San Antonio – Mexican-American rock band Los Lobos from Los Angeles have been announced as the headliners for the free Dia de los Muertos festival in downtown San Antonio this October.
Muertos FestSan Antonio’s largest Dia de los Muertos festival, celebrates its 10th anniversary on October 29-30 at Hemisfair.
Expect more than 100,000 visitors Muertos Fest this year. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
“We are proud to bring a band like Los Lobos to San Antonio, one of the most revered rock groups of all time,” said festival artistic director Jim Mendiola. are truly one of America’s legendary bands, and bringing them to Hemisfair’s Día de los Muertos for free is a reflection of sharing the ground rules of our event. culture with the people of San Antonio. “
The official Muertos Fest line-up includes over 50 musicians, bands, dance groups and poets.
The musical acts are:
Azul, Eddie & the Valiants, El Dusty, Guadalupe Dance Company, Los Nahuatlatos feat. Bexar Brass, Luna Luna, Mariachi las Alteñas, Mariangela, Money Chicha, Piñata Protest, Santiago Jimenez Jr., Sun Day, Volcán, Black Bird Sing , Brizzo Torres, Ghost Tracks, Grupo Fraccaso, Juan & Armando Tejeda, Mariachi Las Valquirias , Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco, Nuevo, San Antonio Parks & Rec Dance Program, Rat King Cole, Tallercito de Son, Tarrasco Tropical y los San Quilmeros, Zombie Bazaar , Nicho Sonido: Música for Grieving & Healing, Vol. II, DJ Despeinada ft., DJ Tear Drop, DJ Cha, Sunnyboy, DJ Mexican Blackbird, DJ XOEMIX, DJ Sucia Q
Poets expected to perform:
Amalia Ortiz, Anthony the Poet, Eddie Vega, Thomas Castillo-Rock, Victoria Fennell
Dancing, drumming and puppet procession performers:
Las Monas, Danza Azteca Kalpulli Ayolopaktzin, Renegade composer Nathan Felix, featuring La Murga de Austin, Troupe Group Hermes, Los Gardea, Inner City Development, Guadalupe Dance Company, Tallercito de Son, Rebecca Medina Tribute, Mariachi Azteca de América.
According to a press release, this year’s new song is the first-ever unique combination of a drum line and an operatic singer, created by Nathan Felix, a Mexican-American composer known for his immersive operas and experimental films.
Broadcast at KSAT 12 and nationwide
This year marks the first year that Muertos Fest will be broadcast nationwide.
KSAT12 will be onsite on Saturday, October 29th to record the prime time special, which will air on KSAT12 on Sunday, October 30th from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. KSAT.com and KSAT+.
The broadcast will be hosted by KSAT12’s Alicia Barrera and Stefania Jimenez.
In addition to live music, there is original artwork, dance, live poetry, drum and puppet processions, and the largest public altar exhibition in San Antonio.
There are four stages of live music, 80 altars honoring local families and deceased loved ones, and special events for children, artists, and families.
Children’s stage performers, rolling disco, and workshop schedule will be announced at a later date.
“As in previous years, the heart of Muertos Fest remains a community altar. Ofrendas, pays tribute to those who died,” Mendiola added. “This year, a record 80 altars will grace the Hemisfair grounds. Muertos Her Fest is truly a San Antonio tradition.”
If you would like to submit a photo for inclusion on the community altar, please provide the following information this shape.
Festival hours are Saturday, October 29th from 10am to 11pm and Sunday, October 30th from noon to 9pm.
The entrance to the festival is near the intersection of Nueva and Alamo streets.
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