Multi-platinum Rockers P.O.D. To Headline Outdoor Music Festival as Part of the City of Chula Vista’s 100th Birthday Celebration at U.S. Olympic Training Center

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With strong roots in Chula Vista, the local icons will take the stage following a grand fireworks show marking a new century for the city. Gate admission to the daylong festival is free and open to residents and guests throughout the region.

P.O.D. Chula Vista Centennial 100

P.O.D. to Headline City of Chula Vista's 100th Birthday Party on Oct. 15, 2011

Chula Vista’s Centennial Celebration is about recognizing the best of Chula Vista and having P.O.D. come home to the South Bay is the icing on the cake,” said Laurel McFarlane, Chula Vista resident and CEO of McFarlane Promotions.

The City of Chula Vista is throwing a party for its 100th birthday on October 15. The daylong event will rock with multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated recording artists P.O.D. The band of local icons will headline the free music festival that is part of Chula Vista’s party of the century, held on the fields of the scenic U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista.

Full event details will be updated shortly following this recent news on the official Chula Vista Centennial website. Fans are encouraged to “like” the Centennial Facebook page. Show information can also be found on the band’s website.

Following a grand fireworks show that will light up the night sky, Chula Vista’s pride of rock n’ roll will take the stage at approximately 8:15 p.m. and plan to ignite the citywide celebration with explosive hits like Alive, Boom and Youth of A Nation.

Each with strong roots in San Diego, CA, lead singer Sonny Sandoval, guitarist Marcos Curiel and drummer Wuv Bernardo, along with bassist and Cleveland native Traa Daniels are proud to bring the band home for a captivating performance in one of Chula Vista’s most scenic venues.

Known as a hard working band, P.O.D.’s performances are electrifying, blending reggae grooves, Latin beats, hip-hop and powerful rock chords that send a universal message through their music.

P.O.D. just finished the Rock Allegiance Tour this summer and is now back in the studio with Grammy nominated music producer Howard Benson (Credits include: 3 Doors Down, Creed, Daughtry & Kelly Clarkson).

“Chula Vista’s Centennial Celebration is about recognizing the best of Chula Vista and having P.O.D. come home to the South Bay is the icing on the cake,” said Laurel McFarlane, Chula Vista resident and CEO of McFarlane Promotions the event’s production company.

P.O.D’s set will be the culmination of a daylong festival that is open to the public. Additional bands and performances will offer something for every generation and musical taste throughout the day. Residents and guests from around the region are invited to come out and enjoy family activities, a free car show, carnival, craft beer and margarita garden, a wide variety of food served all day and a special Centennial Milestone Path sponsored by Bridgestone Education. There will be something for everyone.

Complete Entertainment Schedule Follows

Main Stage Entertainment Schedule
Sponsored by Viejas, SDG&E, SGI Construction and Chula Vista Clean Businesses

Hang out in the Craft Beer & Margarita Garden near main stage, sponsored by Barona Band of Mission Indians.

Times are approximate and subject to change
12 Noon: Navy Band, 9 Piece Rock with horns
12:45 PM: Flash Mob / DJ Move your Body 200 Member Cast -Surprise
1:00 PM: Pink Army - Girl Group: Electro Pop/R&B/Easy Dance
1:30 PM: Planned Military Flyover - TBD
1:50 PM: Big Time Operator - Big Time Swing with 10-Member Dance Band
2:50 PM Flash Mob / DJ Move your Body 200 Member Cast
3:10 PM: The Earthmovers – Lady J Blues & Jazz5 Piece Group
4:10 PM: DJ, Popular and Dance Music
4:30 PM: Sirens Crush, Top 40 Dance Band
5:30 PM: DJ, Popular and Dance Music
5:50 PM: TBD
6:50 PM: DJ, Popular and Dance Music
7:10PM: Rockola, Classic Rock Favorites
8:00 PM: Fireworks, Grand Centennial Show set to dance music of the decades
8:15 PM: P.O.D. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated rock recording artists

Community Stage- Celebrating Chula Vista's Outstanding Local Talent
Times are approximate and subject to change
1:00 PM: 4:13, Christian Pop Rock
1:30 PM: Andria Elam, Pop/Theatre/Opera
1:45 PM: Olympic High School: Clean Up Crew a.k.a. “The Trash Can Band”
1:50 PM: Chula Vista High School: House of Guitars, 35 Acoustic Guitars
2:15 PM: Calvary Christian Variety
2:45 PM: Otay Ranch High School: Baile Folklorico, Folk Dances
3:10 PM: In Motion, Tap/Jazz/Ballet
3:45 PM: Katriz Trinadad, Female Vocalist
3:55 PM: CVM Dance, Dance Variety
4:25 PM: Exotic and Classic Car Show Awards
4:40 PM: Project Opus, Violin String Quartet
5:10 PM: Danzart Academy, Dance Variety
5:50 PM: Dance Society, Dance Variety
6:20 PM: Jessica Lerner, Easy Rock
6:35 PM: Neisha, Dance Variety
7:05 PM: Steele Drum Band
8:00 PM: Fireworks, Grand Centennial Show set to Popular Music of the Decades
8:15 PM: P.O.D. Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated rock recording artists

ABOUT THE CHULA VISTA CENTENNIAL
The City of Chula Vista Centennial is a yearlong, once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Citywide events organized by and for the community commemorate the history and people of the city and create a lasting legacy. Sponsored by community businesses, educational groups, and nonprofit organizations in partnership with the Centennial’s Committee of 100 volunteers, events will continue through 2011. To learn more about the Centennial and to review a calendar of events and projects, visit the official website at http://www.chulavista100.com.

ABOUT MCFARLANE PROMOTIONS
Laurel McFarlane, CEO of McFarlane Promotions, Inc. is a longtime resident of Chula Vista where she currently resides with her husband and four children. She brings her 17 years of experience and expertise in event planning to the Chula Vista Centennial Celebration. Over the years, her company has coordinated numerous high-profile events to include: Opening Day at Petco Park, San Diego Celebrates Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Gala, Major League Baseball World Series Media Block Party, Chargers 50th Anniversary Block Party, Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp, San Diego Restaurant Week, was featured on WeTV’s Platinum Weddings and many more. Laurel McFarlane feels privileged to have been chosen as the event planner for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration and is making sure this will be “the party” of the century.

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