Sunday, May 10, 2009

Latino music festival lineup set

Pachanga Latino Music Festival announces musical lineup
Written by Mark Collins, Impact News, 06 May 2009

The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, Austin's first Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, will be held May 30 at Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Bergman Ave. The one-day festival will once again close out Austin’s Latino Music Month and showcase the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art. Artists include Norteño superstar Michael Salgado, Mexican Institute of Sound (who recently performed at Coachella), Plastilina Mosh, Brownout, Ocote Soul Sounds, Davíd Garza, Los Bad Apples and more. The festival will also showcase cuisine from Austin’s greatest Latin American and Mexican restaurants and an array of craft vendors.

New to this year’s festival is Niños Rock Pachanga, an interactive kids area that will feature hands-on cultural activities, dance lessons, music workshops and artist appearances. Niños Rock Pachanga will kick off at noon and run until 4:00 p.m.

“Pachanga will bring the lively party to Fiesta Gardens on May 30th, that is for sure,” says Alejandro Vallejo, event organizer and Vallejo band member. “’Last year we skewed a little left of center, this year we are bringing in acts that cross all Latin musical genres. There is truly something for everyone no matter age, taste or color.”

The Pachanga lineup includes everything from rock, alternative, tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop and indie rock with one singular theme, the sound is brown.

Tickets are on sale at all Front Gate Tickets and The first 500 tickets sold online will also receive a copy of the critically acclaimed new release Soy Sauce by Mexican Institute of Sound. Tickets are $20 in advance, and children under twelve are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

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