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Escape to TIKI OASIS
Celebrating 20 Years of Fun in the Sun!

Hotel & Tickets on Sale May 17, 2021

Event: Tiki Oasis
Date: July 28 – August 1, 2021
Location: Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Media Contact: Lee Joseph, Reverberations Media / 818-415-5543

Tiki Oasis is the original and largest Tiki event in the world. Join us in celebrating 20 years of Tiki Oasis, in the Tiki-rich town of San Diego, CA! Tiki Oasis proudly brings to San Diego five nights and four days of live music, dancing, pool lounging, fashion shows, sunset dinners, disc jockeys, educational seminars, a bustling Marketplace, tropical cocktails curated by top mixologists, art exhibit, book signing and so much more.

Tiki Oasis has moved to the Town and Country Resort. Family owned since it was built as a 40 room roadside lodge in 1953, Town and Country, Mission Valley’s first hotel, underwent major expansions in 1968 and 1969. In honor of Town and Country’s history and mid-century roots, the hotel completed a $70 million dollar renovation in 2020 and has been re-imagined into a modern retreat unlike any other hotel in San Diego!

Tiki Oasis is excited to celebrate our 20th anniversary this summer! The event kicks off on Wednesday Evening, July 28 – and continues through Sunday Evening, August 1.

Media photos and entertainment details provided upon request.

Tiki Oasis is All Inclusive
Our event prides itself on being all-inclusive; everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! At Tiki Oasis, we make a concerted effort to ensure all our attendees feel valued, safe, and free to be their most authentic selves. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion where differences are both appreciated and respected, via our Tiki Oasis Diversity & Inclusion Council

The Core Values of Tiki Oasis

  • Tiki Oasis is a family-run small business. Our core values are a reflection of who we are.
  • Tiki Oasis promotes equality, diversity, and inclusion; we empower marginalized groups and encourage social justice through dialogue and action.
  • Tiki Oasis promotes education and the sharing of ideas and knowledge; we believe in the historic preservation of American Pop Culture through the lens of modern-day values.

Tiki Oasis promotes sustainable practices with a deep commitment to conservation and positive choices that support the health of our planet.



Thank You from Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021!

From the organizers of Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021, recapping the event!

We did it! We are calling Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021 a wonderful success! The event went above and beyond our expectations. Everyone followed all safety precautions and made our job easy breezy. The Tiki community really rallied and supported us when we all needed it the most. Now that we see California opening up and we know we can host something that brings people so much joy we are more excited than ever to be planning for our San Diego event this summer.

Check out some of our fun photos from the event!

We recieved some lovely press over the weekend with news crews and local media here are a couple of media links:
Fox 10 Phoenix
East Valley Tribune
Below is our thank you we put in our collectible Arizona Tiki Oasis program!
Dear Arizona Tiki Oasis Attendees,

It took a village to restart Arizona Tiki Oasis and two years later we want to thank some of the people that encouraged us and helped us to get energized and inspired to relaunch the event. We couldn’t have done it without the support of the participants: staff, artists, disc jockeys, seminar educators, sponsors, marketplace crafters, artists and traders, mixologists volunteers, and of course the super supportive Hotel Valley Ho staff. Cheers to our featured local artist, Jon Arvizu, and longtime friend and collaborator world-renown artist SHAG. Special thanks to Janek at Bauer Pottery, Tiki AZ moderators Ross, Leigh, and James; Cobain for Decor; Dana from Hula’s Modern and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. We especially want to thank the Arizona Preservation Foundation for their ongoing support and shared values of Architectural Preservation. Lastly, we give gratitude to our sons Vander and Dashiell for inspiring us to keep creating and producing events.

Baby Doe & Otto
Arizona Tiki Oasis Producers

You can view our program online here:


4/22-25: Arizona Tiki Oasis 2021 Art Show and Marketplace Open to the Public

Event: Arizona Tiki Oasis
Date: April 22-25, 2021
Location: Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Media Contact: Lee Joseph, Reverberations Media

Welcome to Arizona Tiki Oasis, an island lifestyle meet-up held in the middle of the desert at one of the best-preserved Mid-Century hotels in America ― Hotel Valley Ho (est. 1956). Enjoy a wide range of resort activities while sipping tropical cocktails, wearing your festive aloha wear and snazzy masks. Bask in a variety of curated and socially distanced experiences: sip crafted cocktails by top mixologists, browse the curated pop-up Art Show, relax in a cabana by the pool, schedule a soothing spa treatment, sway to the Tiki Oasis soundtrack and shop the outdoor marketplace with a variety of artists, makers and traders and, of course, enjoy the overall Tiki island-in-the-desert vibe. Arizona Tiki Oasis benefits Arizona Preservation Foundation.


Arizona Tiki Oasis is the crossroads of the Tiki world. Crafters, artists, tinkerers, and traders haul their wares to the Hotel Valley Ho, creating an Exotica emporium unmatched throughout the world!
Saturday – Sunday April 24-25th: 10am-4pm
Hotel Valley Ho: 6850 E Main S., Scottsdale, AZ

Open to the Public – Capacity, Social Distancing, and Masks Required at all times.

Featuring over 40 Marketplace Vendors!
Atomikitty, Art of Doug Horne, Big Toe Art, Buzz Rhino, Ceramics by Carol, Clever Vintage Clothing, Crazy Al, Domestic Tiki, Fancy Fruits, Jaitiki, James Owens Art, Flora-Tiki-Decor by Jeffrey Designs, Hide + Seek:, High Seas Trading Co., Kymm! Bang, Lace Music, Liquid Alchemist, Mischief Motu, Modern Antiquities, Monitapu, Mywave Mosaics, Night Iguana Productions, Princess Madison Designs, Odd Rodney, Organic Jewelry by Allie, Paradise Hell, Rarabird/PrimitivaDiva, Redhead Sadie Vintage, Ron Monster, SHAG Store, Spring Candles, Steady Clothing, Surfside Sips, Tee-Ki Togs, Tiki Farm, Tiki Oasis Treasures, Tiki Pop, TikiRob, Todd Robey, tomsartproject, Volcano Designs, Whimsberry, WillyTikis


Join us for our 3rd annual Arizona Tiki Oasis Pop-Up Art Exhibit. Curated by Tiki Oasis co-founder and event coordinator Baby Doe, featuring over 20 top international Tiki artists this pop-up exhibit will be open to the public all weekend long!
Friday 4/23 – Sunday 4/25: 10am-4pm
Hotel Valley Ho: 6850 E Main S., Scottsdale, AZ
Open to the Public – Capacity, Social Distancing and Masks Required at all times.

