2017 Schedule coming soon!
2016 Event Schedule
|8am||Teams arrive at Ocean Beach to set up equipment & supplies at their sites|
|10am||Teams are permitted to start prepping their 20′ x 20′ building sites
Students/teachers/parents from partner schools arrive at Ocean Beach
Sandcastle building & stage performances begin!
Food trucks open in parking lot
Sandcastle Stage Performer: SF Rock Project opens the main stage
Judges start touring sites
Sandcastle Stage Performer: Blue Bear School of Music “El Diablo” youth band
|12:40pm||Sandcastle Stage Performer: No Mirror Movement (interactive dance performance)|
|1:10pm||Sandcastle Stage Performer|
Judges complete final tour of team sites
Sandcastle building ends
|2:10pm||Sandcastle Stage Performer|
Raffle Grand Prize
Awards ceremony onstage
|3:30pm||Event ends. Thank you for coming!|
2016 Featured Food Trucks
10% of all food truck proceeds will go towards Leap programs
Thanks for supporting youth in the arts!
Event Site Map
2017 Sandcastle Stage Performers
Soltron | www.soltronsf.com
Soltron was named an “Emerging Latin Music Artist to Watch in 2017” by the popular arts and travel site, Culture Trip. The 10-piece band burst onto the San Francisco Bay Area music scene in 2014. Following their self-titled CD release in 2016, they are in-demand for club dates, festivals, and private events. Soltron is a musical powerhouse fusing salsa, hip-hop, samba and rock. Their socially conscious lyrics combined with Afro-Latin rhythms always get the crowd moving. Check out the band’s website at www.soltronsf.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @SoltronSF.
Adriana Marrero – vocals
Roque Baron – Vocals
Daniel Riera – Music Director, EWI, flute
Manolo Davila – Artistic Director, guitar, vocals
Ahkeel Mestayer – percussion
Remi Spiro – percussion
Arturo Blanco – drum set
Omree Gal-Oz- Keys
Christian Navarro – trumpet
Ruben Sandoval – trombone
San Francisco Rock Project | www.rockprojectsf.org
San Francisco Rock Project (SFRP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit music school dedicated to instilling confidence, inspiring creativity, and celebrating collaboration in a dynamic and supportive environment.
The SFRP House Band is our elite group of student players. Currently-enrolled students are chosen from Performance Projects to participate in House Band. Players are recruited by the Music Director and House Band Director to participate in the group. Membership in House Band is a privilege which enables members to play additional shows at selected venues and events in and around San Francisco year-round. The current House Band line-up has been playing together for over four months, at nearly a dozen events or venues. They have been tamed, trained, and are ready to rock.
Blue Bear Music – “El Diablo” Band | www.bluebearmusic.org
Blue Bear School of Music’s nonprofit mission is to empower people to play the music they love.
Blue Bear School of Music is San Francisco’s leading destination for aspiring musicians of all ages and all skill levels who want to enjoy learning and playing rock, blues, jazz, folk or pop. Blue Bear, a nonprofit organization founded in 1971, is a place where learning and playing popular music is fun and affordable, where people come together who love music, and where each student’s unique talents and goals are recognized and supported. Blue Bear provides annual scholarships by audition to talented young musicians, and offers “sliding scale” pricing to those with financial need.
Past Sandcastle Stage Performers
The Pocket | thepocketsf.com
The Pocket is a Hip Hop, Funk, Reggae, Soul cover band and rhythm section of the Latin/Reggae band, Bayonics. Formed due to the positive feedback from fans while performing a few cover songs during their Bayonics concerts, they cover hits from the 60’s to the present playing popular San Francisco music venues, restaurants, festivals as well as weddings, corporate and private events.
The Pocket is (L-R): Guitar – Ryan “Shreddy” Riley, Keys – Anthony “Cologio” Del Barrio, Lead Vocals – Rojai(Row Juh), Bass – Bill “Billy” Hager, Vocals – Shamilah Ivory, Drums – Pedro “Petey” Gomez. Additional Pocket Players: Dame The Drummer, Mike Shiono, Imanuel Junaedy, Patrick Korte.
No Mirror Movement | www.nomirrormovement.org
“Getting dancers out of the mirror and back into their bodies.”
Under the direction of Samantha Ethridge, No Mirror Movement is a community whose mission is to get dancers out of the mirror and back into their bodies by using dance as a tool to build self-worth, promote body acceptance and challenge society’s deeply held myths of beauty and health.
No Mirror Movement does this by offering programs that are inclusive, creative and focused on providing dancers with accurate information and helpful skills to foster holistic wellness: mind, body and spirit.
JD Lyon Trio (courtesy of Ivy Hill Entertainment) | www.ivyhillentertainment.com
JD Lyon is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in an Americana inspired mix of classic rock and soul music. He is most commonly known for his work fronting Tumbleweed Wanderers, which he founded in 2011. Over the past five years they’ve gone from busking outside of shows to headlining those same venues, selling out notable clubs such as The Independent and Great American Music Hall, and opening at the Fox Theater and The Fillmore. Along the way they’ve released two full length albums, three EPs, and toured the country numerous times, playing festivals such as Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and High Sierra, as well as touring with seasoned acts such as Greensky Bluegrass, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, and Angus Stone.
*To apply to perform on the Sandcastle Stage, email Event Producer Gina Rosales at firstname.lastname@example.org.