French artist PATjE – a favorite of Latinos DJs with his album ‘Pasaporte’ -- is back at the helm of the Festival’s entertainment. He has assembled a medley of talents including a magician, baroque dancers and musicians, artists singing word-renown French classics, acoustic reggae musicians, etc. Get ready for amazing performances in French and English with a twist of Latino flavor!

PATjE performs an acoustic set in French with his guitar player Yannis. His style ranges from Bossa Nova to Pop and Funk. PATjE's new single will be launched in the fall of 2013 in Europe.

CANCAN PERFORMANCE Get ready for an amazing French CanCan number with Lauren Brim and her sexy dancers! Energetic, fun and so very French!  

Glenndalf The Magician Magically funny, Glenndalf is magic's brightest rising star! He has performed his special blend of comedy magic in every venue imaginable. He works as a corporate entertainer for companies such as Los Angeles Athletic Club, Pasadena Heritage Foundation, etc. 

Yesteryears Dancers is an authentically-costumed historical dance troupe that reenacts French Renaissance court and ball dances from the era of le Roi-Chevalier, François 1er and more, encouraging the audience to join in! They are accompanied by the musicians of Les Plaisirs Champêtre, playing traditional time specific  instruments such as the “musette de cour” also known as the French Baroque court bagpipe.

Nivea Elisa Galan’s thrilling voice has accompanied Bastille Day Festivals’ openings for many years. Nivea returns this year with some new songs from her repertoire.

SamsaraXOXO with her dad Simply Johan embark on a mythical Soul/ Funk 'Ben L'Oncle Soul' voyage and invite you along the journey! A special father-daughter performance.

The Singer and The Songwriter is a duo that blends folk & jazz to create a catchy, modern sound inspired by vintage styles. Their music has been compared to She & Him or Norah Jones.

Franck Amiack joins the hosting team for the second year. His truthfulness & spicy humor led the French comedian to work on over 15 feature films and 15 plays alongside award winning actors and directors. He will share the stage with the sexy Cougar of Comedy, Jillie Reil.

PETANQUE Give it a shot! Pétanque is just like horseshoes. Bring your set of metal balls if you have one! Pétanque appeared in 1907  in Provence and the game  soon became the most popular form of boules. Today, pétanque is enjoyed by about 17 million French, mostly in the summer time. It is played by 2 teams of 2, 4 or 6 whose goal is to throw hollow metal balls from within a starting circle as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally piglet)!

THE WAITERS’ RACE For the last decade, the delightful Waiters’ Race has brought together the famed French restaurant community of Los Angeles in the celebration of pride, culture and customer service. Waiters line up to participate in this popular race with hopes of taking the prize for their restaurant.
Visit the International Waiters Race Communitywebsite to find out more about this favorite Bastille Day tradition!

© Bastille Day Los Angeles 2012

Evyn Charles is a soulful and engaging singer who delivers superb vocals with an extensive repertoire of cover songs and originals in French and English.

Gal Musette is a haunting, melodic Alt-Indie-Folk duo with a unique style. They use mostly acoustic instruments and sing songs about love, mixing music and chansons from 1940s & today.

TITELLE Couture French Designer Titelle is creating live on stage the Blue White & Red dress a French ‘Marianne’ would wear nowadays… La Marianne des Temps Modernes!

Cali Conscious is a 3-piece Acoustic /Reggae/ Alternative band from Huntington Beach, CA. Their music conveys a positive vibe and message through conscious lyrics with upbeat dance tempos and rhythms that accompany their melodic vocal harmonies.

Excuse My French is the world's only all female, all French singing, all American rock band. Their winning combination of showmanship, mesmerizing harmonies and the language of love have wowed audiences since the spring of 2010.

Peter Trevino's influences are Steely Dan, The Beatles, Elton John, Supertramp, Billy Joel & The Beach Boys, with melodies rooted firmly in the 1970s, yet clearly produced for the singer-songwriter audience of the new millennium. It's all about music!

Trapdoor Social is a new band that makes passionate alt-pop music to connect with their fans in order to inspire awareness and effect change for a better planet.