Sizzling Summer Nights
Date / Time:
Thursdays, July 2-August 13, 2015, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m. Museum galleries and store remain open until 8:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park
Free for Autry Members / $10 Nonmembers / $6 Students and Seniors (60+) / $4 Children ages 3–12
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door
Visitors of all ages will enjoy L.A.'s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the Autry's popular summer dance party. The series features free dance lessons with award-winning salsa instructor Enio Cordoba, hot-off-the-grill food, ice-cold drinks and spirits, access to museum galleries, a separate children's dance floor, and more. The taco and drink bar opens at 6:00 p.m., the music starts at 6:30 p.m., and the museum and the Autry Store stay open until 8:00 p.m.
AAA discount does not apply to special events and ticketed programs.
Yari Moré – July 2
Performing in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years, Yari Moré plays a wide range of styles including salsa, cumbia, merengue, cha-cha, bolero, and top 40s.
Boogaloo Assassins – July 9
A raucous fusion of American R&B with Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Influenced by the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, the Boogaloo Assassins serve up their own version of late 1960s style salsa and Latin boogaloo.
Octavio Figueroa – July 16
Since pianist Octavio Figueroa moved to Los Angeles from Peru in 1982, he has become a well-known figure in the local Latin-salsa music scene. He has opened shows for Tito Puente, Oscar De León, Eddie Santiago, Bob James, and Grupo Niche.
Chino Espinoza – July 23
Hailing from Costa Rica, Chino Espinoza has been a major fixture in the L.A. salsa scene. He performs a mix of classic tracks to hard salsa and cha-cha, with L.A. style breaks and arrangements.
Son Mayor – July 30
Called “L.A.’s best salsa band” by L.A. Weekly, this high-energy band performs a mix of vintage and contemporary Cuban sounds.
Colombian Latin Soul – August 6
Since their inception in 2012, Colombian Latin Soul has been delighting its fans with the flavors of Colombian rhythms such as cumbia and vallenato, as well as other Latin music styles such as salsa, cha-cha, bachata, reggaeton, merengue, pop, and ballad.
Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca – August 13
Described as “seamless and infectious,” by the Los Angeles Times, Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca blend Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles, such as soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba.