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Entertaining acts featured at Kaleidoscope

Isabell Rivera OW Contributor

Isabell Rivera OW Contributor | 10/4/2019, midnight

The city of Palmdale has announced the music line-up for the Tapestry stage at the fourth annual Kaleidoscope Music & Art Festival, coming to the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Performing on the Tapestry stage will be the zydeco sounds of Grammy nominee Lisa Haley & The Zydecats, ukulele artist Jason Arimoto, reggae/pop group ReLoVe, classical Spanish/Flamenco artist Battista, and Latin jazz artist Louie Cruz Beltran.

“This year’s Tapestry stage musical lineup expands upon the breadth and depth of the musical experience,” said Palmdale’s Communications Manager John Mlynar. “It’s a truly universal roster of sounds and talent that will transform the stage into a musical extravaganza for all to enjoy.”

Kaleidoscope Music & Art Festival is a unique event dedicated to the arts, both visual and performing. Kaleidoscope will feature two stages of live music; live artisans and muralists; “Off the Canvas” living masterpieces; “Brush Strokes” live studio classes; a ukulele workshop; “Young at Art” up-cycled art; Art of the Brew craft beer; Art of the Vine wines; Fresh Made Market culinary & apothecary vendors; artisan food; and much more.

Lisa Haley & The Zydekats

Since forming in 1995, nationally known Lisa Haley & the Zydekats are one of the most popular Americana/Cajun/Zydeco band on tour today. A fourth-generation fiddler and three-octave vocalist, Lisa began performing at age four. Her ancestors arrived in Roddy Bayou, La. in 1718, and they’ve been fiddling ever since. 

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats have performed in more than 20 countries and have toured and/or recorded with multi-Grammy winner/producer KebMo’, Sir George Martin, Queen Ida, Rockin’ Sydney, Joe Simien, Brian Setzer, John Hiatt, Randy Newman, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Little Richard, Dave Koz, Al Rapone and a host of others. With eight albums to their credit, including their newest called “Joy Ride,” three have charted on Billboard. Their repertoire includes original tunes as well as Louisiana Bayou, jazz, French Celtic and R&B.

Jason Arimoto

Originally from Hawaii, Jason Arimoto, Ph. D., is a Los Angeles-based “ukulele creative” with a professional background in ukulele performance, education, and retail. Arimoto performs and teaches across the U.S. and internationally, and is the co-owner of U-SPACE, L.A.’s premier ukulele store and award-winning, full-service community-centered creative arts enterprise.

In addition to teaching undergraduate ukulele studies in Applied Music at Occidental College, he also served as artist faculty in arts institutions across the country.

Arimoto’s studio recordings are featured on: “A Brighter Day,” an album of original ukulele and vocal compositions; “Take On the ‘80s,” a collection of ‘80s hits re-imagined on ukulele and vocals in the varying styles of blues, reggae, and swing; and “JMD,” featuring ukulele, bass, and drums on six original reggae/blues/rock compositions. 

ReLoVe

Los Angeles based, ReLoVe is a reggae soul band sharing a message of hope and love through live music. Its authentic and uplifting classic hits are blended with their own original sound, and delivered by a spirited multi-cultural band of friends. Beloved songs from Bob Marley to Aretha Franklin keep their audiences smiling and singing along.