Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bicentennial Celebrates Fourth With Extravaganza

Austin Law, a national country band with local roots, performs at the Bicentennial Fourth of July Extravaganza.

Hindsight, a rock and roll band, performs at the Bicentennial July 4 Extravaganza.

Delayne, James & Friends, Grammy winning R&B group, performs at the Bicentennial July 4 Extravaganza.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) A Bicentennial 4th of July Extravaganza has been planned at Arrowhead Credit Union Park on Sunday evening in San Bernardino featuring live music, food from local restaurants and a fireworks show.

The Extravaganza begins at 5 p.m. and tickets are $5 at the Arrowhead Credit Union Park box office. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

The schedule of events is:
5:00  Gates Open//Westside Steppers
5:30  Sinfonia Mexicana Mariachi Youth Academy
6:00  Delayne, James & Friends (R&B Grammy artists)
6:45  Greetings by Mayor Morris & musical winners of San Bernardino’s Got Talent: Nadia Bell-Stowers, Joe Banuelos, Kelly Muller, Naomi Slotkin and Priscilla Becerra
7:15  Hindsight 20/20 rock & roll by an Inland Empire legend
8:00  66ers Dance Team
8:30  Austin Law: national country band with local roots
9:15  Fireworks display

The Extravaganza is one of many events celebrating the City’s Bicentennial and is being sponsored by the Bicentennial Committee, according to Erin Brinker, Public Relations Chair.

“We are excited to welcome everyone to this special Extravaganza.  It is going to be a wonderful way for families to enjoy the evening and celebrate the 4th of July.  Everyone should come early and plan to have a great time.”

Brinker said that live music will be featured on two stages and food will be provided by local vendors and restaurants. Air bouncers and face painting for kids will be available.

Local sponsors include San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Stater Bros., the Matich Corporation andVanir Development Company.

The Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous, the Western Regional Little League Tournament and other events taking place in the latter part of 2010 will also feature a tie-in to San Bernardino’s Bicentennial, keeping the celebration alive throughout the year.

Rabbi Hillel Cohn is the chairman of the Bicentennial Celebration Committee, and Erin Brinker is the chair of its Public Relations & Marketing and Independence Day Extravaganza committees. Other Bicentennial Celebration Committee members are Jim Smith (chair of the Community Engagement committee), Cheryl Brown (chair of the Youth Council, Intergovernmental and Arts committees), Beverly Bird (chair of the Legend of the Arrowhead committee), Steven Shaw (chair of the History committee), David Smith (chair of the Finance committee), Jane Sneddon (chair of the Parade committee), Martha Pinckney (chair of the Gala committee.) and John Valdivia. The mayor and members of the San Bernardino Common Council appointed these members.

Additional community volunteers who have taken on leadership of other committees are: Rev. Malleis-Sternberg (Festival of Faiths), Edward Martinez (Leadership Cabinet), Peggi Hazlett (Mayor’s Run), Dr. Charles “Skip” Herbert (Coloring Books for Schools), Karen Blanco (Media) and The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire (Design).
For additional details, contact Erin Brinker at (951) 323-9337 or go to http://sanbernardino200.org