Poncho Sanchez

  • August 17, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Grammy winner Poncho Sanchez performs at one of the most spectacular waterfront settings in Los Angeles, Chace Park in Marina Del Rey. Join us before the concert for a Picnic Meet & Greet.

The dazzling rhythms of conguero Poncho Sanchez has made him one of the most influential percussionists in Afro-Cuban jazz. His infectious style harmoniously collides fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bepop, and salsa, as heard in his albums Latin Soul, Psychedelic Blues, Chano y Dizzy and Live in Hollywood.

The best part of attending a concert in the park is the picnic. This is where you'll make new friends and say "Hi" to old ones. A great way to meet someone is to offer them something! So... bring something to share! Either some wine or some finger eats such as charcuterie, salumi, cheeses, fresh produce such as grapes, dried fruits such as dates or nuts, olives, bread--foods that are easy to eat without utensils.

Chace Park is 10 acres of lush lawn and trees which extends into the Marina’s main channel offering magnificent boat and ocean vistas. It is surrounded on three sides by water. Seating is first-come first-served. Parking: Public Lot #4 – 13500 Mindanao Way; one block from Chace Park. Public Lot #5 – 4545 Admiralty Way; three blocks from Chace Park. Dock 52 – 13501 Fiji Way; three blocks from Chace Park. Concert parking is not allowed in Waterside Shopping Center.

 

• Bring a low-back beach chair, flashlight, and a jacket

• 18 and over

• No pets

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  • Lionel

    Thank you, Lauren, for an incredible job. Everyone who came on time and read the explicit and clear instructions found you, and the group. Members and hosts like you are the reason why LAFC is "the largest and friendliest music club in the world."

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • lauren o.

      Thanks Lionel. Glad that everyone enjoyed themselves whether they found us or not. The group that did get together were warm and welcoming AND they fed me...great perk of being the host!

      1 · August 19, 2013

    • Lionel

      Lots of perks when you host :)

      August 23, 2013

  • Ds

    It seems this meetup didnt have a group organizer to
    contact when we got there. This was not a hosted
    event and should have been posted like this.

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • lauren o.

      Thank frank. Keep me posted on the baseball game and ping pong

      August 18, 2013

    • Lionel

      @ Ds: with all due respect, I couldn't disagree more.

      August 19, 2013

  • Linda S.

    I went & loved it - didn't see any kind of sign-in sheet or anything, not sure how it's being tracked. Didn't sit right w/the group due to how crowded it was & we found a great space.

    August 18, 2013

    • Lionel

      It's being tracked. I have a drone that flew over and facial recognition software.

      August 19, 2013

  • Taaji R.

    I saw the sign, but it was already no room by the time I got to the park. I just found a nice patch of grass toward the back right side of the park and enjoyed myself. I will attend another one and meet everyone next time. The concert was awesome and the setting superb.

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • PAT

    Beautiful day on the sunny side of the park. Ready for congas!!!

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • PAT

      It was good to meet you, Elaine! Nice meeting Raymond too. Hope to see you again at another event.

      August 19, 2013

  • Paula

    An amazing event. How could anyone miss Lauren's sign?!...right by the water!

    August 19, 2013

  • Teri

    Excellent!

    August 18, 2013

  • Lauren

    My first meet-up with this group and had a great time. Met a lot of new people and really enjoyed Poncho Sanchez. Thanks Lauren.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Angelina A.

    Poncho Sanchez was great! Sorry I couldn't meet up with the rest of the group, my boyfriend and I got there late.

    August 18, 2013

  • Shantel

    Great pics. Thanks for posting. :)

    August 18, 2013

  • Shantel

    When I got there, such an easy beeline to meetup peeps. Lauren mentioned that the group was on the right side of the stage and there was a huge meet up sign and some familiar faces and others that were not so familiar, it was great to say hello. There was even room to drop down a blanket and to get my groove on with some peeps in the crowd and we will have 3 new meet up peeps who will join after a pretty fun convo and a bit of food and dancing. Loving the element of surprise even after making it to the meetup just past 7.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Dieter S.

    What a great evening! My first event with Meet Up, couldn't found a better setting, music. Danced my heart out and met great people. This evening will certainly keep a special memory in my heart.

    1 · August 18, 2013

    • lauren o.

      Hi. Dieter, welcome to the group!!

      August 18, 2013

  • Geoffrey M.

    Great

    August 18, 2013

  • Geoffrey M.

    Excellent. Great Meetup

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Silva H.

    It was a night to remember, thank you.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Liz

    Amazing music and nice people to share it with!! Thanks Lauren for organizing this event!

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Denetrice R.

    Although I didn't get to sit or meet anyone from the group I had a great time on the side line. I did see Lauren from a distance . My fault I was late, maybe next time. : )

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • SusanEvelyn A.