Featured Artists:
Atomikitty, Benjamin Burch, BigToe Art, Candy, Corey Smith, Diane Bombshelter, Doug Horne, Harry Decker, James Owen, Jason Straughan “The Boozy Doodler”, Jon Arvizu, Justin Peterson, Kymm! Bang, Liana Hee, Lisa Penney, Mike Maas, Mookie Sato, Odd Rodney, Poison Ivey Art – Sara Ivey, SHAG, Sheryl Schroeder, Susana Vestige, Tiki tOny, Tom Cooper, Velvetiki

Southern California’s family-run Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to support the Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel’s rehabilitation. The Tropics was the most elaborate of a chain of five California Tropics Tiki motels and an important part of Tiki history. The event was moved to San Diego in 2006 to support the historic Bali Hai Restaurant and Hanalei Hotel. Now Tiki Oasis is proud to be the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features five nights and four days of live music, dance, DJs, vendors, fashion show, poolside entertainment, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations. Its sister event, Arizona Tiki Oasis made its successful debut in 2019 and brings the island lifestyle to the desert in full Mid-Century glory.


Tiki Oasis goes Virtual August 14-16 2020

Tiki Oasis Goes Bananas… oh we mean, VIRTUAL!

Tiki Oasis goes Virtual! We are excited to announce a full virtual weekender! Throughout the weekend you can enjoy our Tiki Oasis TV program including meet-ups, seminars, live entertainment, a HUGE Virtual Marketplace, and more, more, more! 


FRIDAY 8/14:4pm – 5pm – Seminar: ‘Disney Goes Tiki’ with David “Dr. Skipper” Marley. Proceeds benefit Walt Disney Family Museum ($15 Tickets on Sale!)

6pm – 8pm – Virtual Marketplace Cocktail Hour, get to know the artists, makers, and traders of Tiki Oasis hosted by Audrey Moorehead {free event}

8pm – 10pm – Ape ‘Supersonic’ record release party, hosted by APE. NEW music, film clips, Tiki carving, and mug raffle hosted by exotica band APE! Listen in to hear about Ape’s first-ever vinyl record. {FREE event}

SATURDAY 8/15:10am – 11:30am– Shopping in Pajamas: Virtual Marketplace! This free event includes livestream interactions, artist meet-ups, and an overall unique shopping experience with the makers, creators, and traders that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! 

1pm – 2pm – Seminar: ‘Rum & Reàl Exotic Cocktail Challenge’ hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell. This is Ian’s first time at Tiki Oasis, join Ian and a bevy of top mixologists from around the globe! ($25 TICKETS ON SALE!)

2pm – 3pm – 11th Annual Tiki Oasis Art show LIVE on Instagram hosted by artist BigToe. Take a ‘walk’ through the exhibit, purchase art, and meet some of the featured artists! {FREE event}

4pm – Aloha Caftan Society – Zoom Party! Dress up for the Aloha Fashion Stroll!!! Show off your own fashion style! {FREE event}

6pm – 10pm – Tiki Oasis TV Main Showcase!! Featuring friends, family, and fans of Tiki Oasis. Enjoy music, mixologists, and special guest appearances!! {FREE event}

10pm – 1am – Late night “Room Parties” including DJ’s, dancers, and other mischief from around the globe hosted by Barron Scott Levkoff of Midwayville & If ‘N’ Wendy! {FREE event}

SUNDAY 8/16:10am -11:30am – Shopping in Pajamas: Virtual Marketplace! This free event includes livestream interactions, artist meet-ups, and an overall unique shopping experience with the makers, creators, and traders that make Tiki Oasis such a unique experience! 

11:30 – 1pm – Panel discussion: ‘Sensual Paradise – Deconstructing the Romanticization of the Alluring Island Maiden’ {FREE event}. “Tip Jar” to benefit Heiva San Diego.

2pm – 4pm – The Velvet Gazette Virtual Release Party We saved the best for last, tune-in to keep the fun going. Zoom Party with live music, live Burlesque, etc. hosted by Editor-in-Chief Susana Andrea, {FREE event}


11th Annual Tiki Oasis Pop-Up Artshow~
curated by Baby Doe ~
Displayed at: Paradise Point Resort, San Diego*
Thurs 8/13 –  Sunday 8/16 –  10am-3pm
* Note that no gathering or events allowed, this is a socially distanced art exhibit.
Tiki Oasis Art Show Virtual Reception hosted by BigToe
LIVE on Tiki Oasis Instagram!!
Sat 8/15 2pm2020 Artists:
Anthony Carpenter
BigToe Art
Craig Robb
Daisy Church
Danielle Mann
Dawn Frasier Sophista-tiki
Devon Devereaux
Diane Bombshelter
Eddy Crosby
Eric October
Harry Decker
James Owens
Jason Straughan “The Boozy Doodler”
Justin Peterson
Ken Pleasant
Ken Ruzic
Kymm Bang
Lori Herbst
Megan Besmirched
Mike Carnevale
Mike Maas
Mookie Sato
Norm Daniels
Odd Rodney
Rarabird Laura Harper
Robert Jimenez
Sandra Fremgen
Tiki King
Tiki tOny
Susana Andrea, Vestige
Wendy Cevola
Zachary Friedberg
Tiki Oasis Virtual Semiar: Rum & Reàl Exotic Cocktail Challenge
Sat 8/15 1pm, $25 (BUY TIX)
Hosted by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell

Join us for this Rum & Reàl challenge featuring some of the world’s most exotic bartenders as they show off their skills in this fast-paced tropical cocktail challenge! Watch these mixologists whip up their rum masterpieces in only 3 minutes. They will share their rum of choice, the fresh fruit flavor and 3 other ingredients as they create a drink exclusively for Tiki Oasis. Expect to be entertained and inspired! 
Sponsored byReàl Cocktail Ingredients

Ian A.V. Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador has conducted masterclasses and seminars, sipped cocktails and judged competitions on no less than 7 continents around the world! His passion for rum and cocktails is infectious and in 2007 he not only created the world’s first international Rum festival (The UK RumFest). Ian is also currently the rum & cocktail specialist on television’s channel 4 (UK) entertainment show, “Sunday Brunch”, where he is regularly seen by millions of viewers educating celebrity guests on various rums and rum cocktails. But even more remarkable, he is the Spirited Awards 7-time final four nominee and 2018 winner of the International Brand Ambassador of the year at the prestigious Spirited Awards part of The Tales of the Cocktail.
Tiki Oasis Virtual Seminar: Disney Goes Tiki
Fri 8/14 4pm, $15 (BUY TIX)
Hosted by David “Dr Skipper” Marley

Dr. Skipper is back with new adventures. This time he will talk about the artists and inspirations behind the creation of Disneyland’s Adventureland and the Enchanted Tiki Room. From the imaginations of Disney artists such as Rolly Crump and Harper Goff to the first gallery exhibition of tiki art in the United States, the inspiration came from many sources. Marley will also share wild cast member stories about The Enchanted Tiki Room from his book More Skippers Stories: True Tales From Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise. Proceeds benefit the Walt Disney Family Museum.

