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Multi-platinum rockers P.O.D. to headline Chula Vista's 100th birthday celebration Press Release | Fri, Sep 30 2011 01:02 AM

Multi-platinum rockers P.O.D. will headline the outdoor music festival scheduled Oct. 15 at the United States Olympic Training Center-Chula Vista as part of the  city of Chula Vista’s 100th birthday celebration.

With strong roots in Chula Vista, the local icons will take the stage following a grand fireworks show marking a new century for the city.

Gate admission to the day-long festival is free and open to residents and guests throughout the region.
Event organizers have extended the headline concert time to run from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to accommodate the band’s entire performance.

Chula Vista’s pride of rock ’n’ roll will take the stage at approximately 8:15 p.m. The band plans to ignite the citywide celebration with explosive hits like “Alive,” “Boom” and “Youth of a Nation.”

With strong local roots, lead singer Sonny Sandoval, guitarist Marcos Curiel and drummer Wuv Bernardo, along with bassist and Cleveland native Traa Daniels are proud to bring the band home for what promises to be a captivating performance in one of Chula Vista’s most scenic venues.

P.O.D.’s performances  blend reggae grooves, Latin beats, hip-hop and powerful rock chords that send a universal message through the band’s music.

P.O.D. is coming off its Rock Allegiance tour this summer and is now back in the studio with Grammy-nominated music producer Howard Benson (3 Doors Down, Creed, Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson).

“Chula Vista’s Centennial Celebration is about recognizing the best of Chula Vista and having P.O.D. come home to the South Bay is the icing on the cake,” said Laurel McFarlane, a Chula Vista resident and CEO of McFarlane Promotions, the event’s production company.

Additional bands and performances will offer something for every generation and musical taste throughout the festival, which begins at noon.


Schedule of Events
Noon: Navy Band, 9 Piece Rock with horns
12:45 p.m.: Flash Mob / DJ Move Your Body 200 Member Cast —Surprise
1 PM: Pink Army — Girl Group: Electro Pop/R&B/Easy Dance
1:30 p.m.: Planned Military Flyover — TBD
1:50 p.m.: Big Time Operator — Big Time Swing with 10-Member Dance Band
2:50 p.m: Flash Mob / DJ Move your Body 200 Member Cast
3:10 p.m.: The Earthmovers – Lady J Blues & Jazz, 5-piece group
4:10 p.m.: DJ, popular and dance Music
4:30 p.m.: Sirens Crush, Top 40 dance band
5:30 p.m.: DJ, popular and dance music
5:50 p.m.: TBD
6:50 p.m.: DJ, popular and dance music
7:10 p.m.:  Rockola, classic rock favorites
8 p.m.: Fireworks, Grand Centennial Show set to dance music of the decades
8:15 p.m.: P.O.D. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated rock recording artists
Community Stage- Celebrating Chula Vista’s outstanding local talent.
Times are approximate and subject to change
1p.m.: 4:13, Christian pop rock
1:30 p.m.: Andria Elam, pop/theatre/opera
1:45 p.m.: Olympic High School: Clean Up Crew a.k.a. “The Trash Can Band”
1:50 p.m.: Chula Vista High School: House of Guitars, 35 acoustic guitars
2:15 p.m.: Calvary Christian Variety
2:45 p.m.: Otay Ranch High School: Baile Folklorico, folk dances
3:10 p.m.: In Motion, tap/jazz/ballet
3:45 p.m.: Katriz Trinadad, female vocalist
3:55 p.m.: CVM Dance, dance variety
4:25 p.m.: Exotic and Classic car show awards
4:40 p.m.: Project Opus, Violin String Quartet
5:10 p.m.: Danzart Academy, dance variety
5:50 p.m.: Dance Society, dance variety
6:20 p.m.: Jessica Lerner, easy rock
6:35 p.m. Neisha, Dance variety
7:05 p.m.: Steele Drum Band
8 p.m.: Fireworks, Grand Centennial Show set to popular music of the decades
8:15 p.m.: P.O.D.

OnStage Playhouse 2011-12 Season Schedule

By Jon Jory (based on the novel by Jane Austen), directed by Sandra Lynn Kraus
Through Oct. 8
In 1813 England, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy match wits in this sparkling romance, wading through challenges of social class, snobbery, misunderstandings, and a meddling, marriage-minded mother. All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s hugely popular classic novel come to life in this fast-paced and engaging new adaptation.

Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (adaptation by Wendy Kesselman), directed by Kym Pappas
Nov. 4 to Dec. 4

The true story of Anne Frank, a young Jew, tells a claustrophobic reality; eight lives hiding from the Nazi threat of World War II. Yet her voice shines through: "I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people ... even after death." 

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The show is a co-production with the OnStage Playhouse High School Intern Program.

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