Downtown San Pedro (PBID) will be honoring Día de los Muertos, highlighting the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, with two Dia de los Muertos inspired installations. In lieu of the annual festivities that San Pedro typically hosts attracting thousands to the downtown district, Downtown San Pedro will be featuring two viewable art activations designed by local South Bay artists, Sonia Gomez and Ruby Prieto. These installations will be viewable at two locations throughout the downtown district beginning Sunday, November 1- Monday, November 2 on 7th and Center & 6th and Mesa.
As this traditional Mexican holiday dates back thousands of years to celebrate and honor the memories of the deceased with colorful displays, face painting and more, this year will feature an opportunity for socially distanced art and individuals to take photos with the artwork.
Downtown San Pedro remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of the community, visitors, and staff. Face coverings are required when visiting the art installations and all guests are encouraged to practice physical distancing. Each installation will be properly spaced out to ensure there is enough room to view them safely.
Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 2
Downtown San Pedro | 7th and Centre, 6th and Mesa
Free parking is widely available in the downtown structures of the San Pedro Courthouse located on
505 SOUTH CENTRE STREET, SAN PEDRO, CA 90731, USA
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2019 Music Entertainment
Cuñao is a Los Angeles-based, Latin Folk group . They use their multi- ethnic background & influences to create evocative, poetic songs that transcend time and leave listeners with lush images. Cuñao puts a global twist on their Latin sound by exploring African rhythms, Eastern European melodies and American Rock aesthetics.
5:30-6:15 Main Stage
MARIACHI ACADEMY OF CARSON
Led by Elizabeth Perez and Raquel Beltran, the Mariachi Academy of Carson is the signature program of the Asociacion Cultural de South Bay of Greater Los Angeles. The mission of the Asociación Cultural is to provide cultural education and support for the academic and social growth of youth through music, song, and broad exposure to the arts.
6:10-6:40 Community Stage
6th & Mesa 4:50-5:05
Food Trucks (optional) 5:15-5:30
LURDES ZAPATA, Mariachi vocalist
As far back as she can remember, Lurdes has loved the performing arts. She began singing Mexican Folklore and Mariachi in elementary school never stopped. She is finishing her final year at the prestigious Academy of Music and the Perfroming Arts at Hamilton High School, where she has participated in chamber choir, piano, dance, and theatre. This fall, Lurdes will start college, where she will study music, continuing toward her goal of becoming a professional opera singer.
5:30-6:00 Community Stage
Grammy nominated trio that delivers traditional mariachi roots music infused with the rock, pop and other LA sounds. Trio Ellas musicianship, impeccable vocals, and creative arrangements allows the band to circumvent stereotypes and work at a world class level – including recordings for top tier artists such as Benjamin Gibbard and Lady GaGa, and live performances with Sheila E., Lila Downs and many others. Trio Ellas is: Suemy Gonzalez (violin and vocals), a graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music, Nelly Cortez (guitarron and vocals), a fourth generation mariachi musician and Stephanie Amaro (guitar and vocals), a versatile musician who performs and records in genres ranging from electronica to mariachi.
6:35-7:35 Main Stage
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB of the LA HARBOR BANDS
Pet Rock is an indie-pop band with Banning High school seniors, Champ, Elizabeth, Andrew and jumior, Jimmy. All of the seniors will graduate spring 2020 from and are currently in the process of applying to colleges to continue their education.
The Wilmingtones are a vocal ensemble focused on the dance and r&b styles of the 1970s. Our current members are vocalists Elizabeth, Jude, Daniela, and Katelyn with back up band members: includes Andrew on guitar, Jacob on drums, and their music instructor, Jose on bass.
Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea is the two-time Grammy-winning multicultural, all-female ensemble that continues to push and expand the scope of mariachi music. Mariachi Divas is the year-round, official mariachi of the Disneyland Resort. In addition to performing regularly at the resort - and when they are not busy recording - the Mariachi Divas and their music can be found in films, music videos, and movie soundtracks as well as touring throughout the United States and Mexico.
8:00-9:00 Main Stage
JULIAN TORRES, Mariachi vocalist
Julian Torres was born in Hawthorne, CA, to Mexican parents who instilled a love for Mexico’s music since he was in the womb. As a child he was inspired to become a Mariachi musician and began his career singing in community events. He has performed in many prestigious venues both in the US and abroad, including Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Teatro Metropolitan CDMX and for our military troops overseas in Okinawa, Japan. His first EP, Epoca de Oro is a tribute to his roots and Mariachi heritage.
3:00-3:30 Community Stage
2019 Dance Entertainment
ARTIST TIMES MEDIA GRUPO FOLKLORICO DEL MAR
Led by Louise Kawamoto and based in San Pedro, Folklorico del Mar has been performing over 15 years throughout the South Bay Area. The group has participated in local parades and events and has been featured on KTLA and Telemundo.
3:00-3:20 Main Stage
4:15-4:40 Community Stage
GRUPO FOLKLORICO NADINO
Led by Gabriela Lopez and based in San Pedro since 2000, Grupo Folklorico Nadino's goal is to educate others about Mexican culture through music and dance.
3:40-4:05 Community Stage
4:50-5:10 Main Stage
Xhanat is a dance program offered though NEIYA Arts, a cultural arts nonprofit founded by Delilah Vasquez in Moreno Valley, CA in 2017. The mission of NEIYA, (the Huichol word for "dance") is to rescue, preserve, and demonstrate Mexican culture through dance, wardrobe, art, crafts, storytelling and writing. Neiya students come from all walks of life.
3:30-3:45 Main Stage
4:20-4:40 Main Stage
GRUPO FOLKLORICO LAS PERLITAS de Wilmington
Led by Fabiola Morales has been part of San Pedro’s Dia festival since 2013!
3:50-4:10 Main Stage
4:50-5:15 Community Stage
DANZA AZTECA XOCHIPILLI
Zona Ofrenda Danza Azteca Xochipilli is currently directed by Adolfo & Eva Arteaga. “Blessing of the Altars” Adolfo Arteaga was trained by his grandparents and founded the group Pop-Up in 1987. Since then the company has performed throughout the Performance southwestern states and for the past 21 years, been a featured artist with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ outreach program, Arts Teach.
6:15-6:35 6th & Mesa