6th Annual FREE Latin Jazz & Music Festival

Councilmember Gilbert A. Cedillo, First District, will present his 6th Annual FREE Latin Jazz & Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Sycamore Grove Park, 4702 N. Figueroa Street (between Avenue 49 and Woodside Drive), Los Angeles, CA  90042.  

           Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo said, “Music is a universal language that knows no bounds.  Music has the power to entertain, move and transform human beings and their lives.  It is my distinct pleasure to provide my fellow Angelinos our FREE 6th Annual Latin Jazz & Music Festival for the enjoyment of families throughout the Southland.  All are welcome at this wonderful two-day fun filled Festival.”

The Latin Jazz and Music Festival’s Artistic Director, José Rizo, and Host of the radio program, “Jazz on the Latin Side” on KJAZZ 88.1 FM, said:  “We have a stellar line-up of talent for this year’s Festival, which will be hosted by Erik Chico Manqueros on Saturday, October 5th and hosted by Norka Regalado on Sunday, October 6th.  From Cold Duck, celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, to La Santa Cecilia, Vilma Diaz y La Sonora Dinamita, Boogaloo Assassins, Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Ensemble, Andy Vargas & Souleros, and Selenamos, we have two full days of great entertainment which will get the crowds dancing.”

On Saturday, October 5, 2019 the Line-Up of Performers Includes:

  • 11:05 a.m.:    HOLA Youth Ensemble 
  • 12:00 p.m.:    Bravo High School Latin Jazz Band 
  • 1:15 p.m.:      Cold Duck (now celebrating their 50th Anniversary) 
  • 2:55 p.m.:      Little Willie G 
  • 4:25 p.m.:      Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Ensemble 
  • 5:55 p.m.:      Andy Vargas & Souleros 
  • 7:25 p.m.:      Boogaloo Assassins

On Sunday, October 6, 2019 the All Women Line-Up of Performers Includes:

  • 11:45 a.m.:     Susie Hansen Latin Band 
  • 12:50 p.m.:     Las Chikas 
  •  2:00 p.m.:     Trish Toledo 
  •  3:10 p.m.:     Selenamos 
  •  4:25 p.m.:     CAVA 
  •  5:45 p.m.:     Vilma Diaz y La Sonora Dinamita 
  •  7:15 p.m.:     La Santa Cecilia

Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s 6th Annual FREE Latin Jazz & Music Festival is sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.  El Centro Del Pueblo serves the Festival’s producer. The Festival will be great fun for families and people of all ages.  Food Trucks will be selling a wide variety of foods, including: Mexican, Ice Cream, Burgers, Vegan, Thai, Vietnamese and Guatemalan.  There will also be a Beer and Wine Garden and Non-Alcoholic Beverages available for purchase.  The Festival will also feature a FREE Arts and Crafts area run by Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, Piñata Making, a Lotería (Bingo) with prizes run by Latino Heritage Los Angeles and the park’s kid’s playground.

           Vendors participating in the Festival will include:  Coldwater Bank, Ramona Hall, LA Sanitation & Environment, Soledad Enrichment Action, Metro Community Education, Pinchi Michi Art, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF), Breaking Through Barriers To Success, Latino Heritage Los Angeles, Manzanita Sol, Census Bureau, Cathay Bank, Maria Palacios Jewelry and LA Conservation Corps.  Food Vendors will include:  Carreras Food, Fruta – Stand, Frost Bite, La Pasta Pepito and Pan Victoria Bakery.

How To Get There By Car:
Free street parking will be available for Festival attendees at the following locations:

  • Along North Figueroa Street between Avenue 49 to Woodside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. 
  • On the 300 block of South Avenue 52 / 4500 block of Griffin Avenue between Montecito Drive and the 110 Pasadena Freeway, Los Angeles, CA  90065.  Once parked, Festival attendees would cross over the pedestrian overpass to get to Sycamore Grove Park. 
  • For Disabled Only, parking will be available at Ramona Hall Community Center, 4580 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA  90065 and on along North Figueroa Street between Avenue 49 to Woodside Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90065.

How To Get There by public transportation:

  • Via #81 Metro Bus Line which drops off on North Figueroa Street at Woodside Drive both northbound and southbound. 
  • Via #81 Metro Bus Line which drops off, on North Figueroa Street at Sycamore Grove Park northbound and southbound. 
  • Festival attendees are also encouraged to take the Metro Gold Line to the Southwest Museum Station, which stops near the Southwest Corner of Figueroa Street at Woodside Drive, across the street for Sycamore Grove Park.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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