WHAT: Hosted by BAME Renaissance Community Development Corporation (BAME CDC), the Third Annual Imperial Avenue Street Festival expects to attract more than 10,000 attendees this year. This all-ages free event offers attendees four blocks of local artists, crafts and some of the most delicious food in the neighborhood. A variety of local San Diego bands will perform as well as Grammy® Award-winning Poncho Sanchez who will headline the event. A full line-up of entertainment can be found below.
Entertainment Line-Up – as of Aug. 22, 2016
Main Stage (West Stage)
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Robert Body & Kumpany
2:00 to 2:45 p.m. Mariachi Juvenil Azteca
3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Bill Magee Blues Band
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Kamau Kenyatta
6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Poncho Sanchez
Community Stage (East Stage)
12:00 to 12:45 p.m. Chauncey Maynor
1:15 to 2:00 p.m. San Diego Slam Team
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Band of Brothers
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Four International Dance Groups (15 min each)
5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Mexican Band
6:30 to 7:15 p.m. DJ Spin-Off (2)
12:00 to 12:40 p.m. Music/Activities
1:10 to 1:50 p.m. Mad Scientist “Fire & Ice Show”
2:20 to 3:00 p.m. Divas of Compton
3:30 to 4:10 p.m. Junk Yard Crew
WHERE: Imperial Avenue,
(Between 28th Street and 30th Street, and between “L” Street and Commercial Avenue)
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 27 from 12 noon to 9 p.m.
Note: Best time to cover is 12:30 to 2 p.m.
WHO: BAME Renaissance Community Development Corporation (BAME CDC), a locally based nonprofit, organizes this event every year. Its mission is to strengthen residents and businesses in Greater Logan Heights neighborhoods through community empowerment, education, economic growth and housing development.
WHY: The event aims to blend art and music in one of San Diego’s most historic and unique neighborhoods, while celebrating the current arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community. Through the Festival, BAME CDC aims to fuel the spirit of prosperity in the Greater Logan Heights neighborhood and mark the commercial corridor as a destination for unique cultural and culinary experiences. BAME CDC also wants to further create an innovative economic development approach to generate capital back into the local economy.
▪ More than 10,000 attendees enjoying several local artists, crafts and food from different cultures.
▪ More than 10 musical acts and entertainers performing throughout the day on the event’s three stages, including musical headliner, Poncho Sanchez.
▪ New this year: Kid’s Zone with performers, rides and games to entertain the smallest of Festivalgoers, and an Art Village with 25 local artists displaying a diverse selection of art from paintings to handcrafts.
▪ Interview with Monte Jones, chief executive officer, BAME CDC.
▪ Interviews with event attendees on their experience and the revitalization of the Greater Logan Heights.