Entertainment

The Chadwicks
8:30pm - 10pm Main Stage

The Chadwicks are an Arizona based cover band that has been performing consistently since 1994. They have concentrated on staying current with new songs on the alternative radio stations as well as learning classic rock songs. So, their rock repertoire is as vast as it is diverse.

The Chadwicks have performed at events including the Democratic Nation Convention in Denver in 2008 and in Charlotte in 2012, Summerfest in Milwaukee (8 times), The Tempe New Years Eve Block Party (3 times), the Waste Management Phoenix Open (Bird’s Nest) and Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks games. On numerous occasions, The Chadwicks have shared the stage with nationally recognized artists like 311 (twice), David Lee Roth, Los Lonely Boys, Sugar Ray, and Fuel. The Chadwicks also played every Thursday night at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale for over ten years and many other venues in and around Arizona, like The Joint (Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas). They were even sponsored by Miller Genuine Draft and Bud Light in their distinguished history, at separate times of course.

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Power Drive
6:30pm - 8pm Main Stage

The “Power Drive Band” is composed of 10 musicians that have come together to provide entertainment in a Bi-lingual and Bi-cultural format.  The band’s musical experience has been formulated equally by Contemporary Pop Music and Latin Music.  All members of the group have extensive musical experience and have provided musical entertainment in bilingual format for numerous years throughout Phoenix metropolitan area.  We are capable of playing a Light Latin Cumbia and quickly changing modes to a strong Salsa beat then slowing down the beat to a romantic Latin Bolero and then taking you back in time and playing some Rhythm & Blues/Oldies and then get you going with some Santana selections and then keep you moving you dancing all night long.

The band has worked at all the valley casinos; including Vee Quiva Casino, Casino Arizona, Wild Horse Pass Casino, Lone Butte Casino and Harrah’s Ack Chin Casino. We also continue to perform at all major festival and events in the valley.   We have been recognized and given the title as the “Hardest Working Band in Phoenix”.

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Anderson Institute of Music
6:30pm - 9:30pm Family Stage

Private students, performers, and choir members of AIM come from communities all over the West Valley. We manage the West Valley Children's Choir, Sun Valley Choir, the IMPACT Foundation, and the performance groups - "The Ensemble" and "Dance Impact".

There are many schools and teachers available but AIM specializes in providing professional level education and professional level performance opportunities in voice, all instruments, acting, music theater & songwriting. Many of our students have gone on to professional careers and universities across the United States including Boston School of Music, ASU, Berkelee School of Music, USC and American Music and Dramatic Academy.  Voted top school in Arizona by the Discovery Channel.

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Naturalization Ceremony
5:30pm -6pm Main Stage

If you have never attended a Naturalization Ceremony to watch individuals obtain their citizenship you are missing out.  Be sure to catch this moving ceremony it's a great kick off for CulturePOP.

Street Performances

Thomas road will come alive with numerous street performances to include:

  • Folklorico Dance
  • Tang Soo Do Martial Arts
  • African drum performances
  • Polynesia fire dancing
  • Stilts walkers
    and more!
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