From Eddie Rivera:
Highland Park Music Festival Rescheduled, New Date October 15.
LOS ANGELES - Local recording artists Cold 43, Highland Park "house band" Ann Likes Red, and jazz stylist Cynthia Speer are just part of the lineup at this year's Highland Park/Arroyo Seco Music Festival, scheduled for Sunday, October 15 at the historic Hiner-Sousa Bandshell in Sycamore Grove Park, 4901 North Figueroa Street, from 2-8 p.m.
The free show will also feature world music, heavy metal and more pop punk music, as it moves into its fifth year.
Cold 43 (myspace.com/coldfortythree) is Moises Cruz, Guitar/Vocals; Alex Sayes, Guitar/Vocals, Joshua Cruz, Bass/Vocals, Rene Haro, Drums. With its tight harmonies, punk power and bright energetic delivery, the band is based in Highland Park.
Speers' (cynthiaspeers.com) new CD, entitled "Nature Girl" features some of LA's best players, such as Mike Hughes-Piano, Bill Markus-Bass, Giovanni Nickens-Drums, and some well-known guest players: John Heard on Bass, Sal Marquez on Trumpet, David Sills on Flute, Preston Smith on Sitar, Guitar and Harmonica, Elliott Caine on Trumpet and Jesse Bradley on Guitar. The CD also features two of Cynthia's originals entitled, "Sleep" and "I Apologize."
Ann Likes Red, led by local activist Eddie Rivera, has played all over California, including the San Francisco Bay to Breakers, The LA Marathon, and Mr. T's Bowl. This is their fifth HP Music Festival.
In addition to the music, special dinner baskets are being offered by the Highland Park Old LA Farmers' Market, and can be purchased at the market Tuesdays, Avenue 57 Gold Line Station) or at the concert itself.
Food booths, including Gourmet Tamale, Anna's Bakery, Lush Pomegrante, as well as a host of community organizations, will also be present at the event.
This year's event is sponsored by the Historic Highland Park and Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Councils.
For info or posters (!), call 323-230-8355