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Main Stage 2018
(Our Last Festival)

The Main Stage is where we showcase the main attractions including bands and key speakers!  Check back as we update the lineup for the Main Stage!


Schedule subject to change without notice

10:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Mariana Tosca – Vegan Actor, Producer & Social Activist

MARIANA TOSCA starred in Christmas in the Clouds opposite Graham Greene, M. Emmet Walsh and Wes Studi. Her other film and television credits include: Masters of Sex, Parenthood, I Knew a Girl Named Hollywood, War, The Rites of Spring, So I Married an Axe Murderer, John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned and The Doors. Following up EQUINE DESTINY, an award winning documentary about the mounting issues facing America’s horses, which she co-produced and in which she stars, Mariana is currently producing JOURNEY TO ROYAL, which tells the story of Lt. Royal A. Stratton, a 22-year-old United States Army Air Corps rescue pilot who spent his war career saving lives, not taking them, and who died heroically on his final rescue mission in the South Pacific during World War II. Matching the storyline of compassion, this film is proudly being produced as an entirely vegan production, utilizing cruelty-free products for all aspects of production (wardrobe, makeup/hair, props, craft services, catering, etc.) For decades, Mariana has been at the forefront of social advocacy and founded the Los Angeles Homeless Coalition, which offered shelter, relief and skills training to the homeless population there. She sits on the Board of, a nonprofit organization which funds poverty alleviation projects around the world. To date, they have undertaken over 100 projects in 70 countries, providing life-changing services for thousands of people in underdeveloped countries. Mariana serves on the Advisory Boards of Rex & Friends Charitable Foundation, which provides music education and music therapy to people who are blind and/or autistic, ElephantVoices, a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of elephants through conservation, advocacy, research and education, Born Free USA, a leading wildlife conservation group which campaigns to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity and to protect wildlife in their natural habitats, and DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary, which takes in previously rounded up and/or adopted wild horses and returns them to their natural wild state within a herd environment.   She also proudly serves alongside Dr. Jane Goodall on the Advisory Council of Save the Chimps, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary which is home to hundreds of chimpanzees retired from the NASA space program, bio-medical research and the entertainment & pet trades.  Mariana studied Acting at the American Conservatory Theatre and has served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Repertory Company and Theatre East.  She is a member of Mensa International and is a Humane Education lecturer at several middle schools in the Los Angeles area.  She is an adopted member of the Sac and Fox nation.  Mariana has served as a campaign advisor for candidates for Governor, Attorney General, State Senate and State Assembly in California, New York, Oregon and Montana.MORE INFO!

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11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Sara Dee – Best Live Band Nomination LA Weekly

“Dee is a singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar and voice strong enough to clean the rust off nails… songs of life, trial, and hope. With a vocal range that runs from beautiful and soft, to severe and raw. A hybrid of Patsy Cline and Madeleine Peyroux- sultry, rich, and sweet. This musical force can belt with power and grit.” (Dirty Hippie Radio, Easy Reader Magazine)
Dee has independently released two full-length albums, “IN JOY” and “BORN CURIOUS.” She has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, receiving national publication, radio play, and a nomination as one of Los Angeles Weekly’s Best Live Bands. Dee lives and performs in Downtown Los Angeles, using music to support veganism, animal rights, and sustainable living.

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12:10 PM to 12:50 PM

J Brave feat. Shylah Ray – Plant Based MC & DJ

Beats, rhymes, and life. J Brave’s greatest gift is his ability to bring people together for the common good, and remind everyone of their divine nature. This MC / DJ fuses conscious lyrics with Bass driven tracks to create a unique cacophony of sounds intended to inspire hearts and get people moving! His live shows can also expand to feature instrumentalists, singers, and dancers to accompany him on stage. A former counselor for Homeless and At-Risk youth, he is the founder of the internationally renown conscious Hip Hip collective the Luminaries and has toured the world spreading messages of peace, love, and unity throughout his travels. His debut solo album “Amethyst” has peeked the ears of music lovers, and his single “Sacred” is approaching viral video status. He strives to use music as a tool for transformation while sharing his personal stories of resilience through adversity. J Brave is a shinning example of a person driven to make a difference. Motivated by his own awakening, he is passionate about uplifting the masses, speaking against injustices, and rekindling our connection to nature so we may live in a more loving world.MORE INFO!

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1:15 PM to 2:00 PM

Valley Soul – New-Vintage California Indie rock

Valley Soul is a 4-piece indie-rock group from Monterey, California. Their entrancing  harmonies and intrepid instrumentals are reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, and also call forth modern likeness to Arcade Fire and Head and the Heart. After five years of cultivation and soul-searching, Valley Soul has created their niche. Nestled boldly amidst new age indie rock, old school folk, blues, and classic rock, the quartet reinvents and combines expansive avenues of sound. Four songwriters fuel the groups extensive library of eclectic material. They debuted their freshman album June 2017.MORE INFO!

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2:35 PM to 3:20 PM

Johnny Luv – Reggae, Cumbia, Oldies, Vegetarian, Love

Johnny Luv Bio:
Johnny Love, an artist from Orange County California with a strong organic Latin roots reggae upbringing. Johnny is fusing different genres of music from roots reggae, traditional ska, Latin cumbia and oldies like Brenton Wood. Touring the nation non-stop while playing most festivals like One Love Cali Festival, Summer Meltdown Festival, California Roots (official post parties), and Austin’s SXSW festivals along his tour routes. Johnny has shared the stage with notable acts like Rebelution, The Wailers, Soja, Chronixx, Ziggy Marley, Pepper, Don Carlos, Expendables, Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, and much more. Johnny Love is a true entertainer and will bring the roots of the Barrio straight to your heart.MORE INFO!

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3:55 PM to 4:45 PM

Christopher Ameruoso’s Swamp Rock Music – Swamp Rock Music Blue Grass

Swamp Rock Music members: Christopher Ameruoso (Cigar Box Guitars & Lead vocals) Sonia Sanchez (Upright Bass, vocals) Dustin Jack (Drums) Rob Stone (harmonica) Ameka Jane (backing vocals)


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5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

The Turners – Turn it out, Turn it up

They’re BACK!  The Turners have been playing at WorldFest and VegFest L.A. for the past few years and are gonna burn up the stage again this year.  The band consists of some of L.A.’s finest musicians (several are Grammy Winners!) and have been such a favorite we have to have them back every chance we get!MORE INFO!


We’re sorry but Band, Speaker, Chef, or Entertainer submissions are CLOSED for 2018.  Please check in with us around November when we open them up for 2019

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