Entertainment

Torrance Refining Company Stage on the Torino Plaza

Your Host

Keith Dion

11:00am – 12:30pm

Smooth Touch Band

From their humble beginnings nearly Nine years ago Smooth Touch has become one of the most sought after ALL LIVE dance bands in Southern California. Smooth Touch boasts a rhythm section like those of touring acts, a powerful 3 man horn section and 3 lead vocalists that keep the party alive with the never ending 3 part harmonies.

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Tom Kenny & the Hi-Seas

Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas are a Los Angeles-based Rock n Roll/ Soul /R&B band that “brings the party” wherever and whenever they perform. They are the embodiment of no-holds-barred, all-in rocknroll. Simply put, their mission statement can be summed up as follows: “Hey, let’s have as much fun as humanly possible!”

Drawing on influences ranging from Sam Cooke to The Shangri-Las to The Righteous Brothers, their rockers cause dance floor mayhem and their soulful ballads induce swooning. There’s no doubt that you and your socks will part company once you experience Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas.

The band’s manic frontman is Tom Kenny. Tom is the highly regarded voice actor behind the immortal “SpongeBob SquarePants”, The Ice King from “Adventure Time”, many voices on “Rick and Morty”, and literally hundreds of other animated characters. He won an Emmy in 2018 for outstanding contributions to an animated program.

The Hi-Seas’ band leader is Andy Paley. As The Paley Brothers, Andy and his brother Jonathan brought their sunnypop/rock to stages ranging from CBGB’s to Madison Square Garden. Post-Paley Brothers, Andy went on to perform with and produce numerous major artists including Ramones, Patty Smith, Brian Wilson, Madonna and, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Girl Group trio The Damselles add a glamorous dimension to the line-up, bringing sultry tight harmonies, and top-flight choreography to the mix. It’s as if the glory days of the Ronettes, and The Supremes had never ended.

A blastin’, honkin’ horn section, features a rotating cast of game players who have toured and recorded with the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Four Tops, Cheap Trick, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lorde, Fitz & The Tantrums and many more.

This is rocknroll as it was meant to be: wild, unfettered and a total blast.  Prepare to be swept away by the raucous tsunami that is: Tom Kenny & The Hi-Seas!

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Christie Huff

Christie Huff is a country singer songwriter who brings a pop touch to her soulful sound. She’s an LA girl now, but she attributes her country background to growing up in Arizona. Trips to Nashville several times a year to cowrite with other country songwriters keep her ties to country strong. She recorded 2 CDs in Nashville, and is now working on a new EP in LA that’s being produced by Avi Kaplan, formerly of Pentatonix.

Starting out as a solo acoustic performer, Christie is well-known in LA and Orange County, and she now performs her original songs both acoustically and with her band at venues including Hotel Café and The Viper Room in LA. She recently opened for Chris Bandi at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Toby Keith at Coastal Country Jam in Huntington Beach California, Bebe Rexha at Phoenix Pride, Ashley Monroe at The Hotel Cafe, just got off a month long tour of 17 shows on her way to play at CountryFest in Wisconsin to open up for Jason Aldean, and opened up for yet another country superstar, Billy Currington, at the Boots In The Park Festival in Norco and Fresno California. Christie recently released her single “The Way You Move”, which has been described as a “combination of the current pulse of Nashville with elements of hip hop, pop, and a sultry melody.”  It was also a Top 10 finisher in Popstar Magazine’s Rising Stars Top 40. She released her second single, “Dream Catcher”, from her upcoming EP, produced by Avi Kaplan, last February.You can also find her on youTube, where she has several music videos including the award-winning “Soldier Song”, as well as an increasingly popular series called Christie’s Couch Sessions.  Each week, she collaborates with another artist from the LA or Nashville scene on an original song, cover, or mashup.  Christie is excited for 2019, she plans she plans to release a new single every 2 months. Her first single of 2019, “Urban Love” was released January 25thand made the New Music Nashville Spotify Playlist for 4 weeks in a row and is currently on the Wild Country Spotify Playlist. “Urban Love” received over 50,000 streams on Spotify after just being released for one month. Look out for more music by Christie released this year!

Armstrong Theatre

Your Host

Magician Shawn McMaster

11:00am

Peninsula Youth Symphony

12:00pm

ENCORE! South Bay

12:30pm

Sara Carson & Hero

12:45pm

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company

1:00pm

Women in Science

1:30pm

Torrance Youth Chorale

2:00pm

SoulMovers

2:30pm

Sara Carson & Hero

2:45pm

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company Jr.

3:00 pm

Neiya Arts – Xhanat

3:30 pm

LA Miyake Kai

Based in Los Angeles, California, LA Miyake Kai is a Japanese taiko drumming group that specializes in a traditional style of Japanese drumming called Miyake Taiko. The style of Miyake Taiko was developed for a traditional summer festival that has been held on Miyake Island in Japan since 1820. Powerful but simple, fierce but emotional, the beats of our drums will be sure to reach your soul. The LA Miyake Kai is officially recorgnized by Miyake Jima Geino Doshi Kai of Japan.

3:45 pm

JRick & the Hot Flashers

JRick (John Richard Edwards) is a 73 year old who retired as Deputy Chief Engineer of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. He took up dance for exercise at age 55 and went on to win three television dance competitions, one with a $100,000 prize and one with Jennifer Lopez. He was also in two Michael Jackson videos and danced in several television shows including “Modern Family.” He choreographs Michael Jackson tribute flashmobs in Hollywood for Thrill The World LA.

4:00 pm

Neiya Arts – Xhanat

4:25 pm

Emerald Street

Emerald Street is an indie rock band that has been performing around Los Angeles County since 2016. Recently since January of 2019, the band has been working on a trio of singles which will be accompanied by their debut album in the following year. Emerald Street’s message highlights positivity and bringing people closer as a community. You can hear these messages in their music which highlights these key aspects of humanity.

Nakano Theatre

Your Host

Magician Christopher Hart

11:00am

Palos Verdes Symphonic Band Wind Ensemble

12:00pm

Bourque Music

Bringing joy and music to our community through private lessons in piano and voice since 2012, BOURQUE MUSIC is dedicated to bringing: Confidence, Empowerment, Excellence and Fun to every student! We are thrilled to share an interactive program on music through the ages: rock, pop, classical, folk and opera! You will be able to participate with us as we play and sing songs in rock and roll and beyond. You will even get to play and sing along with us!
Come celebrate music that makes us smile, sing, dance, laugh and have fun!

12:30pm

Storytelling with Angie Flores

1:00pm

Palos Verdes Symphonic Band Flute Ensemble

1:30pm

Palos Verdes Symphonic Brass Band Ensemble

Singer Songwriter Showcase

2:00pm

Annabelle Bertucci

2:30pm

Jessica Lombardozzi

3:00pm

Liz King

3:30pm

Benjamin Wylder

4:00pm

Sylvia Bosco

4:30pm

Bradley Mangrum