2014 SoRo Community Festival

SoRo Community Festival

The 17th Annual SoRo Community Festival will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 11 am to 4 pm. The Festival is located on South Robertson Boulevard, between Cattaraugus and Beverlywood St. (just north of Hamilton High School and the 10 Freeway). Free street parking is also available.

Free and open to the public, the SoRo Festival features a live music stage, tree adoption, and over 60 vendor booths highlighting neighborhood businesses, community information and a variety of merchandise. It also offers “Camp SoRo” Kids Zone with attractions, a rock-climbing wall and free arts and crafts for children. This year’s theme is “Many Neighborhoods Create One Great Community!”

In addition there will be a separate Public Safety Pavilion hosted by the SORO Neighborhoods Council with many exhibits and demonstrations by “First Responders” such as LAPD and LAFD.

Food

The SoRo Festival will also serve up a variety of culinary delights from some of Los Angeles’ hottest gourmet food trucks, including the Kosher PalateFatburger, bool Korean BBQ Tacos & PastelsCurrywurst Truck, Trailer Park TruckFrozen Crush Italian Ice and King Kone Ice Cream Co.

SORO Festival food trucks


Main Stage

The SoRo Festival stage will spotlight live musical and dance performances from some of SoCal’s talented young performers, with scheduled appearances by World Garden Dance and Music Studio, Kids of Rock Theatre, Spanish and Classical Flamenco Dance by Susana Elena and the top 40 and Latin soul sound of The Westside Crew.


Performance Schedule

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Cladis  |  Sound Master: John Lackner

11:15-11:35 World Garden
11:40-11:50 SGI-USA Women’s Pearl Chorus
12:00-12:30 The Christopher Brothers
12:40-1:00 Rock Theater
1:00-1:30 Susan Bursk Award, Green Award and Dignitary Speeches
1:30-2:00 Susana Elena
2:00-2:20 Rock Theater
2:30-4:00 Westside Crew


Safety Stage

The Public Safety Pavilion will hold demonstrations and presentations throughout the day.


Performance Schedule

11:00 AM TBA
11:30 AM  Red Cross EP Presentation
12:00 PM Vital Training: First Aid
12:30 PM EQ Products: Creating Personal EP Kit
1:00 PM  LAFD:  Jaws of Life Demo
1:30 PM USAR: Vehicle Demo
2:00 PM Red Cross: Puppet Show
2:30 PM CERT: Blanket Carry and Radio Demo
3:00 PM CHP: DUI
3:30 PM Pet Safety (Tentative)

SORO Festival 2014
2014 Festival Logo by Barbara Mendes

About the Festival

A non-profit undertaking, staffed entirely by volunteers, the SoRo Festival celebrates the broad diversity and sense of unity that exists among the some 45,000 people who live or work in the seven neighborhoods encompassed in the South Robertson community. It encourages beautification and revitalization of the SoRo corridor, where people can shop, dine, and enjoy a good quality of life, and it is committed to strengthening local educational institutions.

Boasting an attendance of between 8,000–12,000 people each year, the SoRo Festival’s proceeds support local schools and community improvement projects. The SoRo Community Festival is coordinated by the SoRo Community Foundation, Inc., with support from the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council. We would like to invite the entire Southern California community to join our event.

2014 Festival Committee

Chaired by: Jon Liberman & Terrence Gomes
Amy Levier
Baila Romm
Barry Levine
Bette Billet
Deanne McEwen
Erick Morales
Harold Bock
Jeffery Ebenstein
Larry DeMers
Liz Carlin
Michoel Bloom
Mike Lynn
Nahed Guirguis
Paula Waxman
Robyn Braun
Romy Schneider
Shelly Iltis
Victor Mitry