The Woodland Hills news for this month is the arrival of the 2nd Annual Rhythm and Joy. If you missed the festival last year, don’t make the same mistake this year.

The Rhythm and Joy Festival is being held on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. The Woodland Hills event is open from 10 AM to 8:30 PM. This year the festival will be held at Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

The Woodland Hills event will feature music that is sure to please everyone. World music, soul, jazz and urban contemporary music will be performed by various musicians.

This year the festival will include: Eric Benet, The Agape International Choir, The Afro Blues Tribe of Joseph, Charles Holt, hi-hop artist Kev Coice, Nailah Porter, and techno cool DJ Shiva to name a few. There will even be a comedian, Kyle Cease.

Music is not the only highlight of the day. There will be green living do-it-yourself demonstrations, a sustainable living marketplace, Yoga classes, festival parades, a wellness and healing oasis, an artist village, a KUUMBA Children’s Village along with drum circles.

Socially conscious vendors and an array of raw, vegan, vegetarian, organic and kosher foods will be available.

The Woodland Hills news gets even better because this is not just an alternative music festival. The goal of the festival is to reach out to people of all ages through healing music as well as dynamic musicians, singers and performing artists. The festivities are designed for everyone, make new friends and commit to healthier and eco-friendly lifestyles.

This year the founder of the festival, Rickie Byars Beckwirth, has partnered with Artists for Trauma and The Valley Cultural Center.

Artists for Trauma is a non-profit organization that works to enrich the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors. The organization’s goal is to improve recovery through the use of artistic expression and connectivity.

The Valley Cultural Center is actually this year’s host for the Rhythm and Joy Festival. The VCC was kind enough to include the Woodland Hills event at the closing of their Concert on The Greens series.

Here’s more good Woodland Hills news, the festival is free to the public. Lawn seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

If you would like to get up close and personal, there are VIP tickets available. Your VIP tickets will reserve your seat and parking as well as help to support Artists for Trauma and Rhythm and Joy Festivals. Reserved seating is available on three levels, VIP, Silver and Bronze. Tickets can be ordered through

Now that you know what it is all about, bring your family and friends for a day of fun and enlightenment.