Fridays this Summer 7/26 :: 8/16 :: 8/30
Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 12:37
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 02:15

Bring your family to Plaza Summer Nights for live music under the stars!


Friday, July 26
Inspiraciones De Danza Mexicana: Colorful Mexican dances led by Susana Hinojosa
Plaza de la Raza Youth Salsa Band: Melodic, harmonic salsa dance music led by Matt Amper
La Gran Sonora Dinamita: Colombian cumbia music

Friday, August 16
Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble: Traditional Mexican songs led by Irineo Yanez
Plaza de la Raza Folklorico Ensemble & Folklor Pasion Mexicana: Popular Mexican dances led by Tony Ramirez and Juanita Lopez
Hermanos Herrera: Regional Mexican music by this popular family group

Friday, August 30
Plaza Youth Rock en Espanol Ensemble: Danceable rhythms and rocking tunes led by Matt Amper
Los Fabulocos: Roots-oriented music and blend of traditional Mexican music, blues, R&B, and rockabilly
Chicano Batman: Surf-rock cumbia music influences by Brazilian bossa nova and samba, spacey psychedelia, slow-jam soul

“We are proud to host Plaza Summer Nights and serve a new generation of audiences while presenting new artists to continue the great musical tradition of East Los Angeles,” said Executive Director Maria Jimenez-Torres. “We also want music to be affordable and accessible to our community and to offer opportunities for our students to perform with professional musicians.”

TICKETS: $10 per concert, or $25 for all three. Plaza students pay only $5 and non-Plaza students pay $10 with ID. Purchase by phone or in person at Plaza, or buy through Brown Paper Tickets.

DETAILS: For each concert, doors open at 7:00 PM. Music starts promptly at 7:30 PM. Food, drinks, artisan crafts and artwork for sale. Parking is available on nearby streets and lots. Generously underwritten by the Creative Connections Fund of The James Irvine Foundation.

ABOUT PLAZA DE LA RAZA: Plaza de la Raza is the only multidisciplinary cultural arts and educational center dedicated to serving the communities of East Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, it provides affordable after-school programs in arts education to nearly 25,000 children and youth each year. In addition, Plaza presents more than 500 classes annually (beginning to advanced) taught by local artists and performers in theater, dance, music and the visual arts. It also presents high-quality cultural programming to the community free of charge. For more information, call (323) 223-2475, ext. 204 or visit www.plazadelaraza.org.



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