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2019 Festival: June 21, 22 & 23, Alameda Park | Parade: Noon, Saturday June 22nd, State St.

  • Friday June 22 – Festival, 4 - 9 pm, Alameda Park
  • Saturday June 23 – Parade, Noon, State and Cota
  • Saturday June 23 – Festival, Noon - 8 pm, Alameda Park
  • Sunday June 24 – Festival, Noon - 6 pm, Alameda Park
  • Sunday June 24 – Children's Parade, 1:30 pm, Begins at Youth Stage (East Side of Alameda Park)

Summer Solstice Festival at Alameda Park
June 22-24, 2018

Main Stage Lineup

Sponsored by the friendly and professional team at Bella Vista Designs

Friday, June 22, 4- 9 PM
KTYD Presents Festival Opening Night


  • Honoring Local Heroes with Large Scale Puppets live music, art and more!
  • $5 Bites at the Solstice Soul Food Court
  • $4 Craft Brew & Wine Garden Happy Hour (4-5 PM)
  • $5 Happy Hour (5-9 PM)
  • Arts & Retail Festival Vendors

Stage Performances:

Emcee Lin Aubachon

4:00 - 5:00 PM     CAMINO TUMBAO - Afro Cuban ensemble        

5:15 - 6:15 PM     ECHO - Afrobeat-Soul magic for your head and your heart. Get down.


6:45 - 7:45 PM     SUPERSTOKED - Superstoked are known for energetic performances, excellent musicianship and extremely entertaining shows. A dance band made up of seasoned performers, Superstoked plays the very best of today's hits along with all the classics you love.

8:00 - 9:00 PM     HEAVY PETTY - A rockin' Tom Petty cover band.


Saturday, June 23,  12 - 8 PM
Post Parade Solstice Festival in the Sun!

1:30 - 2:30 PM    NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY - No Simple Highway are CA-based band whose goal is to pay tribute to the "omnipotent Grateful Dead" in the form of lively recreations of their timeless music.

2:30 - 2:40 PM    LA BOHEME DANCE COMPANY - La Boheme embraces the Hero in each individual through the transformative and healing power of dance. Our inclusive community ranges in age from 6 to over 70, including disabled individuals, Featuring DJ Darla Bea, local dance icon and Local Hero Steven Lovelace, heroes of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade. Led by Director and Local Hero Teresa Kuskey Nowak and over 150 dancers, performers, and helpers.   

3:00 - 4:00 PM     KINGS OF PARADISE - Rock, blues and a little swing!

4:15 - 6:15 PM     AREA 51 - Born from the crucible of Solstice, Area 51 has now played on the Solstice stage for 25 years and is committed to developing connection, acceptance and even love between a diverse community of humans, regardless of color, sexual preference, gender identification or economic status. By serving up the deepest, greasiest FUNK grooves ever mined for your collective dancing pleasure, we provide an atmosphere that fosters shared experiences of gratitude, free expression, and celebration of life, and therefore, the transformation of the world, as we know it!

6:30 - 8:00 PM     GROOVESHINE


Sunday, June 24, 1 - 6 PM
KJEE Presents Summer Solstice Reggae in the Park

(Festival and food vendors in the park open 12- 6 PM)

Main Stage Lineup:

Hosted by the "Cool Ruler" Winston Bartley, Reggae show host at KJEE for the last 20 years

1:30 - 2:30 PM      DERINKUYU - Live music, high enery, Afro-beat, Dancehall, Reggase, and Hip Hop

2:45 - 3:45 PM     ONE TWO TREE - One Two Tree currently boasts a great set of musicians. Some, doing double duty as current members of the internationally acclaimed reggae group, Black Uhuru with Andrew Bees. Although the band resides in Santa Barbara, their roots stem from the Hawaiian Islands, to the South American coast, and all the way out to the shores of Jersey. Utilizing this flavorful mix of cultures, these musicians know how to hold down a reggae groove, and they also know when to let the music explode

4:00 - 4:45 PM      CYDEWAYS

5:00 - 6:00 PM      CORNERSTONE - California-based, Cornerstone, has been pumping out high-energy reggae since 2005. Their style has evolved into an emerging urban reggae sound like no other. Comprised of Santa Barbara’s local reggae veterans, this all- star line up fuses traditional reggae with a conscious Californian vibe to create a unique sound, while staying true to the fundamentals of roots reggae. Cornerstone has had the honor of sharing the stage with musical legends such as, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Don Carlos, Toots and the Maytals and many more.

Other happenings:
4:00 PM         Rotary and Summer Solstice Dolphin Dive Raffle

Youth Stage Lineup

Saturday 6/23

1:30-3pm – Santa Barbara Sings

Santa Barbara Sings is a diverse group of acoustic performers who take lessons with popular local performer Lynette Gaona.


3-3:30pm – Spirals Gymnastics

Come see the award-winning gymnast of Spirals Gymnastics of Santa Barbara as they perform at Solstice!  Team members from the Santa Barbara Spirals Gymnastics Team will showcase their skills and their love of the sport. 


3:30-4pm – Sofia Guerra

Sofia is an 11 year old singer/songwriter and guitarist who has been singing since age 2.

4-6pm – Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy

Santa Barbara Youth Music Academy provides a full musical experience to youth in a fun, safe and ever-changing framework of musical styles and performance venues. 


Sunday 6/24

1:30-2pm – Capoeira Sul da Bahia

Capoeira Sul da Bahia has been active in Santa Barbara for almost twenty years spreading the tradition and art of capoeira. 


2-2:30pm – Destined Dance & Performing Arts

Youth dance students will be performing a variety of jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, acro and musical theater style routines.  The performers at this event range from age 8-18.


2:30-2:50pm – Crush Athletics

Crush Athletics is a cheerleading organization whose primary focus is tumbling, performance and competitive all-star cheer.  Through consistent and intensive training our athletes develop hard work and discipline along with many other valuable skills.


2:50-3:20pm – The Dance Network

The Dance Network is a dance and fitness studio in Santa Barbara, CA, under the direction of Karyn Laver.  The studio offers classes in tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and more to students of all ages and experience levels.


3:20-4pm – Porter

Porter is a rock band hailing from Santa Barbara, CA.  Fronted by brothers Destin and Alec Cavazos, Porter offers originals and covers with influences from Blink to Oasis to Pixies and beyond.


4-6pm – Detar Music

Detar Music offers a Youth Band Program.  Our Program offers quality arrangement and professional instruction in a band setting and the styles range from Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country and beyond.


About the Solstice Theme Heroes

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