FREE Show in Venice CA 90291 at West end of Windward Avenue in the park!

VBMF 7, Sept 8, 2012
Free Music and Arts Festival: Venice Beach Music Fest 7

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, the seventh annual VENICE BEACH MUSIC FEST will be a free, full day of live music, art displays, and dance in Windward Plaza Park from 11am – 7:00pm. (Windward Plaza Park is at 1 Windward Avenue, between the boardwalk and the bike trail in Venice, CA, 90291.) The root of the highly successful and locally loved Venice Spring Fling, the VENICE BEACH MUSIC FEST 7 keeps the historical creative spirit of Venice vibrant!

The lineup for the Venice Beach Music Fest 7 starting at 11 AM and ending at 7:00PM will include: Samba Da Mudanca, Cubensis, ATS Bellydance and Drums, Dance Hall Pimps, Ya Harissa Bellydance Theater, Champa 51 , Dylan Chambers and The Midnight Transit, Insects vs Robots, Spiders and Witches, and Lili Haydn. Additional information is available at the website

At the recent Venice Spring Fling 2, BARRY “THE FISH” MELTON (Country Joe and The Fish), performed in an all-star band with Michael Hinton, Tony Saunders and drummer Andy Kravitz. “I remember going there as a kid to see the King of the Beat Generation, ‘Big Daddy’ Nord,” says Melton. “Venice was the center of the counterculture in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, and it has maintained a continuing counterculture tradition over all the years of my lifetime. I am delighted to be playing the Spring Fling!”

“Venice has always been a stopping point for great musicians and artists,” says festival producer Milton Rosenberg. “This year’s Venice Beach Music Fest showcases the best of music, art, and dance.” The accompanying art show features paintings, sculpture, and photography from local and international artists Ra Ra SuperStar, Joel Harris, Martha C. Wilson, art by sky, Jean-Paul, Brian Mylius and many others. There is room for additional artists and information for participation is posted at the website at
ATS BELLYDANCE AND DRUMS and YA HARISSA BELLYDANCE THEATER will return this year to intersperse dance sets between musical performances on stage and a parade at with Samba Da Mudança – Samba for Change. We are waiting to confirm a Flightline aerial performance by Alicia Marie of Isis Vision.

Third Eye Tie Dye and Eclectic Hoops will be on display and for sale. Music and art by festival participants can be previewed online by visiting

This free community event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of local businesses, friends, and volunteers: Earrigation, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, Venice Beach Suites and Hotel, The Sidewalk Cafe, Venice Boardwalk Association, Flightline, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Zulu Tattoo, Flightline, Galactic Drifter Internet Solutions, Big Daddy’s and Sons, and Animal House. This event is also endorsed by the Venice Chamber of Commerce.

Join the community at Interested sponsors and volunteers are encouraged to contact event organizers at