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Many styles sing out at Oceanside Music Festival


OCEANSIDE — Put on by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), the 13th annual Oceanside Music Festival, known as OMFest series opens with a “Bond, Just Bond” reception and OCAF Scholarship Gala, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way. The theme this year is the “007” movies.

OMFest-2014 guests will be treated to a Casino Royale cocktail hour with Signature Bond-tinis, wines from local establishments and music. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Bond character, and prizes will be presented for the best and most creative costumes. During the evening, the OCAF 2014 Honoree Mark Phelps will be introduced and presented with an award. Phelps, who was awarded with the Medal of Honor as the top student in Music and Art of MiraCosta College (1973) is the director of instrumental music at Oceanside High School. The evening includes live performances by Ann Gustafson from El Camino High School with “Almost There” from “Princess and the Frog;” Lauren Switte with “Party in the USA;” Shelbi Sanborn with “Skyfall;” Dan Windham with “I Did It My Way” and more performances by Nova Charle, Michelle Sorger, Taylor Tickner, and the OMFest Ensemble.

A “Global Spirit” concert will follow from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 609 Pier View Way. This musical event will feature liturgical dancers, and choral groups including the duo of Rachel Cobian and Steffen Stewart, Gypsy Doodle, with folk music, and Liturgical Dancers.

The festival will continue with “Give Me That Old Time Religion” concert 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, at the historic 1st Christian Church, 204 S. Freeman St. Through The Storm Gospel Chorus and Calvary Christian Youth Chorus will be featured with a special opening act. The series will conclude with “Succulent Jazz” 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26, at Apotheque Spa, 322 N. Cleveland St.

Ticket can be gotten at and are $35 for the opening gala, includes food, wines and souvenir martini glass and $15 each general admission. For additional info about OMFest and its parent organization Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, visit or, or call (760) 433-3632 or e-mail

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