Los Lobos to rock 39th Annual Santa Paula Kiwanis Citrus Festival

July 12, 2006
Santa Paula News

Multiple Grammy award-winner Los Lobos will be rocking Harding Park Saturday at the 39th Annual Santa Paula Kiwanis Citrus Festival, the three-day celebration of the city’s history and culture offering even more events and activities at this year’s festival.

By Peggy KellySanta Paula TimesMultiple Grammy award-winner Los Lobos will be rocking Harding Park Saturday at the 39th Annual Santa Paula Kiwanis Citrus Festival, the three-day celebration of the city’s history and culture offering even more events and activities at this year’s festival.The Kiwanis Citrus Festival runs Friday (4 to 11:30 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (both days noon to 11:30 p.m.) at Harding Park on East Harvard Boulevard. Saturday will also feature a special Car Show at Harding Park.The 39th Annual Citrus Parade will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. on East Main Street.Admittance to the Festival is only $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under and gets you a full day of entertainment, carnival rides (tickets sold separately), the Limoneira Citrus & Avocado Pavilion, Farmers Market, specialty foods, coffees, Mercantile and arts and crafts among other offerings.They will also be an array of citrus-based competitions including best recipes using avocados, lemons or oranges, biggest and even Best Dressed, the latter a real hometown hoot!The Santa Paula Times is sponsoring the Family Fun Stage on Saturday and Sunday where there will be a variety of entertainment including Dan Ray the Magician, who will appear both days and Kids Karaoke on Saturday. And there will be more than a dozen fun contests ranging from bobbing for oranges to lemon pie eating contest.Almost nonstop topflight musical entertainment will be offered on the Bud Light Beer Lounge Stage and the Main Stage with The Company Band, Charles Law & Jagged and Chico appearing Friday with the music starting at 5:45 p.m.Kacey Cubero will get off the music Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by Tin Drum and Aspen. County favorite House Arrest will open the Main Stage show at 7:30 p.m. followed by Los Lobos, one of the most respected and original bands of the last three decades.
Described variously as a rock, folk, Tex-Mex or Tejano band there is really no description for Los Lobos (Spanish for The Wolves) which has consistently tackled new forms of music since forming in 1974.“People spend $30, $40 and $50 - probably more - to get tickets for a Los Lobos concert but we have them right here at the Citrus Festival and its included in the entry fee,” said Kiwanis President Sheryl Misenhimer. “And we’ve got Little Joe y la Familia and Chico also performing over the weekend...it’s exciting!”Sunday will feature Mariachi Jalisco starting at noon, Mariachi Camarillo, Los Nuevos del Norte, Danny Torres & The Piru River Band and at 8 p.m. Little Joe y la Familia.Misenhimer is proud of this year’s Citrus Festival poster - Scott Jeffers of Simi Valley won the competition with a drop dead gorgeous work of art - pleased that other Kiwanis Clubs are volunteering at the event.“So much is new,” including the Farmers Market, Coffee House and the Family Fun Stage, the latter a “huge addition...we’re really looking forward to it, it’s going to be a real bright spot getting those kids up there for the Karaoke and other contests!”There’s still time to get a free 39th Annual Santa Paula Kiwanis Club Citrus Festival T-shirt and two admission tickets if you’re willing to volunteer just four hours during the event.For more volunteer information contact Diane Torrance (933-9729), Bill Grant (207-0182) or Mary Mata (907-8411) to sign up today!Pre-sale carnival ride tickets are a bargain: 20 ride tickets for $12, an $8 saving! And Bracelet Day is Saturday when for $15 you get unlimited rides from noon to 6 p.m.Pre-sale tickets are available until noon Friday and Bracelets until 11 a.m. Saturday ONLY at Pamela’s (861 E. Main St.) and the Chamber of Commerce (Depot).



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