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Marsico, Fono66, La Luz de Jesus, Tiki Oasis: LuxuriaMusic 7/29!

It’s a Double Header afternoon on featuring Tony Marscio of The Martini Kings / Cicsco & Dewey, and Nick Walusko of Fono66, The Brian Wilson Band and The Wondermints! 



This week’s Over Under Sideways Down with your LaLuzP_CiscoDeweyhost Lee Joseph features from 3-4 PM, Tony Marsico talking about the La Luz de Jesus reading and signing of his book “Late Nights with Bob Dylan” and performance of his Joshua Tree based group Cisco and Dewey  at La Luz de Jesus Gallery taking place later in the evening from 7-10 PM. Tony is also a member of The Martini Kings and vetran of the yearly Tiki Oasis event taking place August 13-16.

fono_66From 4-5 PM Nick Walusko and to be announced bandmates will be live in-studio talking about their group Fono66 and their upcoming appearance at Tiki Oasis 15 in San Diego, August 13-16. Fono66 is a multi-media musical instrumental group which utilizes key elements from various genres and styles of primitive exotica, Surf, Mod, garage psyche and with attention to movie and TV soundtracks. ‘Primodica’ and ‘Psyrph’ (psychedelic surf)!  Nick will (hopefully) also speak about his involvement in Brian Wilson’s backup group with band-mates from The Wondermints! Check out their web page at, or their Facebook page at this link  to hear their music!

Host Lee Joseph will also preview a few 45s from his space-age themed Saturday Afternoon Tiki Oasis Poolside Set!

It all happens on, 3-5- PM PDT – here’s the link!

Event info!
LaLuzFrontLate Nights with Bob Dylan by Tony Marsico
Book Reading, Signing & Live Performance by Cisco & Dewey
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, 7-10pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90027



Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
August 13 – 16, 2015
Thursday Meet and Mingle at the Bali Hai
Main Event at Crowne Plaza, San Diego
Fono66 perform at the Thursday Meet and Mingle – Limited tickets at the  door!



Tiki Oasis 15: Spotlight on Mixology and Party Symposiums!


Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today”
August 13 – 16, 2015

Thursday Meet and Greet at the Bali Hai
Main Event at Crowne Plaza, San Diego

Tiki Oasis is a four-day Polynesian Pop lifestyle convention / party which takes place in Southern California each August, and is 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’ relevancy in contemporary culture. Tiki Oasis attendees experience four days of mixology, live and dj music sets, educational symposiums, book signings, marketplace shopping, art, burlesque, comedy, vintage cars, fashion, food, kids events, and more!

Each year the event takes on a unique theme. This year’s Tiki Oasis theme is “Yesterdays Future Today”. The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable. Grab your tiki mug and let’s BLAST OFF!!!

Spotlight on Educational Mixology and Party Symposiums!

A full list of Tiki Oasis 15 Symposiums with ticket links can be found here

TO15_Ram UdwinBartending Techniques for the Atomic Age
with Ram Udwin
Sponsored by Cruzan Rum and The Cat Eye Club

Friday August 14th 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
Price: $20.00

Home bartenders, space cadets, and cocktail-crazy tikiphiles will all enjoy this interactive symposium that is one part molecular mixology, one part basic science, and all cocktail quaffing fun! Join Ram Udwin of Boy Drinks World as he guides you on a spirited scientific journey that will blast your tiki drink game into outer space with modern techniques and culinary flavors. During the symposium, attendees will enjoy a hands-on learning experience in applying space age techniques to tiki cocktails, with the opportunity to sample a selection of cocktails created in class. Ram Udwin is the founder and creative mind behind Boy Drinks World, maker of fine cocktail bitters, tinctures, and other delightful things.

TO15_richard_fossMyths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions About Rum
with Richard Foss
Sponsored by Ballast Point

Friday August 14th, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry is included with ONLY Cocktail wristbands.
Price: $25.00

Everything about rum is wrong: it wasn’t invented where or when popular histories claim, and the most famous sea chantey about it was invented by a novelist, not a pirate. The truth is more interesting: rum helped spark the American Revolution, was currency in Australia, entered 18th Century medical cabinets as a health tonic, and is still a sacramental offering among voodoo worshippers. Rum made sea voyages bearable in the 1850’s and tikis fashionable in the 1950’s, and it once fueled the economy of half the world.

