This year we
have a great lineup of Entertainment for you with some of your old favorites and some new
exciting venues too! We also have a variety of displays and events, something for
everyone in the family.
Entertainment and Displays throughout
the Festival Grounds
Here's a Peek at some of this years entertainment!
Saturday 11:30 - 4:00 Up in the Air
Special Bluegrass Band
The Daily Special Bluegrass Band is a local band that specializes in
sweet vocals and sizzling instrumentals. The band is made up of
banjo player Tricia Stewart, guitarist Kelly McKinley, Ryan
McKinley ( 1st Place Goleta Fiddle Competition, mandolinist Ray
Berguia and bassist Sean Landers. Playing a variety of old and new
grass revival, folk, country and old timey music, the group performs
as regulars at the "Station Grill" in Grover Beach. The group
entertains as well as musically pleases. They are available for
parties, weddings and garage sales.
Saturday - 11:30am – 4:00pm
BanjerDan (Dan Mazer) is a banjo
player/multi-instrumentalist based near Atascadero, CA. His music is
an Americana mix, rooted in straight-ahead bluegrass and branching
out to include folk, country, blues, oldies, and other styles. Dan
has performed all over the U.S. and internationally, as a solo
artist, as a member of bands, and in theatrical productions and
symphony orchestras, and most recently as a member of “J.B. Beverley
& The Wayward Drifters.” He's among the regular featured acts at The
Last Stage West on Morro Road between Atascadero and Morro Bay on
Highway 41, and can be heard at wineries, restaurants, craft beer
houses, and events all over San Luis Obispo County.
Pacific Flips Gymnastics & Tumbling plus Galaxy Cheer
(youth gymnastics, tumbling and cheer leading)
"KMPR" Women's Barbershop Quartet
Friday 5:30-7:30 - Olohan Alley Picnic Park
"KMPR" Women's Barbershop Quartet - Featured Singers from the
Dick Clark Big
The Dick Clark Big Band will be featured in a three hour performance
on September 27th at the 76th Annual Arroyo
Grande Valley Harvest Festival. The sixteen piece band is well
known on the Central Coast for keeping alive the big band swing
style of jazz from the 1940’s (the Glenn Miller era) and also
offering more contemporary songs. The band has been under the
leadership of Lompoc resident Dick Clark for over fifteen years.
He has drawn together musicians from up and down the Central Coast
and led countless concerts for appreciative crowds. At the
September 27th event the band will also feature vocalist
Bob Nations on such songs as “So Rare,” You Make Me Feel So Young,”
and “America the Beautiful.” The band will play such favorites as
“A String of Pearls,” “In the Mood,” and “Maple Leaf Rag.”
Friday Night (5-8): Dick Clark Big Band
1 Alto Sax
2 Alto Sax
1 Tenor Sax
2 Tenor Sax
Get ready for some high-octane old-school Dixieland sound from
Quintessential. These five musicians combine youthful energy with a
classic Dixieland sound.
remember how many horns he plays, but he plays them with the Arroyo
Grande High School bands, The Creole Syncopators and The Basin
Street Regulars (among others).
The name's Barry -- like the fruit (only better). Barry
tenor sax in the Arroyo Grande High School bands, and for the Pismo
Basin Street Regulars.
bari sax for Arroyo Grande High School's bands as well as Pismo's
Basin Street Regulars, and holds that Tabasco sauce can be a
delicious yet healthy snack.
plays tenor sax, but decided to mix it up a bit and play piano for
Quintessential. "I’ve never had a formal piano lesson," Ben says,
"so this has been a real learning experience for me. Right now I'm
working on figuring out what those little black and white rectangles
Although he graduated in June from Arroyo Grande High School,Matt
seem to get away. Matt plays the drums for Quintessential and helps
out with the AGHS music programs as assistant band director.
Movie Night is back!!
