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Sat August 24th

CELEBRATE AMERI’KANA Music and Arts Festival

Los Texmaniacs, Making Movies, Renee Goust, Ameri’Kana All Stars and friends

Sat August 24th

CELEBRATE AMERI’KANA Music and Arts Festival

Los Texmaniacs, Making Movies, Renee Goust, Ameri’Kana All Stars and friends

Date
Saturday August 24th, 2024
Time
2:00PM

Presented by

UC San Diego

Pricing

General Admission: $25
Youth (ages 12 and under): Free, RSVP required
UCSD Students: Free via SSO

All ticket prices listed above are inclusive of ticket and facilities fees.

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Founded by the Latin Grammy-nominated band Making Movies, Celebrate AMERI’KANA is a traveling festival celebrating the diverse colors of American music.

The collective AMERI’KANA All-Stars presents a high-energy show that blends the folkloric with the cutting edge and features a rotating cast of incredible leaders in their respective genres. Looking to redefine “Americana,” highlighting the crossroads of the languages and rhythms that make American music.

Making Movies is a band based in the United States with a sound Rolling Stone describes as “an eclectic blend of rumbero percussions, delicate organs, and grungy fuzz rock.” Led by Panamanian singer/guitarist Enrique Chi, on electric guitar, Mexican-American percussionist and keyboardist Juan-Carlos Chaurand, and drummer Duncan Burnett, the band rose to acclaim through a decade of relentless touring in the US and Latin America.

The band collaborated with Rubén Blades on the single “No Te Calles,” which NPR included in their Best of 2019 list and became the opening track of his album Paraiso Road Gang nominated for 2019 Latin Grammy Album of the Year. They have also toured alongside Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Thievery Corporation, and many more.

Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs are the Past, Present, And Future of Conjunto Music. Combine a hefty helping of Tex-Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, and add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty Grammy-winning LosTexmaniacs groove.

The band has a wide-ranging experience touring and recording with Flaco Jimenez of Texas Tornados fame, Los Super Seven, and even the Rolling Stones. While Max Baca has participated in eleven Grammy-winning projects, the band themselves won their first Grammy in 2010 and a nomination for their last Smithsonian Folkways recording in 2019, Borders y Bailes – featuring Lyle Lovett and Rick Trevino.

Renee Goust is a Mexican-American singer-songwriter seeking to make historically underrepresented groups visible in Mexican music. Her songs “La cumbia feminazi” and “Querida muerte (No nos maten)” are well-established gender equality hymns in Latin America. Her music has been featured in Billboard, Rolling Stone, and El País, to name a few. Renee has performed at renowned venues like Lincoln Center and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and El Zócalo in Mexico City. She has collaborated with the United Nations, Amnesty International, and LGBTQ+ marches in New York, Mexico City, and La Paz, Bolivia.

The Epstein Family Amphitheater is located in the Pepper Canyon Neighborhood on the UC San Diego campus.

Take the Trolley: The amphitheater is located next to the Blue Line Trolley, UCSD Central Campus Station. For more information about the trolley, visit the MTS website >

From the North: Take I-5 south and exit La Jolla Village Drive. Use the right lanes to turn right onto La Jolla Village Drive and take the first right onto Villa La Jolla Drive.

From the South: Take I-5 north and exit La Jolla Village Drive. Use the left lanes to turn left onto La Jolla Village Drive and take the first right onto Villa La Jolla Drive.

Accessible Seating

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in all seating areas for patrons in wheelchairs and their companions.

You may bring in empty refillable water bottles, small personal bags (16” x 16 “ x 8”). All bags are subject to search by security officers. We encourage that you dress in layers and for those who have tickets to the General Lawn Section to wear shoes without heels.

For the safety and comfort of all, you may not bring lawn chairs or furniture. The lawn is quite steep and not safe for lawn chairs. You can bring in personal seat cushions, blankets, or seating, as long as they fit your personal space and lie flat on the ground (no legs, no hard structure). We encourage the same for the stone bench seating areas on both General Admission and reserved seating shows.

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure. UC San Diego requires parking permits 7 days a week. Permits can be purchased at permit machines or through the Parkmobile App. Visit UC San Diego Transportation for information on where to buy your permit, and costs.

If you need additional information and/or assistance, please contact amphitheater@ucsd.edu.

Additional prohibited items include: strollers, large backpacks, flags, tobacco products, alcohol, cans, bottles, ice chests, picnic baskets, lawn furniture, weapons of any kind, umbrellas, pets, hula hoops, musical instruments, laser pointers, bicycles, and skateboards.  Cameras with a detachable lens of any kind and professional recording devices are not allowed, including GoPros. Scooters, skateboards, roller skates, and other recreational wheeled equipment are not permitted at the Epstein Family Amphitheater. UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus. 

If you have questions, please contact amphitheater@ucsd.edu.

Food and drink will be available for purchase in the venue. Please note: Food vendors are cashless.

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