Sun, August 26, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
| Veterans Memorial Park

Updating and reinvigorating the lively son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, Conjunto Jardín specializes in presenting this style to a broad audience and features a female requinto player. "Instantly captivating, generating dancing in the aisles—a superb example of the manner in which traditional music and dance continue to have the power to reach out and gather in new, receptive audiences." —Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

Sat, July 14, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Mary Bethune Park

Afrofuturist/Steamfunk band with a sound of its own and explosive live performances. Members include Sum, Sir Ian Dangerous, Sno Leopard (a two woman performance duo), DJ Jawa, Mat Mega & Taurus Hamilton. We are truly hip-hop, but we nod and pay homage to many sounds…funk, electronic, soul, world rhythms, ska, afrobeat, tribal music, classic rock, punk, surf rock, and whatever else we feel like doing at the moment. We are students of new music AND the great musical legacy that precedes us. It all comes together in a milky way. We have shared stages with greats like The Pharcyde, Arrested Development, Dwele, Ursula Rucker, Twilite Tone, and a great number of respected local artists in Los Angeles, including Jimetta Rose, and 14KT. We have spearheaded our own events and residencies around the Greater Los Angeles area, most recently launching the STEAMFUNK party series. The Milky Way has been featured in major Toyota print ads and has had music highlighted in a viral Hennessy campaign with Shaquille O'Neal. While we are always looking for opportunities, we are just as capable of creating our own and love producing and hosting our own events that feature other up-and-coming artists that we respect. The band, founded in 2007, is fronted and led by dynamic songsmith and accomplished rapper SUM, a 2014 Independent Music Awards Nominee with music appearing everywhere from Breaking Bad and Saints Row, to a number of network television shows.

Illustrious list of Milky Way alumni include P.U.D.G.E, Computer Jay, Cee Brown, Jesse "Xro" Pinkney, and Mario "X-Man" Prins.

Sun, July 8, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
| Campanella Park

Stix is an MC from Watts with a background in Rock, R&B, and DJ-ing. Stix has toured with and performed alongside artist like Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 2 Chainz, Warren G, E-40, and Too Short…just to name a few.

Sun, June 3, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
| Sycamore Grove Park

Orquesta Charangoa plays traditional Cuban dance rhythms of son, mambo, cha-cha-cha, merengue, and danzon. A favorite in LA salsa dance circles, the group features flute, strings, three-part vocal harmonies, and Cuban percussion. They have shared the stage with Los Van Van, Isreal Lopez Cachao, and Nestor Torres, and performed at many festivals including Watts Towers Jazz Festival, the LA Salsa Festival, the LA Cuba Festival, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Dance Downtown at the Music Center.

Sat, October 20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| El Serano Community Arts

Updating and reinvigorating the lively son jarocho music of Veracruz, Mexico, Conjunto Jardín specializes in presenting this style to a broad audience and features a female requinto player. "Instantly captivating, generating dancing in the aisles—a superb example of the manner in which traditional music and dance continue to have the power to reach out and gather in new, receptive audiences." —Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

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Sat, September 15, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| Crozier Middle School

The Susie Hansen Band plays Afro-Cuban Latin jazz and salsa with Susie Hansen on electric jazz violin and vocals. Her band has three lead vocalists, a dynamic Latin rhythm section, and a horn section of tenor sax/flute, trombone, and trumpet. They play great danceable salsa, cumbia, merengue, Latin jazz, mambo, cha cha cha, charanga, bolero, samba, and more. They're a well-known and popular group in Southern California, playing 150 events per year since 1990. As Susie likes to say, “We aim for the feet!” They keep the dance floor full!

Sat, July 14, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| East Rancho Dominguez Park

This group of individual mariachi musicians is truly an all-star mariachi made up of the best around the world. Many of Mariachi Espectacular’s members also produce, compose, arrange, and record. Grammy® Award-winning producer Beto Jimenez's idea when forming the group was to bring the highest level of mariachi talent together. They have recorded one CD entitled Pura Tradicion. This is an all-male group, but able to add in a female vocalist/musician to the ensemble upon request.

Thu, July 12, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Jesse Owens Park

Michael Haggins Band combines jazz and R&B to generate a smooth funk sound. The group plays original music and covers songs by Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Sade, and R&B classics from the '70s and '80s. The group has performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival, the legendary Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach, and many other Southern California events and festivals, such as those presented by 94.7 The Wave and KJLH radio station. Michael is a successful contemporary bass player and songwriter from Pasadena with major music placements of his original songs. Credits include the movie soundtracks for Hall Pass and The First Time, as well as NBC’s Community, ABC’s Happy Endings, FOX’s Raising Hope and New Girl, HBO’s Ray Donovan, MSNBC's Morning Show Wake Up With Al,The Weather Channel, and KTLA-TV Morning News Show.

Thu, August 2, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Roosevelt Park

Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of Grammy® Award-winning Alberto "Beto" Jimenez Maeda, the Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. A two-time Grammy Award winner, with five Grammy nominations and two Latin Grammy nominations, the Mariachi Divas are a multicultural all-female ensemble imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles. In addition, the Mariachi Divas have been performing regularly at Disneyland Resort since 2003. All together, the Divas discography includes 10 albums released through Shea Records and East Side Records. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. Their music can be found on iTunes.

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