Venice Spring Fling
Greg Douglass Band

GREG DOUGLASS BAND - Greg Douglass started playing guitar in 1968 and his band, Country Weather, shared the stage with Sly & The Family Stone, Santana, and others at the Fillmore and the Avalon Ballrooms in San Francisco. Greg went on to play and write with Van Morrison, Hot Tuna, Peter Rowan, Eddie Money, Tom Fogerty, and The Steve Miller Band (he co-wrote the #1 hit, “Jungle Love”). His guitar playing has contributed to five platinum albums, denoting the sale of 13 million units. Currently Greg tours with the Greg Douglass Band, The Monsters of Classic Rock, Deva Premal, and The Former Members (members of Country Joe & The Fish and the Blues Project). After recently being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Steve Miller Band. Douglass is back with his own band, which features Rose Cox on vocals and guitar, Hector Toro on drums and vocals, Joe Hastings on bass and vocals. This will be a set to remember at Venice Spring Fling 6 on May 21! Welcome, Greg Douglass Band!
Ya Harissa Bellydance Theater

Ya Harissa Bellydance Theatre has confirmed 2 performances on May 21, 2016 at Venice Spring Fling - This Venice-based dance company performs a mix of different styles from traditional to cabaret. The ladies of Ya Harissa are veterans of the Venice Spring Fling and are welcomed back for several more intriguing dance sets in front of the Ocean Stage.
Meet Me At The Pub

Meet Me at the Pub - Soon after Meet Me at the Pub formed in Venice in 1999, the trio of Jeremy, Sully, and Jack soon built a rabid local fan base with the local surfers and skaters, throwing off-the-wall parties at their weekly shows at the Malibu Inn. But Meet Me At The Pub is not just your average party band—Jeremy’s satiric-but-real lyrics and energetic stage antics keep audiences entertained, amused, and dancing! In 2003, the band released their first major album, Monday Night, and with help from SurfRock Int., the band released their first Japan Import in 2006. They have toured the US, UK, and Japan, performing over 1500 shows in the past twelve years. The band’s third album, Tall Can Wednesday (2009), was produced by Lewis Richards (Slightly Stoopid, Sublime). Pub embodies the true sound and spirit of the Southern California style—a mixture of reggae, ska, punk, and melodic rock (with the occasional odd waltz thrown in just for fun). Meet Me At The Pub has shared the stage with Toots & The Maytals, Eek-a-Mouse, Fishbone, The Untouchables, Horny Toad, and many others. Any time Pub plays, it's a party, and everyone’s invited! Pub are multiple-year Venice Beach Music Fest and Venice Spring Fling veterans, and are welcomed back for another rockin’ set overlooking their friends surfing the Breakwater on May 21, 2016 at Venice Spring Fling 6!!!.
Rawhide

RAWHIDE will be rocking the Venice Spring Fling on May 21!!!! The sound of the heartland. The sound of mighty horses on the midnight range & roaring thunder in the wide country sky. Rock & Roll strait from the planes…..of Southern California! Formed in Vence, California in 2015 RAWHIDE!, Kevin t. Williams / guitar and vocals (The Untouchables, The Bonedaddys, The English Beat) Mike “Sully” Sullivan / bass (Meet me at the Pub, The Boaters, The Brobots) & Bryan Panzeri drums (“The hardest working Craigslist drummer in LA”) got this posse together to light a fire under LA’s currently sleepy musical scene & hit the musical trail. The group meshed immediately and knew they had something special. Playing a hard, fast, big rock & roll sound RAWHIDE! come from the heart. Real music, no pre-recorded backing tracks, just pure American music. A power trio like Mountain & The Experience before them they are spirit, sound & soul. The new EP RAW! is available at shows now & on cdbaby.com soon. The video for the EP’s first single “Superman” a hard charging romp into the rock & roll sunset, can be seen on youtube. (RAWHIDE! Superman https://youtu.be/S16J_qa195A) Their local gigs have been garnering a loud buzz with fans on the Westside and beyond. The 1st Nation / Western fashion (Williams is part Shawnee & Blackfoot Native American) is the signature look. It’s a brand and it’s hot! So if you’re ready to RAWK RAWHIDE! style then jump on this horse and come for the ride of you’re life! See them @ the Venice Spring Music Fest May 21st!
The Signal

The Signal will be performing on May 21 at Venice Spring Fling at 2pm! On a mission to bring forward urgent music with a world-view, a few of Los Angeles’ premiere players have come together as a new band, The Signal. The music is a unique strain of alternative reggae rockers with a lyrical fire that will move your mind and body. The Signal is a band of veteran ska-reggae-punk-rockers playing music with a socially conscience message. Moises Casillas has played for many West Side bands such as: The Untouchables, Horny Toad, and supported bands like Meet Me at the Pub, and Rated X, in Venice Beach area. The new E.P. will be released this summer. Modern yet familiar, hear the music on the Web at: givemesomesignal.com
Mother Jones

