About Us

Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival

Simi Valley Music and Funtasy Festival is an annual event hosted by The Simi Valley Arts Alliance to benefit the people of Simi Valley and surrounding areas. All proceeds from the event go to promote our mission. Our mission is to encourage, promote and aid local artists and arts entities. We are a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing resources, programs and services to our arts community. Our goal is to create and sustain a collaborative and cohesive environment that supports the arts within the community. Thank you for your continuing support.

Funtasy Festival Steering Committee Members:

Co Chairman and Project Management info@funtasyfestival.org
Facilities Engineer and Asset Management production@funtasyfestival.org
Co-Chairman and Public Relations, Marketing and Communications marketing@funtasyfestival.org
Merchandise info@funtasyfestival.org
Musical Curator entertainment@funtasyfestival.org
Visual Continuity info@funtasyfestival.org
Food and Beverage Management beverage@funtasyfestival.org
Financial and Vendor Management finance@funtasyfestival.org
Press & PR pressinquiries@funtasyfestival.org

Who Benefits

Along with the support of local sponsors, over the past few years the members of the Simi Valley Arts Alliance board of directors granted over $60,000 worth of new musical instruments to orchestra and band students in Simi Valley’s middle and high schools, as well as $40,000 back into our high schools’ music programs.

Middle and high school students are nominated by their band and orchestra directors to receive a brand new instrument. These are awarded in the spring of each year.

Tickets

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General Admission

$12

The single day ticket grants you entry to the festival on any single day of the event. It can be used only once, for any of the festival’s four dates: November 3rd, 4th, 10th or 11th! $15 at the gate.

Weekend

$22

For those who want to “immerse yourself in our fantasy world” more than once, the Weekend ticket will allow you entry into the festival on two days (during a single weekend) of the festival and is a savings over the price of a single day ticket if you are planning on attending more than once! $25 at the gate.

Season Ticket

$40

For those who want to “immerse yourself in our fantasy world” more than once, the Season Ticket will allow you entry into the festival on all four days of the festival and is a significant savings over the price of a single day ticket if you are planning on attending more than once! These tickets purchases must be made in advance and will not be available at the event.

Performers & Schedule

Watch here for updates on our entertainers and their set times!

Dates and Times:
November 3, 4, 10, and 11

Hours:
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Proudly Serving

The Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival features the live performances of a music festival, the exotic shopping of a fine arts fair and the unique experience of being a costumed event! Costumes encouraged but optional. Come as you are! Come are you aren’t! Come as you want to be!

If you are interested in participating in our festival, please contact us.

UnwomanUnwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and beats, her music is a darkly futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has performed solo at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over the United States. Most live solo shows use electric cello played standing up, and live-looping accompaniment. She has also collaborated with Amanda Palmer, Abney Park, Stripmall Architecture, Voltaire, Rasputina, Jill Tracy, Vernian Process, Caustic, Anthony Jones, Nathaniel Johnstone Band, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and Attrition.

Learn more about Unwoman

Sound of GhostsThe Sound of Ghosts are an Americana roots musical collective hailing from Los Angeles, California. The four-piece group of accomplished musicians have crafted a musical experience unlike any other with their unique arrangements and vast variety of influences. A culmination of traditional front porch Americana, folk-laden melodies and vintage rock’n’roll, The Sound of Ghosts have succeeded in bringing their own edge to this timeless genre of music.

Learn more about Sound of Ghosts

Dennis AguilarAn extraordinary talented musician with something to please and excite everyone! An incredible array of eclectic tunes from Classical to Classic Rock, Country, Blues, Pop, Soul, Showtunes, TV Theme Songs, Disney tunes, Americana both obscure and delightful! Melodies from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s, 2000 and beyond your imagination. Fond recollections guaranteed for all. Play “Sing-Along” or “Name That TV Tune”! Dennis Aguilar, Pianist Extraordinaire will put his fingers to work on your day at the Funtasy Festival!

Enchanted RealmsEnchanted Realms is an acoustic ensemble offering an original musical experience lush with poetic imagery and intricate instrumental compositions. Master musicians, Scot Ryder, Theresa Rochelle and Chris Vitas are veteran performers of festival and concert stages, and present a full, dynamic sound utilizing their amazing talents on harp guitar, acoustic guitar, Neo-Celtic harp, violin, wood flutes, penny whistles, recorder, hand drums and exquisite vocals. Combining musical energies, these exceptional artists have created a sophisticated and beautiful sound for Enchanted Realms. They seamlessly unveil each composition through myriad layers of instrumental and vocal complexities – drawing from classical, medieval, Celtic, new age, gypsy and European folklore influences. Sometimes lively, at other times breathtaking and divine, their songs are vividly scripted with old world themes, tales of fantasy, love and romance, and sacred ideals of the spirit. Their sound is purely “magical”, and an inspiring musical journey for audiences of all ages.

Learn more about Enchanted Realms

String PlanetString Planet are a duo consisting of Novi Novog on viola (you’ve heard her solos on Prince’s “Purple Rain” and “Raspberry Beret,” and The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water”) and Larry Tuttle, both of whom performed together in the Freeway Philharmonic. Larry plays a unique instrument called a Chapman Stick.

