The following article was submitted to Culver City Patch by the Fiesta La Ballona 2012 committee:
Live bands and community performances deliver nonstop entertainment at the main stage all weekend beginning Friday at 4:30 p.m., with The Swing Set for seniors during Fiesta La Ballona.
Isaac Harris and four of his Culver City High School friends comprise the Caravan Blues Band, which opens Fiesta Palooza Friday at 6 p.m. featuring the area's top teen bands.
To the sounds of mariachis, the opening ceremony on Saturday at 11:45 a.m., will introduce the City dignitaries, celebrities, Culver City Historical Society honoree Cathy Zermeno and Fiesta La Ballona Grand Marshall Dave Sanchez.
Fiesta guests will be able to dance to the "Greatest Hits" by live bands beginning Saturday at noon and closing with the British Invasion at the main stage from 7-9 p.m. when Sgt. Pepper Band performs music by the Beatles and other English artists.
"World Beat" takes the main stage on Sunday at noon.
“The bands offer something for everyone. We have assembled one of our best line-ups in years. Fiesta guests will love the British beat on Saturday night,” said Entertainment Chairperson Ronnie Jayne.
Community performances, which start Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., will take center stage during band breaks for continuous entertainment.
Fiesta La Ballona (www.FiestaLaBallona.org) is held August 24-26 at Veterans Park, 4117 Overland Ave. Culver City.
Stage in the Park
Entertainment at the main stage
Friday 4:30-9:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Band: The Swing Set for the seniors
6 p.m. Fiesta Palooza teen band: Caravan Blues Band
6:50 p.m. Special guest: Conrad
7:40 p.m.Teen band: Below 51
8:30 p.m. Teen band: False Puppet
Saturday 11:45 a.m. – 9 p.m.
11 a.m. Culver City Police Dept. K-9 demonstration
11:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony
12 p.m. Band: Mariachi Voces de Mexico de Raul Sanchez
1 p.m.Community act: Grupo Folklorico Tzintzuni
1:45 p.m. Band: Smells Like the 90’s
2:45 p.m. Community act: California Dance Center
3:30 p.m.Band: 80z All Stars
4:30 p.m.Community act: Dee-Lightful Prod. Musical Theater
5:15 p.m. Band: Tom Nolan Band
6:15 p.m. Community act: Ballroom Dance with Pat Ruane
7 p.m. Band: Sgt. Pepper (Beatles tribute, British invasion)
Sunday 11 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
11 a.m. Cali Rose & The CC Strummers Community performances on the dance floor
11:45 a.m. Band: Orquesta Charangoa
12:45 p.m. Community act: Line Dancing with “The Senior Steppers”
1:30 p.m. Band: Bern
2:30 p.m. Community act: Ho’Aloha Polynesian Dancers
3:15 p.m. Band: Bennie and the Swampgators
4:15 p.m. Community act: Murphy Family Bluegrass Band
5 p.m. Band: Soul Dogs
Click on the PDF link to the right of this article for the full Fiesta La Ballona Program Guide.