Coming up this Saturday June 16th from 2pm-7pm, I’m getting together behind the decks with my old buddy RICK WREN for an afternoon of sun-drenched tuneage in Silverlake/East Hollywood. We’ll be on the patio at MELODY ON VIRGIL, a French inspired bistro/wine bar owned by Eric ‘Wizdum’ Tucker, our longtime friend and fellow deejay from the LA underground music community. You may remember him as ‘Wiseacre’, his moniker while hosting the fantastic club and after hours events ‘Funky In The Middle’ and ‘TheLIFT’ (with Jeremy Sole, KCRW). Well, his new restaurant, offering a tasty French-inspired menu along with a highly touted wine list, has been the buzzworthy biz since it opened in late 2017. Stop by this Saturday and let the sun, the tunes and the food hit all the right spots!
In case you haven’t yet heard, this coming Sunday June 10, we’re celebrating 15 years of one of the best world music club events that Los Angeles has ever birthed…
Join us from 2-8PM as
Grand Park Sunday Sessions presents
AFRO FUNKÈ 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
Grand Park LA – Performance Lawn
200 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles CA
∙ JEREMY SOLE & GLENN RED, Afro Funké resident deejays
∙ RICH MEDINA, guest deejay (Jump ‘N’ Funk, NYC/Philly)
∙ LE BALLET DEMBAYA, featured dance performance
∙ JAHANNA BLUNT, featured dancer
∙ KAHLIL CUMMINGS, live percussion
∙ STEVEN LOPEZ, live painting
∙ ROCKY DAWUNI, host
∙ CARY SULLIVAN, producer
* live body art by Amir Magal & TRIBAL MARKERS
* live screen printing by HIT & RUN crew (bring your own article of clothing or buy preprinted t-shirts there)
* jewelry & craft vending by NATIVE SOL
THINGS TO KNOW:
* This is a FREE/GRATIS event.
* All ages are welcome.
* Picnic blankets, low backed chairs encouraged.
* Dancing on lawn is HIGHLY encouraged (almost mandatory!)
* Food trucks available.
* A special 21+ beverage garden will be available on site.
* Grand Park FAQs Page
HUGE THANKS to Azul Amaral and the team at Grand Park Los Angeles for hosting this epic milestone event on behalf of Afro Funké.
PIÑA returns tonight, Friday June 8th 2018 to El Dorado DTLA! MUCH LOVE to everyone who came out for our 1 Year Anniversary party in May…it was quite the soiree, with so many familiar faces, new friends and future family. GRATITUDE and RESPECT to the crew from EXPEDITION RADIO–Derrick Ah Sam, Baby Bubba, Plann B. and Mr. Garfield Adams from providing their beautiful, soulful take on music from all over the globe.
TONIGHT, we welcome in the main room, our great friend NuTropic LA and FEx Chicago, DJ NEWLIFE!! In the Coco Lounge, another of our extended deejay family members, DJ REYES Rodriguez from beloved Echo Park venue, Trópico de Nopal. With both these guys on hand, the tropical love will be flowing from all corners of bar and dance floor!
El Dorado DTLA
416 S. Spring St (between 4th & 5th)
See you tonight!!!
Cheers! to everyone who came out to last Sunday’s LA JUNTA 2018 SUMMER KICKOFF!! In case you’ve never been, check out the incredibly beautiful pictures by Eric Parsons Photo on La Junta’s website:
LA JUNTA 2018 SUMMER KICKOFF Photos