Harvest Festival On Hold presently due to COVID restrictions
Live Music! Art! Dance! Car Show! Kids Zone! Food Booths!
Where: Downtown Greenfield, El Camino Real When: Sunday, October 20, 2019 Parade 11:30am Festival 11:00am-5:00pm
About the 2019 Greenfield Harvest FestivalBegin your day with the community parade, which kicks off the festivities at 11:15am. Both sides of El Camino Real will be filled with live music, art activities, community organizations, food vendors, and artisans and craft vendors. We also have pony rides and a petting zoo and face painting, art activities, and an instant photo area. We look forward to celebrating, rain or shine or wind! We will have 5 hours of entertainment for the entire family, with three band stages and a stage featuring traditional dance troupes. From rock’n’roll to salsa, Cumbia to Banda! The day will be filled with interactive art activities, music, food and craft vendors selling their wares. Community organizations will provide activities, giveaways and information on what they do in and for our community. Thanks to our Volunteers! Several local youth groups and high school students help produce the Harvest Festival. Without them, this wonderful autumn tradition in Greenfield could not happen. Volunteers are our treasures giving back to the community! Thank you for your generosity. Youth volunteers will have the opportunity to win a PC computer completely loaded with software for their service!
Together, First Night and the City of Greenfield will bring the community together to celebrate all cultures through the arts.
The Greenfield Harvest Festival is sponsored by the the City of Greenfield, Salinas Valley Recycles, LaPlaza Bakery, Greenfield Rotary Club, South County Newspapers, TNT Insurance, Davis Chiropractic, Born from FLORA, Harden Foundation, Pebble Beach Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, California Arts Council and the Arts Council for Monterey County. The Greenfield Harvest Festival is a production of First Night Monterey and Greenfield Cultural Arts Center.
LIBRARY MAIN STAGE
The Vick Silva Band has been performing in the greater Monterey Bay Area approximately three years. The band is a power trio with a mix of blues, rock, and reggae that has a good vibe and danceable beat. The current members include: Vick Silva on Guitar and vocal, Chris Baird on Bass and vocal, and rotating Monterey County’s finest drummers include Rod Willson, Dave Serrano (vocals), and John Villegas (vocals). The Band has played in various venues in Monterey County and San Benito county including Cibo’s, Sly McFlys, The Moss Landing Inn, Grillin and Chillin Ale House, The Sportsman’s Club, The Sports Tavern,The Fuse Lounge, Barmel and various private parties.
Library Main Stage 12:00-1:00pm
Fields of Eden is a fantastic Favorite Classic Hits Band from Monterey playing hits from the last three decades. This fun loving group delivers timeless songs covering artists like ELP, Todd Rundgren, Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, John Mayer, The Verve Pipe, Cindy Lauper, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, over 300 songs strong delivering a mixed bag of music with something for everybody. The band has audiences tapping, dancing and singing along from the first song on. Band members are Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitarist, Kiki Wow; Bassist Mark Whittington, Lead Guitarist Steve Snider (Owner of Carmel Magazine), Drummer Greg Edenfield, Harmony Vocals by The Wowettes: Amber Guzman and Nicole Dillenberg. Together, Fields of Eden puts their audiences in an easy going state of mind playing timeless songs that everyone knows and loves – to the T.
Library Main Stage, 1:30-2:15pm, 2:30-3:15pm
Monterey’s Sensory TRiBE is an exhilarating blend of good vibes reggae, soulful vocals, and hard- grooving dance rhythms. Sensory Tribe crystallized from joyful jam sessions and officially formed in August of 2016. The tribe is comprised of Gerardo “El Kallpa” Olivares on drums and vocals, Zack Ben on keyboard and vocals, Sean McGill on guitar and vocals, Nate Osterman on guitar and vocals, Pep’r Hampton on vocals, Rebekah Cordell on saxophone, Schuyler Horn on trumpet and vocals, and Glenn Bell on bass and vocals. Sensory Tribe brings Collaborative Reggae Fusion Music with a message!
Library Main Stage 3:45-4:45pm
OLY'S HOME FASHIONS STAGE, APPLE STREET
Mariachi Juvenil Santa Cruz is a group of young musicians from Mexico who love Mexican regional music. The mariachi band was formed in 2008 to keep the cultural traditions of Mexico alive. Band members all come from families of musicians; one is a 12th-generation musician! Their repertoire includes traditional regional music, as well as newer songs. Mariachi Juvenil Santa Cruz is sure to excite and entertain you with their unique performance style!
Oly’s Home Furnishings Stage 12:00-12:45pm
La Distancia de Tierra Caliente (DTC) was founded in 2006 by five aspiring artists locally from Watsonville. They are originally from Coalcomán, Michoacan Mexico and it is through this musical group that they keep their musical traditions alive. DTC aspire to perform for big audiences and love to support their community.
Oly’s Home Fashion Stage 1:00-2:00pm
Arcoiris Cultural is a dance group formed in 2014 with students who attended dance classes with instructor Pilar Mendoza, at the Greenfield Cultural Arts Center in Greenfield. With the parents’ support the group has been performing throughout the area of South Monterey County area in a variety of public and private events. The ages of the dancers range from 2 to 13 years old of age and there is no charge to anyone who wants to join. They dance Mexican folkloric, Flamenco and modern dances. Pilar and the parents raise money for the group and buy costumes. Our philosophy is that everyone is an equal and important part of the group, “building confidence through dance.”
