This weekend, the nonprofit group Justice Overcoming Boundaries is taking over Barrio Logan with its eighth annual Fiesta del Sol. The two-day community-driven festival kicks off on Saturday and features an impressive musical lineup that includes everything from regional banda to touring Latin-alternative acts and promises to be the best ever, with guidance from Luis Dante of Mucho Music San Diego, a local music promoter focusing on Latin alternative music.
“The musical lineup will be icing on the cake,” Dante said. “Having an opportunity to bring a concert-level production into the middle of Barrio Logan is very exciting. This year the lineup is going to one of our best: hip, trendy, different.”
The first day has a focus on Latin-alternative music, including San Diego's very own Cumbia Machin; Carla Morrison's new indie-label signee, Vanessa Zamora, of Tijuana; and L.A.'s Latin Grammy-nominated cumbia-alt band, La Santa Cecilia. The second day will feature norteño, banda, and ranchera acts, including José Manuel Fiugueroa, Sol Norteño de Tijuana and headliners Banda Tesor del Pacifico.
Besides the fact that there's going to be mucha música to enjoy, you won't have to find a babysitter because this free festival prides itself as a family friendly environment and is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event focused on creating positive change by empowering communities.
Organizers expect 50,000-60,000 people to turn out.
“Fiesta del Sol is a perfect match for Barrio Logan and its vibe,” Dante said. “It's focused on creating positive change by empowering communities.”
More information about Fiesta del Sol can be found here.
Dita Quiñones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. Her main goal is to uplift and inform so that the Latino and Hip-Hop community get knitted into the fabric of American history. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, FOX News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter.