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July 20, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Where can you see a snake charmer and fire dancers, sample foods from around the world, savor music and dancing by top performers, enjoy beer and wine gardens, find face-painting for kids and a mesmerizing magic show—all free? Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce invites you to the first-ever Summer Music & Culture Festival on Sunday, August 8.



Sam Mejia, better known as “Sam the Pirate” for his Johnny Depp/Cap’n Jack impersonations, is producing entertainment for the festival—and he’s rounded up top-flight entertainers. Musicians scheduled to appear so far include the Shimmy Sisters, NovaMenco, Dion Goetken, the Levi Wise Band, Todo Mundo, Danyavaad, and Pablo Cayambe—with more to come. Performances will include fire dancers, flamenco, belly dancers, gypsy-Indian fushion, Polynesian dancers, bossa nova, classic guitar, aborigine, Latin folk rock, contemporary, Jamaican and Reggae music.


The event will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. August 8 on the verdant grounds of the Water Conservation Garden (12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West in Rancho San Diego)--an idyllic setting for this special event.

The event is free and open to the public; all ages are welcome. Artists, artisans, crafters and vendors are also welcome for this internationally-themed event. For information on vendor booths, or additional information on the 2010 Summer Music & Culture Festival, visit


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