Wed, July 10, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| West Covina Civic Center

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.

Sat, July 6, 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
| North Hollywood Park

The acclaimed Los-Angeles-based Incendio performs original “world guitar” compositions, featuring incredible guitar musicianship across a variety of genres, including Latin, Middle Eastern, and celtic grooves. Formed in 1999, the group has ten albums and two DVD’s (available internationally), many of which have hit the Billboard, CMJ, NAV, and Amazon charts. Averaging over 150 shows per year since 2000, Incendio’s live performance is an explosive improvisatory guitar journey, garnering tremendous audience response in diverse venues such as the National Gallery of Art, Reston Town Center, Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, the Sundance Film Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, California World Festival, the Beishan World Music Festival in China, and the national Levitt Pavilions. Their ninth full international release, the recent Christmas-themed O Night Divine, came out in December 2015. Their previous release, 2013’s The Shape of Dreams, stayed on the Amazon flamenco and world charts for the remainder of that year. Incindio has reached over 95 million spins on Pandora alone, and can be heard on terrestrial radio as well as many other streaming services. The group plans to release a new album in Spring 2019.

Sun, October 13, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
| Reyes Adobe 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, September 22, 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
| Anderson Memorial Center

Louie Cruz Beltran performs a mix of Latin, jazz, salsa, pop, original, and R&B influenced music. Louie is a band leader, not just a frontman on congas. He sets the repertoire and drives the performance, but he is also renowned for keeping audiences entertained and on the dance floor through his mix of humor, soaring vocals, and superb musicianship. From Latin jazz and cumbia to R&B classics, the common denominators of this versatile entertainer’s varied repetoire are dynamic percussion and solid showmanship.

Sat, September 21, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Walnut Library

Paddy’s Pig performs lively renditions of traditional and original Irish and Celtic music. Resisting attempts to update these centuries-old tales, the band allows the storytelling to guide their songs. With original material that also fits comfortably into this approach, Paddy's Pig strikes a balance between preserving folk song traditions and delivering these venerable songs with humor and rock 'n' roll energy, offering a distinctive and passionate voice with broad appeal.

Sat, September 21, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Los Nietos Library

Cuicani performs a combination of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin music along with the multicultural influences of local L.A. sounds. Its repertoire includes original songs written by various members of the collective as well as reggae, cumbia, and Latin classics. Cuicani’s sound is comparable to Manu Chao, Bob Marley and the Wailers, and Santana.

Sat, September 21, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| El Monte Library

As a border performer born in El Paso, Texas and growing up in Mexico City, Dr. Gloria Arjona crosses various languages, disciplines and music styles to carry on an musical mission that aims to educate and entertain. During her interactive lectures, Dr. Arjona combines live music, media, traditional attire and Tableaux Vivants (living pictures) to address racial and gender issues. Dr. Arjona can perform solo, singing and playing acoustic guitar, or as part of a duo, trio or quartet with keyboards, bass, drums, and other performers.

Sat, September 21, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
| Pomona Civic Center Plaza

Sgt. Peppers is a Beatles tribute band that performs everyone’s favorite Beatles songs. Beatles fans will have nostalgia as the band performs dressed up in the Ed Sullivan Show black suits, the Sgt. Peppers outfits and Abbey Road clothing. Sgt. Peppers employs the same vintage instruments and amplifiers used by the Beatles to replicate what a Beatles performance would have sounded like live.

Sat, September 14, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
| Stevenson Ranch Library

The Brasil Brazil Show is an invigorating, magical experience comprised of internationally renowned performers that features Brazilian singers Ana Gazzola and Sonia Santos. This show delivers the fervor, enthusiasm, and excitement of popular Brazilian music with a variety of styles, rhythms, and faces of this colorful (and tropical) culture. With a variety of unique and authentic percussion instruments, audiences are both entertained and educated about Brazil. The band is outfitted in bright yellow and green costumes and the production has the joyful feel of Carnaval. The music, tinged with jazz and spiced with Latin and African drumming, creates an uplifting experience of awesome proportions.


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