entertainment

Festival Entertainment

The Festival presents well-known local and regional music at multiple locations throughout the event. More than two dozen street entertainers are on site for your enjoyment. You’ll find stilt walkers, face painters, musicians, magicians, caricature artists, along with other fun entertainment.

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2013 Spring Entertainment News Release [printable pdf


Festival Stage

On 7th Street West of Mill Avenue.

Friday, March 28th

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. / Running From Bears
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Charles Lewis Quintet with Shannon Wallace
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. / MP Three, featuring Mary Petrich with Marcos Crego

Saturday, March 29th

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. / Back Porch Bandits
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Filabusta
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. / Murrieta

Sunday, March 30th

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. / Porangui
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Walt Richardson
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. / Johnny Lingo Trio


Street Entertainers

Live entertainment scattered throughout the Festival venue. More than two dozen street entertainers are on site for your enjoyment. You’ll find face painters, musicians, magicians, caricature artists, along with other fun entertainment including the following list of artists. In addition, Canyon Records will present the finest in Native American recording artists on Mill Avenue at the Valley Arts Theatre Plazita and Arizona Circus School will present a one-of-a-kind performance daily in
Cameo Circle.

Amazing Josh (Kids Innovation Station) – Balloon Twisting
Bob Culbertson – Chapman Stick
Canyon Records – Native American Recording Artists
Don Evenson – Caricatures
Elijah Bossenbroek – Piano
Heart Dance – Flute
John Calvert – Acoustic Guitar
John “Jake” Jacobs – Dulcimer
Keith Johnson – Sankofa-Island Magic Steel Drums
The Missing Parts – Avant Garde String Trio
Nancy “Kartoon” – Face Painting
Patrick Ki – Guitar
Purvi Galiya – Henna Art
Shawn Eric – Magician
Simply Three – Classical Strings


Cameo Circle

Brief performances by the Festival’s Street Musician Lineup, located at Mill Avenue & 5th Street.

Friday, March 28th

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Patrick Ki
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Keith Johnson
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Bob Culbertson

Saturday, March 29th

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Canyon Records
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Elijah Bossenbroek
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / Missing Parts
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Shawn Eric

Sunday, March 30th

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / Heart Dance Records
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. / Simply Three
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. / John Calvert
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / Circus School of Arizona
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Shawn Eric