BMI and Levitt Pavilion are set to present “Summer Nights," a free Latin concert series to include performances by Mitre, Gustavo Galindo, Elsa Y Elmar, Nina Diaz, Vanessa Zamora, Suenatron, Hermanos Herrera, Villa 5, Natalia Clavier, and Elsten Torres. The four-concert series will kick off July 10 at Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park with another installment there August 7, while the July 24 and August 21 concerts will be held at Levitt Pavilion located in Pasadena. Here’s the schedule:
July 10 – MacArthur Park
Elsa Y Elmar
July 24 – Pasadena
August 7 – MacArthur Park
August 21– Pasadena
Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
2230 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057-3117
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
85 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
About the performers:
Mitre (@mitremx): A singer, songwriter, and producer born in Mexico City. His music is a perfect blend between alternative, tango and traditional Mexican music, reflected in his current single “Casi Un Recuerdo” feat. Irene Diaz.
Gustavo Galindo (@gustavo_galindo): A Latin GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter who has worked with the likes of multiple GRAMMY & Oscar award-winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla. He recently released a new single entitled “Nada Que Perder,” with over 100k views via Facebook.
Elsa y Elmar (@elsayelmar): A singer-songwriter whose music consists of a mix of innocence, passion, colors, rhythms, happiness, nostalgia, confusion, energy and above all, love…lots of love. On the heels of winning the Latin category of the esteemed John Lennon songwriting contest, she’s released “Sentimos Bien.”
Nina Diaz (@ninadiazmusic): The lead singer for the band Girl in a Coma, has been hailed by NPR as “one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” Diaz is known for her distinctive voice and powerful live performances. She is currently working on a new release.
Vanessa Zamora (@vanezamoraa): This Tijuana, Baja, California native has positioned herself as a steadfast interpreter of alternative pop which is reflective on her debut album, Hasta La Fantasia (To the Fantasy). Her emotive vocals coupled with personal lyrical style garnered her multiple nominations for IMA’s (Indie Music Awards) in Mexico.
Suenatron (@Suenatron): Family members Raul Hernandez, Hernan “Mexia” Hernandez, Giovanni Hernandez, Abraham Alvardo, along with friends Matt Gonzalez & Eduardo Montelongo, formed to create a new sound that mixes their traditional norteña roots with cumbia and pop influences. They released “Todos Somos Arizona,” to build awareness on new immigration laws and were pleasantly surprised to find that its debut charted on Billboard.
Hermanos Herrera (@HermanosHerrera): A family group consisting of five brothers and their younger sister. The six valedictorian UCLA graduates play various styles of traditional Mexican music such as Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, and musica norteña. They perform with an energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.
Villa 5 (@villa5oficial): These 5 siblings perfected their craft, performing at countless church, school, and community stages throughout their childhood. This real-deal family and band are not only gifted musicians, they are co-writers. The result of this special circle is the release of their debut album, Se Acabo El Amor. This release is a refreshing sound to traditional regional Mexican music.
Natalia Clavier (@nataliaclavier): A singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires who immersed herself in a world of music ranging from classical, jazz, Argentinian folk and pop. With the release of Every Time & Lumen, sheshowcases an array of songs ranging from love and lust to excitement and adventure.
Elsten Torres (@fulanosinger): This two-time GRAMMY-nominated, prolific, multiple chart-topping singer-songwriter resonates with his signature “Fulano” sound. A sprinkle of British pop, with a dash of Cuban troubadour roots and a chunk of Americana heartland soul, “Fulano” offers a distinctive breathe of fresh music developed through years of writing and performing all over the world.
The mission of Levitt Pavilion Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena is to engage and inspire the best of American city life by bringing people together in beautiful, open green spaces to enjoy free, live music. At the heart of Levitt Pavilion is a passion to engage the community, reinvigorate public spaces and create opportunities for everyone to experience the performing arts. Levitt Pavilion Greater Los Angeles and Pasadena are part of a national network of Levitt Pavilions across the country. For more information, visit: www.levittpavilionpasadena.org and/or www.levittla.org.