IMG_6661Most people know my favorite four-lettered word is free. And when the heat threatens to reach triple digits in the San Gabriel Valley, heat relief may send you West. Today, your whole family can enjoy free performances and art activities at the second annual Broad Fest at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m..

The festival features free performances and interactive art activities for kids of all ages. In addition to free concerts on the plaza featuring Masanga Marimba, Klezmer Juice, TJ Mayeshiro, and more, The Edye will be transformed into a jazz lounge with artists presented by Santa Monica College, Jazz Bakery, and The Blue Whale. Take advantage of the last days of summer-walk or ride your bike to The Broad Stage for a fun day of performance and art for the whole family!  There’s even free complimentary valet parking for bike riders. If you get to the Broad Fest early, there’s even free parking for cars.

Tours of The Broad Stage and the Edye will be hosted throughout the day, and food and drinks will be available to purchase from Homegirl Café and Beachy Cream. Complimentary valet parking is available for all guests who arrive on bikes.

When & Where: Sunday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Global Motion & Synapse (Plaza)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SMC Jazz Ensemble (Edye)

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

TJ Mayeshiro (Plaza)

12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

SaMoHi Jazz Ensemble (Edye)

12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Blue13 (Plaza)

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

The Jazz Bakery presents Billy Childs (Edye)

1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Klezmer Juice (Plaza)

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

The Blue Whale Presents  Tatiana Parra and Vardan Ovsepian (Edye)

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Masanga Marimba (Plaza)

**Studio Zanni Performing Pop-up Commedia Throughout the Day**

Location: The Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401