Oceanside CA— With its theme titled Colors of Music, the 14th annual Oceanside Music Festival offers concerts this year with a variety of music genres for all ages, showcasing both student and professional musicians from throughout Southern California. The event, free of charge to the general public, is held 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday, November 8, 2015, at the corner of Coast Hwy 101 and Pier View Way downtown Oceanside.
Local Favorites and as much young and diverse talent you can pack into the day:
- 10:00am Abby Tamondong– National Anthem
- 10:05am Pacific West Trombone Trio– Classical fanfare
- 10:45am Tom Cat Courtney -Blues
- 11:30am Mellow Tones– Swing
- 12:15pm Star Theatre Children– excerpts from “Guys and Dolls”
- 12:45pm Cowboy Jack– Country
- 1:30 pm Marston Smith– Lord of Cello
- 2:25 pm MiraCosta Collective– Jazz
- 3:00 pm Mariea Antionette– Smooth Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Classical
- 3:40 pm Keli Ross Ma’u– Kainga Music, Steel Drums
- 4:00 pm Mel Vernon and the Class of ’68– Rock and Roll
The Annual Oceanside Music Festival has the mission to showcase performing artists from Oceanside and the surrounding communities. For that purpose, Oceanside Music Festival has even created Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation Scholarships in 2008.
In his endorsement letter for Colors of Music, Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood wrote: “the event is sure to please, so mark your calendars and join me for a day of entertainment and fun!”
Colors of Music roster includes a diverse variety of performing artists. The festival is presenting a rainbow of genres firmly grounded in tradition. The highlights include: a unique 6 string cello musician Marston Smith, who LA Times called the “Cello Master Blaster”, he was on Star Trek; an acclaimed jazz/pop/R&B harpist Mariea Antoinette and more.
The OMFest Committee is a standing committee of the non-profit Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation. It is guided by OCAF, its Mission Statement “to support the Cultural Arts in the City of Oceanside and neighboring communities” and OCAF’s bylaws. OMFest, through a series of annual concerts aims to raise funds for musically talented, deserving graduating seniors; encourage professional, and avocational musicians to mentor students; educate the public at large about the necessity of music in the schools and in our lives; provide a venue for student and avocational musicians to share their talents with their community; recognize and honor members of the community at large who have made lasting contributions to promoting music and the arts in our community; increase awareness of the depth of musical talent within our North County community; and give businesses and individuals the opportunity to invest in the future leaders in the performing arts.
For additional info about Oceanside Music Festival and its parent organization Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, Colors of Music vendor booth applications, see their website www.ocaf.info or Facebook page www.facebook.com/OMFest, or call 760-433-3632 and email OMF@ocaf.info