TO15_Kelly PattersonCountdown To A Spectacular Celebration
with Kelly Patterson from the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en
Sponsored by Apocalypto Tequila

Saturday August 15th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: Entry is included with BOTH Deluxe Cocktail and Deluxe wristbands.
Price: $15.00

You’re T minus sixty minutes from planning the mid-century space age party of your dreams! From Project Mercury to Teenagers From Outer Space, whether you pilot a swinging bachelor pad or a swank couple’s escape pod, we’ll provide inspiration, recipes and tips that will send your celebrations straight into the Milky Way!

TO15_MartinCate2012Where Did My Rum Come From? with Martin Cate
Sponsored by the Cat Eye Club
and Duncan Taylor Ind. Bottlings

Saturday August 15th, 2:00PM – 3:30PM and 4:00 – 5:30PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.

A History of Merchant Bottlers & Private Labels That is Tastier than it Sounds. Explore the history of the rum trade through the fascinating stories of the merchants and brokers who helped bring interesting rums to the taverns of Europe and America. This centuries-old tradition continues to this day with modern brands taking on the role of offering unique and rare rums to consumers, often with unique cask finishes and creative blends. You’ll taste rare rums that illustrate both the role of the merchant bottler as well as the vast diversity of rums that are in the market today. Prepare for a sumptuous and flavorful journey into some of the best rums you’ll ever have!

San Diego Bartenders Tiki Battle at Tiki Oasis
Sponsored by Old Harbor Distilling Co.

Sunday August 16th, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Peacock Room II, Crowne Plaza
Attendees: MUST be 21 years and older to attend. Entry included with the Deluxe Cocktail wristband.
Price: $15.00

This is your chance to watch a battle for the ages as the best tiki bartenders in San Diego meet to test their skills at Tiki Oasis! This is a space age battle with intergalactic implications as the harrowed inhabitants of Space Station TK-015 test these bartenders to determine which one has the skill and creativity to satisfy the rum hungry space pirates of PewPewPlaatar. The best tiki bartender will save the space station, win the San Diego Tiki Bartender Throwdown and wear our laurels for the coming year. Come for the spectacle and a taste (or three!) of victory



Rum Cabana / Cigar and Rum Pairing Lounge

Which Cigars Pair Well With Deadhead Rum? Visit the Tiki Oasis Rum Cabana August 15th – 16th and Experience a Guided Tasting to Find Out! Tickets on sale soon…



Angostura Rum and Bitters
Channel Islands Rum
Deadhead Rum
Apocalypto Tequila
Caribbean Rum
Papa’s Pilar
Pusser’s Rum
Ballast Point
The Real McCoy
Forbidden Island
The Golden Tiki
Coco Real
Bali Hai
5 Minutes of Rum
Rob’s Rum Guide/Miami Rum Fest
The Space Needler’s Intergalactic Bar Guide
The Rum Lab/California Rum Festival
Don The Beachcomber


Orbit the Tiki Oasis 15 Vendor Markeplace!


Tiki Oasis 15 “Yesterday’s Future Today” Marketplace
Prepare your retro-rockets to orbit over 100 out-of-this-world vendors selling hand-crafted Tiki art, vintage clothing, trinkets and more!

Tiki Oasis 15 Marketplace is FREE and open to the public unless noted otherwise!
Friday August 14th – Sunday 16th Only!
located at the Crowne Plaza, San Diego
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108

Indoor Marketplace Preview
Friday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Upstairs LOFT opening til 9pm!)
3 Ballrooms in the Grand Hanalei Conference Center

Indoor Marketplace Preview & the Friday Sip n’ Shop
Friday: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poolside Vending Suites
Please Note: Tickets, Wristbands, or Passes are required to attend this event

Tiki Oasis Marketplace
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM Sat/ 5:00PM Sun
Outdoor Courtyard & Grand Hanalei Conference Center

Car Show & Marketplace
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Parking Lot

The Beauty Bungalow
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Parking Lot Bungalows

Featured Vendors!

