2013 Abbot Kinney Festival Schedule!


Today is the day! The Abbot Kinney Festival will be held from 10 am to 6 pm! See you there (in The Brig beer garden)! (The music stage lineups and kids activities are listed “after the jump”)

Abbot Kinney Festival 2013

The presentations of the Abbot Kinney Festival ‘Spirit of Venice’ awards will take place from 2-3pm on the Andalusia stage!

Abbot Kinney Festival Spirit of Venice Awards, 2013:

Oscar Duncan – This posthumous tribute will be awarded for musician and youth minister Duncan’s selfless service to the children of Venice at the Boys & Girls Club and to Duncan’s betterment of Venice as a community in general. Oscar, known as “Choir Boy” was shot and killed while walking his girlfriend home on Santa Clara in June of 2012.

Michael “Rocky” Stenger – Stenger is a consumate volunteer, donating his time and resources to many groups in Venice without calling attention to his actions. “Rocky” has been a member of the VNC Neighborhood Committee for years, representing the area East of Lincoln. He also volunteers at both the Mark Twain and Walgrove gardens and elsewhere in Venice.

Carol Tantau – Carol, a Venetian since 1971, opened Abbot Kinney’s Just Tantau in 1982,but her community service goes back for years. Carol has been the head of the West Washington (which she helped get renamed to Abbot Kinney) Merchant’s Association and the President of the Venice Chamber Of Commerce. Tantu has been on the Community Police Advisory Board and also heads the advocacy program at Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their children in Santa Monica. In a perfect world, Just Tantau would be on Abbot Kinney forever.

The Venice Sign Team – This group award will be presented to the organizing team that got the historic Venice sign replaced at Windward and Pacific. The award recognizes the grass roots effort and community cooperation which was vital to re-creating the Venice Sign. When we work together as a community, wonderful things happen!

Abbot Kinney Festival Grant recipients for 2013:
Venice Arts
A Window Between Worlds
ReDiscover Center
Friends of Coeur d’Alene
Community Partners for Safe Place for Youth
LAPD Booster Club
Venice Oceanarium

The musical performance lineup for the 2013 Abbot Kinney Festival:

Abbot Kinney Festival 2013

10:00-11:00am: Noah
11:00-11:40am: Victory
12:00-2:40pm: Moses Sumney
1:00-1:40pm: Boardwalk
2:00-2:40pm: Halfbluud
3:00-4:00pm: Cosmic Kids
4:20-5:00pm: Gavin Turek
5:20-6:00pm: AM & Shawn Lee


11:00-11:35am: Oh Boy Les Mecs
12:00-12:35pm: Brett
1:00-1:35pm: Y LUV
2:00-2:35pm: Chain Gang of 1974
3:00-4:00pm: Tropicool
4:00-5:00pm: Cassian
5:00-6:00pm: Surf Ambassador Hendo / Junkyard


Kids Quad / Tot Lot is located at Westminster Ave.

9:45am – Family Festival Kick-Off Parade (Meet at California Ave!)
10:00am – Sandra Sandia
10:45am – Samba Da Mundanca
11:30am – Madame Chocolat
12:15pm – Room 23
1:00pm – School of Rock
2:15pm – ShooFlies
3:15pm – Heidi Swedberg
4:15pm – A Place Called Home Band APCH
5:00pm – SuperBroke Brass Tin & Strings Electric Marching Band!

TOT LOT ENTERTAINMENT presented by Books & Cookies
10:00am – Teacher Davis
10:30am – Moo Moo Musica
11:00am – Move n’ Music Play
11:30am – Books & Cookies Story Time
12:00pm – Sandra Sandia
12:30pm – Kristen Cook
1:00pm – Jennifer Paskow
1:30pm – Kristen Cook
2:00pm – Andrew & Polly
2:30pm – Madame Chocolat
3:00pm –  Beat Buds
3:30pm – Moo Moo Musica
4:00pm – Baila Baila
4:30pm – Books & Cookies Story Time
5:00pm – My Musical Tree
5:30pm – Moo Moo Musica



  1. […] Oscar Duncan, the young man who was killed June of last year in Oakwood, was awarded the award posthumously.  Michael Stenger, the consummate volunteer, and Carol Tantau, owner of Just Tantau on Abbot Kinney, President of Merchants’ Association, President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, a member of Sojourn Services for battered women and their children.  Photos and more details at YoVenice, Spirit of Venice Awards . […]

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