LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) Announces Lineup
Central Park SummerStage shows include Vicentico, Ximena Sari??ana, Our Latin Thing, Compass, Systema Solar, m?ís, July 10
Published on LatinoLA: April 29, 2015
LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) announced the lineup for its July 10th show at Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park featuring Bajofondo, Los Autenticos Decadentes and Astro. This joins the lineup for the conference's Central Park SummerStage shows which include performances by Vicentico, Ximena Sari??ana, Our Latin Thing, Compass, Systema Solar, No Te Va Gustar, Helado Negro and DJ Afro. More showcases and panels will be announced in the coming weeks. Registration for the conference is only $99 through this Friday, May 1st. Register online at www.latinalternative.com.
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