David “Dr. Skipper” Marley is a former Jungle Cruise Skipper and has taught history at California State University, Fullerton. His books, Skipper Stories: True Tales from Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, and its sequel, More Skipper Stories, is the first oral history of a Disneyland attraction. A former stand up comic, Marley is the creator and producer of the popular Jungle Cruise based stand up comedy show The Skipper Show.

Tiki Oasis Velvet Gazette Virtual Party Schedule:Sun 8/15, FREE event
Velvet Gazette newspaper is inspired by vintage aesthetics and culture and brought to life through the perspective of women from every continent. Join Editor-in-Chief Susana Andrea for this special release party Sunday Aug 16th at 2pm PDT!

Schedule of events:
2:00 Welcome with Susana Andrea, Editor-in-Chief
2:05 LIVE MUSIC: Ukulena
2:10 Cover girl chat with Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm
2:15 West Coast Tiki article chat with Megan Myschief
2:20 Stacy’s home tiki bar cocktails at home with Dottie Deville: The Velvet Swizzle
2:25 LIVE MUSIC: The Surfrajettes
2:30 Vilma’s dating tips chat with Miriam
2:35 article chat with Daria Tarasova
2:40 miniature LA show and tell with CC Devere
2:45 Paper Dolls art chat with Susie Dahl
2:50 LIVE MUSIC: Coco Lamarr
2:55 Record hop with Claire RetroGirl
3:00 Tiki Oasis takeover at Parade Point chat with Miss Tiki Oasis 2019, Phoenix Ablaze
3:05 Article chat with Genie Emerald
3:10 Poetry with Sabrina Minks
3:15 LIVE MUSIC: Ukulena
3:20 Millinery chat with Mikaila Von Merr
3:25 PRIZE: Best dressed contest with Nathaly Aguilera, Director of Diversity at TVG
3:30 LIVE PERFORMANCE: Burlesque with Miss Tosh
3:35 PRIZE: Tiki Trivia with Miss Tiki Oasis 2018 Ruby Champagne
3:40 LIVE MUSIC: Kitten on the Keys, San Francisco
3:45 Fashion chat with Psycho Apparel Tokyo, Japan
3:50 Tel Aviv convention winner chat with Dafna Bar-el
3:55 PRIZE: 5 min dance party and contest with Miss Tiki Oasis 2015 Ruby Joule
4:00 End

Arizona Tiki Oasis Postponed to October 29, 2020

Event: Arizona Tiki Oasis
Original Date: Thursday, April 23rd – Sunday, 26th, 2020
Media Contact: Lee Joseph,  Reverberations Media

We here at Arizona Tiki Oasis headquarters have been keeping a close eye on the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Last week, though we were seven weeks from our event and we have not had any cancellations from performers, speakers, or sponsors, we were highly concerned that we might be forced to cancel at the last minute. We didn’t feel that we could move forward with our April event. Though we were ALL were looking forward to a weekend in SUNNY Scottsdale, we were confident the correct thing to do would be to postpone the event.

Now here is the GOOD NEWS! We worked closely with the Hotel Valley Ho and our nonprofit partner, Arizona Preservation Foundation, and have settled on a new date for 2020…drum roll… the weekend of Halloween Oct 29-Nov 1!! Say, what?! A sophisticated Tiki Halloween party in the desert?!

So now what? You have options!

Can’t join us in October 2020? Cancel your hotel room and tickets, all refundable with no fees:
Hotel Action: due to the high volume of calls please contact the hotel via email at to cancel your hotel room reservation
Ticket Action: Request a refund for tickets via Eventbrite.
Important Note: both the hotel and tickets are fully refundable until March 31st, 2020

Keep your hotel room and tickets and join us in October:
Hotel Action: due to the high volume of calls please contact the hotel via email at to confirm moving your hotel room reservation to October dates.
Ticket Action: none needed! We will automatically move your tickets to the new date.
Important Note: If you decide to keep your hotel reservation for October this will again be one-night non-refundable.

Keep your hotel room for the weekend of April 23-26, 2020:
(check back with the hotel early April to see if this option is available)
Hotel Action: due to the high volume of calls please contact the hotel via email at to confirm your reservation. The Signature room rates have been lowered for this weekend to $199!
Ticket Action: Request a refund for tickets via Eventbrite.


Arizona Tiki Oasis 2020 – April 23-26, Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale AZ.

Arizona Tiki Oasis 2020 Graphic

Arizona Tiki Oasis 2020!
Tiki Oasis announces its second annual event in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Event: Arizona Tiki Oasis
Date: Thursday, April 23rd – Sunday, 26th, 2020
Location:  Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Media Contact: Lee Joseph,  Reverberations Media

Welcome to Arizona Tiki Oasis 2020, an island lifestyle party in the middle of the desert, held at one of the best-preserved Mid-Century hotels in America―Hotel Valley Ho (est. 1956). Hosted by Otto and Baby Doe von Stroheim,  Arizona Tiki Oasis is the sister event to the current, long-running, and much-loved Tiki Oasis, San Diego. 

What to expect at Arizona Tiki Oasis?

By day, relax in a cabana by the pool, browse through a bustling Tiki artist marketplace, enjoy our pop-up art show featuring international Tiki artists, schedule soothing spa treatments, hop on a local Mid-Century architecture tour, or take in educational seminars on topics, such as how to make the perfect Tropical Cocktail to history of Tiki in the Southwest.

In the evening, dress snazzy for adult activities that include a luau, rooftop parties with one-of-a-kind views, poolside swinging sounds and live entertainment, invitation-only swanky suite events, and late-night dancing with DJs from across the globe.

