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Funk Fest featuring Cliff Beach, Mestizo Beat, and Alex Nester

08/06/2023 @ 5:30 pm 8:30 pm
Free

Musician and author Cliff Beach has been performing live for more than 20 years. His single “Confident” was featured on Spotify All Funked Up and Funk Drive playlists with over 875K+ streams. He is the host of the Deeper Grooves Podcast and Deeper Grooves on 885FM. Beach is the author of Side Hustle & Flow, which chronicles his musical journey while still working a day job. He has written previously for Beautytap, Pepperdine and Rock Star Life. He is the winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize, 2 World Songwriting Awards, 4 Global Music Awards, a California Music Video & Film Award and nominated for 4 LA Music Awards, 1 Hollywood Music & Media Award, and 1 Independent Music Award and more. His music has been recently featured on the CW, HBO MAX and in a BMW spot.


Mestizo Beat is an Afro-Latin Soul instrumental group based out of Los Angeles, CA. The band’s energetic sound is led by a mighty brass section and fiery guitar solos accompanied by soulful organ melodys and ground shaking bass lines, all which ride on the foundation of flavorful Afro-Latin rhythms and rock-solid drum grooves. Their passion for music is a force that cannot be denied. It is their legacy to share their appreciation for this music with the world and to spread the message of unity through their art.


Whether you’re drawn to her soulful, powerhouse vocals, raw, heartfelt lyrics, or infectious grooves, one thing is for sure—Alex Nester is an artist you will remember. You can’t help but be drawn to her when she sings from such a deep and genuine place. Her music doesn’t just reach your ears, it reaches your heart. Channeling the retro artists of the 60’s and 70’s, Alex blends soul, funk, and r&b and delivers her songs with honesty and meaning.

Alex believes in the great power and beauty of music, and she felt it firsthand through her battle with cancer at 16 years-old. Along with excellent treatment, the love of family and friends, and the grace of God, Alex credits music with helping save her life. With a grateful heart she went on to release two critically acclaimed solo albums, and opened as a solo artist for such acts as Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Rachel Platten, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and Dave Mason. Through the years she has also worked with Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Fifth Dimension, Tito Jackson (of Jackson 5 fame), and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, most recently touring as a guest artist with Carlos Santana.

Alex has made a promise to her listeners that her music will always be sincere and real. She believes that music-making is an art, and will always give her songs the time, attention, and love they need to be something special.

Alex’s third full-length solo album, “Someone Better”, was released on April 30, 2021 to coincide with her 20 year anniversary of being declared cancer-free.


Presenting Sponsor:

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Parking:

Parking is available at structures located at 21800 Califa Street across from the park for free entry to our Concerts and July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Warner Ranch Park – 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Signs are clearly posted. Parking fees are a donation to Valley Cultural Foundation and allow us to continue our longstanding tradition of bringing music and the arts to our West Valley.

Please note:

Event parking begins at 4:00 PM. If you arrive earlier, you will need to pull a ticket to enter the structure and pay full price when you leave. Loitering is not allowed in parking structure. Trespassing is prohibited.

Details

Date:
08/06/2023
Time:
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/536228843907

Venue

Warner Center Park
5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, California 91367
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