November 6, 2013
San Manuel Miner, San Manuel, Arizona
Rancho Robles hosts music festival By John Hernandez San Manuel Miner El Rancho Robles in Oracle was the site of the Playing for Change Music Festival on Saturday October 19. Over 250 people attended the festival. The event featured a kidâ€™s music and art workshop, food and art vendors, camping under the trees, a drum circle, farmers market, zip line and some outstanding music. The zip line which is now a permanent attraction at Rancho Robles was popular with the kids and adults who enjoyed zipping down the cable over the desert. The Playing for Change Music Festival was a benefit for the Playing for Change Foundation which provides musical instruments and music instruction for kids around the world and locally. All the bands that performed volunteered their talent and time. The bands and musicians included Lexa Raquel; David Liers & Creosote King; Diane Davis; Donato; Youth of Oracle; Undercover; One Heart Beat featuring Blackman Clay; Edna & Ely (B Cool) with Malik Alkabir & Jacques Taylor; and One Love. Blake Campbell, owner of El Rancho Robles donated the use of the ranch grounds for the event. The Playing for Change Foundation is dedicated to creating positive social change through music education. If you would like to learn more about this organization or donate visit their website at www.playingforchange. org.
One of the many volunteer bands. (John Hernandez photo)
Checking out the miniature horses at the Little Hooves & Big Hearts Booth. (John Hernandez photo)
The girls of Casa Rivera stand ready to serve. (John Hernandez photo) Taking off point for the zipline. (John Hernandez photo)
Reaching the end of the zip line. (John Hernandez photo)
The Cotton Candy Vendor spins up some sweet treats. (John Hernandez photo)