Although many events will be all-ages, such as the marketplace and seminars, the overall event is adult-oriented. 

“When the Tiki Oasis crowd hits Hotel Valley Ho, it is the perfect marriage of Mid-Century and Polynesian Pop style” – Otto von Stroheim, Tiki Oasis


  • Arizona Tiki Oasis 2020 benefits Arizona Preservation Foundation.
  • Hotel Valley Ho hosted Luau featuring Polynesian Dancers and a roasted pig!
  • Marketplace featuring over 60 curated artisans offering a variety of Tiki curios
  • Over 20 Educational Seminars highlighting topics such as Tropical Cocktails, the history of Tiki, Lounge music, Mid-Century architecture. Pin-up hair & Make-up, and more!
  • Local bus tours highlighting abundant Scottsdale and Phoenix Mid-Century architecture.
  • The singing sensational pin-up darlings from Hollywood, The Satin Dollz.
  • A continuous soundtrack of Tiki and Mid-Century Lounge music will be provided by local favorites, Moonlight Magic and Los Angeles Tikiyaki Orchestra and international disc jockeys all day and night.
  • Pop-Up art show featuring international Tiki artists.
Arizona Tiki Oasis Logo

Photos from Arizona Tiki Oasis 2019:
Press Features from Arizona Tiki Oasis 2019:
Echo Magazine: Tiki Oasis makes its Arizona Debut
Phoenix New Times: Tiki Oasis Brought the Island Party to Scottdale


Tiki Oasis celebrates its 20th event in 2020! Southern California’s family-run Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2001 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel, the most elaborate of a chain of five California Tropics Tiki motels and an important part of Tiki history. The event was moved to San Diego in 2006 to support the historic Bali Hai Restaurant and Hanalei Hotel. Now Tiki Oasis is proud to be the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features five nights and four days of live music, dance, DJs, vendors, fashion show, poolside entertainment, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations all taking place on a private 44-acre island, Paradise Point. Its sister event, Arizona Tiki Oasis made its successful debut in 2019 and brings the island lifestyle to the desert in full Mid-Century glory. 


Tiki Oasis 19 Car Show Aug 10-11 San Diego

Free Admission – Open to the Public! Enjoy this curated car show, including food trucks (11am-3pm), Tiki Oasis Merchandise, live Tiki carving with OB Tiki, Pinups for Pitbulls and top Disc Jockeys!

Parking Lot, Crowne Plaza
2270 Hotel Cir N,
San Diego, CA 92108

9am – 5pm Saturday
9am-4pm Sunday

Food Trucks
Saturday: Quick Stop Grill, Haad Sai Thai, Sun & Sea
Sunday: Chameleon Cuisine, Bella Vita Pizza, Food Affair

Disc Jockeys
Saturday: DJ Bigtikidude and Emilio, DJ After School Special
Sunday: The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn, DJ Zorch

Car List
1929 Ford Model A Roadster PU
1932 Ford Woody – Blue
1933 Ford Woodie – Marroon
1935 Ford Stationwagon
1937 Pacjard 115, buttercream yellow
1939 1939 Ford Tudor, Jefferson blue
1940 Ford Coupe Orange
1942 Ford Woodie Maroon & Wood
1947 Ford Delux Station Wagan Burgandy
1947 Mercury 4 Door – Maroon
1948 Ford Super Deluxe
1948 Oldsmobile 76 Series
1949 Ford Woodie Blue
1951 Ford “Surf Woody” Wagon
1952 DeSoto Sampan
1954 Gold Ford Customline
1954 MG TF, MG RED
1956 Ford, F100, Metallic Burgundy
1958 Dune Buggy
1960 Chevy Biscayne Green
1961 Ford Econoline Pick-up
1961 GMC 1000
1961 SCOOTER AREA: Vespa
1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Station Wagon, white
1962 Chevy Greenbrier Seafoam/White
1962 Impala convertible
1963 Ford Galaxy, red/gold
1964 and 1969 Dune Buggy
1965 Meyers Manx dune buggy
1966 Chevy Suburban, turquoise
1967 Buick Riveria
1967 Morris Minor Traveler
1968 Meyers Manx red
1968 VW Camper Bus “Mango Green”
1969 Ford Econoline Van, Gasser Green
1969 Thunderbird, Cobalt Blue, Custom
1970 1970 Cadillac ElDorado
1971 GMC 1500 Custom Suburban
1973 inka orange BMW 1802
1975 Ford E-150 Show Van.
1979 “SCOOTER AREA: Piaggio Vespa, P200e vintage scooter”
1979 “SCOOTER AREA: Vespa P200”
1981 Delorean, dmc 12, silver
1999 Taylor Dunn Golf Cart

Tiki Oasis 19: “Catch the New Wave”

Wednesday, August 7 through Sunday, August 11, 2019
Wednesday: Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego, CA
Thursday: Sunday: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA

Tiki Oasis, is the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features in five nights and four days: live music, hula, DJs, marketplace vendors, fashion shows, costume contests, poolside entertainment, Miss Tiki Oasis contest, car show, kids activities, food trucks, art exhibit, midnight burlesque shows and dance party, plus top experts giving educational presentations on everything from cocktails and food, art, architecture, pop culture history, and tikicarving!


Update: Spirit Seminars, Luau, Food Trucks at Tiki Oasis 19!

TIKI OASIS 19: “Catch the New Wave”
June 7-11, 2019
Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Hotel Circle, San Diego

On Thursday, August 8, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Tiki Oasis.will host a full authentic Luau featuring a whole roasted suckling Kahlua Pig, Mahi Mahi, Glazed Chicken, and much more; specialty drinks by Pagan Idol (San Francisco) + Bar Kindred (San Diego), and a Polynesian dance show.
Full information, menu, and ticket info can be found at this link

Tiki Oasis 19 celebrates Tiki in a variety of educational seminars – here’s a focus on this year’s event spirits seminars, including a wine appreciation seminar co-hosted by Devo’s Gerald Casale!

Seminar entry included with deluxe and cocktail passes noted.
Seminar Tickets available at this link
ALL seminar tickets are available for purchase a la carte – no weekend wristband necessary!
All seminars except Kiddie Cocktails are 21 and over.

