Musical Entertainment

Presented by SoCal Acura Dealers

Want to get your groove on? Hot jamz. Cool tunes. Or just plain rockin’. We’ve got them all in a spectacular music lineup from some fantastic groups including bands back by your demand.

It’s all happening throughout our 36th Anniversary weekend. And this year, we have not one, not two, but three stages! That’s because last year we expanded the Festival grounds by 50%. So now you have more elbow room to bob your head, tap your feet, or dance your heart out.

Plus, our new Stage 3 will spotlight youth bands, solo vocalists, drum circles, drum-offs, boom-shaka, music lessons, and raffle prizes. We’ve got all the right moves to help you get your groove on.

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Dr. Kato Stage, Presented by Stella Artois

Saturday, May 18

10:00 am – 11:00 am – DJ Travis Holcombe – KCRW 89.1 FM
11:00 am – 11:40 am – Fan Favorite by Cumulus Media Winner: Big Mike & The Reckonin
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Professional Americans (Rock & Roll)
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Ocho Ojos (Cumbia/Latin)
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Past Action Heroes (80’s & 90’s Rock Tribute)
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm – L.A.vation (U2 Tribute)

Sunday, May 19

10:00 am – 11:00 am – DJ Travis Holcombe – KCRW 89.1 FM
11:00 am – 11:45 am – Shaky Feelin’ (Rock/Reggae/Bluegrass)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Smith the Band (Country Pop)
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm – One Drop Redemption (Bob Marley Tribute)
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm – Metalachi (Mariachi Heavy Metal Tribute)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars Tribute)

KCRW DJ TRAVIS HOLCOMBE (Future beats, bass and funk)

DJ Travis Holcombe: KCRW 89.1 FM

DJ Travis’s taste is impeccable – which is why he was named L.A.’s best radio DJ in LA Weekly’s 2016 Best of L.A. issue. Travis features future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass and funk.

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Professional Americans

Connected over the years by their friendship and passion for music, they have seamlessly fused an eclectic array of genres into a sound uniquely their own.

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Ocho Ojos

Ocho Ojos is a Psychedelic Cumbia band from Coachella, CA consisting of Danny Torres, Cesar Flores and James Gastelum. Creating energetic rhythms that get everyone on the dance floor moving with the trios multi-instrumental playing.

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Past Action Heroes

More than a cover band. An experience for all ages. Imagine all the mega artists of the 80s and 90s mixed with hardcore one hit wonders and amp it up with a high-energy show and dance moves. Past Action Heroes… all the fun, rolled into one!

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L.A.vation

L.A.vation is a highly acclaimed U2 tribute band from Los Angeles, California that delivers an incredibly authentic reproduction of a real U2 concert. Whether youʼre a casual listener or an avid U2 fan, youʼll be absolutely amazed as they pay homage to one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time!

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Shaky Feelin’

Shaky Feelin’ is a rising powerhouse quintet based in Ventura, CA. A high energy band mixing the elements of rock, reggae, bluegrass, funky and live experimentation.

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Smith the Band

SMITH is a six-piece pop country music group located in Southern California that performs hits from artists such as Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert to Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

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One Drop Redemption

One Drop Redemption’s Bob Marley Tribute Show gives you the impression that it’s 1978 and you’re in the audience listening to a classic performance by the ‘Greatest Reggae Band of All Times’.

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Metalachi

The world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band.

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Uptown Funk

Uptown Funk is the premier Bruno Mars tribute band. The Los Angeles based group features the best professional working musicians including Evan, Daniel, Danny, Sam, Corey, and Jay.

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Strawberry Festival SponsorFestival Stage, Presented by Fruli

Saturday, May 18

10:00 am – 10:30 am – DJ Spencer Fischer – The Vibe 103.3 FM
10:30 am – 11:15 am – Togen Daiko (Taiko Drums)
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Conner Cherland (Singer/Songwriter)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Celebrity Chef Julia San Bartolome
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Berry Blast Off
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm – Road Brothers (Blues & Rock)
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm – Angelo Arce (Pop)
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm – Phil Medina and Friends Comedy Hour

DJ entertainment in between acts

Sunday, May 19

10:00 am – 11:15 am – DJ Spencer Fischer – The Vibe 103.3 FM
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Oscar Rivera y Amigos (Latin)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Celebrity Chef Junior Maria Dakis
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Strawberry Smackdown 
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm – Peter Blackwelder (Pop/Violinist)
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm – B&V (90’s Rock)
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm – Phil Medina and Friends Comedy Hour

DJ entertainment in between acts

DJ Spencer Fischer: 103.3 The Vibe

DJ Spencer grew up in the 805, loved playing in bands, and especially beat boxing. He’s been with The Vibe since 2010. Broadcasting the rhythmic top 40 hits across the country!