Aloha Texas Tiki Co.
A Pin Up’s Closet
Bachelor Pad Magazine
Badland Beads
Bamboo Ben
BigToe Art
Bombshell Betty
Boney Betty
Cal Soul
Cat Scratch Clothing
Christine Benjamin Art & Design
Clever Vintage Clothing
Crazy Al
Culture Cove Gallery
Danger Factory
Desire Magneto
Dionysus Records & Featured Entertainment
Donnaland Vintage Variety
Eric October
Fables by Barrie
Fancy Fruits
Fly Tahiti
Flying Shaka
Fox and Doll
Frog Island Tikis
Gecko’z South Seas Arts
Good Rockin’ Daddy
Goons from Goonsville
Grass Shack Traders
Grider Co.
Hawaiian Lei Bath and Body
Hula Moon Swimsuit Company
Johnnie Velour Ceramics
Jungle Modern Ceramics
Katt Mercy Designs
Kona Clive Tiki
Kustom Lane Gallery
Laurel Canyon 1969
Little Lost Tiki
Local Flavour
Lost Tiki Island
Love For Flowers
Lucky Mango
Lux de Ville
M Frank M Carvings
Mahalo Tiki
Mele Tiki Guys
Mikel Parton “MP”
Mimsy B’s Kitsch Korner
Mr. California
Mr. Smiley
Ms. Formaldehyde
MTKAHUNA Vintage Polynesia
Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cart
My Baby Jo
NORM Daniels
OB Tiki
Oblong Box Shop
Organic Jewelry By Allie
Panda and Me
Pop Culture Explosion
Popular Naughty
Poster Pop
Record Shop
Red Belles Boutique
Replay Vintage Sunglasses
Retro Ruthie
Reverend Ray’s Relics
Rock Steady
Romantic Rock
Shellback Caribbean Rum
Smokin’ Tikis
So. Cal Vintage Trailer
Stiletto Pin Up Cosmetics
Sweet Siren Designs
Switched on Designs
Taboo Island
Tahiti Joe’s Hot Sauces
Tara Cajmonet
Temptress Fashion
The Art of Doug Horne
Thor Art
Tiki Beat
Tiki Bongos
Tiki Broker
Tiki Clay Lounge and Ceramic Designs
Tiki Diablo
Tiki King
Tiki Oasis Merchandise
Tiki Paws
Tiki Rob
Tiki Swag
Tiki tOny
Trixie’s Tiki Togs
Unique Vintage
Vintage Gal Boutique
Vintage Surf Natural Bamboo Frames
Viva Dulce Marina
Woody Miller

Tiki Oasis 15 – Yesterday’s Future Today – Entertainment List!


Tiki Oasis 15: Yesterday’s Future Today
presents an Out-Of-This-World lineup of live musical entertainment, burlesque and DJs!
San Diego, CA August 13-16

Tiki Oasis is the Class M hypergiant of the Tiki scene – the biggest Tiki Weekender in the solar system

man_or_astroman_lgBlast Off with live performances by:
Host: King Kukulele
Man or Astroman?
The Chocolate Watchband
Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Phenomenauts
The Phantom Surfers
The Devil-Ettes
Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid
The Neptunas
Project: Pimento
Jason Lee and the r.i.p. Tides
The Outta Sites
The Little Richards
The Rosalyns
The Ding Dong Devils
Diddley Daddies
The Angel and Robot Show
Els A Phonics
Point Doom
Slim Jenkins
Millionaire Beach Bums


kitten_deville_lgYou’ll be in orbit with these Burlesque Stars:
Kitten de Ville
Ruby Joule
Tana the Tattooed Lady
Amber Ray
Bunny Pistol
Charlotte La Belle Araigne’e
Dolores Daiquiri
Eva D’Luscious
Lila Starlet
Lydia DeCarllo
Mimi Le Meaux
Ruby Champagne
Dottie Deville
Eva Mae Garnet
Goldie Candela
Jessabelle Thunder
Jolie Goodnight
Meghan Mayhem
Szandora LaVey
Coco Lectric
Violetta Beretta

lee_joseph_lgVinyl Flying Saucer Pilots (our DJs that is…)
Lee Joseph
Howie Pyro
Anja and Mike Stax
Tanoa Samoa Boy
Agent Kari
El Nova
Duke Weiss
Lukino Ungawa
Johnny Bartlett
Tiki Tena & Jeff BigTikiDude
Eric Musick
Switched on Audrey
Astro 138
Jon Burchard
Nuria Alsina
Patrick Robinson
Sid Presley
Suzy Moran
Burnie Gipson

Stay tuned for more information about symposiums, Miss Tiki Oasis 15 Pageant, book signings, special events, vintage car show, pin-up packages, art show, cigar and rum pairing, and MUCH MORE!



