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Bonedaddys Headline Unity Resource Festival

The 6th annual “Unity Resource Festival” will celebrate “A Cultural Infusion” on Sunday, March 11th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Virginia Avenue Park in Santa Monica. The event is free!

Unity poster

Presented by the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica College and the Santa Monica Bay Area Human Relations Counci, this year’s festival theme celebrates the many cultures represented in the City of Santa Monica through music, dance and culinary arts.

Free entertainment will be featured throughout the day including live dance music by the well-known “gotta dance band”, The Bonedaddys (world-beat, blues, zydeco) and widely acclaimed Very Be Careful (Columbian vallenato and cumbia).

A multi-media theatrical presentation by actor Gerald C. Rivers and Movement of Agape dance group, featuring jazz saxophonist Cal Bennett, will stir our memories and imagination on the theme of “unity” as expressed by Dr. Martin Luther King. Teen poet and hip hop artist, Miles McAliley will also rock the stage. Santa Monica College’s Global Motion dance troupe will grace the stage with dances from Asia, West Africa and Ireland.

The festival will also highlight information on city, business, and non-profit agencies that strengthen the community with supportive resources.

The annual “Unity Awards” will be given to an outstanding individual, community organization and faith based group for making a difference in the quality of life in Santa Monica through activities that promote diversity in cultural education and cultural awareness.

Free bike valet services and a Kidzone will be provided with gourmet food trucks on hand to delight the palate.

For the latest entertainment and event updates, visit Virginia Avenue Park’s website at www.vapark.smgov.net or call (310) 458-8688.

Virginia Avenue Park is located at 2200 Virginia Avenue. The park is wheelchair accessible and welcomes persons of all abilities.

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