2018 Greenfield Harvest Festival

Greenfield Harvest Festival


Live Music!    Art!    Dance!   Car Show!   Kids Zone!    Food Booths!

Where: Downtown Greenfield, El Camino Real
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Parade 11:30am
Festival 11:00am-5:00pm
About the 2018 Greenfield Harvest Festival

Begin 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 following organizations: City of Greenfield, Salinas Valley Recycles, Arts Council for Monterey County, LaPlaza Bakery, Greenfield Rotary Club, First 5 of Monterey County and South County Newspapers. The Greenfield Harvest Festival is a production of First Night Monterey and Greenfield Cultural Arts Center.


Salvador, David and Jose are the creators of Ruta Real. A local rock band from Greenfield. A group of friends who share the same passion for music. The name of the band translates to Real Route. Their motto is “life is a route that takes you different places, but only one of these is real.”

Cultural Arts Center Stage 12:30-1:00pm


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!

Cultural Arts Center Stage 1:30-2:30pm


¿Qiensave? is a cumbia urbana group from the central coast with roots stretching back to Michoacan. They play high energy dance music giving them the opportunity to travel throughout California, Mexico and Colombia. Qiensave was formed in 2009, but recently has picked up steam through touring, releasing their new album “Mujer” produced by world renowned Latin Grammy-nominated musicians and producers such as Erik Canales and Platinum Producer Sam Pura. ¿Qiensave? has shared the stage with acts like Celso Piña, La Santa Cecilia, Fuerza de Tijuana, and La Septima Banda. With the release of their sophomore album “Mujer” this Fall they’ll be hitting the road again to share their love of music and dance with the world, “because dancing keeps the body healthy and a healthy body is a healthy spirit.”

Cultural Arts Center Stage, 3:00-3:34pm, 4:00-4:45pm


Blanc Bandera was formed in the summer of 2016 in Salinas, California. Robert Tovar and Chuchi Chu started this adventure and formed it to what it is now, a 5-member band. They play Spanish and English rock covers and are working on an original concept that combines different rhythms within the genre. Their young, energetic spirit will capture you immediately. “¡Que viva el rock!”

Apple Street Stage, 12:30-1:15pm, 1:30-2:15pm


The Edge Band plays a little bit of everything; from old rock, a little country and a lot of your favorite songs. They are known for the great atmosphere they create when on stage. They just love to see everyone dancing and having a good time! They travel up and down Highway 101 and all through Monterey County to perform in signature events, such as the Spreckels 4th of July and Rodeo Kick-off Week. Make sure to catch their show, performing for the second time at the Greenfield Harvest Festival.

Apple Street Stage. 3:00-3:45pm, 4:00=4:45pm


Photo of Mariachi Juvenil

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!

Library Main Stage 12:00-1:00pm


Grupo Nuevo Ministro is a local group from Salinas specializing in the Regional Mexican genre, known as “norteño-banda.” The group initiated 8 years ago with a different name. The band members are David Sarmiento and Norberto Ramírez in vocals, Germán Ramírez in drums, Gerardo Ramírez, accordion, Javier Jiménez Chávez in the tuba, and Miguel Corona, bass.

Library Main Stage 1:15-2:15pm


The group Kompitas de Arranke was started by two brothers from Greenfield, Octavio and Alberto Tamayo in 2006. They come from a family of humble farm workers who used music as a form of entertainment. Their genre is “musica-sierreña and “corridos,” which really penetrates in the agricultural communities. The other two members of the group are Angel Aguillon and Jesus Zavala. Side note; Octavo Tamayo works for the City of Greenfield’s Public Works Department. He will be working the morning shift and performing in the afternoon. What a hustler!

Library Main Stage 2:30-3:30pm


BANDA PIRATA is well know “banda” that features a unique and fun style on stage and modern genre known as “tecno-banda.” The band was founded by Felipe León and is well known throughout the State of California. The band members are originally from different states of Mexico and are Felipe León, Manuel Carrera, Manuel Pizano, Paulo César, Rogelio Flores, Pedro Torres, Arturo Perez, Hector Ezpinosa, Mario Ambriz, and Rafael Cabrera. Their discography includes, Discúlpela, Corazón Bohemio and Tu pirata Soy Yo.

Library Main Stage 4:00-5:00pm

Photo of Shinsho Mugen Daiko

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.

NAPA Dance Venue 12:30-1:30pm

Photo of Azahar Flamenco

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.

NAPA Dance Venue 1:40-2:00pm

Photo of Lion Dance Team

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.

NAPA Dance Venue 2:10-2:55pm


Arcoirirs Cultural is a dance group that was formed in 2014 with students who attended dance classes with instructor Pilar Mendoza, at the Greenfield Community Arts center in Greenfield. With the parent’s support the group has been performing throughout the area of South Monterey County area in a variety of public and private events. The group is free of charge to anyone who wants to join. The ages of the dancers range from 2 to 13 years old of age. We dance Mexican folkloric, Flamenco and modern dances. The director, Pilar Mendoza, and the parents raise money for the group and buy costumes. In our group there are no leaders, everyone is equal and an important part of the group. The group revolves around our motto, “Building confidence through dance”.

NAPA Dance Venue 3:10-3:40pm


Yamamoto Hula Ohana educates and promotes the art and traditions of the polynesian culture through dance with aloha spirit! The group is made up of dancers from Gilroy, Hollister, Watsonville and San Juan Bautista and has dancers from 5 to 87 years old. Our mission is to help those in our community. Some of our past performances have benefitted JDRF, Leukemia, Lou Gerhigs, AHA, Relay for Life, Breast Cancer, Foster Homes, Senior Homes, Childrens Hospitals, High School Sober Grad Nights, Muscular dystrophy, LA Cal Vet & VA Hospital and performaces at Disneyland, Universal Studios and Knotts Berry Farm just to name a very few.

NAPA Dance Venue 3:50-4:20pm

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