Kids’ Park Facebook Community Stage Showcases Mountain View’s Young Talent

Special gratitude to all of our performers for making our Community Stage a spectacular reality. BRAVO!!!

The Kids’ Park Facebook Community Stage is always a smash hit! This dazzling array of talented performers will strut their showstopping stuff in front of a live audience at this year’s Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, September 8-9.

"It has been wonderful to see our Community Stage become such a big hit,” said Katrina Tenedora, programs and events manager for the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. “It’s all about giving emerging and outstanding young talent from the area a chance to do what all performers love to do: perform and teach in front of a live audience. We’ll have some of our favorite acts back again along with some new talent that we've discovered over the past year.”

The Facebook Community Stage is located in the Wells Fargo parking lot at Church and Castro.

Mountain View Piano
Mountain View Piano

Ana and the MRI
Ana and the MRI

Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies
Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies

Andy Z
Andy Z

Hookslide
Hookslide

The Singing Lizard
The Singing Lizard

Passion Fit
Passion Fit

West Valley Dance Company
West Valley Dance Company

Double or Nothing
Double or Nothing

Dance Attack
Dance Attack!

KIDS' PARK FACEBOOK COMMUNITY STAGE SCHEDULE

(in the Wells Fargo Parking Lot at Church and Castro Streets)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

11:00 am — Mountain View Piano
Mountain View Piano is an independent music studio located in the heart of Silicon Valley in the city of Mountain View. We provide piano, voice, woodwinds and guitar instruction for children and adults. Please come on out and join us at this year's Art & Wine Festival as our student play classical, contemporary, accompaniment and blues. Join us after the performance for an Ice Cream Social in Kid's Park and talk to our students about their experience playing music!

12:00 pm – Ana and the MRI
Indie-folk band comprised of Mountain View High School seniors Melissa Pinkner, Rachel Owstrowski and Isabella Scotti.

1:00 pm – Wynnstar Talent Agency 
Youth singing solo, duets and group dances

2:00 pm – Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies
​Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies is a FUN, FUNky, Hip Hop, Rockin' and Rollin' Band based in Silicon Valley. We will bring that FUN interactive experience for young children and kids of all ages, to the full grown movers and shakers! Started by Josh Friedman in late 2014, this live phunktastic band can range from a tight 8-12 piece ensemble filled with horns, backup singers and choreography, to just a simple acoustic duo or trio setup show, or maybe the sweet 4-6 piece could be just the right combination. Come on out to the Community Stage, and let's have some FUN!! ​

3:00 pm – Teen Rock Band

4:00 pm – Andy Z
Andy Z is a multiple award-winning children's performer, singer/songwriter and educator who combines music, movement, storytelling and character puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained.

5:00 pm – Andy Z
Andy Z is a multiple award-winning children's performer, singer/songwriter and educator who combines music, movement, storytelling and character puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and families entertained.

6:00 pm – Hookslide A Cappella
Hookslide is a high energy mix of mind blowing vocal percussion, booming bass and screaming four-part harmony that is guaranteed to knock you out. No instruments? No Problem! Based in San Francisco, this CARA award-winning vocal group has traveled throughout the nation and has worked with groups from Kool and the Gang to Joan Rivers and Tower of Power! The group has had the same 4 members for 18 years and has visited cities from Anchorage to Albany and has recently performed on the Capitol Mall in Washington, DC and on stage at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Hookslide has performed over 500 shows around the country for all kinds of corporate, festival, club, colleges, television shows and charities including Mythbusters, America Sings, The San Francisco Giants, Budweiser and Amgen International. The group claims to sing five parts with only four members. How do they do it? Come to the show to find out!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

11:00 am – The Singing Lizard
Voted #1 Party Entertainer in DC by Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards, The Singing Lizard has developed a kid-and-parent-friendly performance style that's interactive and entertaining. Her high-energy live shows include both original and classic children's songs, remixed for the ultimate dancing fun.

12:00 pm – Passion Fit
Passion Fit™ is a health, wellness and fitness lifestyle company. Content and services include local fitness, dance and bootcamp classes, online workout videos, a blog, newsletters, social media content, media appearances, wellness consulting, online courses, speaking engagements and wellness workshops for individuals, companies, non-profits, schools and universities on fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and healthy lifestyles.

1:00 pm – The Singing Lizard
As one of the first artists to combine original and traditional children's music with electronic, pop, and dance genres, East Bay resident Liz DeRoche (a.k.a. The Singing Lizard) moves listeners to the beat of an entirely new style she calls "Electro-Kindie.

2:00 pm –  West Valley Dance Company
West Valley Dance Company offers a well-rounded, professional dance education that caters to individual pace and growth. Our roots are in the passion of teaching, and the staff of the WVDC understand the importance of a child’s development at any age–ensuring our lessons go beyond those of the dance studio. We offer classes ages 18 months- adult in multiple locations around the Silicon Valley, with our newest studio opening in Mountain View this Fall! Visit our website for more information on classes, locations, and events.

3:00 pm – Double or Nothing
Founded in 2002, Double or Nothing is a performance group dedicated to creativity in lindy-hop based swing dance. We perform throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and most of us can also be found regularly on the social dance floor of the many local swing dance venues each week. We write our own choreographies with each member of Double or Nothing bringing a unique dance background and perspective to the group. The resulting mix is intended to maintain the many traditions of swing dance while constantly striving to add modern elements.

4:00 pm – Dance Attack!
The dancers performing at the festival are members of the Dance Attack! Performing Company in Sunnyvale. They range in age from 5-15 and attend several nationally recognized dance conventions and competitions as well as perform at many community events. Dance Attack! offers a range of dance programs for students of all ages including: ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. Our goal is to develop and enhance our students’ love of dance in a positive and encouraging environment. Visit our website for more information!

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival 2018

"A Festival Like No Other"
September 8-9, 2018 Sat. 11-7, Sun. 10-6
Castro Street, Mountain View, CA