Jay Anthony Franke Talks California Dreams Reunion Concert in LA – Interview

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Jay Anthony Franke Talks About The ‘California Dreams‘ Reunion Concert in Los Angeles, Life in Australia and being a teen heartthrob.

Jay Anthony Franke (pronounced Frankie) is heading back to the United States from Australia for a two night event in Los Angeles reuniting with his ‘California Dreams‘ castmates for a reunion concert in Los Angeles, CA on Friday July 12 and Sunday, July 14, 2024 at the Backbeat On Sunset, Hotel Ziggy, 8462 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA.

Franke continues to play music as you can see a few guitars in the background and currently works for Black Magic Design as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer.

For those unfamiliar with the series, ‘California Dreams‘ was show that ran on Saturday mornings from 1993 to 1996 where Franke played biker tough guy with a heart of gold, Jakes Sommers. The series had tackled issues like drunk driving, family history and various other topics that were real life issues that didn’t talk down to their youthful audience.

Initially reuniting at New York Comic Con, The ‘California Dreams‘ Band got on stage for the first time together for a packed house in New York City, NY and met fans who were deeply touched by the Saturday morning follow up to, ‘Saved by the Bell‘. At one point Franke discusses how they were originally supposed to get a toy line, but when that fell through, a fan made him a custom Jake Sommers Funko Pop doll that he presents to us in the interview.

Tickets for the Meet and Greet as well as the concert are available at www.ticketleap.events/tickets/cadreamsband/la24.

Follow Jay Anthony Franke on Instagram @jayanthonyfranke.

Reunion Concert Breakdown:

WHAT: The California Dreams Band is reuniting in Los Angeles! Join the cast of the hit 90s NBC Saturday morning series for a very special fan weekend, filled with meet & greets, live concerts, and exclusive VIP experiences – all set on the famous Sunset Strip.

WHO: Michael Cade (Sylvester ’Sly’ Winkle), Jay Anthony Franke (Jake Sommers), Brentley Gore (Matt Garrison), Aaron Jackson (Mark Winkle), Jennie Kwan (Samantha Woo), Kelly Packard (Tiffani Smith) & Diana Uribe (Lorena Costa)
WHEN:
 
FRIDAY, JULY 12
12:30 – 4:00pm — Fan meet and greet, panel discussion
7:00 – 8:30pm — California Dreams live concert
9:00 – 10:30pm — After-party concert ft. Brentley Gore & Friends
 
SUNDAY, JULY 14
11:00am – 12:30pm — Exclusive VIP brunch
1:30 – 2:30pm — California Dreams live concert
 
WHERE: Backbeat On Sunset, Hotel Ziggy, 8462 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
 
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