Saturday, July 29
6:30PM Festival begins
7:00PM – 7:45PM Sidestage (Lois Blaish)
8:00PM – 9:30PM Main Stage
Perla wraps her soulful voice around selections from the Leonard Cohen Songbook
World-class vocalist, Perla Batalla is a full-throated songstress who has worked with Leonard Cohen, k.d.lang, Nick Cave and Laurie Anderson, Perla inhabits her music completely, and is “…an astonishingly rich contralto capable of stratospheric arches of unadulterated emotion.” Songtalk Magazine
Long before setting off on her solo career, Perla Batalla’s astonishing voice had been in great demand for a host of singers from kd lang, Jennifer Warnes, Iggy Pop, The Gipsy Kings and Was (Not Was). They, in turn, had discovered this native Californian Hispanic songbird from her years with Leonard Cohen, with whom she toured and recorded from 1988-1994. Leonard himself says, “Onstage, offstage, digital or analog, I love Perla Batalla.”
“… Batalla’s music caresses … a born storyteller with a rambunctious sense of humor…” – Los Angeles Times
.. Perla Batalla possesses one of the finest singing voices on planet Earth…” – Latino Los Angeles
Grassy Hill Sidestage presented by Grassy Hill Entertainment
The Grassy Hill Sidestage presents the best of local and emerging talent prior to the Main Stage concert. Come early, have a picnic under the stars or dine with our local vendors onsite, and enjoy the sounds of these up and coming acts to set the mood for your evening.
KidZone features child and family focused interactive fun and games! Activities vary by day. Children can have their face painted, grab a balloon, make chalk drawings, make instruments, and color to their hearts content.