Learn more about String Planet

The Slow PoisonerThe Slow Poisoner (alias Andrew Goldfarb) is a one man surrealistic rock and roll band who hails from San Francisco and has been playing to audiences across America since 1996. With an electric guitar and bass drum he plays catchy, offbeat songs whose lyrical subjects include swamp witches, sinister flowers, strange hungers and giant worms that drive hot rods. He describes his sound as a cross between Johnny Cash and David Bowie \- rootsy but weird, like a hoedown on mars.

Learn more: about Slow Poisoner

JungleJoshJungleJosh, born in NYC, NY, is a variety artist who’s disciplines include comedy & magic, stilt-walking, fire-eating, and animal training. Credits include over 60 TV shows (NBC, CBS, HBO, & Comedy Central), Mars Attacks!!, and Austin Powers II. A Las Vegas resident, he can currently be seen daily in front of The Paris Hotel & Casino performing street magic as well as being a part of the stage show- 4 Funny Bastards- A Comedy, Magic, & Latex experience. Josh’s favorite drink is Mountain Dew, favorite Beatle is Ringo, and favorite Beetle is Dung.

Little DaysLittle Days rises out of Southern California’s San Fernando Valley directly from the souls of a life long partnership—Jorgen Carlsson and Mini Diaz. Joining Little Days are longtime friends who have each made a name for themselves in the music industry; Toshi Yanagi on Guitar (from the Jimmy Kimmel Live band), Toss Panos on Drums (Draco/Robben Ford), Jeff Young on Keyboards and Bk Voc (Jackson Browne/Steely Dan) and Bernie Barlow (Sarah McLachlan/Melissa Etheridge/Moody Blues) on Bk Vocals. For more info about their upcoming release “Pop & Tacos” go to:

Learn more about Little Days

The Velveteen BandThe Velveteen Band is an eclectic musical side show which delivers a wonderland dreamscape, set to capture the imagination and rock you to the core. The theatrical rock ensemble features puppets on vocals, a deranged mad scientist, and is led by a six foot trumpet playing rabbit named the Baron Von Velveteen. For fans of Gogol Bordello, Aquabats, Danny Elfman, Weird Al Yankovic, They Might be Giants, and the Muppets.

Learn more about http://www.thevelveteenband.com

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Our Partners

Vendor Registration

Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival

At Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival, we know that it is all about community and want to showcase the many organizations that make a difference in our world.

We invite all NON-PROFIT organizations to exhibit at our event for a significantly discounted rate or FREE! Please contact us for details on how to qualify for a free space at vendors@funtasyfestival.org

Artisans, Merchants & Food Vendors

For Artisans, Merchants, and Food Vendors who wish to be a part of The Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival:

The Festival is not a flea market and the marketplace should reflect that. Preference will be given to original, handcrafted products, hand-powered rides and games and food items that fit into the theme of the Festival.

There is a separate application for either Artisans/Merchants/Activities or Food Vendors. Please download the appropriate application for your business and submit as soon as possible. Space is limited and is filling up.

Specific details with regards to the booth, signage, deadlines and merchandise/activity/food are listed on the appropriate application. Fees are based on a Flat Schedule with regards to space requests. Expedient receipt of applications will be taken into consideration when determining acceptance into the Festival.

To better prepare your stock or food stores for the weekend, we are expecting 8,500-10,000 patrons to be attending each weekend. Please prepare accordingly. Food Vendors should be aware that we will not be allowing any outside food or drink into the Festival and pricing should be taken into consideration to make food purchases affordable to everyone.

Volunteers

Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival

Volunteer Opportunities

The Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival is looking for friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing individuals who are willing to deliver superior guest service. We have a variety of seasonal positions available. This is a chance to make new friends and build relationships that will last a lifetime. With so many positions to choose from, we are sure to have one that is right for you!

Benefits of Volunteering

This community event could not take place without many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Sign up with a friend or family member and work together! Sign up as a group and work together!

  1. Help for 4 hours and enjoy the Festival for the rest of the day for free (before or after your shift).
  2. For every 4 hours you help, receive one free ticket for you or a friend, to be used on any Festival day.
  3. Students earn community service hours.
  4. Involvement in a community-wide event that’s fun and exciting!

Contact

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The Simi Valley Music and Funtasy Steering committee is made up of members of the Board of Directors of the Simi Valley Arts Alliance, members of the local community and regional patrons of the arts.

To be a part of our steering team, please contact us at info@funtasyfestival.org

Entrance:
Simi Valley Civic Center Park
2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Entrance at the Simi Valley Public Library

Deliveries:
Simi Valley Civic Center Park
3855 Alamo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Between the Simi Valley Police Department and the DMV

To Get To The Park
Coming from I5 or I405: Take SR118 West to Tapo Canyon Road
From 101: Take SR23 north to 118 East, Exit Tapo Canyon Exit 27, head North, past Alamo Street. Entrance is on the left next to Simi Valley Public Library