Tiki Oasis 19 "Catch the New Wave"
Tiki Oasis 19 “Catch the New Wave”

Spirits Seminars
Interact one-on-one with makers representing new products, and some of our old favorites. Tiki Oasis has curated an international collection of a very limited number of rum and other spirit brands that go well in Tiki cocktails! Includes a Tasting Glass.

Winemakers Judd Finkelstein and Gerald Casale invite you to join them as they make wine approachable, and break down the intimidation factor surrounding the world of wine. Get wine-confident! You’ll learn sensory techniques and food pairing tips, gain knowledge of common grape varieties, hear engaging stories, and have some laughs throughout. Of course, all of this will be accompanied by an array of their wines The Fifty By Fifty and Judd’s Hill winery.

Judd Finkelstein is the proprietor of Judd’s Hill winery in Napa Valley and has 40+ years of winemaking experience in this famed region. In his other life, he is the band leader of the old-timey Hawaiian-style combo, The Maikai Gents. Gerald Casale is the co-founder of the band DEVO, a longtime wine educator, and proprietor of the Pinot Noir based wine brand The Fifty By Fifty. 

Hosted by Randy Tarlow from Liquid Alchemist, this seminar covers the importance of choosing quality ingredients when making cocktails. Examining spirits, liqueurs, syrups, juices, and ice. Why we choose fresh and premium vs artificial products. How these ingredients affect the taste and presentation of cocktails. And most important, how to drink well to prevent a hangover. Guests will leave with the understanding of what they are actually consuming and why they should be discerning when ordering a cocktail, how pricing for quality products is justified. and health-conscious options for the long party weekend.

Pam Kueber of Retro Renovation is ready to reveal all the secrets of creating a world of Tiki in your home. Starting with six blank walls — yes, the ceiling matters, too! Learn how to tackle the process of creating a tiki paradise so that you too, can transform any room in your house into your own great escape. Based on interviews with professional tiki bar designers and homeowners who shared lessons from their projects, plus countless hours of research to create her own “Mahalo Lounge”, Pam has distilled this creative project into seven distinct steps. You’ll hear about tiki-theory essentials, design concepts, options for materials and where to get them, the big no-no’s, and more. Creating a home tiki bar can be an intimidating project – “more is more” here, but you can do it if you take it step-by-step!

The world’s most famous Tiki drink is 75 years old this year … and so is the war over who invented it.  Trader Vic claimed he invented the Mai Tai in 1944. Bandleader Harry Owens claimed he introduced the Mai Tai to the world in 1954.  And Don The Beachcomber said he invented the Mai Tai way back in 1932.  At the risk of getting fragged in the crossfire, Beachbum Berry will examine the evidence and serve up samples of different Mai Tai recipes — including Vic’s 1944 Mai Tai, still “da kine” after all these years!

Come learn what makes a Tiki drink different from a tropical drink and how to make your own spin-off the Tiki classics. Join mixologist and author Tiki Lindy on this fun exploration of what makes a balanced and Tiki-inspired cocktail while trying a few Tiki Lindy original riffs.

Tiki Lindy is a veteran tiki bartender, rum advocate, and tiki icon most notable for her private events bartending, award-winning mixology and as the author of “Tiki Lindy’s Field Guide to Pupus, Tidbits & Exotic Provisions”–a first of its kind collection of regionally inspired tiki cuisine recipes. She is San Francisco based but bartends nationwide.

We have asked a limited number of rum, beer, and other spirit brands to share with the Tiki Oasis audience their favorite taste combinations! What should you sip while indulging in dark chocolate, nuts, dried and fresh fruits? Does jerky or popcorn really pair with any spirit brand? Join us for this unique event and find out!

Join the pros, Tom and Kelly, as they explain the creation of their latest cocktail tome, The Home Bar Guide To Tropical Cocktails, from concept to printed book. The process took over two years! They give you an insider perspective of what it takes to bring a published book to fruition. From choosing over 150 original recipes, to the art and photography gathering process, through collaborating with a European book publisher, and working within layout requirements. They will also give a practical tutorial on syrup making. Q&A will be encouraged. Includes one of Tom & Kelly’s cocktails.

Calling all junior mixologists! Join us for a swingin’ master class on slinging up some tasty Kiddie Cocktails! Learn more about the coolest-ever collection of fabulous drink recipes in every flavor and style under the sun – sharp and tangy, smooth and sweet, fizzy but never flat, crisp and fruity, or rich and creamy – all minus the hooch! Surprise your friends with a Kosmic Kooler, get the party started with a Dream Punch or cruise to Hawaii with a Little Pink Pearl. You’ll also find tips on setting up your own kiddie cocktail bar – with advice on choosing everything you’ll need to make your cocktails look as amazing as they taste! Come and wet your beaks with Kiddie Cocktails book author Stuart Sandler for an afternoon you won’t soon forget!

Stuart Sandler launched the Font Diner font foundry in 1996. Inspired by American popular culture of the 1930s–1960s, he has created more than 500 original typefaces for the graphic design industry, and solidly established a reputation as the premier retro display typeface designer.  In 2004, Sandler launched Mister Retro, offering retro graphic design software products to complement his original typefaces. Mister Retro features a wildly popular suite of Photoshop plug-ins, Snappy Hour vector artwork, and original serigraphs from the world-renowned lowbrow artist Derek Yaniger. When he’s not in his studio, Sandler enjoys life in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his family, and indulging in world-class supper club dining – hunkered over a fancy pickle, radish, and black olive relish tray and sipping on a Shirley Temple.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Celebrity Death Match, the Thunderdome: none of these contests of grit and skill included cocktails. Shame on them. The Tiki Oasis Bartenders Battle will pit some of the best bartenders in San Diego against each other in a no-holds-barred, head-to-head cocktail throw-down. Sample some of the best, most innovative Tiki cocktails in San Diego while you cheer on your bartending champion. They all may battle but only one can win!

Ram Udwin is the founder and creative mind behind Boy Drinks World, maker of fine cocktail bitters, tinctures, and other delightful things. Aside from running Boy Drinks World, Ram is a professional craft cocktail bartender, spirts expert, educator, Tikiphile and sometimes rum judge that is enthusiastic about all things related to drinking well. When not sipping rum and slinging bitters by the pool.

