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Announcing 2011 Festival Entertainment

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Thursday – Sunday

Bill Keale

Bill Keale, Twin Islands Music (located in the Meadow Gazebo)

From his early introduction into Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Pop and Folk, Bill’s acoustic organic style remains evident. His family’s prolific music history has secured it’s place in Hawaii and beyond, largely because of his uncle Moe Keale and beloved cousins, Skippy and Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole. Bill honors their legacy and has discovered his own healing gift. His presence…is undeniable. His voice… unmistakable. His music is a celebration of the spirit.

Oscar Reynolds, Karumanta
(located along the path Northeast quadrant)

Oscar Reynolds

 Oscar Reynolds is an accomplished composer, internationally-acclaimed Andean flute master, guitarist, flute-maker, recording engineer, and lawyer from the Andes Mountains of La Paz, perhaps best recognized for playing the Bolivian pan flutes and guitar simultaneously. With a professional career of over 40 years in music, Reynolds received honors from the Bolivian government under Evo Morales’ administration for his lifetime achievement in music and dedication in developing, performing, and promoting Bolivian music in Bolivia and around the world. The California Legislature and Senate have also recognized Oscar’s outstanding achievements and success in enriching the cultural life of California as a composer and performer of Bolivian music.

Joe Baldino

Joe Baldino, Jazz & Latin Guitar
(located in the Amphitheater)

Joe Baldino enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome at La Quinta Arts Festival last year – so we were pleased to request his return. Joe’s music will stir your soul and transport you to romantic places with his “oh so smooth” vibe.

Don McLeod's Living Statues

Don McLeod's Living Statues

Saturday & Sunday

Don McLeod’s Living Statues & Zen Butoh Performers

The Tableau Vivant, or group of living statues, was a regular feature of medieval and Renaissance festivities and pageantry. Typically a group enacting a scene would be mounted on an elaborate stand decorated to look like a monument, placed on the route of the procession.

Don McLeod is an internationally acclaimed mime and movement artist. Just out of theatre school, Don was selected as a private student of the late Marcel Marceau. McLeod has toured throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries including numerous trips to Japan, Canada, India, Brazil, Argentina and most recently South Korea. Each performer in Don McLeod’s troupe has been trained in mime and Japanese Butoh (a form of slow-motion movement and expression) to bring the statues to life.

Sunday 11am – 1pm
 San Bernardino Symphony Quintet

The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra is celebrating their 82 season and the 10 year anniversary with Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Carlo Ponti.  The Symphony continues to elevate their artist excellence, delivering classic  masterpieces to the Inland Empire.  We are thrilled to welcome their performance, sure to delight Festival patrons.


Judy Cline
March 6, 2011, 6:29 pm

I very much want to see Bill Keale perform. Can you tell me more–hours, every day?? I believe he is the same person I used to enjoy in Bend, Oregon.
Thanks! Judy

March 8, 2011, 8:27 pm


It is Bill from Bend, OR. He will be performing every day of the festival, from around 11am to close. You will find him in the “meadow gazebo”.

March 23, 2011, 1:48 pm

Richard, The remainder of the entertainment was scheduled to play all day, every day – that is the reason we did not include hours…..