OUR OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP!
LIBRARY STAGE – MAIN STAGE
Twinkle and Friends Priscilla Poodle and Lil Hoopz
Library Main Stage
Performances 12:00-12:30pm & 1:15-1:45PM
Autograph Signings 12:30-1:00pm & 1:45-2:15pm
Get ready to Blink 3 Times, It's TWINKLE TIME! Twinkle, aka Alitzah, a California native, began performing at age eight in numerous musical productions, voiceovers, and commercials. As a tween, she became a series regular in the first Spanish family comedy Sanchez of Bel Air for the USA network and recurred on NBC's My 2 Dads. Alitzah was a member of Nobody's Angel, an all-girl singing group signed to Hollywood Records opening for Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys in 2002 and singing on movie soundtracks, earning a gold record for songs on the Princess Diaries soundtrack. Now, Peruvian-American Alitzah is rocking the children's entertainment world as "Twinkle" with her show Twinkle Time. Twinkle Time has played in over 60 cities in front of thousands of kids and families.
Hector Vargas "El Soñador"
Library Main Stage 12:30-1:00pm
Hector Vargas "El Soñador" developed his love for music by learning to play the guitar and listening to "oldies songs" from famous artists like Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos. He started his solo career recently and has focused on Regional Mexican Music. But his love for music doesn’t stop there. He also sings ballads, salsa, cumbia, rock & roll and other genres in English and Spanish. He has tried to open doors by competing in various talent shows like La Academia USA, La Voz Mexico, Central Coast Idol and Tengo Talento Mucho Talento; in many of these shows, he's made it to the finals. He is currently working on a new album to kick-off his career.
Mariachi Juvenil Santa Cruz
Library Main Stage 2:00-3:00pm
Mariachi Juvenil Santa Cruz is a group of young people between the ages of 25 and 35 from Mexico who love Mexican regional music. The mariachi band was formed in 2008 to keep alive the cultural traditions of Mexico. Band members all come from families of musicians; one is a 12th-generation musician! Their repertoire includes traditional regional music, as well as newer songs. Mariachi Juvenil Santa Cruz is sure to excite and entertain you with their unique performance style!
Library Main Stage 3:15-4:00pm & 4:15-5:00pm
Everyday People is a dynamic and energetic 11-piece band whose sound is firmly rooted in Classic Latin Rock and versatile in Latin Jazz, R&B, Old School Funk and Tejano style Cumbias. Featuring two outstanding lead vocalists, a versatile percussion driven rhythm section and a highly polished 3-man horn section, the band consists of some of Monterey Bay’s top notch seasoned players. Everyday People incorporates a perfect blend of musical genres, professional musicianship and stage presence into a dynamic and engaging performance guaranteed to grab any crowd’s attention and keep them on the dance floor!
CULTURAL ARTS CENTER STAGE
Cultural Arts Stage 12:15-12:30pm
The Kodiaks are Mary Chapa Academy’s Premier Rock performance group. Consisting of 4th and 5th graders, this group started late last school year and is only going to rock harder as each year passes.
Jay Brew and Dynamic Tension
Cultural Arts Stage 12:45-1:30pm, 1:45-2:30pm
Jay Brew (Jordan Brewer) is a locally famous professional street performer who plays guitar in downtown Salinas on weekday mornings. You can see Jay Brew perform Friday and Saturday nights at the Paper Wing Theater in Monterey with Dynamic Tension during it’s production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct 9th - Oct 31st. Jay Brew and Dynamic Tension will feature Christopher Lopez, the Arts Specialist at Mary Chapa Academy of Greenfield.
Mary Chapa Academy All-Stars
Cultural Arts Stage 2:30-3:00pm
The Mary Chapa Academy All-Stars is a student-led group made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who take their own time from recess and after school to get together to dance and write choreography together. This is their second performance.
Cultural Arts Stage 3:00-3:45pm, 4:00-4:45pm
VIM: Vigor, energy, vitality. FUROR: A widespread outburst of excitement, fury, rage. From Los Angeles, CA comes an explosive mix of bilingual psychedelic rock in the form of Vim Furor. Formed in 2010 and comprised of German Briseño on Guitar and Vocals and Roman Lopez on Drums, Vim Furor has brought their unique brand of rock and roll to audiences all over California, the American West Coast and Mexico, where people have described their sound as a mix of "Muse, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age and The Mars Volta sung sometimes in English and sometimes in Spanish". Their performances are always memorable thanks to the intensity and passion of their delivery. Formerly known as "Son Locuaz" and following their first self-titled EP, Vim Furor's first full length album "The Six Arm Beast", is available now on iTunes and other digital media outlets.
