing as a showrunner on a comedy series, Hawkins is back, recording an EP called Phase with local pop psychedelic maestros the Toy Poets, teaching singing lessons, and performing socially distanced, personalized driveway concerts for interested music lovers. For bookings, visit or DM @hunternhawkins on Instagram.

Every day, the staff of the Santa Barbara Independent works hard to sort out truth from rumor and keep you informed of what’s happening across the entire Santa Barbara community. Now there’s a way to directly enable these efforts. Support the Independent by making a direct contribution or with a subscription to Indy+.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.