PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s new Kaleidoscope: Music and Art Festival coming to the Palmdale Amphitheater this Saturday will present visual and performing arts on the Mosaic Stage, which will include poetry reading, spoken word, songs, dance and even a yo-yo demonstration.
The Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Amphitheater, located at 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. in Palmdale. Admission and parking are free.
“Kaleidoscope is all about the arts in all of its forms,” said Palmdale Recreation Supervisor Annie Pagliaro. “Whether it is through painting, stained glass, spoken word, stage, music, a yo-yo demonstration or craft brews, artisans have unique ways to express themselves and their thoughts.”
“We created the Mosaic Stage for the Festival to be a forum for the diversity in the expression of the arts,” Pagliaro said. “It will add another dimension to a truly special day.”
Mosaic Stage events
- Appearing on the Mosaic Stage from 11 to 11:30 a.m. will be The Mysterious Experience Band, a jazz/blues ensemble.
- From 12:30 to 1 p.m., Karol Alcaraz, Carol Ros and Jeremy Dixon will bring “The Journey,” a presentation of poetry and rap with music and movement, as well as music by Vanessa Lizeras & Son.
- From 2 to 2:30 p.m., the featured artists will be singer/songwriter Jessica Ross, poetic hip-hop artist Jeremy Dixon, and yo-yo artist Ryan Danielson, who will also provide strolling entertainment on site throughout the day.
- Wrapping things up from 3:30 to 4 p.m. will be singer/songwriter John Stratton, who recently performed at GraceFest.
Kaleidoscope: Art & Music fest will also feature stages of live music, artisan vendors and wares, food and craft beer. Two noted Los Angeles area artists, Juan Solis and John Zender Estrada, will be among the exhibiting artisans.
Scheduled musical performers on the Tapestry Stage include The Sunday Night Singers, Paddy’s Pig, Phat Cat Swinger, The High D Boys and the L.A. Cast of Beatlemania.
“The Art of Brew” will feature local beer offerings from Transplants Brewing Company, Lucky Luke Brewing Company, Bravery Brewing and Kinetic Brewing Company.
Food will be available for purchase and will be provided by Vince’s Pasta & Pizza, Alex’s Fruits & Nuts, Couple Nuts (kettlecorn and funnel cakes), Zodiac Grill, and From Me to you Catering, specializing in BBQ meat and turkey legs.
“There is something for everyone at Kaleidoscope,” Pagliaro said. “Free parking and free admission make this an affordable and fun day.”
There will be special parking arrangements Saturday for Marie Kerr Park and the Palmdale Amphitheater. All artists, entertainers, vendors, event production personnel, sponsors with Kaleidoscope parking passes and individuals with disabled parking placards will have access to park in the paved lot between the Amphitheater and the Marie Park pool.
All other patrons coming to Marie Kerr for programs, softball, soccer, basketball or the Kaleidoscope festival itself will be directed to park in the gravel parking lot at 25th Street West, just east of the Amphitheater. Parking for all programs and events is free.
“This parking arrangement will help ensure the smoothest event set up and traffic flow, as well as the best possible experience for all who will be on site that day,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Coordinator Annie Pagliaro.
For more information, call 661-267-5611.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]