Thu, July 5, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
| Progress Park

Ricardo Lemvo hails from São Salvador Do Congo, Zaire in Northern Angola. He grew up in Congo-Kinshasa where he was introduced to Cuban music by a cousin who owned a large collection of vintage Cuban LPs. His native country and his early exposure to Cuban music have heavily influenced his music. Ricardo and his band Makina Loca perform a blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba, and kizomba). His innovative music has been described as “seamless and infectious” by the LA Times.

Fri, July 13, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Heritage 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.

Sat, July 14, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Santa Fe Springs City Library

Formed by musicians from Brazil, Mexico, and the United States, Along for the Ride aims to build bridges that separate languages, cultures, musical genres, and generations by mixing traditional instruments with technology, and by performing in languages, besides English, including indigenous languages. The band's style is a blend of the western classical traditions in which they were trained, with the African and Indigenous heritage of their native countries, resulting in a unique way of interpreting jazz, bossa nova, and other Latin genres—both standards and originals. Because of their strong cultural orientation and their academic expertise, Along for the Ride not only entertains, but educates their audiences.

Wed, July 18, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
| A. J. Padelford 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.

Sun, August 12, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| Wilson Park Amphitheatre

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!

Thu, August 30, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Norwalk Senior Center

In surf lingo, hodad means “one who poses as a surfer.” Though none of the members of this party band would be caught dead on a surfboard, rest assured that these talented entertainers are no pretenders. The Hodads combine high energy music, stylish outfits, celebrity impersonations, and audience participation into extraordinary performances. With themes such as “California Beach Party,” “Blues Bros.,” “Motown Revue,” “Disco ‘70s,” “Psychedelic ‘60s,” “'50s Sock Hop,” “Country Western,” “Yacht Club,” “Hollywood,” and “Classic Rock Show,” the Hodads showcase their keen ability to engage with all kinds of audiences.

Thu, August 2, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Pathfinder Park

In surf lingo, hodad means “one who poses as a surfer.” Though none of the members of this party band would be caught dead on a surfboard, rest assured that these talented entertainers are no pretenders. The Hodads combine high energy music, stylish outfits, celebrity impersonations, and audience participation into extraordinary performances. With themes such as “California Beach Party,” “Blues Bros.,” “Motown Revue,” “Disco ‘70s,” “Psychedelic ‘60s,” “'50s Sock Hop,” “Country Western,” “Yacht Club,” “Hollywood,” and “Classic Rock Show,” the Hodads showcase their keen ability to engage with all kinds of audiences.

Sat, July 14, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
| Los Nietos Library

Upstream started in the Twin Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and have been performing in the United States for over 20 years. Their talent, creativity, and vision are astounding! The band plays an indescribably fascinating blend of reggae, calypso, soca, and steelpan music! Each of the musicians bring various seasonings to the pot!

Fri, August 17, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| Steinmetz Park

Covering everyone from Billy Joel and Elton John to Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis, the Kings of 88 are a tribute band to the legends of piano rock. Unlike other tribute acts who perform works from one specific artist, these four professional musicians present iconic classics of the genre as a whole, in addition to contemporary artists who are continuing the piano rock tradition.

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