Cinco de Mayo en Whittier

Southern California's first 2005 star-studded spring musical event

Published on LatinoLA: April 18, 2005

Cinco de Mayo en Whittier

Over 150,000 Latin music fans will be treated to performances from today?s hottest artists as La Raza 97.9 and El Sol 96.3 and Heftel del Rey Entertainment jointly announced today Southern California?s first 2005 star-studded spring musical event. The OTRA Beer Cinco de Mayo Festival de Whittier Narrows, presented by Springfield products and the largest group of independent retailers, will be held on Sunday, April 24th from 11 am to 5 pm at Whittier Narrows Regional Park in the City of South El Monte.

Performing at the OTRA Beer Cinco de Mayo Festival de Whittier Narrows will be Grupo Montez de Durango, winners of the 2004 Latin Billboard? Award for Best Regional Mexican Album, Mexican Regional music idols Gigantes de America (a.k.a. Bronco), and famed feminist crooner Paquita la del Barrio. Also joining the day?s dynamic line up will be Banda el Limon, Latin pop sensation Yahir, Banda star Julio Preciado, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Obie Bermudez, Salsa Latin Grammy? nominees Monchy & Alexandra, world renown youth group MDO, Los Huracanes del Norte, among others.* Radio station personalities will also be featured throughout the day, including top Los Angeles morning show host, Renan Armendarez Coello, ?El Cucuy de la Ma?ana.*

?We are proud to be the first out of the gate with what promises to be a sensational event: the OTRA Beer Cinco de Mayo Festival de Whittier Narrows?, said David Haymore, V.P./General Manager of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) radio stations La Raza 97.9 and El Sol 96.3. ?With a soggy winter now behind us, we are looking forward to showcasing a fabulous musical line-up to an estimated 150,000+ fans on Sunday, April 24th?.

Free admission tickets to the OTRA Beer Cinco de Mayo Festival de Whittier Narrows will be available to the general public beginning April 4th, at over 250 participating independent grocery stores including Superior Super Warehouse, Vallarta Supermarkets, Top Valu, Valu Plus, Super A Foods, Northgate Gonzales, Gigante, Big Saver Foods, and Ranch Markets, among others.

In addition to the excellent music throughout the day, there will be over 75 manufacturing companies representing hundreds of national brands giving away free product samples and prizes. Families will also enjoy game booths, indulge their taste buds with a wide array of flavorful ethnic foods and beverages and participate in numerous fun-filled activities made available throughout the park?s grounds

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