Beer, Brunch, Vibes and Dancing…

So even though the summer ‘ended’ and our schedule has given us a bit more time to stretch out and breathe, La Junta is about to be on a busy streak!  Check out our events between Oct 19th and Oct 25th!

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And stay tuned for announcements on our events just after these dates!

‘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.”

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.

LA 2 Brazil-August 26th

Hola, Everyone!

SUNDAY AUGUST 26! For this second to last getdown of the summer, we’ll be featuring one of Sao Paulo’s longtime favorite deejay/producers flying into LA for his first ever visit, plus two well-loved local bands who’ll float seamlessly across northeast🇧🇷 Brazil’s beautiful but lesser known forró music to the funky and soulful samba styles made popular by celebrated artists such as Jorge Ben and Tim Maia:

@tahiragruv
BANDA MÔ FORRÓ
OS ZAGUEIROS

Wanna know more….See you poolside!

Before we say goodbye…..Thank you!!

Before we say goodbye on Sunday June 24th to a venue that supported our vision we want to say THANK YOU!!

Without ALL  your support La Junta wouldn’t be what it is today! So many experiences and memories shared with YOU 

We Can’t wait to start our new journey with the whole La Junta family in July 😘

What’s your favorite moment, experience, memory?

 

See you Sunday!!!

xoxo

 

Solstice Spectacular!

 

QVLN is closing out his West Coast tour with La Junta Los Angeles!!

Be part of our La Junta’s LAST event at Don Chente DTLA! It will be bitter sweet saying goodbye to a great venue and staff. join us this Sunday the 24th.

Back from Sydney, and fresh from performing in Bardeux, France, @qviolin is closing out his West Coast tour with us @lajuntala

Photo credit: Giovanni Solis for 52Blend

$5 (NO FEE) PRESALE TICKETS END TODAY – DETAILS www.LAJUNTALA.COM!

 

 

SUMMER 2018 – Rooftop Party Dates!!

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT!

We’re already bouncing with excitement as we prepare for La Junta’s sixth summer season beginning on Sunday April 29th!!! We’ll be back up on the rooftop on these upcoming Sundays. Please save the dates and make plans to dance with us under the sun and moon all summer long. Stay tuned on La Junta’s social media channels and here on our refreshed website (lajuntala.com) as we’ll be announcing the lineup for the 2018 Kickoff Party in the coming days.

See you in the sunshine!
LA JUNTA (Prescilla, Yuki, Glenn & David)