Named for the fellowship of mariners who voyaged across the Equator, Shellback Rum is a bold spirit for celebrating good times in good company, from epic journeys across the globe to epic nights on the town. Join Shellback at the Tiki Oasis 2015 car show and show off your skills in their Shellback Combine tent. Play games, win prizes, take pics with your friends, and enjoy delicious spiced rum with Shellback during this amazing weekend event!

TikiOasis15OblongBoxAloha and welcome to The Oblong Box Shop, a pinup’s paradise featuring novelty print skirts, dresses and all things Tiki! Featuring original art by owner & designer Denialle Von Fitch.

Drawing inspiration from the past, Denialle’s hand drawn designs are inspired by all things mid-century, kitsch and Tiki. From John Waters’ pink flamingos to Plan 9 from Outer Space, featuring everything from shrunken heads to Tikis in space. And the newest offering from The Oblong Box Shop…matching Cabana sets. Never lose your partner in a Tiki Bar again!

Check out The Oblong Box Shop’s poolside fashion show on Friday at Tiki Oasis to see all of their newest designs! Mahalo!

TikiOasis15HawaiinShirtDudeMy name is Zippy Moondog and I love Hawaiian Shirts. For 15 years I have shared my passion for aloha-wear from my shop ‘Hula Girl’ on the beautiful island of Kauai. I recently launched the Web site ‘Hawaiian Shirt Dude’ so I could spread aloha to the rest of the world, and the response has been amazing. I’m making new friends worldwide and making the world a better place one shirt at a time. This will be my first Tiki Oasis and I look forward to meeting all of you!


Mystery Tiki Oasis 15 Saturday Headliner Revealed!

Otto and Baby Doe Present

Tiki Oasis 15
Yesterday’s Future Today!
San Diego August 1316, 2015

Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island Thursday August 13
Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle

Tiki Oasis on Instagram

Tiki Oasis 15 “Tomorrow’s Future Today” Saturday Night Headliner is

Here’s a  list of Tiki Oasis 15’s confirmed entertainment and symposiums so far!
Check out the event website for the full experience!

Event Host: King Kukulele
Man or Astro-Man?
Project: Pimento
Tikiyaki Orchestra
The Ding Dong Devils
The Outta Sites
The Phenomenauts
The Neptunas
The Little Richards
The Devil-Ettes
The Phantom Surfers
Man of Astroman?
Diddley Daddies
The Rosalyns
The Chocolate Watchband
The Angel and Robot Show
Els A Phonics
Millionaire Kids
Point Doom
Jason Lee &The R.I.P. Tides
Marina the Fire Eating Mermaid

Richard Foss: Cocktail: History of Rum
Martin Cate: Where Did My Rum Come From? (two sessions)
Ram Udin: Advanced Bartending Techniques for the Atomic Age
Kelly Patterson: Countdown To A Spectacular Celebration!
Penny Star Jr.: Pin-Up Posing 101
Shana Astrachan: Space Age Pin-Up Hair
Instructor TBA: The Sophisticated Art of Pin-Up Make-Up
Penny Starr Jr: Sci Fi Fashon: A History of Sci-Fi Costume Design
Duke Weiss: Blast Off Music
Darren Bradley: Honolulu Modern: Architecture in Paradise
Eric October: Paper Craft
Will the Thrill & Scott: Future Schlock- Vintage Visions of Time and Space
Don Preston: Frank Zappa
Sven Kirsten: Treasures of Tiki Archeology
Jason Lee: Surf Guitars from Outer Space!
Jeff Chenault: Kahiki: Untold Stories of Columbus, Ohio’s Legendary Tiki Temple
Neil Norman: Conversation with the Last Great Space Rock Composer
Charles Phoenix: Big Retro Outer Space Slide Show
Danny Biederman: Sci-Fi Meets Spy-Fi
King Kukulele – Uke Jam
Domenic Priore: Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space-Age Nautical Pleasure Pier
Szandora: Hula Hoop Symposium
Violetta Beretta: Let’s Get Hip to Hula!
Devil-Ettes: Galactic Au Go Go!
Ruby Joule: Tahitian Dance
Tana the Tattooed Lady: Tiki Oasis Yoga

8/13-15: Tiki Oasis 15 – YESTERDAY’S FUTURE, TODAY!


