Oxnard Salsa Festival

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Main Stage Schedule

Six HOT bands will perform at the Oxnard Salsa Festival in 2017!



The Arsenio Rodriguez Project
11:00 AM

The Arsenio Rodriguez Project, is an All-Star Ensemble of today’s top LA musicians, designed to continue the legacy and to pay tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez, called by the historians the father of salsa. The Ensemble came together for the first time in 2011 to honor Arsenio Rodriguez on his 100th birthday anniversary, presenting the original arrangements of the man many credit with being one of Afro-Cuban music greatest innovators.

Community Dance Showcase
1:00 PM

Orquesta Bonko
2:00 PM

Orquesta Bonkó features a very powerful, danceable and unique repertoire, our music matches no other and has become a favorite among Salsa dancers and music enthusiasts. We are present in all the Social Network sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter where we daily promote and interact with our followers and fans.

Louie Cruz Beltran
4:45 PM

Louie Cruz Beltran is a charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist who has captivated audiences with his dynamic stage presence and wonderful vocals. Louies musical career was crafted upon the soulful sounds of his ethnic American background and flavored with contemporary R&B, Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook. Steeped in music from early childhood, his first memories recall his mother singing gospel music, Mexican and Caribbean folk tunes.


La Verdad
11:00 AM

La Verdad (9piece) founded in 2015 by Grammy award winning  singer songwriter Gabrielito Gonzalez along with key-arranger-producer Matt Amper and master  percussionist and "LP" (Latin percussion) artist Joey de Leon. They gathered Some of L.A's finest musicians to play in this dynamic Tour de force. La Verdad has played many privates, clubs and  festivals since,  served as Backing band to artist "La Palabra" as well as NYC Artist "Don Sonero". 

Dancing With Our Community Stars
1:00 PM

In a Salsa-twist to the hit TV show, local celebrities are paired with the area's best dance instructors for a salsa showdown. The 2017 line up will take to the dance floor to raise much-needed funds for their charity of choice. Learn More

Angel Lebron Y Su Sabor Latino
2:00 PM

As Orchestra Director, Angel Lebron brings his family history of three generations of New York Latin musicians to his exciting style of live classic salsa. A true entertainer, he connects with his audience through his humor and energetic style.

Janeen Puente
4:45 PM

The Janeen Puente Orchestra developed when she moved to LA and met Eddie Del Rios- an accomplished percussionist who has played all over the world, with some of the biggest names in salsa.  The band’s origins based itself on tributing the female icons of salsa, from La Lupe to La India, but from there Janeen’s own voice and style, backed with the straight forward swinging music, propelled the band to becoming a local favorite. 

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