Togen Daiko

Togen Daiko was formed April 1996 at the Oxnard Buddhist Temple in California with only a handful of people and has now grown to a group of 17 members diverse in cultural background and age. Our style is Japanese American Buddhist taiko that emphasizes group harmony and shared development.

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Conner Cherland

With a blend of styles from Americana, to Indie/Folk, to Soul music, Conner Cherland’s voice compares with present day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Combined with his live guitar looping and carefully chosen lyrics, you’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from just one man.

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Road Brothers

Oxnard born and raised, Andre Flores is on lead guitar, and Julien Martinez is lead vocalist of this amazing blues/rock band. They’ve been jammin’ together since 8th grade and they were selected as the winner of last year’s Berry Battle of the Bands contest, and they’re back by popular demand. Their influences include The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Black Angels, Kings of Leon, and Jimi Hendrix.

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Angelo Arce

Angelo Arce is a singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer based in Los Angeles. His singing style can be compared to velvet-voiced R&B crooners like Sam Cooke, Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and John Legend.

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Phil Medina and Friends Comedy Hour

Phil was born and raised in Madera, CA, and throughout his school days he was the class clown. He got on stage reluctantly in 2009 and has been on it ever since!

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Peter Blackwelder

Peter Blackwelder is a modern violinist who specializes in contemporary styles of music including Americana, Pop, Country, and Rock. He has been teaching violin for the past 10 years, incorporating classical fundamentals with other genres to make a fun and exciting journey learning how to play music.

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B&V Acoustic

B&V Acoustic is an acoustic group performed by Brandan and Vivian of Grizzly Buddha! Performing originals and covers, they have spread their music across California and the U.S! Ranging from beautiful melodic songs to high energy rock and roll, this group delivers a performance that will keep your eyes glued to the stage!

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Stage 3, Presented by Rock City Studios

All the talent in our Stage 3 lineup are aspiring student musicians out of Camarillo’s Rock City Studios’ Build-A-Band program. Students of all ages and skill levels learn how to perform from professional musicians. Through this unique experience, students gain self-confidence, improve themselves musically, gain experience working as a team for a common goal, build new friendships, and get the unforgettable experience of performing in front of a live audience.

We are delighted to offer these young musicians an opportunity to shine on stage and to offer our guests multi-faceted entertainment!

Saturday, May 18

11:00 am – 11:10 am – Drum extravaganza
11:15 am – 11:30 am – Drum extravaganza
11:35 am – 11:45 am – Kira Burke
11:50 am – 12:00 pm – Minda Severtson
12:05 pm – 12:30 pm – Drum Circle
12:35 pm – 12:45 pm – Floro Cortes
12:50 pm – 12:55 pm – Nathan Salinas
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm – Hannah Salinas
1:15 pm – 1:25 pm – Alicia Arviso
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm – Sanjana Kothandraman
1:45 pm – 2:10 pm – Amber Patino
2:35 pm – 2:50 pm – Guillen Band
3:10 pm – 3:40 pm – No Idea
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Unknownz
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Drum Circle

Sunday, May 19

11:00 am – 11:30 am – No Idea
11:40 am – 11:50 am – Elliana Fernandez
11:55 am – 12:05 pm – Regan Hill
12:10 pm – 12:20 pm – Zada Reis
12:25 pm – 12:35 pm – Karissa Ramirez
12:40 pm – 12:50 pm – Maggie Collette
12:55 pm – 1:00 pm – Orlando Nunez
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm – Paloma Luque
1:25 pm – 1:35 pm – Drum Extravaganza
1:40 pm – 1:50 pm – Rory Pearce
1:55 pm – 2:15 pm – Drum Circle
2:25 pm – 2:55 pm – Nate Band
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm – The Unkownz
4:05 pm – 4:10 pm – Kristina Pantoja
4:15 pm – 4:25 pm – Kaley Saucedo
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm – Stereo Fidelity
5:35 pm – 6:00 pm – The References