Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexican Independence day, though many Americans believe it to be. It celebrates the Mexican victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla. Now that you know what Cinco de Mayo is all about, it’s time to celebrate! If you will be staying in one of the hotels near the Greek Theatre, be sure to check out the 2nd Annual Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival.
The festival will celebrate Cinco de Mayo and honor Mexican culture by showcasing a handful of the most famous Mexican musicians in America at the world famous Greek Theatre. The headliner of the evening will be a performance by multi-grammy award winning band Los Lobos. Los Lobos is a Chicano band that originated in East Los Angeles, California. Their style is a mixture between rock, country, folk, soul, cumbia, boleros, and nortenos. They formed the band 30 years ago and are still going strong. Performing alongside Los Lobos will be Robert Randolph, an African-American rock and blues guitarist. This combination is guaranteed to be an amazing show!
The other musical acts that will be performing at the festival are Los Super Seven, Willie G. of Thee Midniters, Kinky, and El Chicano. Los Super Seven is a grammy award winning band whose sound is influenced by jazz, rock, mariachi, and Latin American grooves. The group also has members from other famous bands, including Los Lobos. Willie G. is the former lead singer of the 1960s band Thee Midniters. Thee Midniters were one of the first Chicano bands to have a major hit in America and to write songs circling around Chicano themes. Kinky is a band from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico whose music is a mixture of rock, Latin, dance, and techno. They toured with Cake, The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, and other bands on the Unlimited Sunshine Tour and their song “We Are the Galaxy” is the official anthem of the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team. El Chicano is a Grammy nominated-group whose sound is a mix between rock, funk, soul, salsa, and jazz. They had several popular songs and have performed with a number of other famous Chicano bands.
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great music. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Location: The Greek Theatre