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October 4, 2013

End of Summer Fest Shakes Up San Bernardino’s Historic Wigwam Motel

Written by  Kimberly Johnson
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It was obvious the day would be one to remember as the dunk tank was shuffled in over the rolling green lawn. Over 200 attendees tuned in as music rang from bass filled speakers while visitors extended beach towels in preparation of what one attendee referred to as, “San Bernardino’s own mini Coachella Festival.”

The stage, haloed by a field of iconically California-esque palm trees, hosted 10 hours of non-stop performances for the crowd to dance to—and that they did.

The second annual End of Summer Festival (EOSF), which took place in San Bernardino at the historic Wigwam Motels, showcased some of our community’s most determined young talents. Live artistry ranging from breakers, taggers, painters, and everything in between, met alongside innovative clothing vendors and merged with a fist full of some of the hottest music performances around.

Black Rosette, photographed above, shared the stage with new talents to grace this year’s lineup including What Hands Are For, Ramone Jones, and Zentonic. Returning highlighted artists include VCR Monster, Gatsby, and several performances from Inland Empire based music label, Black Cloud Music.

The inspired thinkers behind End of Summer Festival are dedicated to making the arts scene of our community as inclusive as possible. By presenting events that combine ingenuity into our culture, they are finding new ways to independently bridge the gap between what their talents can do, and what they will do to affect our community for years to come. Keep a watchful eye out for the next wave of bright ideas to come out of this batch of creative collectives.

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Randy Polumbo

KOA Corporation Planning & Engineering

San Bernardino Art Association

The Ranch Projects Publishing

Joshua Tree Music Festival


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Paulson Orthodontics

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Cultural Planning Group

Gruen Associates

The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

The Ontario Museum of History and Art

The Community Foundation

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Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology

Pappy & Harriets

Bobby Furst 

The Joshua Tree Inn


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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR)

Chaffey College, School of Visual & Performing Arts

High Desert Test Sites

Elwood & Associates

Inlandia Institute


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