Fiesta La Ballona – Culver Festival
– presented at Veterans Park in the heart of Culver City, California
4:pm to 10:pm – Friday | 11:am to 10:pm – Saturday | 11:am – 9:pm – Sunday
The Annual Fiesta La Ballona, Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” during the 4th Weekend in August. The Festival features a full three-day weekend featuring live performances from local music artists, food and wine with a beer garden, wine garden, food trucks, a covered food court with street and fair food. The whole family will enjoy the petting zoo and the kids will love the pony rides, carnival rides and the sustainability activities and games for all ages. The Fiesta La Ballona festival presents awards, contest and special events that highlight local talented artists with a spotlight for their artisan wares, artwork, crafts and more with over 100 market booths. carnival rides and games
The City of Culver City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Fiesta La Ballona Committee organize and produce Fiesta along with help from scores of volunteers. Information can also be found by liking the event on Facebook, following it on Twitter, or viewing it on YouTube. A program guide, which includes a map of the event and all scheduled activities, will be also be available at Fiesta La Ballona.
Fiesta La Ballona Entertainment
|Pat Ruane & Dancers- Ballroom Dancing
|Jimmy Brewster and the Westside Band – Sinatra Classics
Swing with Jimmy Brewster and The Westside Band to some of the classic tunes made famous by Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
|Silent Partner – Indie Rock
Silent Partner is a teen indie rock band from West Los Angeles. Band members Jack Shassberger, Gabe Sarnoff, Jake Pavlica, Jesse Pruitt, and Tobias Raskin built a strong social media following by uploading their first original song, ‘Gone Away,’ on SoundCloud.
|Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Jazz Combo – Jazz/Blues
The Jazz Combo of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is a component of Culver City High School’s Pink Elephant Music Company. They perform at community events such as Culver City Education Foundation’s annual “Sip For Our Schools” and “Tribute the Stars” events. They play jazz standards and blues numbers, and are directed by Dr. Tony Spano and Dr. David Brennan.
|Searchlights – Indie Rock
The band plays primarily indie rock, covering songs the members know and love, while also branching out in their own writing to create inventive compositions. Searchlights has been playing for about three months now, and is excited to play its first show here at Fiesta La Ballona.
|State of Panic – Punk Rock
State Of Panic is a punk rock revivalist group from Los Angeles featuring a blend of influences from classics like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols and contemporary bands like Green Day and My Chemical Romance. The band packs a powerful punch with Aidan McLain on guitar and lead vocals, Henry Gross on lead guitar, Haki Daniels on drums and newly added Cyrus Payne on bass.
|Below 51 – Alternative/Punk Rock
Based in Culver City, CA, Below 51 is a punk rock band featuring Francisco De La Cruz on guitar/vocals, Roy Ramos on guitar/vocals, Diego Andres on bass/vocals, and Sam Noonan on drums. The band has played multiple venues on the Sunset Strip and various festivals.
|Opening Ceremony featuring Vox Femina Los Angeles
Please join the Mayor, City Council Members and other Elected Officials, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioners, Fiesta La Ballona Committee Members, Culver City Boy Scout Troop 113 Color Guard and Culver City’s Vox Femina Los Angeles for the opening of Fiesta La Ballona onstage in the Entertainment Tent.
|Mariachis Voces de Mexico de Raul Sanchez – Mariachi
Mariachi Voces de Mexico is dedicated to remembering the orchestral legacy and cinematic elements that are rooted in Mariachi music. The Music of Voces de Mexico pays homage to legendary songwriters and opens up a window to experience a world of times past through modern orchestration.
|Grupo Folklorico Macias – Folk Dances
|Corday Undercover – 90s Pop Rock
Lead singer Jennifer Corday and her rockin’ 4-piece crew bring you all your favorite songs from the 90s decade including hits from Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani of No Doubt, Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Guns N’ Roses, blink-182, Sublime, and more.
|Murphy Family Bluegrass Band – Country/Bluegrass
|Doo Wah Riders – Classic and Contemporary Country
The Doo-Wahs are country, with a unique, original sound. They define their sound as “high energy country with a cajun twist”. Their tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic and original songs have made them favorites everywhere they go.
|dee-Lightful Productions – Musical Theatre
|Woodstock Tribute Band – 60s Rock
Relive the greatest rock concert of all time! Enjoy the classic hits of Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, David Crosby, Grace Slick, Paul Butterfield, Ian Anderson, Keith Moon and other 60s rockers. Wear your tie-dye, beads & bells, and be prepared for a psychedelic ending you will never forget!
|Grupo Folklorico LaRosa – Folk Dances
|Rhythm & Blues Dance Party with Fly Guy & DIVA – R&B
Dance the night away in the Entertainment Tent! DIVA performs the R&B hits of the 60s and 70s from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Then Fly Guy brings a special edge to all your favorite R&B hits with live mashups from the 80s and 90s.
|Cali Rose & the CC Strummers – Ukulele
|Masanga Marimba – Marimba
Masanga Marimba plays traditional and popular music from Africa and Latin America. The instruments used in this ensemble consist of 7 Zimbabwean marimbas of various sizes along with vocals, drums, percussion, saxophone and trumpet. The sight and sound of Masanga’s giant marimbas are unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard before!
|Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni – Folk Dances
|TalkBack – Reggae – Website
TalkBack is a musical experiment. Revealed in the movie Pretty in Pink and featured again in the film Meet the Fockers, TalkBack has been entertaining and experimenting for 30 years. They have reggae at the root and mix in everything from mbaqanga to funk. It’s country music – from a different country.
|Ho’Aloha Polynesian Dancers – Polynesian Dances
|Roncovacoco – Latin Fusion
Hailing from the streets of Los Angeles and founded in 2001, this 10-piece ensemble magically melds ska, Reggae, Jazz, Cumbia, Big Band and Rock sounds. This concert is sponsored by the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
|Shingari Bollywood Dancers – Bollywood Dances
|Paddy’s Pig – Irish Folk Music
Paddy’s Pig performs lively, acoustic renditions of traditional, modern and original Irish and Celtic music.
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