Otto and Baby Doe Present
Tiki Oasis 15
Yesterday’s Future Today!
San Diego August 13-15, 2015
Meet and Greet at Bali Hai, Shelter Island Thursday August 13
Main Event at Crown Plaza, Hotel Circle
Tiki Oasis on Instagram
Preview this year’s live entertainment at this link
Super Interstellar Saturday headlining act will be revealed on June 1!
Prepare yourself for this year’s theme:
Yesterday’s Future, Today!

The Space Age ran parallel to the Modern Primitivism of Tiki Culture. While technology propelled modern man to the moon, the common man celebrated isolated islander cultures that were equally unattainable.

Whether it was a World’s Fair or Disneyland’s Tomorrowland (1955), It seemed that the interest in other worlds in outer space was equally as intriguing as our curiosity of primitive cultures. All World’s Fairs had “International” exhibits displaying Exotic and Primitive cultures alongside the most modern aspects of technology. Similarly, with a short walk across Disnelyland’s Main Street, tourists traveled from the advanced technologies of Tomorrowland to the wilds of Adventureland’s Polynesian garden –  The Tiki Room and the Jungle Cruise. In 1947 the world listened and read about the Kon Tiki raft sailing across the South Pacific toward the most remote island on earth – Easter Island. Ten years later the Western world watched as Russia’s Sputnik sailed into outer space to begin The Space Race. Soon thereafter Apollo jettisoned the first men to the moon. The Telstar satellite (1962) inspired Joe Meek to pen the #1 Surf instrumental tune of the same name using cutting edge recording techniques (the single was backed by B Side “Jungle Fever”).

From late 19th century Jules Verne Sci-Fi voyages to the perfect future of The Jetsons (and their primitive counterparts The Flintstones); From Fritz Lang’s Futurist inspired Metropolis (1927) to The Star Trek Enterprise’s search for the final frontier, man’s love of Modernism and Primitivism have run parallel in space (Mars and the Moon) as it has on earth (the remote islands of The Polynesian Triangle)

Captain James Cook desired to go “farther than any other man has been before”. He discovered many remote islands as well as sailing to Antarctica and being the first to chart parts of Alaska, the final frontier of the Age of Discovery. Ironically we ended up putting a man on the moon decades before we discovered the last tribes in the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Just as Captain Cook’s Endeavor sailed uncharted seas, Star Trek Captain James T. Kirk’s Enterprise took voyages into outer space to discover “strange new worlds, uncharted civilizations, and exotic people.”

To ensure a safe voyage we have have assembled a stellar crew of Space Cadets to lead you on your journey to the stars: Flight Engineer Danny Biederman; Command Pilot Don Preston; Mission Specialist Neil Norman; Educator Mission Specialists Duke Weiss and Jeff Chenault; Space Flight Participants Sven KirstenRichard FossMartin CateWill the Thrill, and Domenic Priore.

In 2015, we here at Tiki Oasis will take you on warp speed from the garage-rock primitivism of The Chocolate Watchband and the vintage style Exotica of Tikiyaki Orchestra to the Blast Off Rock from Earth’s capitol’s house band The Phenomenauts.


New Deadhead Rum packaging launched earlier this month using artists’ submissions of their interpretation of a tsantsa—the shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy.­ The new bottle features a large scar on the back where the brain would have been extracted, designed by the artist Q; several windows to show the rum level (“the drink-o-meter”), created by Jason Janes (aka 3Sheets); a heavier brow, pinned ears and the brand’s name embossed across the forehead, crafted Rodney McLellan (aka Odd Rodney). You will without a doubt want to take a bottle home as a trophy for yourself.

Exquisite molasses-coffee silkiness on the mouth, deepened by a hint of black pepper, turmeric and orange cloves. Sumptuous yet light-hearted, there’s no burn or bitterness. The cedar and exotic barrel influence is apparent through a burnt brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and toffee backdrop.

