VENICE, CALIFORNIA –The annual Venice Spring Fling celebrates its eighth year of totally free entertainment at the beach on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. in Windward Plaza Park (1 Windward Avenue, between the boardwalk and the bike trail). The full day of art, music, dance, and literature is headlined by Cubensis and Barry “The Fish” Melton and Friends. Also performing are RedEye Redemption, Champa, Joy Rosenberg Band, Blind Lemon Peel, and Untitled Document. Readings from authors James Berkowitz and Philip Goldberg, and dance performances by Samba Soul and Ya Harissa Bellydance Theater round out the day. Ann Cohen will be live painting the event at stage side. Immediately following the festival, an aftershow will be hosted by Hinano Café, featuring the Brobots.
Venice Spring Fling 8 is proud to host an art show that surrounds the park. This year’s lineup of visual artists includes William Brun, Audrey McNamara, Leslie and Gregory Lopez, Shawn Waco, Gabby Tary, Virag Vida, Violeta Moreno-Gomez, Twisted Flamingo aka Cambria Art, and Rainbow on a Mission (Maria Campbell). Eclectic Hoops will be on hand with hoops for play and sale, and DIABOLO Beverages and Honest Tea will be sampling. The Thai-Mex Cocina food truck will be on site.
The free Venice Spring Fling 8 is made possible by generous donations from these local and national sponsors: Maui and Sons Marina Del Rey, Royal Gold Potting Soil, Skull & Roses 2 festival, Samba Soul, Fresh Brothers, Venice Beach Suites & Hotel, The Sidewalk Café, Surfside Venice, Hinano Café, Marina Del Rey Marriott, Free Venice Beachhead, Diabolo Beverages, Eclectic Hoops, Volcano Tea House, Animal House, and Zelda’s Corner.
Venice Spring Fling 8 is proud to be a community partner with the Westside Food Bank. The event will feature an on-site canned food drive. The first 50 concertgoers who bring 5 cans will receive a free event poster. See our donation page on this site to make a tax-deductible donation to the Westside Food Bank.