Thank you to everyone who joined us online to celebrate WorldFest 2020 virtually.

We premiered never before seen footage from select 2019 performances. We held a virtual opening ceremony, debuted online workshops, and aired new performances from the Global Indigenous Peoples Village. 

You can watch them all on Facebook or tune in to the WorldFest YouTube channel.

Watch our WorldFest Day Playlist

What a day! What a weekend! Thank you to everyone who joined us online to celebrate WorldFest virtually. We premiered never before seen footage from select 2019 performances. We had a virtual opening ceremony, workshops, and aired new performances from the Global Indigenous Peoples Village.

If you missed it, you can watch all of the videos here on our YouTube or Facebook playlists:

Stream WorldFest Day on YouTube
Stream WorldFest Day on Facebook

Virtual Workshops

Music Workshop with Joe Craven on YouTube
Gentle Yoga with JoDee on Facebook

music connects us all

California WorldFest acknowledges the racial injustice of the past and present. We are committed to listening to BBIPOC voices and educating ourselves as we work together towards a future built on equality. We believe the arts foster unity and will continue to advocate for BBIPOC artists and community members. We see you, we hear you, we support you.


The City of Grass Valley
Nevada County Fairgrounds




Amber Jo Manuel, Executive Director of The Center for the Arts :: John Taber, Festival Producer :: Dima Ablesky, Patron – Gate 4 Box Office/Camping :: Jessica Ashton, Sponsorship and Development (CFTA Staff) :: Bonnie Bagwell, Operations – Ice & Water Delivery :: Kimberly Bass, Production Assistant :: Peter Bevitori, Get Centered Tent (Info Booth) Lead :: CJ Boyd, Operations – Festival :: Sugar Brenner, Gate 4/Camping :: Kelly Broman, Production – Stage Manager – Discovery stage :: Shane Butler, Production – Stage Manager – Welcome :: Dan Carter, Media – Video :: Melissa Clark, Marketing and Media :: David Claytor, Production – Technical Supervisor :: Patricio Codoceo, Production – Lighting Engineer Meadow/Spotlight Stage :: Lori Jo Colvin, Conscious Living Lead :: Cornelia Coppock, Décor :: Debi Curtis, Cupcakes Lead / Accounting :: Hilary Dart, S&A – Overnight Sleepers :: Susan DeConti, Foundation Bar Lead :: Celena Delphi, Late Night Talent Booker :: Acacia Donovan, Kids – Arts & Crafts :: Amalia Dummett, Cupcakes Runner :: Bia Edwards, Kids – Games on the Green :: Paul Emery, Production – Sound – Global stage :: Brynn Farwell, Patron – Gate 1 Box Office (CFAT Staff) :: Deanna Figueira, Workshop coordinator/Parade Lead :: Bob Free, Key Master :: Tom Fuller, Production – Stage Manager Meadow/Spotlight – Stagehands Lead :: Mignon Geli, Production – Indigenous Village :: Lilith Gjertsen, Cupcakes Runner :: Donna Griffin, Medical Team Lead :: Stephanie Guel, Assistant- Key master :: Christian Gutt, Operations – Trash and Recycling :: Jon Hollingsworth, Production – Stage Manager, Pine Tree :: George Jayne, Production – Spot Ops :: Anna Kastner, Production – Indigenous Village :: Mary Lou Knapp, S & A – Meadow Seating Lead :: Tracie Krause, Volunteer- Gate Lead :: Alex Ladner, Operations – Supplies :: Mo Lafond, Runner :: Robbie Landsburg, Box Office/Camping Gate 4 :: John Liron, Production – Sound – Welcome stage :: Brianne Lucke, Graphic Design / Web / Social Media :: Marni Marshall, Production – Artist Liason Lead :: Haley Mattea, Merchandise – Marketplace a.m. :: Rich Mead, Production – Sound – Sierra stage :: Raja Meadows, Operations – Backstage (Tylan asst) (CFTA Staff) :: Peter Morin, Production – Spot Ops :: Daniel Nelson, Production – Backline Provider :: Evan Nielsen, Bar Manager (CFTA Staff) :: Carole Pavlik-Selby, First Aide :: Jeremy Phillips, Production – Sound – Pine Tree stage :: Del Phoenix, Vendor Coordinator :: Kyle Porter, Production – Sound – Discovery/Workshops :: Felton Pruitt, Production – Stage Manager – Global :: Phil Ruckrich, Media/KVMR Liaison and Busker Coordinator :: Aaron Rutledge, Lost Parents & Wed’s/ Thursday Training Assistance :: Tylan Selby, Operations – Backstage Lead :: Donald Shelley, Bar – Ice Booth :: Karen Slattery, Cupcakes Runner :: Kerry Slattery, Cupcakes Runner :: Luci Solyan, Kids – Teen Scene :: Linda Sorensen, Green Room Hospitality Lead :: Dave Spellman, Operations / Facilities (CFTA Staff) OFFSITE :: Skip Spragens, Production – Sound – Meadow/Spotlite stage :: Roger Stover, Front of House (Patron Services) :: Chris Streng, Operations / Bar (Paul’s assistant) + Bar :: Jes Taber, Eye of the Avocado – Catering :: Erin Tarabini, Production – Backline Coordinator :: Paul Teegarden, Operations-Campground :: Mike Thompson, Production – Stage Manager –Late Night –Set up Meadow Stg :: Larry Tonkin, Production – Stage Manager – Sierra Stage :: Guy Tortorici, Merchandise – Marketplace p.m. :: William Wallace, Safety & Assistance Lead :: Darlene Weiss, Volunteer Gate Lead :: Dietlinde Williams, Bar Lead Foundation Station (CFTA Staff) :: Journey Wukmir, Volunteer Coordinator :: Rob Wukmir, Campground Host

24th Annual California WorldFest is in








Covid-19 Update

Due to covid-19, the 24th annual California WorldFest has been postposed to July 15 - 18, 2021.

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California WorldFest © 2020. California WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts, a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community. Site Photography by Marion Charlotte Photography, Ryuta Shimotomai, and Eye of Laksmi.