Rated 95—The Tasting Panel


My name is Zippy Moondog and I love Hawaiian Shirts. For 15 years I have shared my passion for aloha-wear from my shop ‘Hula Girl’ on the beautiful island of Kauai. I recently launched the Web site ‘Hawaiian Shirt Dude‘ so I could spread aloha to the rest of the world, and the response has been amazing. I’m making new friends worldwide and making the world a better place one shirt at a time. This will be my first Tiki Oasis and I look forward to meeting all of you!


Tiki Oasis 14 Recap, Miss Tiki Oasis, TO15!

Tiki Oasis 14 recap – meet Miss Tiki Oasis – 2015 event dates and media coverage!


Tiki Oasis attendees and participants might tell you that they feel like the event, which happened in mid-August, ended only days ago. Others will tell you about their PTOD (post Tiki Oasis depression), a post-event emptiness which leaves them yearning for more. Either way, you can see that Tiki Oasis leaves a lasting impression on everyone involved! In the meantime, meet Miss Tiki Oasis 14, check out some press links and calendar the dates for Tiki Oasis 15!

Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki”
Presented by Tiki Club Liquors and Steady Clothing
In Association with Angostura Rum and Bitters, Galliano, Zacapa Rum, Ballast Point, Deadhead and Blue Chair Bay Rum
Benefiting The Surfrider Foundation, The Beat Museum and WildCoast
August 2014 San Diego, CA

The 14th annual Tiki Oasis event, themed “Beat Tiki” for its’ look at many aspects of the Beat Generation, was an extremely well-attended  four-day extravaganza fueled by mid-century inspired entertainment and culture. A great time was had by over 3000 attendees and event participants!

Ruby Joule Miss Tiki Oasis 2014


Ruby Joule of Austin has been crowned Miss Tiki Oasis 2014. Ruby is a native of Austin, TX with extensive experience in dance, theater and film. Her training includes many years of classical ballet at Ballet Austin Academy and nine years of traditional Polynesian and hula dance with Tropical Productions Company. Her theatrical career includes starring roles in many prominent Austin productions and in film, and has appeared on the covers and in the pages of magazines such as The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Famous Monsters of Filmland! Check out her website here

Stay Tuned for Tiki Oasis 15:
“Tomorrows Future Today”, August 13-16, 2015!


Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” received an incredible amount of coverage this year. On behalf of the organizers and myself, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to every one of you who reported and wrote about the event! Here’s a list of press links.

Video: CBS 8 News – It’s Tiki Time!
Video: Fox 5 TV News –  Tiki Oasis Preview
Audio: KCBQ Saturday Night Sock Hop-  Podcast with phone in to host Mike Zuccaro live from Tiki Oasis August 16
KCRW  Recommended things to do email
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part one
Audio: KCSB Otto von Strohiem on Freak Power Ticket part two
KPBS Tiki Oasis Event Overview
Video: KPBS Tiki Oasis Goes Beat, Can You Dig It?
NBC Los Angeles San Diego Swank Tiki Convention
NBC San Diego Indie Music Takeover Tiki Oasis Mention
Audio: Retro Cocktail Hour, heard on Kansas Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio, WESA Pittsburgh, WAMU HD3 Washington DC and WKMS Murray KY
Video: San Diego 6  Tiki Oasis on San Diego Living 

Cartwheel Art Like, Dig That Tiki Art Man!
Flavorpill A four-day celebration of Tiki culture, this time with a Beat-Generation twist.
Los Angeles Beat Sips, Savors and Shopping at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Rolly Crump brings Enchanted Tiki Room to Life at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Interview with The Standells at Tiki Oasis
Los Angeles Beat Beauty, Tiki Oasis Style
Los Angeles Beat Tiki Drinks and Culture Make for a Fun Weekend at Tiki Oasis
Images: Los Angeles Weekly Lina in LA Tiki Oasis Photo Slideshow
Los Angeles Weekly Tiki Oasis a Convention for Fans of Retro Tropical Kitsch
Video: Lost in Paradise Beat Tiki at the Bali Hai
Modern San Diego CalTiki preview
San Diego City Beat City Beat’s Three Recommendations for the week
San Diego Coast Life Visitors Guide Tiki Oasis Highlights
San Diego Eater In Honor of Tiki Oasis Local Bars Serving Tiki Drinks
San Diego Eater Cocktail Symposium Blurb
San Diego News Online Tiki Oasis 14 Beat Tiki Main Event
San Diego Reader Report from Tiki Oasis (Sunday)
San Diego Reader Tiki Oasis 2014 Art Show Calander Reccomendation (print)
San Diego Reader Event listing
San Diego Troubador Fest to Celebrate those Cool and Crazy Beats
San Five Fun Tiki Finds Throuout San Diego
See California San Diego Tiki Oasis Tiki Festival
Union Tribune Interview with Mike Stax for Tiki Oasis 1014
Union Tribune The Beat Goes On at Tiki Oasis
Union Tribune N+D Entertainment Section Tiki Oasis Calander Reccomendation (print image)

