Sun, September 16, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
| Kings Road Park

With her lush, scintillating, and swinging vocals steeped in the rhythms and traditions of Brazil and Latin America, vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita beautifully interprets the best of the American songbook as well as original compositions and Brazilian music. Incorporating samba into each performance, Carol provides a warm, effervescent, and gorgeous musical experience.

Thu, September 20, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
| Malibu Public Library

Written in both Spanish and English, Nancy Sanchez and her musical group perform her songs in a variety of styles for any occasion, from singer-songwriter, jazz standards and originals, mariachi, regional Mexican, pop, bossa nova, and more. Nancy has the ability to create both a powerful festival sound and a warm sound more appropriate for intimate gatherings. Her musical group includes both electric and acoustic instruments.

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.


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