Sat, August 4, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| Levitt Pavillion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park

Boogaloo Assassins' mission is to bring la gente a funky good-time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins is the West Coast's 12-man modern answer to New York City's Latin music explosion of the late 1960s, serving up their own ‘60s-inspired salsa and Latin boogaloo (best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in English and Spanish). Perfect dance music for a Friday night, the Assassins are known throughout Southern California for their high-energy live shows, as well as their hit single "No No No" (a funky salsa cover of the reggae classic), which was a local LA radio (KCRW, KPCC, KPFK, KJZZ. KXLU) and club staple in 2013-14.

Fri, June 22, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
| Levitt Pavillion Los Angeles in MacArthur Park

Allensworth is a Southern California quintet that fuses rock and soul into a melting pot of true life anthemic stories. The authentic sound derives from the bands diverse cultural backgrounds and surroundings. Comprised of musicians from Northern and Southern California, Allensworth unites their influences from the Bay area to LA.

Sat, August 11, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
| Shaun Diamond Plaza

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.

Thu, August 9, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Bell Gardens Veterans 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, September 13, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Corner or Ramona Blvd & Maine Ave.

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.

Fri, July 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
| South Gate 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, August 9, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| El Camino Real 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!

Sat, September 22, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Rosemead Library

The Ciro Hurtado Group is a seven-member ensemble, performing Latin American folk jazz and world music. The group is headed by the renowned Peruvian guitarist and Latin Grammy® nominee Ciro Hurtado and showcases the rhythms and instrumentation from several Latin American countries. At the heart and soul of their performances is Ciro’s guitar work, characterized as passionate, melodic, global, and transformative. Original works written by Ciro evoke motifs, landscapes, and exciting elements of South American styles and rhythms. Ciro also performs solo guitar, which he combines with storytelling about Peruvian culture and folklore.

Wed, July 11, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
| City Terrace Library

Using resources from various ends of the musical spectrum while taking cues from traditional mariachi sounds and blending layers of modern sonics, De'Anza is a breath of fresh air in a rather smoggy metropolis. Redefining what it is to be Latin Alternative, De'Anza creates an eclectic mix of music, crossing borders and boundaries, resulting in a new take on an old form.

With strong songwriting skills at her music's core, De'Anza's voice is what sets her apart from the pack. With backing musicians representing various Latin American countries, De'Anza is able to indulge in an array of sounds and rhythms. The base recipe for her hypnotic style starts with the folkloric sound of the Mexican vihuela, a pinch of electronics to create her signature sound with the end result being a fiery concoction of a upbeat, festive performances.

 

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