Mother Jones, an LA based band, has been long established on the Americana and Jam rock scenes in and around California and neighboring states. With fans all around the US, Europe and Asia, Mother Jones' music has been heard on terrestrial and internet radio stations all over the globe. One of LA Music Awards recipients for "Jam Band Artist of the Year", Mother Jones has assembled a powerhouse of some of the west coast’s finest musicians and vocalists featuring outstanding original songs and energetic, enticing musical jams. Mother Jones was founded by band leader and multi-instrumentalist Son Vo (former bassist of Freshly Baked) aka "Mekong Delta Bluesman" and original Mother Jones guitarist, Tony DiPiano, in 2001. Originally called "Woodshed", they changed their name to Mother Jones, in honor of historical and well known activist, Mary Harris, just before releasing their 1st album, "Life Is Illusion" in 2003. Since that time they have also released two other albums, "Union" and "Better Days". Celebrating 15 years as one of LA's premier Americana/Jam bands, Mother Jones is fired up- infused by an outstanding line-up, with original members Son Vo, Halina Janusz and Marshall Thompson. As well as Steve Janowski, Philip Clark, and Chris Kirshbaum, we begin our 16th trip around the sun with the addition of Jeremiah Roiko on lead guitar. Jeremiah is one of LA's top Blues and Rock guitarists and his playing, positivity and focus brings out a whole new level of polished shrediness to the group - they are suited up and ready for 2016! Keep an eye and an ear out for upcoming shows, podcasts and interviews with Mother Jones. You can catch them at Brennan's Pub on Friday, April 27th.
RedEye Redemption

RedEye Redemption’s core consists of high school friends Mick Attardo as lead vocalist/guitarist, Bradley Lina on bass, and drummer Eric Ehlers. Their mission is simple: Play honest quality music people can groove to, and if you ask anyone who has been to one of their shows, that’s exactly what they do. Their unique reggae/ska/rock fusion sound is nicely polished off by Rob Conrad on keyboards/saxophone, Johnny Seedborg on guitar/trombone, and DJ Quest9 on turntables. Following their debut EP entitled "Sample This" which was independently written, produced, and recorded at their own studio in Long Beach, they released a music video and two new singles last year as a teaser for their first full length album which is currently being finished up due out later this summer. Social media links: https://www.facebook.com/redeyeredemption https://www.youtube.com/user/RedEyeRedemption
Mark Lipman will be reading selected poetry at the Venice Spring Fling. He is a recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award; founder of VAGABOND; a writer, poet, multi-media artist and activist, is the author of six books, most recently, Poetry for the Masses; and Global Economic Amnesty. Co-founder of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA), Agir Contre la Guerre (France) and Occupy Los Angeles, he has been an outspoken critic of war and occupation since 2001. Mark uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social issues that affect all of our lives, while building consciousness through the spoken word. Currently, he is a member of POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal), Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and 100 Thousand Poets for Change.
Slim Zwerling and The Yums

Slim Zwerling & The Yums have crafted an original sound combining deset-noir rock, California Country, and Latin American rhythms. The lyrics are influenced by the great North American songwriters Leonard Cohen, Kris Kristofferson, and Neil Young. Three native Angelinos comprise the powe trio; Clinton Cameron on dums, Greg Hernandez on guitar, and Slim Zwerling on vocals, key bass, fender rhodes, and trumpet. These veterans of the Los Angeles music scene are a genuine sonic depiction of The City of Angels.
Samba Da Mudanca

Samba Da Mudança (Samba for Change) – The festival begins with Samba drum and dance. Festival participants are encouraged to participate in the dancing in front of the stage. “Mudança” is Portuguese for “Change”! Samba da Mudança performs throughout California, at L.A. venues like the Hollywood Bowl and Club Nokia, and anywhere the group can help raise awareness for positive, environmental, and progressive events. Come share and celebrate group drumming and dancing in a fun and supportive environment—come Samba for positive change in the world! Venice Spring Fling 6 welcomes back Samba da Mudanca for another fun performance.


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What:
Venice Spring Fling 7, A Free Music and Arts Festival
When:
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11am - 7pm
Where:
Windward Plaza Park, between the boardwalk and the bike trail at the west end of Windward Avenue in Venice, CA, 90291
Description:
Free music and arts festival to kick off spring at the beach in sunny Venice, California!
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