Oly’s Home Fashion Stage 2:00-2:30pm
Grupo La Ilusión is a local five member band that is busy every weekend, touring Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, as well as all over California. The members of the band are Jose Natividad Avila on piano, Juan Rivas on bass, Efren Segura on drums, Gilberto Castillo on guitar and Ramiro Sanchez, vocals. Their repertoire is versatile and ranges from romantic melodies to cumbias and tex-mex.
Oly’s Home Fashion Stage 2:30-3:30pm
Azomali is the local Aztec dance troop of Greenfield. Their mission is to promote their culture through dance, music and traditional attire. They are a family based group but welcome everyone to participate. Their leader is Ramon Hernández and they have been together for six years. They currently practice at the Greenfield Cultural Arts Center.
Oly’s Home Fashion Stage 3:30-4:00pm
Impactante Banda Tierra de Jalisco first started in 2012. They are known for their unique musical style from the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. For about two years, they played for Ezequiel Peña, a famous Mexican regional international singer, and after their tour was over they decided to musically cross over to the United States. Now, they travel all over the states, bringing their unique blend of banda music to all!
Oly’s Home Fashion Stage 4:00- 5:00pm
CULTURAL DANCE STAGE
Shinsho Mugen Daiko, founded in 1999, is a group of drummers who are interested in studying the art of Japanese drumming. The founding director, Ikuyo Conant, emphasizes cultivation of energy, self-awareness and social and personal harmony in Taiko drumming. The group introduces a contemporary style of Taiko drumming with movements and powerful sounds at community, cultural and school events in Monterey County and beyond.
A Taiko drum is a simple instrument to create a simple yet fundamental sound. Taiko drummers enjoy this activity of utter simplicity. After prolonged drumming, the Taiko drummer is spent like a marathon runner crossing the finish line. Taiko is powerful, yet for those whose hearts are aching for depth in their lives, the sound of Taiko is soothing and invigorating. This simple action of creating a convincing sound is extremely diffuicult, yet tremendously rewarding.
In times past, people lived in a world close to the spirits of nature and they were in awe of these powerful forces. Their symbol-based beliefs were naive but courageous. They were bound to the basic elements of nature, and in this way, their lives were in sync with the universal rhythms of nature.
Cultural Dance Stage 12:15-1:00pm
Azahar Flamenco de Monterey is a local group from the Monterey Peninsula comprised of dancers and flamenco aficionados, under the tutelage of teacher Jessica Lucido, who practice and study the beautiful art form of Spanish flamenco. The group exists to preserve and share the authentic traditional flamenco dance and song, whose origin reaches back to the Moorish and Gypsy traditional music of Spain, while exploring its most current and modern manifestations.
Cultural Dance Stage 1:10-1:30pm
The Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team consists of a diverse group of students from both California State Universtiy Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and a larger Monterey county community. The team is taught and directed by Leonard Han, a Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at CSUMB. With elements of magic, entertainment and culture, the Dance Team performs a Lion Dance celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year. Martial art postures, dance movements, percussion rhythms and elaborate costumes make up the Lion Dance. Two performers animate each lion whose precise dance moves help what is believed to ward off evil and bring good luck. The mission for teaching Lion Dance is the pursuit of excellence in sharing the art of Lion Dance and Chinese culture, promoting Arts and Education, Multiculturalism and diversity.
Cultural Dance Stage 1:40- 2:25pm
We recognize our foundation in tradition. Today, we evolve with creativity and testing, experimenting in music and dance movement, teaching culture and dance from the Polynesian and Micronesian Islands. Our vision is to grow Polynesian/Micronesian culture in the Monterey Bay. Our youth are key to this future and we are committed to instill history, culture, and dance through mentorship, commitment to local schools, and a fun, supportive ohana. Na Haumana is led under the direction of Keith Allan and Dominique Pi’ilani Garner of Marina, CA. We are in our development stage and invite anyone, from all cultures, to join our family.
Cultural Dance Stage 2:35- 3:05pm
Latidah Dance Company performs American Tribal Style, a modern style of belly dance featuring moves borrowed from Folkloric inspired dances to a fusion of ancient dance techniques from North India, the Middle East, Spain and Africa. The style is also characterized by costumes derived from folkloric and various traditional tribal costuming resources, composed of layers of large tiered skirts, a choli, over which a bra decorated with coins, a headdress or hair decorations, and a heavy layering of oxidized silver jewelry, derived from several nomadic tribes or empires (e.g., Kuchi, Turkoman, Rajasthan). Dancers frequently “tattoo” their faces with kohl or kajal. We play metal finger cymbals and occasionally incorporate props such as swords, scimitars, or baskets.
Cultural Dance Stage 3:15- 3:45pm
Calpulli Yaocuauhtli was founded in 2007 in Salinas in the hopes of providing a safe and positive environment for the community to come and learn about the indigenous culture of the Aztecs. Members of Yaocuauhtli not only learn the art of dance but also handcraft their own regalia and headdresses. Yaocuauhtli collaborates with various agencies throughout Monterey County, two of which offer an open door policy to any one whom is interested in learning the art and culture of the Aztecs. Come join Yaocuauhtli at the two free classes offered: Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:30pm @ Boys and Girls Club for Monterey County, 85 Maryal Drive, Salinas and Mondays 7-10pm @ Peace and Justice Center 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside. Hope to see you there!
Cultural Dance Stage 4:00- 4:45pm