Sun Fest Offers Music, Dancers Sept 24

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The Aveda Institute Corpus Christi is hosting Sun Fest, an event intended to have fun while raising awareness about Aveda and the Aveda Institute Corpus Christi, located in La Palmera Mall; while also raising funds to build a Bronze Memorial at the second largest Native American burial ground in Texas. Sun Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 24, 2011.

The Aveda Institute Corpus Christi is hosting Sun Fest, an event intended to have fun while raising awareness about Aveda and the Aveda Institute Corpus Christi, located in La Palmera Mall; while also raising funds to build a Bronze Memorial at the second largest Native American burial ground in Texas. Sun Fest is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 24, 2011.

This family-friendly event is benefit for South Texas Alliance for Indigenous People. S.T.A.I.P. is a non-profit inter-tribal organization consisting of indigenous people of all the Americas. Consequently, they do not teach nor practice the ways, customs and traditions of any one particular tribe.

The headlining band will be Jai Roots, a San Antonio reggae band, influenced by many cultures, including that of Native Americans. More information about this diverse headlining band can be found at http://www.jairoots.com. Other artists will include local Corpus Christi favorites Johnny Love and the Dankadelics and LIBRA.

Sun Fest Stage Schedule (subject to change):
Noon-12:30- Cal Silverfox Native American Flute
12:30-1 pm- Opening Ceremony with Native Dance and Drum by STAIP
1-2 pm- Live Radio Remote
2-3 pm- Cal Siverfox Flute, STAIP, Danza Azteca
3-3:30 pm- Mayor's Appearance
3:30-4:30 pm- Fashion Show
4:30-5:30 pm- Live Radio Remote
5:30-6:30 pm- LIBRA
6:30-7:30 pm- Johnny Love & the Dankadelics
7:30-9 pm- Jai Roots

The event also features a live radio remote; food, drinks, $25,000 Giveaway, Inflatable money / prize booth, Dunking booth, Native American Tee Pee and information, Raffles, Punch cards for each sponsor; Product samples; totes to carry sponsor / vendor information, coupons and sample products. Sun Fest will begin at Noon and continue until 9:30 p.m.

Free booth spaces for “like-minded” non-profit organizations will be available at this event. Arts & Crafts Vendor spaces for eco-friendly/“green” products, and sponsorships are also available for the festival.

Aveda™, The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences™, was founded in 1978 with the goal of providing beauty industry professionals with high performance, botanically based products that would be better for service providers and their guests, as well as for the planet. Aveda manufactures professional plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup, Pure-Fume™ and lifestyle products.

The Aveda Institute San Antonio and the Aveda Institute Corpus Christi were founded to create the most successful entrepreneurs in hairdressing and esthetics. Their curriculum provides practical knowledge gained from today's most successful masters in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup, and retail sales.

These schools place great emphasis on wellness, which relates to one's individual self, as well as the ecosystem. This is reflected in their use of Aveda products and Aveda's exclusive use of pure flower and plant essences. Students learn the relationship between personal beauty and wellness, and the environment.

More information is available at http://www.sunfestcorpus.com. Non-profit organizations, and other potential sponsors and vendors should email raeddrady(at)gmail(dot)com.

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