The concert will feature Louie Cruz Beltran, a “charismatic entertainer and master percussionist who has captivated audiences with his dynamic stage presence and wonderful vocals” and his Jazz Ensemble. Louie has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Gibson Amphitheater, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and Dodger Stadium among others. He’s shared the stage with greats such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Natalie Cole. Louie performs regularly at Catalina’s Jazz Club and Vibrato in Los Angeles.
“….a triumph…a sharp, uncluttered jazz ensemble…choice material deftly translated translated into Latin Grooves.” ~Richard Ginnell, Variety
”…seized attendees attention with percolating percussion, stimulating chanting choruses and searing brass arrangements.” ~Chris Walker, JazzTimes Magazine
“…exciting, danceable, and fun…”~Buddy Sampson, The Scoop LA
Learn more about Louie and watch clips of past performances at: www.louiecruzbeltran.com
This event is part of the “San Gabriel Summer Nights Music & Movies” series held each Thursday night June 11th-August 6th at one of two locations: the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse or Vincent Lugo Park.
Below is the series lineup All concerts begin at 6:30 PM • Movies begin at dusk or 8:30 PM
June 11: Mission District- Surf’s Up San Gabriel (Summer Beach Party & Concert)
June 18: Vincent Lugo Park – Throwback Thursday Concert
June 25: Vincent Lugo Park – Movie in the Park
July 2: Mission Playhouse Plaza – Concert featuring “Little Faith”
July 9: Vincent Lugo Park – Rockin’ in the Park Concert
July 16: Vincent Lugo Park – Family Concert & Movie in the Park
July 23: Mission Playhouse Plaza – Havana Nights Concert
July 30: Vincent Lugo Park – Kollaboration at the Park Concert
August 6: Mission Playhouse – Movie at the Playhouse
This event is part of the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement Program, Engage! .