Flamenco Arts Festival 2016

  • “Javier Baron, Eva Yerbabuena, Cristina Hoyos and now Rafael Campallo…are swelling the ranks of stars who have been featured at the Flamenco Arts Festival.”

    Flamenco-world.com / Spain

    Javier 2007

  • “The final performance of the festival continued the annual tradition of showcasing innovation and tradition in flamenco – stunningly.”

    Felicia Tomasko / Santa Barbara Independent

    Angel and Carlos 2000

  • “Since its inception 13 years ago, Santa Barbara’s Flamenco Arts Festival has evolved into what can only be described today as a coveted destination for the world’s finest flamenco artists.”

    Cami Barnwell / Santa Barbara Independent

    Eva 2001

Santa Barbara’s Flamenco Arts Festival is an exciting, complex theater experience and features some of the most talented dancers, musicians and singers who perform on any stage in the world. If you are with a local, regional or national media outlet, make this page your source of information on all Festival activities.


Artistic Director / Founder


Check back here to view the most recent press release which is issued approximately three months before the Festival.

FAF Press Release 2014 (PDF)

FAF Press Release 2017 (PDF)

Rafael Amargo 2008


Reporters, still photographers and video crews are invited to attend Festival events for live or pre-recorded interviews with the visiting artists and/or Festival founders.

Manuel Liñán and Ricardo Lopez are available for interviews from Spain, and they will be in Santa Barbara on Friday, September 26 for live interviews.

David PeÑa Dorantes 2010


High-resolution images are available to the media for the purpose of preview/review articles, community calendars, and associated media coverage.

Ballet Cristina Hoyos 2003


Members of recognized media outlets may receive two complimentary tickets for review purposes only. To request tickets, send an email to the contact listed and include the following information:

Write “Press Ticket Request” in the subject line of the email. Include your name, the publication or media outlet you are reviewing for, and when you anticipate your review to run.

There are limited press tickets, so please request tickets at least two weeks in advance of any production or event. We are unable to honor same day requests.

Jesus Carmona 2013

Articles - Stories - Reviews

Visit our Diigo page to view past articles, stories, and reviews as well as the latest Festival news.

Israel Galvan and Pastora Galvan 2006


For access to a photo gallery link, to schedule an interview, receive a press release or request tickets, send an email to info@flamencoarts.org.

Antonio Najarro and Talent Danza Ballet Espanol 2005