Take in the final performance of the Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series…The ten piece band, Orquesta Tabaco y Ron will get you on your feet. The band is known for its high-energy, hard-edged brand of salsa music with a tropical sound that has appealed to devoted salsa dancers and Latin music DJ’s worldwide.
The big band orchestra is comprised of musicians from all over Latin America. A free salsa dance lesson will be offered before the concert, at 4:30 p.m., led by Rudy Zalez, a professional salsa dancer known for his charisma and distinctive style.
Joe Hernandez Kolski, co-founder of Downbeat 720, an open-mic event for high school performers, will be hosting the evening. Downbeat 720 has been running for over sixteen years and is sponsored by the City of Santa Monica.
Enjoy food for sale from various food trucks: The Gastrobus (farmers’ market bistro with locally-sourced dishes), Tacos Super Gallito (burritos, tortas, quesadillas and tacos) and King Kone (ice cream and sweet treats).
More info about Jazz on the Lawn concert series can be found on LAArtParty’s Free Summer Concerts drop-down under the Upcoming Events Page.
What: Orquesta Tabaco y Ron
Where: Jazz on the Lawn, Gandara Park, 1819 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: August 26, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm