Twelve acts showcases Arizona’s homegrown music talent at this year’s music festival in Goodyear
Free family-oriented music fest showcases all local bands
Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest #GLMFEST
Saturday, April 8
Noon – 9 p.m.
Estrella by Newland Communities, 10300 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear
Goodyear, Ariz. (March 22, 2017) – Twelve Arizona bands will perform at the fourth annual Goodyear Lakeside Musical Fest presented by the West Valley Arts Council. This event is held at the Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Parkway, on Saturday, April 8 from noon to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
A wide eclectic variety of musical styles will entertain the audience from two stages. The music starts at noon and lasts through 9 p.m. Musical styles include: pop; reggae; indie; classic rock; bluegrass; jazz; blues; rock; country; rockabilly; and high school band music. During the event, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord will address the crowd and announce the winners of the spring Mayor Select Art Show.
The fest also includes an interactive kids’ zone, a beer and wine garden, and food vendors. Music fest attendees are encouraged to visit the social media selfie area and post snaps using #GLMFest and apply the special Goodyear filter on Snapchat. The popularity of the musical acts draws a large crowd from around the state. Last year, more than 7,000 people attended and at least that many are expected to turn out this year.
“We are so proud of the fact that each and every band comes from the local Arizona community.” said Guylene Ozlanski, arts and culture coordinator for the city of Goodyear. “This family-oriented music fest really showcases the amazing talent we have in the state and gives people a chance to unwind in Goodyear at our beautiful lakeside community.”
For nearly 20 years, the city of Goodyear has partnered with the West Valley Arts Council and Estrella’s developer – Newland Communities – to produce a spring music event that enriches the quality of life in the West Valley.
Noon VIBE Pop
12:50 p.m. Estrella High School Band Variety
1:20 p.m. Rasta Farmers Reggae
2:15 p.m. JIMFAB Indie/Folk
2:45 p.m. Screamin’ Javelinas Classic Rock
3:35 p.m. James Reams & the Barnstormers Bluegrass
4:05 p.m. Spooky Kool Jazz
5:05 p.m. Sugar Thieves Blues
5:55 p.m. Don’t Tell Mom Retro Rock & Blues
6:25 p.m. Desert Knights Country
7:25 p.m. Moonlight Howlers Rockabilly
8:00 p.m. Lane Change Covers of Rock Originals
This event is sponsored by the City of Goodyear, Estrella by Newland Communities, Desert Diamond Casino, EPCOR, APS, Orcutt Winslow, Crescent Crown Distributing, 1st Bank, Arizona Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.westvalleyarts.org and follow #GLMFest on Twitter and Facebook.
About the West Valley Arts Council
The West Valley Arts Council (WVAC) dates back to 1969 when it was organized to create a more inclusive vision of contributing to a high quality of life for West Valley residents. As the only multi-disciplinary arts organization of its type and scope in the Valley, the WVAC’s mission is to enrich the West Valley by growing a vibrant and connected arts and cultural community.
About the Arts in Goodyear
The Arts and Culture Division was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life. The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations.
About Newland Communities
For more than four decades, Newland has been creating communities all across the country that have become home to hundreds of thousands of families. Newland is the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States, and contributes to diversity that creates the special sense of community that comes to life every day in each neighborhood through a range of homes and amenities for all different types of families living life in ways that matter most to them.