A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki Symposium Preview!
A Mountain of Crushed Ice Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki post event coverage
Boy Drinks World Prepping for Tiki Oasis with DIY Falernum
LA Cocktails Calandar Tiki Oasis listing
The Pineapple Man Tiki Blog Attack of the Clones
Three of Strong Tiki Oasis 14 Cocktail Symposiums

Bittersweet Susie blog  Talks about Rolly Crump’s symposium
Eichler Network – CA Modern Where Tiki meets Beat with Baby Doe quotes Celebrate National Rum day at Tiki Oasis
LGBT Weekly Tiki Oasis and Miss Tiki Oasis 2014 mention
Mister Unnoficial Tiki Oasis 2014 Modcast
Mr. Eliminator Blogspot Tiki Oasis 14: Beat Tiki in San Diego!
Pin Curl Magazine Ruby’s Recollections of Tiki Oasis 2014
Quartz ( Four Day Work Week article with AP photog Cabana Crew photo
Rod Authority  The 14th Tiki Oasis Hits The Beat–Beatnik & Tiki Collide
Tartines to Tikis – Tiki Oasis 2014
The Atomic Grog Otto von Stroheim Pioneering Event Promoter
Toys R Evil Mike Nemo Tiki Toys at Tiki Oasis
Valley of the Barbie Doll Tiki Oasis 2014
Vintage Fashon Guild Forum Tiki Oasis ~ VFG Fashion Parade for the week of August 4th
US Airways Magazine Tiki Oasis Mention (print)

PHOTO ALBUMS – photos by Lee Joseph / Reverberations Media
Thursday 9/15/14
Friday 9/15/14
Saturday 9/15/14
Sunday 9/15/14


Tiki Oasis 14: “Beat Tiki” Sunday Events!

Tiki Oasis Sunday Events!

Don’t leave the event early, we have a full day and evening planned for you at Tiki Oasis on Sunday!


• Tiki Tot Tour with King Kukulele, Free Kids Activity

• Tiki Oasis Beauty Bungalow: Pin-Up Hair & Make-Up… Walk-ins Welcome! Free DIY nail bar! Co-Sponsored by Suavecita, I AM SIN by Masuimi Max, Fox & Doll, and A Pin Up’s Closet

• Indoor and Outdoor Vendor Marketplace Open to the Public!

• Tiki Tot Playroom, Free Kids Activity

• Special Event: Cigar n’ Rum Pairing Lounge Co-Sponsored by Muneca Cigars and Lost Spirits

• Uke Jam 6 All invited – bring your Ukulele!

• Steady Clothing Poolside Fashion Show

• Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides poolside!

• Tiki Daddy-O’s at the Beatnik Bungalow sponsored by Galliano


Symposiums including…
* The Untold Story: The Eighteen Year Metamorphosis of the Hanalei Hotel 7 with John Mock

* Eden Ahbez: Hollywood Barefoot Bohemian and Exotica Pioneer with Brian Chidester and joined by the Millionaire of Combustible Edison

* Literary Drinks with Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Sponsored by Ballast Point

* Tiki Oasis Beatnik BBQ Special Sunday ONLY menu!
Platter choices of Santa Maria Trip Tip, BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Vegetarian options also!



Post Beatnik Garage Rock Bash featuring The Standells, LOVE Revisited, The Loons
DJs Mike and Anja Stax
Emcee: Otto von Stroheim
Tickets available here or at the door
Huge Dance Floor, Full Bar and BBQ on the back porch!

