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Oceanside Culture Fest


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until October 18, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

October 17-18, 2020
The inaugural Oceanside Culture Festival debuts this fall in a virtual format. In 2017, downtown Oceanside was designated as one of the 14 inaugural California Cultural Districts and this festival will celebrate what makes Oceanside original, active, and eclectic.

Oceanside Culture Festival will be streamed online on Saturday-Sunday, October 17-18, 2020, starting at 2 p.m. each day. The event will feature performances by Watkins Family Hour, Dead Feather Moon, and Shane Hall recorded in the historic Brooks Theater, as well as video highlights from Oceanside’s musicians and artists, arts and culture organizations, museums and culinary scene. Sponsored by Visit Oceanside and hosted by the Oceanside, CA, Cultural District (OCCD).

The festival will also feature videos from Cadence Dance Project, Cupstacking sport (invented in Oceanside), Fil-Am Cultural Organization, Hill Street Country Club/LinkSoul, Noche Mexicana, Oceanside High School’s show choir, Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside Theatre Company, Pride by the Beach, Samoan Cultural Celebration, Visit Oceanside’s Cooking Show Series featuring local chefs and restaurants, and more local and regional artists and organizations.

This event is being hosted by the OCCD steering committee, title sponsorship is by Visit Oceanside, and produced by Becky Goodman (TenPints Entertainment, Carlsbad Music Festival), Steve Kader (Adams Avenue Street Fair/Adams Avenue Unplugged), and Lou Niles (Oceanside International Film Festival, In Your Neighborhood, 91X).

Artists and Performances
Filmed Live For Oceanside Culture Festival At The Historic Brooks Theater In Oceanside, CA.

Watkins Family Hour
With Sean Watkins primarily on guitar and Sara Watkins on fiddle, and both sharing vocals, their new album, brother sister, is duo-centric–yet feels bigger than just two people. Moving from one landscape to the next–literally and musically–is nothing new to the Watkinses, who have performed separately and together for nearly their whole lives. Growing up in Vista, they played countless shows at a local pizza place in Carlsbad, California, with their childhood friend, Chris Thile. As young adults, the three musicians broke out nationally as Nickel Creek, an acoustic ensemble that sold millions of albums, won a Grammy, and toured the world. As an outlet to try out some original songs and a few covers that wouldn’t work in Nickel Creek, Sean and Sara formed Watkins Family Hour in 2002.

Dead Feather Moon
Dead Feather Moon is a North County San Diego-based psychedelic alt-country rock band. Their second full-length record, ///// The Finder, was released digitally and on vinyl in July 2016. On the heels of several West Coast tours and showcases at South By Southwest, the band won Best Alternative Band at the San Diego Music Awards in 2014. Dead Feather Moon’s first full-length record, Dark Sun, won Best Alternative Album at the San Diego Music Awards in 2012.

Shane Hall
Oceanside-based Shane Hall and his band will record live at the Brooks as well, and will also debut a new music video for the Oceanside OCCD anthem, “The O.” Hall grew up in Harrisburg, PA and then traveled around the world as a member of the U.S. Marines, honing his skills and sound as a musician. He rolls a wide range of inspiration into his own multi-layered sound, from West Coast blues to Americana to funky, fuzzed-out soul, he plays it all. It’s a diverse musical mix that shines a light not only on Hall’s guitar playing and larger-than-life voice, but on his sharply-written songs, too. That songwriting reaches a new high-water mark with West, River, and Queen, three interconnected EPs that serve as his first releases for LAW Records.

a Hip-Hop collective
Featuring artists from Oceanside and San Diego: Nomis, Ric Scales, Miki Vale, Natal1e

Jimmy & Enrique
Guitarist Jimmy Patton and percussionist Enrique Platas have combined their talents to form this award-winning duo. Their music has an international flair as they incorporate flamenco, Middle Eastern, salsa, calypso, Brazilian, and other world rhythms into their compositions and arrangements. Jimmy and Enrique's musical collaboration has given creation to their unique, fiery world-music style that has captivated audiences from all over. Listeners will experience virtuosic guitar passages accompanied by exotic percussive rhythms, which together produce a sound that will grab your soul.

Recorded Performances And Demonstrations From Oceanside’s Cultural Organizations.
Cadence Dance Project
Cup Stacking Sport
Fil-Am Cultural Organization
Hill Street Country Club/LinkSoul
Lea Love
Pacific Coast Spirits
Pride by the Beach
Samoan Cultural Celebration
Star Theatre Company
The Oxen
And more!

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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