For Immediate Release: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Announces Three Amazing Shows and Programs that will be a part of the 2018-19 Season!

Escondido, California — :

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is pleased to announce our Latin programming that will be joining the “2018-19 Presented Season” line up.

Música en la Plaza

Fridays in September 2018

Dance the night away to live Salsa, Norteño, Huapango, and Cumbia, under the stars in the Center’s beautiful Lyric Court. Held every Friday in September from 7pm-10pm, Musica en la Plaza, brings authentic FREE live music to hundreds of attendees each night.

Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ballet Folklórico de México returns to the United States for an extended multi-city tour featuring renewed performances of the company’s classic choreography. Founded in 1952 by dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico brings together the music, dance and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Colombian civilizations through the modern era. The company has developed choreography for 40 ballets, composed of 76 folk dancers who have performed extensively across Mexico and abroad. Ticket prices start at only $25.

23rd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival
Thursday, November 1, 2018

One of the largest festivals in all of San Diego, the annual Día de los Muertos festival attracts thousands of attendees. Celebrate this iconic holiday with traditional altars, sugar skulls, live music, ballet folklórico, food trucks, family friendly crafts, face painting, and more, all for FREE starting at 6pm.

Gina Chavez

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted. Gina and her band have performed in eight countries, touring as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department. Chavez’s passionate collection of bilingual songs takes audiences on a journey through the Americas. Ticket prices start at $30

Lila Downs

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Iconic GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. This global superstar’s exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas. As a passionate human-rights activist, Lila’s lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold. Ticket prices start at $25.

The entire “2018-19 Presented Season” will be officially announced to the public on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Members of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will have an opportunity to purchase tickets during a 2-week pre-sale starting on June 12, 2018 and the public will get to purchase tickets for the new season starting June 26, 2018.

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About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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