Free Outdoor Concert and Arts Festival Featuring Prominent Latino Entertainers and
Performers at Grand Park
LOS ANGELES, CA (Wednesday, August 22nd) –– Los Tucanes de Tijuana will headline the annual El Grito arts and music festival celebrating Los Angeles’ Latino Heritage Month on the steps of City Hall in partnership with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and the City of Los Angeles on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The El Grito festival serves as the official kick-off celebration for Latino Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2018) in the City of Los Angeles. The event is a free public concert highlighting Los Angeles’ vibrant Latino community as well as showcasing the immense contributions Latinos have made to the City’s culture, history, and economy. The high-energy concert will feature an evening of live performances by internationally renowned Latino artists and entertainers, food trucks, a reggaeton silent disco, and a crafts fair of over 60 vendors curated by Molcajete Dominguero.
The music lineup features a diverse mix of sounds ranging from electro cumbia to tejano, mariachi, and high-energy norteña music. The festival will run from 5 PM to 10:30 PM. At 9:00 PM, the City of Los Angeles will join the Consul General of Mexico in re-enacting the historic Cry of Dolores and ringing of the bell, which commemorates the call to arms pronounced by Miguel Hidalgo in 1810 which launched the Mexican War for Independence.
“El Grito is a celebration for everyone” said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “2018 marks a historic time to highlight Latino influence in the arts, food, and politics, and I am thrilled to showcase the impact of our wonderfully diverse Latino community.”
Los Angeles Latino American Heritage Month is a celebration of Latino Americans in the United States. For over three decades, the City of Los Angeles has held a series of events throughout the month to highlight the significant contributions that Latinos have made to the City’s past, present, and future. Visit elgritola2018.eventbrite.com for more information.
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