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Exciting Entertainment Planned for the 2016 Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival


A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)

Contact:    Juliana Thiessen
Phone:    805-366-4014
For:        Assignment Editor

Exciting Entertainment Planned for the 2016 Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival

Camarillo, CA – On Sunday, June 5th, 2016, the 23rd annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival will take place at California State University Channel Islands from 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. While the Festival’s main attraction is the more than 85 restaurants and 150 wine, brew, and beverage vendors who share their delicious samples as exhibitors, another big draw of the event is the excellent entertainment that punctuates the day.

This year the Festival is pleased to welcome back familiar faces to entertain the crowd and get them dancing. Benise describes himself as a “nouveau Spanish Flamenco guitarist.” His music marries Latin rhythms such as flamenco, salsa, tango, and samba and supports their interaction with a foundation of African tribal rhythms. Adding a captivating final element, Benise fuses it all with a rock-n-roll sound resulting in a vibrant style that appeals to mainstream music fans as well as world music lovers. Wes Quave is an American recording artist whose influential roots are in jazz and R&B. The Wes Quave Live show is high-energy excitement and features two female vocalists in addition to lead singer Wes Quave. Flashy choreography, visual appeal, and live DJ energy turn the Wine, Food & Brew Festival’s dance floor into a happening dance party.

A little more understated than Wes Quave, but just as much fun, the band Sound Effect will perform in the Wells Fargo VIP Lounge, jamming its wide variety of styles – Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Pop, Funk, Rock and Jazz – to entertain the VIP guests with a completely live performance. A perennial favorite, Sound Effect always fills the VIP Lounge dancefloor. The VIP Entrance to the Festival, hosted by Mastro’s, will feature an up and coming performing artist, Chris Lomeli, who entertains his audiences with a smooth, sultry, and youthful blend of today’s pop, rock, American standards, and R&B hits.

And the Friday evening before the Festival, the Yummie Top Chef Dinner’s seven-course meal prepared by former Wine, Food & Brew Festival Yummie competition winners, will feature Danny D. - a crooner with a smooth, velvety voice who beautifully recreates the unforgettable sounds of great male vocalists from the golden age of swing and beyond, like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick, Jr., Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Elvis, and many more. His elegant voice and musical style will perfectly compliment the Yummie Dinner’s stylish theme, “Vintage Hollywood Glam.”

In addition to the Festival’s more than 85 restaurants and 150 wines, brews, and beverages, and the great entertainment, an extensive silent auction and the Yummie culinary competition will round out the exciting events of the day. Festival tickets are on sale - $125 General Admission ($150 at the door) and $250 for VIP tickets (No VIP tickets will be sold at the door). To purchase tickets visit the Festival website at ( . In addition, the Festival is still welcoming exhibitors and sponsors, so it’s not too late to sign up and connect your name or business with this “Can’t Miss” event. Take advantage of some great sponsorship opportunities! For exhibitor or sponsorship information, contact Casa Pacifica Event Coordinator, Juliana Thiessen at (805) 366-4014, or visit the Festival exhibitor and sponsor pages at

Casa Pacifica encourages all Festival-goers to participate responsibly. Roundtrip reservations are available thru the Roadrunner Safe Ride Program by calling (805) 389-8196, or visiting

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About Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica or to learn about its “Building New Foundations of Hope” Capital Campaign that is underway, please visit its website or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.