We had such a blast with everyone at last Friday’s PIÑA 2 Year Anniversary! We’re overjoyed at how the event has evolved into one of DTLA’s sureshot events for a Friday night! We sincerely want to thank each and every of you who’ve ever come out to El Dorado for our event and tore it up on the dance floor and sipped at the bar. You are everything.
Special thanks to the great teams from K-LOVE 107.5 FM and JACK DANIELS ® for their support of our anniversary event. We hope to do even more fantastic events with them in the future! And of course, much love and gratitude to Todd Simon and Fred Locks for bringing their stellar musicianship and great energy to the celebration…we cannot wait to have them back soon!!
But without further ado, the photos are up! Check them out and be sure to like, tag and share them with your peeps! We’ll see at our next event at our 2019 Summer Kickoff Brunch on Sunday May 26 and/or at the June episode of PIÑA on Friday June 14th!
Much love to the good folks of CUMBIATRON & Mezcal Lounge Fresno, ¡WEPA! & Deer Lodge Ojai, SONIDO TROPICAL & SLO Brew Rock San Luis Obispo for showing us fun and memorable times during last weekend’s La Junta Tropi-Cal Weekend Tour. Over the three days, we traveled about 750 miles, met some really cool people, hit three parties with fun music, and had plenty of terrific food along the way (We think the resounding favorite among the crew was the BBQ dinner thrown for us by DJ Elixir of WEPA and his wife Adriana, seen in the featured image–those ribs though!). We also really loved the hard-driving cumbia sonidera deejay sets by El Selector, Don del Toro and Jalinche of the Cumbiatron crew, as well as all of the mesmerizing cumbia dancers who swung all night long at Mezcal Lounge. Sunday’s afternoon brunch gig in SLO was the perfect way to end the weekend and our tour. Though quite windy at times, it was a sunny and relaxed affair where we got to spend Easter outdoors at a large brewery with a brunch buffet, beer/mosas, cornhole, ping pong and other games. We also got to stretch out musically, adding disco, soul, rock and a few other types of sounds to our regularly scheduled tropical repertoire.
Great fun.Anyway, pics are up from this past weekend tour…(click on photo to view full set) enjoy!
This past Piña was FYYYYRRRRREEEEEEEEE🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 !!!!
Thank you all for helping us celebrate Yukicito’s album release – ‘One’! Special THANK YOU’s AND LOVE to our live performers: FABIO SANTANA DE SOUZA ROSSANA PEREZ + Guest DJ BENNETT (@contrastla) in the Coco Lounge…the room was LIT!!
Join LA JUNTA crew as we perform all afternoon long at the 7th Annual ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! on Saturday March 30th, with this year’s Los Angeles event taking place at LA State Historic Park near Chinatown! It’s a two-day event, with the ‘Chef’s Night Out’ held on the evening of Friday the 29th, but we’ll see you there for the Gran Tasting on Saturday afternoon in the LA sunshine!
Our boys Glenn Red, degruvme and Yukicito will be providing all the wonderful Afro-Latin sounds that you can sip and grub to as you stroll the grounds tasting all the incredible flavors from LA’s top Latinx food chefs and restaurants.
Last August’s event in San Diego was one of the most fun events that we took part in and we’re so excited to tell all of our LA friends about this one here in March. See the link below for details and save the date!
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The 2019 St. Joseph Center ¡Latin Food Fest! will take place March 29 – 30 at the LA State Historic Park, which includes a kick-off party “Chefs Night out,” and ultimate tasting festival “Gran Tasting.”
Come and celebrate our 7th annual Hispanic culinary extravaganza!
It’s been a little over a month since our last post! Since the summer ended, the four of us have really just been normalizing and decompressing a bit after a jam-packed summer of fun and amazing but equally grueling shows. We’re proud of having produced our La Junta seasonal events at three different venues with distinctly different vibes (and challenges); of having produced a show with a Latin Grammy®-nominated international artist; and of producing shows for brand new partner clients, all in the space of six months. This while still growing our monthly late night PIÑA sessions!
Even though we’re now in autumn and starting to shift things indoors, last weekend the LA area was blessed with a few warm days and nights, in timely fashion for our second salsa music event with the good folks who represent the Old Pasadena business and arts district. Below is collection of photos taken by our own Prescilla and Yukicito throughout the opening evening of this year’s Old Pasadena Day of the Dead celebration. For 2018, it was newly titled ‘SALSA ON THE ALLEY’. Based on the comments on social media channels, it looks like we had a hit! We already cannot wait until next year! Sincerest gratitude to the OPMD staff, the City of Pasadena, Cuba Rumba (featured live band), Prestige Dance & Fine Arts (dance instructors), Sólido (congas) and Rubén Salinas (saxophone).