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Summer Sounds:
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

Presented by presented by
Venue: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza Tickets start at $10.00


Summer Sounds is a casual and welcoming series of sunset concerts reflecting the global communities and diverse musical influences found in Southern California including Latin, pop/rock, R&B, hip-hop, and more. Grab your beach chairs and picnic blankets then join in on the fun with friends and family for this outdoor concert series!

Led by director Carlos Samaniego, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles treats audiences to the highest level of musicality in mariachi and Mexican folklore. Billed as the world's first mariachi band co mprised entirely of LGBTQ musicians, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is proud to have Natalia Melendez, the first transgender woman in the history of mariachi as one of its members. Natalia has been featured in a two part special for Univision news, whic h depicts her life and struggles as a transgender woman in the mariachi world. Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles has been invited to p lay for Univision's morning news on multiple occasions including a performance on L A nzate. With a passion for representing the LGBTQ community Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles has also performed for Los Angeles and Long Beach Pride, Transgender Pride at the LGBT Center in Los Angeles, South Bay Pride, Oceanside Pride, The Abbey, Club Tempo, Hamburger Mary’s, and as part of t he #SchoolsNotPrisons tour for the California Endowment.

Seating Info & Safety Precautions:
All patrons must have a ticket and location is first come first served. Concert goers should plan to bring their own folding chairs as these will not be provided by the Center. Refreshments will be available to purchase courtesy of George’s Café. Concert goers are welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation will not be permitted on the Plaza. The Plaza can get chilly with occasional strong breezes. Please bring a warm sweater or jacket to ensure maximum comfort during the performance.

Hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the Plaza.

Artists and program subject to change.

Audience Advisory: Masks are encouraged, but not required.