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Music Events (more headlines) 05-22-2014

Make Music Downey Hosts Over 60 Free Concerts Including Performance From Latin Grammy Nominated Bands

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MAKE MUSIC DOWNEY RETURNS WITH OVER 60 FREE CONCERTS INCLUDING LATIN GRAMMY NOMINATED BANDS AND AN INTERACTIVE VENDOR VILLAGE, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

DOWNEY, Calif., (May, 2014)- Downey hosts an adventurous mix of free concerts at the second annual Make Music Downey, a Fete de la Musique event, on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11am-6pm. The exciting festival of sound will feature over 60 bands and musicians performing in unconventional spaces including outdoor stages, museums, art galleries and more. Nationally known artists and Latin Grammy nominated bands perform at the main stage next to an interactive outdoor village featuring over 50 artists and community partners. Fete de la Musique is the largest music celebration in the world, and Downey, a popular city in Los Angeles is bringing this international phenomenon to Southern California once again.

The 2014 event will feature an eclectic lineup including Chicano multi-instrumental group Las Cafeteras who was recently named LA’s best Latin Alternative band by LA Weekly and Latin Grammy nominee Ceci Bastida. Popular Eastside LA fusionistas Chicano Batman will perform their innovative mix of pysch rock, cumbia and Brazilian tropicala. Argentinean musical collective Salt Petal will also be at the festival performing their alluring mix of tropical dance, cumbia and Argentinean folk. Other groups include popular college radio band The Bends, the harmonic folk and bluegrass group Honey Whiskey Trio, and the Long Beach Ukulele Club. All in all, over 60 bands and musicians will perform free shows at ten venues. From folk, rock, world, Latin, to R&B, and blues, Make Music Downey showcases all the unique genres that make the Southern California music scene so diverse.

The festival of sound will feature a unique vendor village featuring over 50 artists and community partners near the main stage, located at 11111 Brookshire Ave in Downtown Downey. Southern California’s most popular food and dessert trucks will be on hand selling delectable sweet and savory treats while community partners will offer fun giveaways to festival goers.

Attendees are encouraged to attend the festival early for the Tour de Downey, Downey’s first annual bike event. The Tour de Downey takes place at Brookshire Ave, the same location as Make Music Downey’s main stage and features a 35 mile bike ride as well as an interactive vendor village beginning at 8am.

Make Music Downey is presented by the Downey Arts Coalition. The Tour de Downey is presented by the City of Downey.

2014 Make Music Downey Bands

Amina Camille
All About Me
(The) Atitudes
Barleycorn
(The) Bends
Betty and the Jetty Lag
Big Bad Big Band
Bill Rademaker
Black Lab And The Banjo
Blind Owl
Blue Line Station
Bootlegs Of The Untitled Band
Buffalo Bryan
Calistoga Falls
Ceci Bastida
Chicano Batman
Coto Creek
Crave Life
Dan McNay
Daniel Hathaway
Denai Lovrien
Devin Clarke
Diego Davidenko
District Verdant
Dog Park Pickers
Dust of the Saints
Echo Greywolf
Extreme Klezmer Makeover
Foxes Vs. Scorpions
Gary E
Gary Robertson
George McCalip
Gramps with Amps
Honey Whiskey Trio
Joe Matzzie
Karina Toriz
King Coutney & The Dukes
Las Cafeteras
Leather Tramp
Lipstick Lumberjack
Long Beach Ukulele Club
Looney’s Fortune
Melissa Grilach
Miracle by Night
The Moderns
Nancy Sanchez
New American
New Evil
Olph Children’s Choir
Per Se
Pigs of Exile
Rahfee Zahkee
Rivertrain Company
Robbie Ravenwood
Rock Kimerma
Russ Lewark
Ryan Kwan
Salt Petal
Saroja Band
Second Wind
Shayona
Sharon Leighton-Joyner
Shy But Fly
Silvertone Players
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
Steve Roberson
Suburban Serfs
Sweetwater Creek Band
Taylor Crawford
Tiki McPherson Band
When Pigs Fly!
Xpensive Taste
Z Band

General public: For more information including a complete schedule visit www.makemusicdowney.org

Media: Please contact Kershona Mayo with Mora/May Agency at makemusicdowney@gmail.com

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