Food Trucks will be located at the Car Show on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11

Quick Stop Grill
Haad Sai Thai
Sun & Sea
Chameleon Cuisine
Bella Vita Pizza
Food Affair


Beauty, Pin-Up, and Burlesque at Tiki Oasis 19

TIKI OASIS 19: “Catch the New Wave”
June 7-11, 2019
Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego
Crowne Plaza Hotel – Hotel Circle, San Diego 
Tiki Oasis TV
Tiki Oasis Facebook Group


The original and largest tiki event in the world, Tiki Oasis, is the original features in five nights and four days:  live music, dance, DJs, marketplace vendors, fashion shows, costume contests, poolside entertainment, miss Tiki Oasis contest, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations on everything from cocktails and food, art, architecture, pop culture history, and tiki carving!

As always at Tiki Oasis, the event is all about the Tiki lifestyle. In addition, every year, the event explores a theme which adds dimension or explores a different aspect of Popular Culture tangential to Tiki


Tiki Oasis Beauty BouTiki

We want YOU to look great at Tiki Oasis! Make an appointment in our Beauty BouTiki and we will transform you into the pin-up goddess you are meant to be! The Beauty BouTiki is only open during the Tiki Oasis event. Includes a glass of chilled champagne.

We highly suggest you make an appointment in advance. Services for walk-ins are not guaranteed.

Packages include Pin-Up Hairstyle, Pin-up Make-up, Combo Pin-up hair, and makeup, and a Quick Do Hairstyle! There are also Sunday Recovery Packages with massage and reflexology! Pricing and more info at this link.


Tiki Oasis Pin-Up Photography

Have you ever dreamt of having your own Pin-Up Photos? Tiki Oasis is thrilled to be joining forces with renowned pin-up photographer Scott Saw & Melyssa (Vixen Photography) to once again bring the Tiki Oasis audience these fine Glamour Pin-Up Packages!

Attendees: Models must be 18 years and older
Availability: Packages must be purchased in advance. Packages will NOT be available at the door.

Includes 60 minutes for hair and makeup, and 60 minutes with the photographer, up to two settings, two fully edited images, prints, and complimentary champagne!

Here is a fun photoshoot out-and-about at the historic Hanalei Hotel (now the Crowne Plaza)! This photo safari gets you out of the studio! Thursday photos will be taken outdoors in the atrium waterfall area and Friday photos will be out-an-about at one or two special locations picked just for you! This package is perfect to help you release your inner pin-up girl! Prices, reservations, more info at this link.

Scott Saw | Photographer | Artist
Scott Saw is a photographer/artist based in San Diego, CA. Scott has been producing and showing paintings over the last 10 years and has more recently realized his passion for photography. He has become a full-time pinup/ boudoir/fashion photographer and draws upon his experience as a painter to snap and edit images that are captivating, artistic and of course sexy. Scott has partnered up with burlesque performer Kixxi Galore to form VIXEN Photography. They work with first-time models and experienced models alike and can make the girl next door look like a seasoned model worthy of glossy magazine pages.


The votes are in! Introducing our Top 10 Contestants who will vie for the title of Miss Tiki Oasis 2019!

Thursday, 8/8 at 3 pm: Miss Tiki Oasis Poolside Strut

Thursday, 8/8 at 7:30 pm, hosted by El Vez & Miss Tiki Oasis 2018 Ruby Champagne – View contestants at this link.


Tiki Oasis Burlesque

Tiki Oasis Midnight Burlesque Show features top talent from around the globe! Friday night features DJ Howie Pyro spinning from 10 pm till 2 am and Saturday is our ‘I Love 80s’ dance club featuring DJ Will’mer!

This event is included with your weekend pass. No tickets sold at the door.

Amber Ray, Molly Moonstone, Ruby Champagne, Mayo Lua De Frenchie, Jolie Goodnight, Moxie Gold, Lola Demure, Nina Josephine, Stormy Leigh, Miss Isabelle Marie

Kitten De Ville, Tana The Tattooed Lady, Ruby Joule, Courtney Crave, Nikki Knockout, Bo Vixxen, Miss Catwings, The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue

View performers at this link.

Tiki Oasis 19: Catch the New Wave – Focus on Music!

TIKI OASIS 19: “Catch the New Wave”
August 7-11, 2019
Wed., August 7, Bali Hai – Shelter Island, San Diego
Thursday – Sunday, August 8-11 – Crowne Plaza Hotel – Hotel Circle, San Diego

Tiki Oasis 19 Spotify Playlist
Tiki Oasis TV
Tiki Oasis Facebook Group

Ticket info at this link
Wednesday Meet and Greet at Bali Hai and Sunday Night Tiki Oasis Showcase tix can be purchased a la carte or with the full ticket package. Seminar tickets can also be purchased separately from event tickets!
Thursday – Saturday main event tickets must be purchased as a package. As always, car show, art show, and marketplace are open to the public, art show Thurs-Sun, car show, and marketplace Sat-Sun.

Tiki Oasis, is the original and largest Tiki event in the world and features in five nights and four days:  live music, dance, DJs, marketplace vendors, fashion shows, costume contests, poolside entertainment, miss Tiki Oasis contest, car show, kids activities, art exhibit, plus top experts giving educational presentations on everything from cocktails and food, art, architecture, pop culture history, and tiki carving!

As always at Tiki Oasis, the event is all about the Tiki lifestyle. In addition, every year, the event explores a theme which adds dimension or explores a different aspect of Popular Culture tangential to Tiki. 

Tiki Oasis 19: Catch the New Wave

“Catch the New Wave!” is an obvious nod toward Surf music, while “New Wave” is a blast from the early 1980s. In the 1980s, simultaneous to New Wave, was the “Second Wave” in the swell of Surf Music history. At Tiki Oasis 2019 we present acts that relate to 1980s New Wave with a surf or exotica twist, “Second Wave” Surf music, and a few original “New Wave”-ers to create a totally radical weekend that will leave you stoked.

Agent Orange, Debora Iyall of Romeo Void, Drifting Sand, Tiny Bubbles featuring Gerald Casale of Devo, Jesika von Rabbit, Joey & The Showmen, Jon & the Nightriders, Josie Cotton, Los Freneticos, Los Tiki Phantoms, MongoLounge, Par Avion, Tiny Bubbles, The Fleshtones, The Greasy Gills, The Hula Girls, The Insect Surfers, The Intoxicats, The New Waves, The Outta Sites, The Surfrajettes, Tikitronic, Tikiyaki Orchestra, Tim Polecat


Agent Orange
The original punk/surf power trio is one of only a handful of bands who have been continually active since the earliest days of the West Coast punk scene. The first to combine the melodic California surf guitar sound with the frantic energy of punk, Agent Orange invented the formula that would come to define the Orange County punk sound. Agent Orange continues to deliver with a never-ending schedule of tours in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, and Pacific Rim.

