One and All, from Near and Far, to none other than
the One, the Only, the Original
Tribal Fest® 14:
“From Root to Fruit“ A Tribal Family Reunion!”
Proudly presented by BlackSheep BellyDance & the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Dates this year are May 13-18, 2014, in keeping with our annual policy of the third full weekend in May and the week preceding that.
The location is our beloved Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, its Youth Annex & surrounding grounds, 390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, California, 95473, USA. Please remember that we are next to a Protected Wetlands Wildlife Reserve that has miles of hiking and biking trails to get away on for a few minutes.
Please Note that Tribal Fest® now starts on Tuesday, hopefully making it even more irresistible to you and your friends and to pack in even more fun and learning!
In 2014 we are proud to present 70 different offerings of varying lengths, styles and intensities for all skill levels by 53 teachers!
We love having dancers from around the world, performances that leave us breathless, amazed and awe-inspired. The line up and show times are posted in the program, look for them available at Tribal Fest starting Tuesday. Please see the How To Perform page on this site for information on how to join us on the Tribal Fest® stage.
Friday: Doors open at 12:30 Show from 1:00-9:00
Saturday: 11:00-9:00 Followed by a 20 minute long outside Fire Dance Performance by Merkabah Fire Productions LLC of Maui, Hawaii. Featuring TF 14 Teachers Bryan & Emily Axtell!
All ending times are approximate as the show sometimes runs a bit longer than planned.
Admission is $20.00 each day in cash only. Children under 5 are free. Children ages 6-12 and Elders over age 60 with ID are $15.00. Teens are considered adults. There are no weekend passes or guaranteed seats. In-and-out privileges are extended to all!
Tuesday: Krazy Karaoke Night
On Tuesday night this year is a unique opportunity for even more fun at Tribal Fest®! The first ever, you won’t want to miss…
“Krazy Karaoke Night” Hosted by Mr. Kajira himself, Chuck The DJ!
With over 40,000 songs in his Karaoke library spanning decades of music, you are sure to find something to sing. Safety in numbers! Bring your friends and sing a song.
Plan ahead, contact Chuck ahead of time and ask for a song for him to have. Come ready with props, costumes and yes, even choreography! Or just wing it, make it up as you go. You know, like the ATS®, SGI & ITS specialists that you all are. Can we get Chuck to sing “King Tut?” Join him belting out “The Rodeo Song!” FUN!
Do you have guts? You really want to improv??? Try Chuck’s “Kamikaze Karaoke“ where he picks the song for you to sing!
The SCCC will be there selling beer, wine and snacks. The fun will be in the Main Hall so there is plenty of space for dancing and being krazy! 7:30 – 9:30!! This will be a great way to kick off the week and meet new friends, and start the family reunion off right!
Thursday: Teacher Meet & Greet
Our Teacher Meet & Greet is in the Main Hall on Thursday night from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The teachers will be selling their various wonderful goodies that night and waiting to meet YOU! Of course the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center will be selling beer, wine & beverages, and we will be sure to have our usual delicious cuisine available. Admission is free!
These are the “official” Tribal Fest® After Parties. Friday & Saturday nights at HopMonk Tavern are produced by DJ Amar and always have a stellar line up and many unique acts as well as open floor dancing. Here are some details:
ELECTRIC VARDO: Tribal Fest® AfterParty (previously Cosmik Casbah / Tribal Brew).
Electric Vardo has been hosting Tribal Fest’s late night entertainment with rocking dance floors since 2007, featuring music acts including Beats Antique, Cheb i Sabbah, Helm, Beatbox Guitar, Maduro and many more.
“DJ Amar’s Afterparties,” as they have come to be known, bring a select lineup of top notch dance performances that you will only see there. Lineups are hand-selected and unique, complementing the Tribal Fest vibe while being completely different from the Tribal Fest® stage. Each night features a different lineup.
Come straight over to the Hopmonk Tavern on Friday and Saturday night – we begin the festivities immediately following Tribal Fest®. The kitchen is open late both nights. Enjoy live acoustic music and fire performances in the beer garden, with plenty of room to hang with friends. Inside the Abbey, the performance stage, bar and dancefloor are waiting for you.
Friday and Saturday, immediately following Tribal Fest®.
Hopmonk Tavern. 230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
(12 min. walk / 6 min. drive from Tribal Fest)
OK, have fun everyone! But please remember to save your energy on Friday night so you can repeat the process on Saturday and still be fresh for classes, shopping, The Show and especially our spectacular Finale on Sunday you will not want to miss this very exciting and once in a lifetime performance! Keep reading to find out about our headliners for Tribal Fest®14.
All performances, vendor maps, vendor lists, all classes with their times, dates, teacher’s names, titles, FAQ’s & classroom locations and more are listed in the PROGRAM, available only at Tribal Fest® starting on Tuesday. You can find them at the Tribal Fest/BlackSheep BellyDance booth outside near the Youth Annex steps on Tuesday – Thursday, and indoors near the back of the Main Hall Thursday night – Sunday.
See you at “The Fest!”
Kajira, Chuck & Maverick Mahtob