The Standells
The Standells are a cornerstone of 1960s garage with their hits “Dirty Water” and “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” But their crowning glory for the L.A. rock n roll scene was their opening scene footage and soundtrack work for the B-movie quasi documentary “Riot on the Sunset Strip”

LOVE Revisited
Love was the biggest, most respected band on the L.A. club scene at the zenith of that creative musical explosion in 1966. For example, even though The Doors had a number one hit record they continued to be the opening band for Love in Los Angeles.

Original lead guitarist Johnny Echols is supported by seasoned Baby Lemonade crew who backed Arthur Lee.

The Loons
Local luminaries The Loons include Mike Stax, former member of The Tell-Tale Hearts and founder of Ugly Things magazine, and Anja, former member of London garage Go Go band The Diaboliks and current member of 60s girl group The Rosalyns. The Loons are all set to launch their fourth album this summer.


Tiki Oasis 14 Art Show and Car Show!

PrintTiki Oasis 5th Annual Art Show
Beyond Squaresville

Man… dig those crazy brushstrokes!
Free Admission – Open to the Public!
All original artwork is for sale!deadhead-logo

Exhibition Dates:
Friday Aug 15th –
Sunday Aug 17th
10:00AM – 5:00PM Daily

Artist Reception: Meet the Tiki Oasis Artist
and the Winner of the Miss Tiki Oasis Contest
and enjoy live music by The Amanda’s
Art show art reception cocktails by
DeadHead Rum

Date: Saturday Aug 16th
Hours: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Grand Hanalei Ballroom Foyer, Crowne Plaza
2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 297-1101

Featured Artists

Big Toe
Christine Benjamin
Dawn Frasier “Sophista-tiki”
David Krys
Derek Yaniger
Doug DoRr
Doug Horne
Eddy Crosby
El Gato Gomez
Eric October
Erin Joy
Harry Decker
Jodi Mass
Ken “little lost tiki” Ruzic
Michael Fleming (Tweedlebop)
Michael Grider
Michael Uhlenkott
Mike Mass
Noir Nouar
Norm Daniels
Robert Jimenez
Ryan Hungerford
Sandra Fremgen
Susana Andrea
Tiki King
Tiki Tony
Woody Miller

TikiOasisCarShow2013Tiki Oasis 6th Annual Car Show!

Co-Sponsored by Goodguys and Muneca Cigars
Free admission – Open to the Public!Dig it, Daddy-O!

Tiki Oasis Car Show!
All you squares Beware!

Kraze, koo-koo kustoms!
Frenched tail lights! Metal flake, Jake!
Like, slammed and chopped, Pops!

car_show_14Traditional Rods!
Beatnik V-Double-U’s, Claude!
Kool Caddies, Daddy!

Euro Sports cars, too!
Anti-Establishment, Kent!
Bitchin’ Camaro!

Don’t miss this scene, Gene!
Or live in Shameful Regret!
T.O. Car Show, Joe!

Blow your top on the coolest and craziest collection of vintage chariots featuring….
1953 Chevy Coupe Kustom – 1955 Chevy Wagon Kustom – 1936 Ford 3 Window Coupe – 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Kustom – 1954 Ford Customline – 1963 Ford Galaxie Convertible – 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe – 1962 Cadillac Sedan DeVille – 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe – 1958 Ford Ranchero – 1956 Oldsmosbile 98 – 1961 Ford Econoline Truck – 1941 Chevy – 1927 Roadster – 1962 Chevrolet Impala – 1963 Chevrolet C-10 Longbed Pickup – 1960’s Studebaker – 1964 Spit Window Tiki Themed VW Bus – Deadhead Rum’s 1958 travel trailer and Tiki bar – 1965 Split window 21 window VW Bus – 1966 Ford Econoline Van – 1960 Manx Style Beatnik Special Dune Buggy – 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396 Convertible AND MORE!

Saturday August 16th – Sunday August 17th
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Location: Parking Lot, Crowne Plaza
Live music featuring The Kilaueas and The Boss Fink
Live Music 10:00AM & 2:00PM
On Sunday the Car Show will also feature Food Trucks

View video of previous Tiki Oasis Car Shows here!


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