2018 Entertainment Schedule
Friday, October 19
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Awake At Midnight
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Grupo Caribe de Alfredo Ramirez
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Jaleo Latin Music
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Heart & Sole
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm SunKissed
Saturday, October 20
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lauren Elizabeth
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Back Nine Bandits
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mariachi
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ballet Folklorico Esperanza
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Square Dancing with Pick & Holler
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm Winner of the Talent Show
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lane Change
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Power Drive
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Avondale’s Got Talent (For entry information CLICK HERE)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Village Inn Pie Eating Contest
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Barrel Wars (Located on Western Avenue in front of the Family Stage)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Take 5 Dance
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AZ Dynasty Cheer & Dance
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm Studance Lab
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bravo Dance Family
More information about our entertainers is coming soon.
Grupo Caribe – Main Stage Friday, October 19 – 7:30 pm
Grupo Caribe de Alfredo Ramirez was founded in the year 2003 in Phoenix, AZ. Directed by Alfredo Ramirez himself and accompanied by his two sons Ricardo Ramirez and Alejandro Ramirez, Grupo Caribe has become Arizona’s favorite cumbia band. Their music is one of a kind due to their diversity such as cumbia, salsa, merengue and others. This has lead Grupo Caribe to receive many recognitions from the press around the nation. One of their biggest accomplishments has been receiving the prestigious Emmy award in 2009. Grupo Caribe consists of 10 highly talented musicians and has 5 musical productions, in which some of their songs can be heard on the radio nationwide. Thanks to the admiration and trust from everyone Grupo Caribe has become the best band in Arizona.
Jaleo Latin Music – Main Stage Friday, October 19 – 9:00 pm
Their multicultural musical heritage has rightly led them in the top leading performers in Phoenix AZ. Jaleo, the celebration the festivity and the commemoration, represents their melodic interpersonal motivation. With meritorious achievable performances, Jaleo has musically reproduced impressionistic geographical cadences in their work, offering Afro Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian rhythmical inspiration. Their Multicultural awareness is a musical interpretation of past and present joy. Jaleo is a classic pervasive band, forming the bases of musical innovation. Their expressionism and romantic music continues to bring smiles to all that hear. With inspiring grooves of island decent, it is exciting experience to sit and listen to them perform.
Power DriveSaturday, Main Stage, October 20 – 8:30pm
For more than 15 years, Power Drive has been one of the most reliable bands on the scene: A hard-hitting 10-piece combo that scores by offering funk, old-school, and even some Spanish-language tunes.
Back Nine Bandits – Main Stage, Saturday, October 20 – 12:30 pm
The Back Nine Bandits are three seasoned musicians, all with an affinity for golf, originating from the west valley area of Phoenix. They offer a wide variety of musical styles, such as rock, country, blues, jazz and rhythm & blues, so there’s always something for everyone. They pride themselves on the ability to cater to the crowd, whatever the venue or occasion, with their extensive song list. New material is being added on a weekly basis. Each member of the Back Nine Bandits has a long history in the music business.
- Dave Jones (Guitar, Vocals), who hails from central Ohio, has a strong background in blues, gospel, rock and country and plays many different styles of music in various bands in the Midwest and the Phoenix area.
- Rick Axelrad (Drums, Vocals), the back beat of the group on drums, had been playing since a teenager in Texas. He performed in in his own band and sitting in with numerous big name bands the 70s.
- Steve Russell (Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals), a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music in some iteration or another, fills out the Back Nine Bandits roster. He offers a wide variety of vocal stylings in many different genres, such as country, rock, blues and R&B.
LANE CHANGE began in 2013 when four passionate musicians came together for the one thing they had in
common, their love for music and performing. Over 300 shows later, they have become one of the most in-
demand and talked about acts in the Southwest.
LANE CHANGE is a quartet from Phoenix, Arizona led by the dual vocal powerhouse of Myles Vann and Lizzie Shafer. The band’s infectious guitar riffs, driving bass lines, and pounding grooves breathe new life into every genre of music they perform. Their live show is an engaging, high energy, concert-like experience; filled with songs that will have everyone in attendance dancing, singing, and remembering the “event” that is a LANE CHANGE performance!
They have been the supporting act for many national artists including Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s ZZ Top, and they can be found regularly headlining regional fairs, corporate events, private parties, weddings, casinos, and music festivals. Buckle up for a musical thrill ride like no other…Buckle up for LANE CHANGE!
Ballet Folklorico Esperanza – Main Stage, Saturday, October 20 – 3:30 pm
Ballet Folklorico Esperanza is the dream of Al & Kathi Soria, who want children to learn the Hispanic culture. Ballet Folklorico Esperanza’s goal is to teach dances from all 32 states in Mexico, as well as education in geography, culture, customs and language. They enlighten all through their colorful and entertaining performances and strive to be positive role models for youth in their community.
Square Dancing with Pick & Holler – Main Stage, Saturday, October 20 – 5:00 pm
Pick & Holler plays music from America’s past, keeping alive the sounds that have brought people together for centuries. They draw deep from the old time string band tradition, Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes, but aren’t scared of some Mother Maybelle blues or some Hank Williams heartache. They also throw in a few old-timey originals to keep the tradition of storytelling through song alive. From Square dances, fairs and festivals, to barns and boxcars, their high energy old time music keeps the feet moving and the faces smiling! Haven’t square danced since 3rd grade? Don’t worry, it’s easy, fun, and all dances are taught with live old-time music by Pick & Holler and calling by Grace Rolland.