Burt “Fuzz” Nutley w/ The Tiny Bubbles
Burt “Fuzz” Nutley (a.k.a. Django Ramone) plays guitar for The Tiny Bubbles and The 16 Eyes. His past musical associations include Doc And The Pods, The Cybermen, and The El Guapos. When he’s not designing tiny pieces of electronic glass for your car, he designs and builds fuzz and distortion pedals. .

Deborah Iyall
Debora Iyall was the singer and lyricist for 80’s post-punk band Romeo Void from San Francisco. Their 1982 single “Never Say Never” was a bold provocative dance club, college/alternative radio, and MTV hit. Two years later they burst into the Top 40 with the funky “A Girl In Trouble (is a temporary thing)” which earned them an appearance on American Bandstand. Iyall’s Native American heritage made her unique among punk-poet-goddesses as she challenged female rock singer stereotypes with her look and her unabashed lyrics and delivery.

Drifting Sand

NorCal’s Drifting Sand sing and play songs about birds, sharks, perfect waves, root beer floats, sea stars, blue water, and going surfin’ with Britney! They believe that every day is summer and provide your beachin’ soundtrack for drivin’ down the coast with their fun new wave surf-pop sounds. The sun’s out and the surf’s up but, watch out for Drifting Sand!

El Vez
El Vez is the Latin sensation that is sweeping the Nation, and the world! A modern multicultural hybrid of Americana & Mexicano, he is more than entertainment, he is a thinking man’s Elvis, a post-modern King with a Latin twist, the Chicano experience presented and told through the songs of Elvis. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, Oprah, MTV, HBO, CNN, and Live with Regis & Kathy Lee. He has even been a question on Jeopardy!

Tiny Bubbles featuring Gerald Casale
Tiki Oasis is excited to announce a special performance for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Thursday night by The Tiny Bubbles, featuring DEVO’s Gerald Casale and Judd “The Fink” of The Maikai Gents LIVE on stage with The Hula Girls!! The group will perform Devo tunes Hapa Haole Hawaiian style!

Gerald Casale is a musician, composer, music video director, and vintner. His music career spans more than 40 years. Gerald (“Jerry”) found fame in the late 1970s as co-founder and bass player of the legendary and influential new wave band Devo, who were formed on the basis of the theory of de-evolution (The De-Evolution Band) at Kent State University in the early ’70s. His interest in wine started when the band moved from Ohio to California where he met several cutting edge restaurateurs and became a fan of the then-new California cuisine and California wines that went with it. In 2012, Casale, with his love of Pinot Noir, produced his first vintage of wine, bearing the name The 50 by 50. His winery of the same name is located in the Wooden Valley of Napa, California.

Jesika von Rabbit
Jesika von Rabbit, the versatile former front-woman and prolific songstress of Joshua Tree’s trailblazers Gram Rabbit has released two solo albums since the group’s demise. In her two-piece electro and full-band live configurations, Jesika has shared a diverse list of bills with Wanda Jackson, EoDM, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Melvins, John Doe, and many others. Upon release, Boy George tweeted his followers the video of her beautiful interpretation of “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”. JvR’s bassist is Tiki Oasis veteran, Lee Joseph.

Joey and the Showmen
This original 1962 SOCAL based band is not an imitator or limited only to instrumentals. Joey and the Showmen blend their pre-surf instrumentals and vocals with several generations and genres: the 60’s west coast beach culture, 50’s R&B, 50’s rock, exotica, and 40’s big band, creating a sub-genre classified as the West Coast Beat.

Josie Cotton
In the early 1980s, Jose Cotton’s hit “Johnny Are You Queer?” was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl. Josie is known for her quirky stylizations and musical experimentation from pop to rockabilly, electronica, swamp, lounge, Western, garage and beyond. She has recorded seven albums including Invasion of the B-Girls, a collection of B-movie theme songs, which included liner notes by John Waters. Josie is playing select dates with her stellar band which includes Paul Roessler (Screamers/Twisted Roots).

King Kukulele
King Kukulele
King Kukulele is a comedian, actor, and ukuleleist with inexorable energy who has performed around the world, singing hapa haole and novelty songs at all kinds of shows from Hollywood movie premieres to Disneyland. He composed a promotional song about tropical fruits and fish for the Orange County Fair, as well as “I Don’t Eat Poop,” a song written for the California Board of Public Health. The latter song was not used.

Los Freneticos
Los Frenéticos
Since 2008, Córdoba, Argentina’s Los Frenéticos have been whipping crowds into a frenzy with their hybrid of instrumental rock, beat, punk, Spaghetti Western, and surf music. Their album El Sonido que Perdura was nominated on the category of Best New Rock Artist Album by the Gardel Awards (the most important prize of music in the country) giving them a great recognition at the national level.

Los Tiki Phantoms
Los Tiki Phantoms
Los Tiki Phantoms are four thugs from marshy and dark lands. Guitars, bass, and devilish drums are their weapons, their ammunition is twang, surf and Latin rock in the finest inspired Dick Dale style. The Tiki Phantoms have released the albums Los Tiki Phantoms Regresan de la Tumba (The Tiki Phantoms Returning from the Grafe) in 2006, Los Tiki Phantoms y el Ejército de las Calaveras (The Tiki Phantoms and the Army of Skulls) in 2009, Los Tiki Phantoms Mueven el Esqueleto (The Tiki Phantoms Move the Skeleton) in 2011, and their new album for 2019, Tiki Phantoms y el Misterio del Talismán (“The Tiki Phantoms and Talisman Mystery) in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary.

Mongo Lounge
In their noble quest for viable new hybrids, the earnest chemists behind San Francisco de-evolutionary outlet, Mongoloid, have taken “the sound of things falling apart” and made it swing. The resultant concoction: Mongolounge. It’s Devo poured over ice and served with a twist.

Motu Nehenene Polynesian Dancers
Motu Nehenehe means “Beautiful Islands” in Tahitian. This San Diego based group provides Polynesian dance entertainment and classes in Tahitian, Hawaiian hula, Maori and Samoan.