GREENFIELD PHARMACY (APPLE STREET) STAGE
Greenfield Pharmacy Stage 12:30-1:15pm, 1:30-2:15pm
TropiSonora is a versatile tropical musical group, with members from Mexico and Central America. Their music is full of rhythm, color and diversity and their repertoire includes popular & classic hits in the rhythms of cumbia and other tropical genres. Their mission is to make you dance so don't miss them!
Greenfield Pharmacy Stage 3:00-3:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm
In 2003 a dream was born in Santa Cruz, Banda S7 - 16 musicians dedicated to the music style of Sinaloense, and almost all natives of a town called San Juan Cosala in the State of Jalisco. Since 2012, Banda S7 has added new vocals and a fresh style, producing successful singles like “Rendido de Amor,” “Por Toda la Eternidad,” “Numerologia,” “Yo Te Pido” and their latest release "Todo o Nada," a theme of breakup and falling out of love.
TRADITIONAL DANCE STAGE (Napa Auto Parts )
Azahar Flamenco de Monterey
Traditional Dance Stage 12:30-1:00pm
Azahar Flamenco de Monterey is a local group from the Monterey Peninsula comprised of dancers and flamenco aficionados, under the tutelage of teacher Jessica Lucido, who practice and study the beautiful art form of Spanish flamenco. The group exists to preserve and share the authentic traditional flamenco dance and song, whose origin reaches back to the Moorish and Gypsy traditional music of Spain, while exploring its most current and modern manifestations. The group has performed in numerous local events, such as the Language Capital of the World Festival and El Dia del Nino.
Traditional Dance Stage 1:15-1:45pm
Experience Puerto Rican music and dance with Luna Rhythms! Join Ali Luna as he demonstrates the congas, barriles, maracas and more! Children can participate in call and response singing, create traditional drumming rhythms and learn the movements of Bomba! Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance. The central feature of all Bomba dancing is its improvisational character. The dancer calls, with her or his moves, for specific accents and figures, piquetes, that the drummer has to execute on the drum. This occurs in the form of a friendly yet fiery competition where each dancer and drummer showcases their skills.
Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team
Greenfield Pharmacy Stage 12:00-12:30pm, Traditional Dance Stage 2:00-2:30pm
The Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team consists of a diverse group of students from both California State Universtiy Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and a larger Monterey county community. The team is taught and directed by Leonard Han, a Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at CSUMB. With elements of magic, entertainment and culture, the Dance Team performs a Lion Dance celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year. Martial art postures, dance movements, percussion rhythms and elaborate costumes make up the Lion Dance. Two performers animate each lion whose precise dance moves help what is believed to ward off evil and bring good luck. The mission for teaching Lion Dance is the pursuit of excellence in sharing the art of Lion Dance and Chinese culture, promoting Arts and Education, Multiculturalism and diversity.
Traditional Dance Stage 2:45-3:15pm
Arcoirirs Cultural is a dance group that was formed in 2014 with students who attended dance classes with instructor Pilar Mendoza, at the Greenfield Cultural Arts center in Greenfield. With the parent's support the group has been performing throughout the area of South Monterey County area in a variety of public and private events. The group is free of charge to anyone who wants to join. The ages of the dancers range from 2 to 13 years old of age. We dance Mexican folkloric, Flamenco and modern dances. The director, Pilar Mendoza, and the parents raise money for the group and buy costumes. In our group there are no leaders, everyone is equal and an important part of the group. The group revolves around our motto, “Building confidence through dance".
Yamamoto Hula Ohana
Traditional Dance Stage 3:30-4:00pm
Yamamoto Hula Ohana educates and promotes the art and traditions of the polynesian culture through dance with aloha spirit! The group is made up of dancers from Gilroy, Hollister, Watsonville and San Juan Bautista and has dancers from 5 to 87 years old. Our mission is to help those in our community. Some of our past performances have benefitted JDRF, Leukemia, Lou Gerhigs, AHA, Relay for Life, Breast Cancer, Foster Homes, Senior Homes, Childrens Hospitals, High School Sober Grad Nights, Muscular dystrophy, LA Cal Vet & VA Hospital and performaces at Disneyland, Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm just to name a very few.
Traditional Dance Stage 4:15 - 4:45pm
Yaocuauhtli Cultural Dance is a calpulli (social unit) dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the community of Salinas thru Aztec dance, music, song and culture. Since its founding in 2003, Yaocuauhtli is dedicated in strengthening the identity of the Mexican community by teaching indigenous traditions of their ancestors to future generations.