Living Traditions Festival

Living Traditions Festival is going on all weekend. How about joining me Sunday for the final headlining act QUETZAL - SUNDAY, MAY 18 - 5:30 pm


Born out of the cultural, political and social wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Quetzal pushes the boundaries of traditional Chicano music weaving a sound that will simultaneously make you dance and contemplate change. Incorporating elements of regional Mexican folk-music like son jarocho with Cuban charanga and Brazilian panderio gives singer Martha Gonzalez a full bodied pastiche with which to explore her passionate, socially conscious lyrics. The evolution of their sound has taken on the progressive hints of rock, funk and 80’s R&B while still spotlighting traditional styles and instruments such as the requinto guitar and the tarima, the small wooden platform used as a percussive instrument in fandango dancing. Their fifth album, Imaginaries, received the Grammy Award in 2013 for Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative album.

Many will get there early to enjoy the booths, food and other acts through out the day. Festival opens at noon. Let's try and all get to gather at the end of the day.

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  • Suzann

    I love this event.

    May 25

  • Mary A.

    Fun to share this annual event.

    May 19

  • Randy L.

    Enjoyed the diversity and music

    May 18

  • Mary A.

    Here at the North Stage

    May 18

  • Mary A.

    I will be there a little after 3pm so I can do some walking around before the music starts and the eating begins. Come join me!

    PS Street parking is all free on Sunday.

    May 18

    • Donna

      I plan to get there around 3:00 as well. Hopefully, we can connect!!! See you there.

      May 18

  • Victoria C

    Is anyone interested in going tonight about 5:30 pm.. then going to the VFW event about 8? I know.. nothing like cramming as many events as possible into one evening! Gotta love it!

    1 · May 16

  • Mary A.

    I will be working on Saturday from noon until 3pm, and then have to work at the Capital Theatre for the Jazz performance, so Sunday sounds good, but they are only opened from noon to 7pm.

    If anyone wants to go earlier, let me know.

    Mary Ann[masked]

    1 · May 14

  • Randy L.

    Here is the link for the entire weekend at the LTFest.

    May 14

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