Par Avion
Here’s something special for your Tiki Oasis Sunday morning “lei over”. Par Avion, an eclectic instrumental trio featuring Bernard Yin, Rebecca Ramirez, and Derek O’Brien, will be taking off poolside at 11 AM. Bernard has been touring abroad all summer and although now an L.A. resident, grew up in San Diego. Many years ago, he frequented Otto’s backyard tiki-themed parties in Los Angeles while tiki was still a very underground affair. What we’re trying to say is that this is a homecoming on many levels and the band plans to make their Tiki Oasis debut fun! Be on the lookout for special guest musicians or hit up the band if you care to join them for a surf session later in the day.

The Fleshtones
In a career that spans over four decades, garage rock superheroes The Fleshtones truly have done it all. They’re one of the final remaining original CBGB bands, they’ve played on Andy Warhol’s short-lived MTV show while Sir Ian McKellen read Shakespeare over their jamming, and was the last band to publicly perform at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World. However, what’s most incredible about The Fleshtones is that they’re putting out some of their best music yet forty years into their career, as evidenced by their brand new limited edition 45 single “Layin’ Pipe” b/w “Lady Nightshade”.

The Greasy Gills
The Greasy Gills are an all-gill instrumental reverb ‘n’ roll band from Northern California. Their new release, The Spring Collection sprung from a semi-spontaneous recording session with the infamous Evan “Mugs-o-Plenty” Foster of the Boss Martians, at No-Count Studios in Seattle.

The Hula Girls
The Hula Girls
The Hula Girls formed in 2008 and have been busy playing their self-described ‘hulabilly’ music all over Southern California. The group’s sound is up-tempo hapa-haole, tiki, and surf-themed music, all filtered through the late 1950’s and early 60’s rockabilly, surf, and rock n’ roll! The Hula Girls are Spike Marble on guitar and lead vocals, Shorty Poole on upright and electric basses, Gary Brandin on steel guitar, and Doug Sanborn on drums! They are always accompanied by their Hula-A-Go-Go dancers.

The Insect Surfers
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Insect Surfers, “the planet Earth’s longest running modern surf band.” Active since the new wave era in 1979, the Insect Surfers have performed throughout the US and Europe and have appeared on over 45 releases. Their latest record Datura Moon has been specially issued on purple vinyl, along with the new CD collection of rare tracks titled Living Fossils.

The Intoxicats
Originating from Kauai, Hawaii, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, Intoxicats were born of a rum haze one steamy tropical night at Tiki Iniki. Picture Gilligan’s Island with access to MTV, and an unlimited bar tab… you get the picture. Featuring members of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Prince’s NPG and more, Intoxicats are a dance party with a twist!

The New Waves
The New Waves
Out of the ashes of such beloved local artists as Apollo 14 and The Vermin comes The New Waves. Formed in 2013 by Mr. Gerald “Turbo” Proctor, The New Waves set out to recreate and pay homage to new wave music. Taking cues from godfathers of surf, The Ventures, The New Waves take all your favorite new wave songs and reproduces them as ’60s surf classics.

The Night Times
L.A. garage group The Night Times are as authentic as it gets. Featuring ex-members of The Neumans, they have formed one of the best American revival groups since The Miracle Workers. Following a debut 45 that flew off the shelves, they returned this year with their first LP. Here We Go on Outro Records features 12 vicious cuts that combine the best of the ’60s with real songwriting skills. Expect an imminent single release on the British label State, recorded while the group was in the UK.

Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Tikiyaki Orchestra has been wowing audiences since 2008, and with four great album releases. The Tikiyaki Orchestra is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of their much beloved 2nd album, Swingin’ Sounds for the Jungle Jetset! To commemorate, the band is releasing a limited vinyl pressing of Swingin’ Sounds on blue vinyl, which will be available at Tiki Oasis 19. Otto Von Stroheim calls The Tikiyaki Orchestra as “The greatest Exotica band in the world”. High praise indeed!

The Surfrajettes
The Surfrajettes are Ontario Toronto’s premier all-girl psychedelic instro surf foursome with a modern, upbeat flair. Nicole, Shermy, Sarah and Amber have wowed crowds all over eastern Canada and the US, and with their debut CDEP release, Cha Cha Heels on Hi-Tide Records, they are sure to win fans the world over!

Hailing from San Diego and Los Angeles, TikiTronic was formed by “recovering studio engineers” Rick Roessler (Freddy Canoe) and Andy Tolley (Captain Coconut). The duo uses a unique arsenal of equipment; Moog synthesizer, balafon, theremin, analog drum pads, ukulele, electric and slide guitars – to reinvent 1970’s and ’80s classics. TikiTronic’s high energy live performances are not to be missed!

Tim Polecat
Tim Polecat
Tim Polecat grew up in suburban North London, obsessed with American comic books, British sci-fi TV, fifties rockabilly, ’70s glam, and punk. His band The Polecats had several UK chart hits in the early ’80s and international success with “Make a Circut With Me”. In the 1990s Tim formed 13 Cats who crossed boundaries into the surf and garage rock scene of the era. Tim now resides in Palm Springs and currently tours with The Polecats, and the Tim Polecat Trio.

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Tiki Oasis 19 DJs
After School Special, Astro138, Becky & Nikki (Bubblegum & Other Delights), Bigtikidude and Emilio, Farbror Fuzz, Flashback George, Lee Joseph, DJ Nuria, djgirlgroupgirl, El Nova, Howie Pyro, Jon Burchard, LuxuriaMusic, Mike & Anya Stax, Paul Cinnamon, Professor Rex Dart, Shindog of New Wave City, Swankenstein, The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn, Tiki Thomas, Tony the Tyger, Vanessa Burgundy, Will Torres, Will’mer, Zombierella, Zorch

Tiki Oasis was conceived in 2000 as a fundraiser to support the rehabilitation of the mid-century Palm Springs Caliente Tropics Motel which attracted a small gathering of tikiphiles. The event, which moved to San Diego in 2006 and has grown to include two locations, three hotels, over 15 seminars, 100 vendors, numerous sponsors, a slew of talent which is enjoyed by over 3000 attendees.

Tiki Oasis is a family produced Polynesian Pop lifestyle weekender which takes place in Southern California each August, is the largest tiki gathering in the world and the only event of its kind on the West Coast. Each year Tiki Oasis presents a different theme which explores, celebrates, and preserves mid-century aesthetics via entertainment, fashion, food, drink, and education while showing its relevance in contemporary lifestyle. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four-plus days of live and dj music sets, symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, mixology, fashion, and events for kids and tweens.


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