Mariachi and Folklorio group to play in Arroyo Grande

Thursday, August 4th, 2016


Concert is free to attend

–The Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert Series continues with festive Mexican Mariachis and Folklorico Dancers on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Rotary Bandstand in the Village of Arroyo Grande. Activities during the day will spotlight the concert sponsor Talley Farms Fresh Harvest and the Village Crafts Marketplace. The featured nonprofit organization will be The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers.

The Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concert Series is known for presenting the most eclectic and diverse musical offerings of all the regional summer series. A fun raffle, food, drinks and free tours of historical buildings in Heritage Square Park are also always available. This free series is presented by the Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association and the City of Arroyo Grande Recreation Services Department. Rabobank again joins these organizations as the Featured Series Sponsor.

Mariachi Voces Tapatias performs the joyful and festive music of authentic Mariachi. Their colorful music features guitars, trumpets, violins and talented vocalists. Founded in 2006, Mariachi Voces Tapatias entertains audiences in their colorful costumes at various events including weddings, memorial services and festive gatherings. The leader and musical director of this eight member group is Hilda Macias.

Opening the show will be selected dancers from Allan Hancock College’s Ballet Folklorico under the direction of Horacio Heredia. Folkloric dance celebrates the rich culture, history and music of Mexico’s various regions.

The featured nonprofit focus for this concert will be The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers. The fund was established in 2004 to provide grants to non-profit organizations that assist San Luis Obispo County agricultural workers and their families. The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers is an endowment that is held at the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. The key fundraising effort for the fund is the annual release of Mano Tinta. Mano Tinta (“Red Hand” in Spanish) was chosen to signify the pride and commitment of farm workers to their craft. All of the grapes, materials and services used to make Mano Tinta wines are donated and all of the profit benefits the fund. Sinor LaValle Vineyards, Ranchita Canyon Vineyards, Wolff Vineyards, Laetitia Vineyard and Winery and Talley Vineyards are only a partial list of vineyards who have contributed over the years in an effort that has raised over $600,000 for the fund.

The Village Antique Mart will again present “The Village Marketplace” an outdoor “Event Style” experience with a focus on antiques, vintage and handmade goods. Concert attendees are invited to browse for antiques, vintage lovelies, quirky collectibles, and wonderfully handmade and artfully crafted items. A number of vendors will be on hand before, during and after the show from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Additional vendors are welcome and should call (805) 489-6528 to sign up. This activity benefits the AG Recreation Department’s Children’s Programming.

This show’s concert sponsor is Talley Farms Fresh Harvest. Talley Farms now grows local produce for local people. Every week Talley Farms harvests, packs and delivers family produce boxes to pick up locations throughout the Central Coast such as Miner’s Ace Hardware, Farm Supply stores, Kennedy Club Fitness, Doc Burnstein’s and Wayne’s Tires. Each Fresh Harvest assortment includes fresh salad ingredients, dinner vegetables, and sweet tasting fruit. Plus, they include helpful recipes that highlight how to enjoy your Fresh Harvest.

Customers order on their website and chose the location convenient to them. Fresh Harvest boxes presently cost $26 per box per week. A Fresh Harvest representatives will be present at the concert displaying their colorful produce! Certificates for boxes will also be included as a raffle prizes. Please see their website for all the info:

The South County Historical Society’s famous all beef hot dogs, Doc Burnstein’s ice cream, popcorn, drinks and more are available at the shows. Special raffles benefitting the featured nonprofit organizations and various displays will further enliven the concerts. Music fans can also explore Heritage Square Museums, antique shops and restaurants in the historic Arroyo Grande Village.

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, blankets and their friends and neighbors to enjoy the afternoons under the sun. Refer to and or call (805) 773-4173 for more information on the Village Summer Concert Series.


Upcoming concerts:

Aug 28:
Band: The Irene Cathaway Rhythm and Blues Band
Sponsor: Mason Bar and Grill
FNP: San Luis Obispo Blues Society

Sept 11:
Band: Judith & the Jazz Krewe (Mardi Gras meets Octoberfest)
Sponsor: Central Coast Industries
FNP: Basin Street Regulars – Jubilee by the Sea Trad Jazz Festival


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