Sign Up Your Band

   Yes, there are a few, sorry!


  • Bands are responsible for their own flatbed truck (stake-beds work the best). OPA will reimburse that expense up to $150 (must include an invoice)
  • Bands should play lively music to entertain the spectators sitting along the curbside. Objective here is to get people standing and dancing!
  • The parade starts at 9:30 am at the Santa Monica Civic Center…but everyone is required to be there prior to 7 am for vehicle inspection by SMPD.
  • The parade route is approx one mile long heading south to the city line of Santa Monica/Venice and takes approx one hour.
  • Each musician will get paid $50 for this gig.
  • They will have to supply their own PA system if needed. Generators will be needed as well.
  • This is a festive holiday and we encourage you to dress in your best red, white, and blue apparel!

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