The 18th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival will be held Saturday along Colorado Boulevard with 60 acts, many from Northeast Los Angeles, performing on six stages.
The “by locals, for locals” festival will run from 4-10 p.m. on Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Argus Drive. Admission is free, although a $10 or $20 donation through Tiketfly gets attendees a fast- track admission along with perks and gifts.
“The Eagle Rock Music Festival offers the best of Northeast Los Angeles with Colorado Boulevard and its dynamic restaurants and local, independently owned businesses as the backdrop with an array of music, art and culture that is sure to please,” said Councilman Jose Huizar, who is sponsoring the event along with the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts.
“Through 18 years, this festival has become a mainstay of L.A.’s music scene and a great venue for upcoming artists to showcase their talents and this year’s lineup, led by Las Cafeteras, is no exception.”
Las Cafeteras uses traditional instruments from the Mexican regional folk music style know as son jarocho, such as the jarana, requinto, quijada (a donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform). The band members sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish.
Las Cafeteras bills itself as using “music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities and create `a world where many worlds fit.”‘
The band has been described by the Los Angeles Times as a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock.”
More information on the festival is available at eaglerockmusicfestival.org.
—City News Service
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