tropi-cal livin’.

Much love to the good folks of CUMBIATRON & Mezcal Lounge Fresno, ¡WEPA! & Deer Lodge Ojai, SONIDO TROPICAL & SLO Brew Rock San Luis Obispo for showing us fun and memorable times during last weekend’s La Junta Tropi-Cal Weekend Tour. Over the three days, we traveled about 750 miles, met some really cool people, hit three parties with fun music, and had plenty of terrific food along the way (I think the resounding favorite among the crew was the BBQ dinner thrown for us by DJ Elixir of WEPA and his wife Adriana, seen in the featured image–those ribs though!). We also really loved the hard-driving cumbia sonidera deejay sets by El Selector, Don del Toro and Jalinche of the Cumbiatron crew, as well as all of the mesmerizing cumbia dancers who swung all night long at Mezcal Lounge. Sunday’s afternoon brunch gig in SLO was the perfect way to end the weekend and our tour. Though quite windy at times, it was a sunny and relaxed affair where we got to spend Easter outdoors at a large brewery with a brunch buffet, beer/mosas, cornhole, ping pong and other games. We also got to stretch out musically, adding disco, soul, rock and a few other types of sounds to our regularly scheduled tropical repertoire. Great fun.

Anyway, here are a few pics from the weekend…

saturday may 4 | live on los robles

Hey Amig@s!

With this year’s Cinco de Mayo falling on a Sunday, La Junta has decided to make it easier on everyone by hosting a celebration on Saturday May 4th! We’re calling it “LIVE! on Los Robles” as we’ll be featuring a performance by LA’s dynamic Latin fusion band Calle Placer who last Spring wowed us at a Hollywood garden party, and because we’re revisiting our crew’s humble beginnings by hosting this event in Pasadena at The Mixx.

The venue (formerly The Terrace) is under new management and has been remodeled and reworked as a casually elegant restaurant/bar with excellent reviews and a weekly program of live music. We can’t wait to bring our Afro-Latin dance vibes back to La Junta’s hometown, and of course you’re invited!

9PM | 21+ | Free with RSVP on Eventbrite | $5 Door
The Mixx
443 Colorado Blvd (at Los Robles)
Pasadena CA 91101