We recently reported on a story that has been rippling through Downtown Santa Ana. The City of Santa Ana’s contract with their Fiestas Patrias and Cinco de Mayor entertainment manager, MXLive is ending this year. Our post about this that apparently offended MXLive and Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides.
The City of Santa Ana & MX LIVE Entertainment invite you to come and celebrate “Calle Cuatro’s” 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo in Historic Downtown Santa Ana, on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th, from 12 noon to 10:00 PM daily.
Santa Ana’s Calle Cuatro celebrates Cinco de Mayo by creating the biggest and most anticipated Hispanic festival in Southern California! Calle Cuatro’s Cinco de Mayo has about 275,000 attendees! It features great food, carnival rides and games, Latin Grammy and Billboard artist performances, community entertainment and more. Continue reading
By now we are all used to the fact that our City, Santa Ana, has a horrible budget mess. They owe the State of California over fifty million dollars and with the police union contract coming up we figure to sink into an even larger budget mess.
But now I am hearing that the budget problems may extend to some of Santa Ana’s vendors. I met tonight with a local business owner who is owed thousands of dollars for services he provided last September to MX Live, the event promoters who run Santa Ana’s Cinco de Mayo and Fiestas Patrias events. He showed me the invoices and his emails to the folks at MX Live and to the City of Santa Ana. He is afraid to mention his name as he knows that will kill his chances of working at these events but I sympathize with what he is going through. Continue reading
This weekend’s Fiestas Patrias, in Santa Ana, is going to feature more music than ever before, including:
The City of Santa Ana and MX LIVE Entertainment are proud to present our inaugural “¡Viva El Mariachi!” festival on *Saturday, September 17th. This event promises to bring some of the finest Mariachis and most exciting Ballet Folklorico dancers in the world. Santa Ana’s Fiestas Patrias is already the most successful Mexican Independence Day celebration in Southern California, so the addition of “¡Viva El Mariachi!” is sure to add to the festivals prestige!
Here are the musical lineups for Saturday, Sep. 17, and Sunday, Sep. 18: Continue reading