EAST WING – MUSIC HALL
BOOGALOO ASSASSINS (LACAC MUSICIAN’S ROSTER) are a Los Angeles-based 12-piece Latin band with a sound and style inspired by the Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, and Latin Funk records of the 1960’s and 70’s. The group’s self-released 2013 vinyl debut “OLD LOVE DIES HARD” spawned the 7” underground cross-over hit single “No No No”, which received regular club and radio airplay around the globe, from BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson to Santa Monica’s KCRW 88.9 to NYC’s pioneering hip-hop Dj Tony Touch.
VIVER BRASIL honors Brazil's African legacy through bold contemporary dance theater and increases awareness of the rich history of Afro-Brazilian dance and music through performances, arts education, community engagement and an annual cultural immersion program to Salvador, Bahia, that engage a variety of communities from youth to adults and seniors. Through rigorous research and continuous dialogue with living masters and virtuoso musicians and choreographers in Bahia, Viver Brasil drives contemporary representations of Brazilian dance in the United States.
SHE SINGS SHE SWINGS is a young swing band influenced by French guitarist, Django Reinhardt, and American singers such as The Andrews Sisters and Ella Fitzgerald. In 2016, they met at a coffee shop in Long Beach, California. Since then, they have performed for various fundraising events, private events, wineries and venues such as The House of Blues, The Grand Annex, and Downtown Disney. With an eager desire to grow as musicians, they have traveled to different Django festivals around America to attend formal workshops and concerts. Together, they create a unique and dynamic group that will take you back to the early and mid 1900's.
KCRW DJ - ANTHONY VALADEZ can be heard hosting Monday nights on KCRW in Los Angeles. He was voted Best DJ in LA by the LA Weekly Readers Poll in 2016. Valadez traveled the country documenting festival experiences for FUSE TV in addition to hosting 3 seasons of Crate Diggers. He has opened for the likes of Prince, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Sly Stone, Ben Harper, Little Dragon and more.
reDISCOVER CENTER is a nexus for environmental sustainability and creativity using recycled materials. We achieve our mission and vision through strategic initiatives at our center with the reuse warehouse, gallery and event space, at schools and in the community.
FAMILY DANCE JAM is an inter-generational movement workshop for families. Part open play, part directed experience, families move in a playful environment across the dance floor, making deeper connections with each other and their bodies. Facilitators guide families at the jams but each participant adds to the direction of the experience by their own explorations and interests. It is a wonderfully creative way to spend time together as a family.
ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE CENTER is the leading premier, ballroom and social dance studio in Santa Monica. With their catalog of expert and award-winning dance instructors, they teach people of all ages, interests, and ability. As an active member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Arthur Murray Dance Center is dedicated to educating our community with the love of dance in all its forms.
Elemental Music was created by a SMMUSD teacher to engage young players through ensembles from an early age, helping develop both technical and musical skills that prepare them for continued study at the middle and high school levels.
SMC MUSIC DEPARTMENT
The music programs and curriculum at Santa Monica College provide educational opportunities designed to cultivate a musical, expressive, and artistic community, and to meet the needs of students who wish to explore and expand their knowledge, performance skills, and experience of music. Students have the opportunity to participate in individual and group music instruction, the study of the history of musical traditions of the world, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and the study of theory and musicianship. The curriculum serves music majors, general education transfer students, vocationally-oriented students, and the broader community.
HIT+RUN is the world’s premier live screen printing experience. Attendees can personally interact with the screen printing process on-site to create their own unique pieces of wearable art. T-Shirts available for purchase at the festival.
CRAYON COLLECTION (Art Project) The Crayon Collection mission is to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools.
TBS EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS (Art Project)
Education & Community Programs at the Broad Stage invites creative exchange and discovery. We believe access is key to developing a strong affinity for the arts, igniting a spark of innovation in each of us.
L.A. COUNTY FREE CONCERT PROGRAM provides funding through the Arts Commission and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to organizations presenting accessible, quality music programming that represents the diversity of the region.
PAINT : LAB is a walk-in art studio where people can experience, express and explore their creativity through the medium of paint without having to set up a studio at home. The staff at PAINT : LAB is made up of experienced painters and artists who provide a fun, creative environment for our customers. PAINT : LAB also offers two-hour workshops for those who wish to learn a new medium, art process or just brush up on their techniques. Our goal is to allow both painters and non-painters alike the opportunity of discovering the artist within.