    Great show ...I did not find the group ...but I danced my heart out !

    August 18, 2013

  • Kathy

    Cool evening!

    August 18, 2013

  • kim

    Hi... I was able to go after all. I met some lovely folks.. What a lovely place .. My first concert Meet- Up..

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Ron A.

    We were there. Viva Poncho.

    August 18, 2013

  • Shantel

    I will be there, but may be there by 6ish. Went on a fantastic hike in Palos Verdes and walking about a bit slower today. lol lol I will find you guys. No worries. :) Wish I could be there to help greet, yet seems like we have that covered. Thanks guys. :)

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Tiffany

      Yes, I went. That "probably" comment meant that I might see her or I might not. Those events have huge crowds and you know, sometimes it's hard to find the group.

      August 18, 2013

    • Mo'Mann

      "Probably", lol. Based on others comments I know you had a good time.

      August 18, 2013

  • Linda S.

    perfect music on a perfect day! Danced!

    August 18, 2013

  • Linda B.

    Had a great time. Was able to get some dancing in.

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a lot of FUN. Thank you Lauren for hosting this event. Thank you Frank for taking Pics.

    Free Salsa lessons at the Ford Theater this coming Monday @ 7pm.

    http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/645

    Come and learn so you can dance at next years concert.

    August 18, 2013

  • lauren o.

    We had an incredible turnout and lots of interaction and people ready to make new friends.

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • K. J.

    Awesome concert! Great crowd! Poncho and Company brought there "A" Game...we simply must done it again sometime soon!

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun. Some of my Salsa friends were there and we tried to dance on the crowded walkway. It was nice to see some of you there. Lauren...thank you for organizing this event. I will be looking forward to the next one.

    August 17, 2013

  • Helene w.

    terrific music

    August 17, 2013

  • Paula

    Awesome! Met lots of nice people who we plan to keep in touch and meet at other free concert meetups!

    August 17, 2013

  • Shantel

    Stirring it up at Poncho Sanchez. Sweet!!

    August 17, 2013

  • Brian B

    Hi, I'm still here with a friend but haven't seen the group. Are you going somewhere afterward?

    August 17, 2013

  • Brian B

    Hi, I'm still here with a friend but haven't seen the group. Are you going somewhere afterward?

    August 17, 2013

  • Brian B

    Hi, I'm still here with a friend but haven't seen the group. Are you going somewhere afterward?

    August 17, 2013

  • laleta r.

    It was nice

    August 17, 2013

  • Angelina A.

    Omg there are so many people. Hanging out in the back -_-

    August 17, 2013

  • wendy

    I'm here but it's too complicated. To climb over people. I'm comfortable on the sidelines:)

    2 · August 17, 2013

  • laleta r.

    Can somebody give me the name of the park pleas n address

    August 17, 2013

    • Denetrice R.

      Made it to the concert . By no room in the meet up area

      1 · August 17, 2013

    • Elaine

      Burton Chase 13650 Mindanao way, marina del rey, ca

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • Gray

    Something came up!

    August 17, 2013

  • laleta r.

    We r here at the poncho sanchez very nice

    August 17, 2013

  • lauren o.

    Thanks Linda. I could use the help. I am thinking around 4:30 and was going to pick a place, kick back and read book till folks get there. I am using this event as an excuse to buy a hat so we will see what I find.

    4 · August 9, 2013

    • lauren o.

      Great Frank. If you don't get there early I ratting you out to Lionel! Bring blankets to save space for the late comers! Thanks. See you there.

      1 · August 17, 2013

    • Lionel

      Lol Frank! No free tacos tonite my friend--it's byo!

      August 17, 2013

  • lauren o.

    Fyi.the concert doesn't start till 7:00. We are on the righr side of the stage

    August 17, 2013

    • Ivie S.

      Leaving in ten min. I have on a long green dress but will probably text you if I can't find you guys:)

      1 · August 17, 2013

    • Shantel

      Thanks Lauren. See you guys there :)

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • Elaine

    Checking in

    August 17, 2013

  • Joe Carrillo, S.

    Sorry All, situations have changed and I am unable to make it now. Enjoy!! Hope to meet some of you at another event.

    August 17, 2013

  • Joe Carrillo, S.

    Sorry All, situations have changed & I am unable to make it.

    August 17, 2013

  • Karen S.

    Checking in.

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Elaine

    What colors do you have on?

    August 17, 2013

  • Elaine

    On my way.

    August 17, 2013

  • Karen

    Won't make it to the otherside of town in time to sit with the group :( Looking forward to next time. Have a great time everyone.

    August 17, 2013

  • Lyn G.

    Hate to miss this!

    August 17, 2013

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