Friday Night, September 27th
The "Washday Exhibit" is still up, a lighthearted look at the old
days of laundry, complete with a clothesline running through the
Hall. Vintage irons including coal and gas powered models are on
display, along with a case containing Victorian & Edwardian
Public Art (AGPA) will have “Roosters On Display” during the
Harvest Festival at the IOOF Hall on Bridge Street. All 20
roosters, sponsored by local businesses and residents, will be on
display. Very talented local artists decorated each of the
one-of-a-kind roosters. You will have the opportunity to vote for
your favorite rooster in five categories: Overall Favorite;
Creative Rooster; Whimsical Rooster; Beautiful Rooster and Artistic
Rooster. Winners of each category will be announced at the October
6 kick-off celebration of Arroyo Grande Public Art at the South
County Regional Center. All 20 roosters will be auctioned off to 20
lucky people at the event. Proceeds will go toward public art
projects. Live entertainment, food and wine, and works of art on
display will be part of the celebration. FREE Admission
Coastal Dance & Music
Academy's Performance Troupe
Coastal Dance & Music Academy's Performance Troupe for the
Harvest Festival Program. Coastal Dance and Music Academy's Performance Troupe, under the
direction of Kathy Schultz and Tara Behnke, consists of seven different groups, ranging in
age from 6 years old to the Dancin' Divas, CDMA's senior age performers. Performance
members study ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop as well as performance skills.
The result is a non-stop high energy show with an array of colorful costumes and age
appropriate music and movement. Performances this season have included the Mid-State Fair,
Pier 39 in San Francisco, Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival, Avila Fish and Farmer's
Market and the annual recital at the Clark Center. CDMA, located on Grand Avenue in Arroyo
Grande, is pleased to be a part of this year's Harvest Festival.
Studio of Performing
The Studio of Performing Arts (SOPA) has been in the Village of Arroyo Grande since the
mid 1980s.We offer classes in ballet,
tap, jazz, modern/lyrical, hip-hop, drama and voice for students 2 to adult.Our mission is to motivate people to explore their talents, create new
ones, and use those talents to entertain themselves as well as others. Through our
instruction and performances, we strive to inspire art as an expression through
discipline, dedication and most of all passion.
staff at SOPA is a group of highly trained professionals dedicated to offering students
the best possible experience.Students
enrolled at SOPA are offered multiple opportunities to perform through out the year.Approximately, 40 students participate in our
competition groups that compete twice a year in Santa Clara.
focuses on vocal training and performs songs from various Broadway musicals.The studios drama department has both an adult
production company called Studio Players and a youth drama department.
For more information on the studio please call 805-473-0377
- Cub Scout Pack 13 will have a Pinewood Derby Race
- Cub Scout Pack 425 will offer free crossbow shooting
- Troop 413 will have a Monkey Bridge
- Other Boy Scout Activities will be available
- Order of the Arrow will have a Tipi set up
- Venturing Crews Sea Scouts and Girl Scouts will be there
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE!
The Boys & Girls Clubs
Keystone teen leadership program will create a bone chilling maze at this
years Harvest Festival in Kiwanis Park. Come find your way out amongst roaming
monsters and spooks around every corner! The haunt begins Friday the 28th,
4-9, and Saturday, 10-5. The scares are appropriate for all brave ages and may get
scarier when the night rises.
Always a favorite with the young and young at heart, Ballooney the Clown,
aka, Mike Kilton, will perform for the Harvest Festival again this year. Ballooney
has been entertaining for more than 20 years throughout the United States, the Carribean
and overseas, and has entertained in the Arroyo Grande area since 1994.
part in the morning Parade and then entertains the children in his "Kid Zone" on
the Village Green all afternoon. With hundreds of props and a wild imagination
Ballooney keeps the kids in stitches all day! Not only does he perform for the
children but he involves them in educational games and fun activities.
Three years ago Ballooney initiated his afternoon closing "Kid
Parade" This was a big hit and proves to be bigger and better
this year! The kids should gather with Ballooney next to the
Rotary Bandstand at 4:00pm to receive their costumes and
instructions. Once all are in costume the group will parade
around the Village Green, across the Swinging Bridge and end up
circling through the Olohan Alley. Parents are
encouraged to join their small children since Ballooney will have a
costume for them too!