‘De Todos Lados’ photos are up!

THANK YOU, Los Angeles (& beyond)! We you!
 
We’re at least week late in following up the De Todos Lados benefit concert with this message of collective gratitude, but we wanted to say it accompanied by a record of the magical vibes that we created together with you all. So without further ado, it is with special thanks, love and admiration to the event’s official photographer, Eric Parsons Photography, that we’re announcing “The pictures are ready!”
 
 
As a music/arts production crew, La Junta aims to gather as many positive, beautiful people as possible at each event, to create an uplifting joy that spreads into our communities. The opportunity to help produce De Todos Lados was another big step for us in this mission. We’re so grateful to the amazing team at Al Otro Lado for trusting us with this fundraising project, which at its core is a stand against both the dismantling of democracy and the erosion of human decency. They will continue to have our full support. With that said, we’re incredibly proud to say that together we raised about $24K for the cause, with that amount coming from ticket sales, bar sales and modest donations from within our community! Wow!!
 
There were many moving parts to the event and thus many caring individuals, organizations and companies who lifted the event to a level we did not imagine. We’re going to give it a shot:
 
primary sponsors
RISE TO REUNITE (main production sponsor)
VA’LA HOSPITALITY (bar service provider)
QSC AUDIO (sound equipment provider)
iLOUNGE RENTALS (seating provider)
PLAZA DE LA RAZA (venue)
 
hosts
PILI MONTILLA (main stage)
HECTOR FLORES (main stage)
MAYA JUPITER (main stage invocation)
ZAIRE BLACK (vendor village & deejay stage)
 
live music
NORTEC COLLECTIVE presents BOSTICH & FUSSIBLE
SELENAMOS
QUITAPENAS
 
featured deejays
DJ LEZLEE
SUBSUELO
CUMBIATON LA
SOUL CHILDREN
CHULITA VINYL CLUB
EXPEDITION RADIO
UHURU AFRIKA
GIRLS GONE VINYL
ROYAL JELLY COLLECTIVE
LAS CHICAS TRISTES
 
technical production
LIGHTRIDERS (lighting installation)
SICK DELICIOUS (main stage visuals)
JUXLI/CULTURE REMIXED (deejay stage visuals)
JP ON FILM (event videographer)
ERIC PARSONS PHOTOGRAPHY (event photographer, additional sound)
MONFORTE MEDIA MULTIMEDIA (additional sound)
MELISSA FLORES (additional sound)
YUKI SHIMOTAKAHARA (additional sound)
 
food & beverage
TEQUILA TROMBA
ILEGAL MEZCAL
MULHOLLAND DISTLLING
THE REAL McCOY RUM
BOHEMIA BEER USA
RÉMY COINTREAU
CHELAS MUNDIAL
PENNY POUND ICE
TECATE
I LOVE MICHELADAS
AMERICA’S PUPUSAS
BIRRIA PA’LA CRUDA
EL CAFÉ BY PRIMERA TAZA
TACOS SIN KARMA
VIVID BOUTIQUE
CHEF MICHELLE & COMPANY
 
art exhibition coordinators
DANI PADILLA
AMAIRANI NORIEGA
 
craft vendors
HEY PUPPY
NINOSKA ARTE
BALAM CREATIONS
LIONESS JEWELRY BY CHRISTINE
ETERNAL GLYPHICS
GOOD MEXICAN GIRL / HEALING QUEEN
TH0T CREATIONS
DE LA LUNA DESIGNS
LA VALENTINA’S ELIXIRS
NATIVE SOL
LA PACHUCADA
NECTAR AZUL
CREATIONS BY LETY
KALLI ARTE
REMEDIO MOTÁNICA
 
We’re so grateful to everyone listed above, as well as to the unlisted volunteers who lent much needed muscle to the event. We put our hands together and say ‘Thank You.”

FREE THIS WEEKEND?

4 the night owls….

Saturday June 1st | 10pm-2am
House of Xelas X La Junta present BUMP
XELAS
1846 1/2 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Sunday Funday for all ages

Sunday June 2nd | 11am-3pm
HALFWAY TO LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY EVENT
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,California 90036

La Junta Summer Kickoff photos are up!!

Thank you, LA!

We can’t thank you enough for the way you all turned out and came to supported us in our new ventures this past Sunday at La Junta’s 2019 Summer Kickoff! You guys brought such great spirit and energy!

To our featured band Spaghetti Cumbia who performed a fantastic set and spurred us into a wild time on the dance floor.

With that said, photos are up. Click here to view photos!

Much love to The Fields LA for for hustling and helping La Junta kick off our event. Get ready to love, tag and share ’em. And if anyone asks where you were, send em to our social channels: @LaJuntaLA or www.lajuntala.com

xo LA JUNTA Yuki Shimotakahara Glenn Red Prescilla Cardena David Cardena-degruvme

Piña 2 year anniversary photos are up!

Thank you, Los Angeles!

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!

Check out the photos..click on picture below 😀

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-junta-2019-summer-kickoff-brunch-tickets-61143522923

Love and Thanks,
La Junta (David, Glenn, Yuki & Prescilla)

La Junta 2019 Kickoff Announcement!

Alright, friends…
[drum roll please]
Announcing…our first summer show of the year!!!

LA JUNTA 2019 SUMMER KICKOFF BRUNCH
Sunday May 26, 2019 | 11am to 5pm

The Fields LA
(adjacent to Banc of California Stadium /LA Football Club)
3939 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
https://www.thefieldsla.com/

That’s right…New season, New venue, New hours! Wanna know more (click image)

xo
LA JUNTA (David, Yuki, Prescilla & Glenn)

7th Annual Latin Food Fest (LA)

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!

For tickets and more details, please visit the ¡LATIN FOOD FEST! LA website.

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?!

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

La Junta crew here checkin’ in with you during these mad times. The good news is that 2018 is coming to an end and we’re about halfway to having that opportunity to make things right again. The bad news is that we’re still only about halfway there. Nevertheless, it’s that time of year to focus on being with family and friends and to take the time to celebrate life together. With that in mind, we’ve accepted the call to host our second PIÑA NEW YEARS EVE celebration at EL DORADO DTLA!!

Featuring two rooms of music with:
LA JUNTA SOUND SYSTEM (Yukicito, Glenn Red, Degruvme)
AL JACKSON (Soul Children, Juju)
&
a live dance performance by:
SAMBA ROYALE
feat. Samba USA Queen 2015 NICOLEA PETTIS
+
complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight!

9pm-2am | $10 all night
(Tickets sold at door-first come first serve)

Monday, December 31st
EL DORADO DTLA
416 S Spring St.
Downtown Los Angeles

Table Reservations available:
Email reservations@eldo-stowaway.com to reserve.

We had an absolute blast last year and can’t wait to do it with you all again. And let your friends know…we’ll be one of the friendliest (and most affordable) NYE events in town! Make plans to celebrate with us!

xo
LA JUNTA (Glenn, Yuki, Prescilla & David)

Night of the *Dancing* Dead

¡Hola, Folks!

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).

Enjoy the photos.

Midsummer Migration photos are up!!

Our sincerest Thank You’s to you for helping us make our move to Hotel Indigo this past Sunday fun and a collective of good vibrations!
😁 📸PHOTOS ARE UP!!!
xoxo
Glenn Red
Yukicito
David Cardena-degruvme
Prescilla Cardena
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