Fri, July 6, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Amelia Mayberry 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.

Sat, August 4, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Adventure County Park

Sgt. Pepper is a fantastic tribute to the Beatles—the greatest and most successful rock & roll band of all time. Beatles music appeals to all generations, from teenagers to septuagenarians. Beatles music is more popular than the music of any other artist. And Sgt. Pepper delivers the mop tops’ music in a powerful way. No one under 60 saw the Beatles perform live. Sgt. Pepper offers an opportunity to experience an evening of live Beatles’ music. The band has performed at festivals and concerts in the park throughout Southern California, including Altadena, Baldwin Park, Culver City, Covina, Cudahy, Duarte, Gardena, Manhattan Beach, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Barbara, Sierra Madre, Stephenson Ranch, Valencia, Ventura, West Covina, and others. Sgt Pepper’s members are well-known, LA-based musicians and singers who have performed with major recording artists. The members came together out of a mutual love of Beatles’ music. Sgt. Pepper performs three different shows: As a quartet, all Beatles and all British Invasion (for the latter, the band mixes in songs by other British Invasion artists, including the Animals, Badfinger, Cream, the Dave Clark Five, the Herman’s Hermits, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Who, and others.) Finally, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the greatest rock album of all time, the band performs the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album as a quintet. (specify “quintet” if you want the Sgt. Pepper album show.)

Sat, October 6, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
| La Mirada Library

Over the past 23 years, the Dave Stephens Band has played more than 3,000 shows: opening for the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, performing for two U.S. presidents, and playing to sold-out crowds around the world. From Los Angeles to Florida to Paris, France, the band always delivers a world class performance. For the last twelve years, Stephens has been based in Los Angeles, consistently packing venues along the Southern California coast, and has been a regular performer at the Hotel Bel Air and The Beverly Hills Hotel. The Dave Stephens Band creates a lively experience with their mix of suave crooning and powerhouse showmanship.

Wed, July 11, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| Don Knabe Community 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.

Sat, July 21, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
| LACMA

INCA performs music and dances from the Andean region (Inca heritage), from the central and northern coasts from Perú (criollo, Hispanic heritage), from the southern coast (Afro-Peruvian, African heritage) and from the Peruvian and Bolivian Amazon jungle (jungle natives heritage).

Fri, July 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| LACMA

The Billy Mitchell Group, "Circle of Friends" draws on the many years of experience of its seasoned musicians to highlight a variety of styles. Billy Mitchell is known and respected for three essential qualities: musical expertise, variety, and absolute professionalism. Over the past three decades his groups have performed around the world, from the concert stage to the supper club. Variety is a key to his success, blending standards, Jazz, Blues, POP, Latin, and Swing throughout his performances, tailoring his presentation to the makeup of the audience.

Sat, July 28, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| North Hollywood Park

Grammy® nominees Lisa Haley & the Zydekats are the world's most beloved Americana/Cajun/Zydeco band. Lisa’s family-friendly original tunes and Louisiana, French Celtic, R&B, and jazz rhythms represented modern Zydeco for the US Arts Program in Sir George Martin’s film, Rhythm of Life, and the group has played festivals in over 20 countries. This fourth-generation fiddler, dancer, and three-octave vocalist makes audiences laugh, cry, and*mdash;above all—dance!

Sun, September 2, 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
| The Broad Stage

Conceived as a one-off Afro Latin funk jam between friends in 2011, Los Angeles' Jungle Fire has quickly and steadily become an explosive 10-piece Tropi-Funk juggernaut lighting up sold out dance floors and music festivals in several continents. Since the release of their initial 7" singles on the Ohio-based Colemine Records through the release of their full-length debut LP Tropicoso via Los Angeles' Nacional Records, Jungle Fire's unique blend of West African dance music (especially the stylings of Fela Kuti and Many Dibango), North American Funk and Afro-Caribbean rhythms has been a favorite of well known DJs and taste makers worldwide, including the likes of Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson (BBC), the Paris DJs (France), Rich Medina, Cut Chemist, and NPR (to name a few). Juno Records (UK) has summed up the band's live show experience by stating: "Few bands live up to their name in the way Jungle Fire do; fusing Cumbia, Afrobeat, and trad funk, each Jungle Fire jam blazes the floor with real power." Consisting of musicians who have played, recorded, and/or toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, De La Soul, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem, U2, and Big Daddy Kane (among many others), their sound is a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of the city they call home—a highly explosive musical cocktail ready to ignite lovers of funky beats worldwide!

Sun, August 19, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
| San Fernando Recreation Park

Mestizo Beat is a Los Angeles based ensemble that fuses the music of Nigerian afro-beat, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and New Orleans funk into a performance of heavy groove and soul. Inspired by the music of Fela Kuti, James Brown, The meters, Parliament Funkadelic, and Mongo Santamaria, the band touches up on funky rhythmic music from all over the globe.

Sun, July 22, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
| Plummer Park

Conceived as a one-off Afro Latin funk jam between friends in 2011, Los Angeles' Jungle Fire has quickly and steadily become an explosive 10-piece Tropi-Funk juggernaut lighting up sold out dance floors and music festivals in several continents. Since the release of their initial 7" singles on the Ohio-based Colemine Records through the release of their full-length debut LP Tropicoso via Los Angeles' Nacional Records, Jungle Fire's unique blend of West African dance music (especially the stylings of Fela Kuti and Many Dibango), North American Funk and Afro-Caribbean rhythms has been a favorite of well known DJs and taste makers worldwide, including the likes of Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson (BBC), the Paris DJs (France), Rich Medina, Cut Chemist, and NPR (to name a few). Juno Records (UK) has summed up the band's live show experience by stating: "Few bands live up to their name in the way Jungle Fire do; fusing Cumbia, Afrobeat, and trad funk, each Jungle Fire jam blazes the floor with real power." Consisting of musicians who have played, recorded, and/or toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ozomatli, De La Soul, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem, U2, and Big Daddy Kane (among many others), their sound is a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of the city they call home—a highly explosive musical cocktail ready to ignite lovers of funky beats worldwide!

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