Africa’s most internationally celebrated female musician, Angelique Kidjo is a powerful singer and tireless performer. Her music draws from African traditions and elements of American soul, funk, rap, jazz, Brazilian samba, reggae, and Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa creating a perfect blend of world music that exemplifies unity, peace and diversity. Angelique Kidjo will perform selections from her latest albums and prolific repertoire.

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Founded in 1996, JazzFest West has strived to bring world-class Jazz musicians to Southern California music fans. 2016 will be our 20th Anniversary. Throughout the years, we have called many places our home (Central Park & Brookside Park in Pasadena, then the LA County Arboretum in Arcadia) but for the past 9 years, the beautiful Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas is where it all happens!

Bonelli Regional Park is a scenic 1,800 acre facility featuring a 250 acre lake with 14 miles of multi-use trails. Home to the Raging Waters waterpark, Bonelli Park offers a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, jet skiing, fishing, swimming, family and group picnicking, nature walks, hiking, jogging, and biking. There are also concessionaires offering RV Camping, Hot Tubs, Wedding Facilities, and Horse Back Riding. Throughout the year, annual special events are conducted including fishing tournaments, concerts, triathlons, water sports and cultural events.

JazzFest West has been honored to feature an incredible mix of contemporary jazz, classic R&B and soul artists at the festival, including Charlie Wilson, Jill Scott, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Maze ft. Frankie Beverly, Teena Marie, Boney James, Erykah Badu, George Duke and The O’Jays. Attendees will enjoy two stages of live music, delicious eats from the International Food Court, shopping in the Vendor Village and a dance party all day long!

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imageThe ESSENCE Festival is back in New Orleans with an extraordinary roster of the biggest names and best performers in entertainment—from global music icons to the industry’s rising stars. We are welcoming Mariah Carey, Kendrick Lamar and Maxwell to headline the Superdome main stage. In addition, we will be embracing newcomers like Leon Bridges, Jeremih, Lion Babe, Dej Loaf and The Internet, as well as fan favorite Charlie Wilson for the ultimate cultural experience in New Orleans this July 4th weekend.

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California’s Premier Summer Campout Festival featuring music, art, yoga, and education. LIB 2016 is a transformational festival in the Central Coast region of California presented by The Do LaB. The Do LaB seeks to promote sustainability, social cohesion, personal health, and creative expression.
Location: Bradley, CA
Dates: May 25 – May 30, 2016
Genres: Electronic dance music, Devotional song, Experimental music, Folk music.

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Don’t miss the 14th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival. You may purchase tickets or obtain more info here:


**** All wristbands / passes are picked up at WILL CALL at the festival. No tickets or wristbands will be mailed.
Tickets are transferable, but not refundable ****
BUY 4 Day All Weekend Festival Wristband $180
Experience the entire festival so you don’t miss a beat. This pass includes an all weekend festival wristband and walk-in tent camping in the main campground, for one person, from THU at Noon til MON at 2pm. You park your car in the lower parking lot, then walk up to the main campground with your gear. If you want to have your vehicle at your camp in the main campground, then you will need a car (or RV) pass. Thursday night festivities include 3 sets of live music and complimentary food & beer. (This price is the same early bird price as for the 2014 & 2015 festivals, but the festival & camping fees are combined, not separate).
BUY Family & Friends Package $775 (save $200)
Includes five (5) all weekend festival passes and one car pass. All five wristbands include camping, and the car pass gets one vehicle in the campground. If you need additional car passes, they can be purchased separately for $75. If you buy this package, and have friends or family arriving at different times, email us the names that you’d like each wristband to be for at will call, so you can all get in upon arrival. So, now is the time to bring friends and family
Kids 10 & Under: Free!
Little loved ones 10 and under don’t need to pay for camping or a festival wristband, as they are gratis.
BUY Kids 11-16 Years Old: $80 for the all weekend pass
Single Day Passes: The prices include walk in tent camping and festival wristband for that day and night. By 8am the next day you will need to get another pass for the day, or head on home. The price of these tickets screams out for you to come for the whole weekend (so take off work on FRI and get the 4 day pass above!).
BUY THU Only: $60
BUY FRI Only: $90
BUY SAT Only: $90
BUY SUN Only: $75
BUY Locals Only Tickets: (camping not included) $120
This festival pass is for all four days. Camping not included. (If you want to camp, there are no discounts, buy the regular tickets above). You must be a resident of Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley or Landers. The billing address on your credit card needs to be local, or we’ll negate the sale. Limit two per person. Limited number of these tickets available, so get yours while they last.
BUY Wed Night Camping: $20 per person
Come set up early, and get settled in. If you plan to arrive on Wednesday to camp, you’ll need to purchase this WED camping option. Allows you into the campground anytime after NOON on WED. Only 4 day pass holders can purchase a Wednesday night camping pass.
BUY RV Pass (No Hook Ups) $125
If you’d like to have your RV (any vehicle over 15′ long) in the main campground (with no power or water hook ups), you will need an RV Camp Pass for the vehicle. Each person in the RV will need a festival wristband to enter the grounds. (finite number available, so reserve yours now if you know you need one)
BUY Car Pass $75
If you want to have your car at your camp in the main campground, then you need to buy a car pass for that vehicle. (Any vehicle over 15’, or any vehicle towing anything, will require an RV PASS). If you don’t need to camp with your car, then you’ll park in the lower day park lot, and walk up to the main campground with your gear. Each person in the car will need a festival wristband to enter the grounds. As the campground approaches capacity, our goal is to make the campground less of a parking lot, and more of a festive campground. And to encourage carpooling. If you are camping with friends, and want to save money, but still have a car at your camp to lock valuables in, then consider splitting one pass fee amongst a few of you. (finite number available, so reserve yours now if you know you need one)
RV Site with Hook Ups (power & water) SOLD OUT
Reserve one of the 44 RV sites with Power & Water. Each site comes with power (50amp, 30 amp, & 20amp outlets), and water. By reserving the site, you get one RV pass for your vehicle, but you can have as many friends and family camp/park on your site as you can fit on there (the space is yours to do with as you see fit). That said, every vehicle entering the campground needs a pass ($75 for a car, $125 for an RV), and every person in the campground needs a festival wristband (sold separately). The site is yours from THU at 8am til MON at Noon. (only 44 sites available, these will be sold out quickly)
More ticket options will be available soon –
single day passes, discount for ages 11-16, locals, and active military.
Kids 10 and under come in for free.



“A Touch of Africa in Santa Cruz“, an event which will take place June 2-5, 2016, featuring world-class artists from Africa and the Diaspora representing their cultures through dance, drumming and music performance. The event will offer workshops, performances, food, an African fashion show, arts & crafts, educational lectures and panel discussions. There will also be musical and dance performances by Sambada and Diamono Coura respectively on Saturday June 4th & Sunday June 5th. Please visit regularly for updates and information regarding this exciting event. Please also like and share this page on facebook with your friends and family as this is a community event and all are welcome! More to come!!!!

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If you’re interested in vending at “A Touch of Africa in Santa Cruz”, please download and print the following application in order to apply: 2016VendorApplicationATouchofAfricainSantaCruz(1)