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Oaktoberfest 2023

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Oakland Dimond District, Fruitvale Ave & MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

Oaktoberfest returns in its full Bavarian glory with outdoor dining, drinking, and entertainment with free entry for the whole family. Don’t miss the traditional German food options, hundreds of vendors, the Bay Area’s best craft beers, & 5 stages of live music with LA GENTE SF closing out the night!

Pricing: Admission is FREE. Beverage package purchase options are available. In 2022, the unlimited 6oz tasting was popular!


de Young Museum: Opening Day Celebration

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The de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr,, San Francisco

LA GENTE SF is blessed to return to the de Young Museum! Join us for the opening day of The de Young Open exhibition. Celebrate the Bay Area’s artistic communities and the featured artists from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. This all-day, free event includes live performances, food trucks, pop-ups, and film screenings. Conclude the day by taking pictures in our photo booth and participating in our family art-making activities.



LA GENTE SF @ The Grand Opening of "Kapuso"

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Kapuso "The Upper Yard", 402 Geneva Ave, San Francisco

LA GENTE SF are honored to peform at the grand opening of the Kapuso Upper Yard at Balboa Park Plaza. Kapuso is San Francisco’s newest affordable, mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the heart of District 11. This event celebrates the culture and community of The City and will be 100% free. This is also one of our last performances before we head of to Spain!



LA GENTE SF Live at Arcana

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Arcana , 2512 Mission Street , San Francisco

Saturday September 9th LA GENTE SF @ Arcana (2512 Mission, San Francisco) 9:30-11:30pm Suggested Donation $15-$20

Oye mi gente, LA GENTE SF's 2023 US summer tour is coming to an end. We only have a few more dates before we head off to Madrid! So this Saturday September 9th join the full Gente ensemble in heart of the Mission District at Arcana. Will be hosting a FREE dance party at Arcana and will be joined by a host of special guests from el Barrio! This show will be by donation (suggested $15-$20) so we will be relying on the generosity of our Mission community! 1-LOVE





By Donation. Suggested $15-$20

Cloverdale Arts Alliance: Friday Night Live

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Cloverdale Downtown Plaza, 122 N Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale

Friday Night Live at the Plaza, Cloverdale’s free summer concert series is happy to host LA GENTES SF as part of their 2023 World Tour. Friday Night Live, produced by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance, will offer a variety of family-friendly activities every Friday evening throughout the summer.

Downtown Cloverdale comes alive with Friday Night Live at the Plaza. In addition to high-caliber, party and dance music delivered by LA GENTE SF. FNL visitors will find many other attractions. Dinner is available from a variety of food vendors and nearby restaurants; and premium Sonoma County wines and craft beers can be purchased by the glass. Hand-crafted arts, crafts and other unique, locally made items are available, along with a variety of kids’ activities, ensure there is something for everyone at Friday Night Live in Cloverdale. The Street Fair opens at 6:00 PM and music runs 7:00-9:30 PM.


Red & White Ball

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Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma

2023 Red & White Ball: A Community Picnic Benefiting Students and Public Schools: The evening of Saturday, August 26th, we're transforming the Sonoma Plaza into a hub of celebration. Families, neighbors, and community members will unite to show our love for Sonoma Valley's public schools. Get inspired by the hard work and dedication that go into creating exceptional educational experiences in Sonoma Valley.

Proceeds from the event will create our Classroom Grants fund for the school year, allowing teachers and staff to receive up to $1,000 to help cover the costs of supplies, field trips, and other classroom needs. Grab your friends and family, and get ready for an evening of fun, inspiration, and community spirit! Featuring live performance by LA GENTE SF!

Saturday August 12 LA GENTE SF & The Lee Vandeveer Band Live @ HopMonk Tavern (123 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol) 8:00pm Doors, 9:00pm Music $15 Presale $20 Door, +21

LA GENTE SF are overjoyed to return to our Sonoma County home base: The HopMonk Tavern Sebastopol. Every time the LA GENTE SF parranda descends on this venue it is always a late night, rapturous, sweaty dance party! We will be joined by our musical familia: The Lee Vandeveer Band! Tickets already on sale and are going fast. Nos vemos en Sebastopol

-HopMonk Tavern-

-The Lee Vandeveer Band-

$15 Presale, $20 Door

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard Street , San Francisco

LA GENTE SF Live @ Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (750 Howard Street, San Francisco) FREE outdoor performance 12:00pm-1:30pm

As his band’s name suggests, Rafael Sarria Bustamante created LA GENTE SF as a vehicle to bring a cosmopolitan array of grooves to the people. A longtime Bay Area resident now based in Madrid, the charismatic frontman has honed a dance-inducing Caribbean sound blending cumbia and reggae, salsa, hip hop and reggaeton. LA GENTE’s fifth album, Entre 2 Mundos, captures the band’s international spirit with music videos recorded and filmed in San Francisco, Colombia, Spain, Mexico and Morocco. Featuring Bustamante (lead vocals, guitar, percussion), Patricio Angulo (drum kit, vocals), Jordan Feinstein (keyboards, vocals), Julio De La Cruz (bass, vocals, percussion), Jesse Weber and Monica Maria Fimbrez (vocals, percussion), the sextet delivers politically conscious tunes designed to unite everyone in ecstatic movement.


The Arena Theatre: LA GENTE SF & DJ Lino

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Point Arena Theatre, 214 Main Street, Point Arena

LA GENTE SF return to our favorite spot in Mendocino County: Point Arena! After headlining the Point Arena fireworks festival in 2022, we happy to announce that we will be returning for one night only at the Point Arena Theatre for a Cumbia, Salsa, Reggaeton Dance Party! We will be joined by Mendocino's own DJ Lino!

7:30pm Doors, 8:00pm Show $22 general, $10 youth

$22 general, $10 youth

Summer On The Square Music Festival

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Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa

Friday July 28th LA GENTE SF @ Summer On The Square Music Festival (Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa)

5:30-7:30 show


LA GENTE SF will be the closing band for the Santa Rosa Music on The Square Concert Series! Music on the Square will bring live music and dancing to Downtown's Courthouse Square on seven Fridays throughout the summer. The Lost Church, a nonprofit arts organization with a Downtown performance space, helped coordinate the scheduling of local performers who bring a diversity of styles. Bring a picnic, Some bottles a live llama and be ready to Rumbear con La Gente


Music On The Square Summer Series (Redwood City)

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Courthouse Square , 2200 Broadway, Redwood City

LA GENTE SF are excited to return to the Redwood City Music On The Square Summer Series! This is a free festival and you can bring your beverages and delicias! We can't wait to bring our tour the South Bay! 1-LOVE




LA GENTE SF, Chika DI & Karl Perrazo @ Salesforce Park

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Salesforce Transbay Center Park, 425 Mission St, San Francisco

Saturday July 8th Peña Toribio Presents: Tardeada de Verano en el Parque (A Latine Fusion Concert) SALESFORCE TRANSBAY CENTER PARK 425 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105

2:00 - 2:45pm Calito Franco Latin Jazz Salsa Quartet featuring Karl Perazzo

3:00 - 3:45pm Chika Di

4:00-4:45pm LA GENTE SF


Oxbow Riverstage 4th of July Music Festival

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Oxbow RiverStage Napa, Oxbow Commons, 1100 West St, Napa

LA GENTE SF are happy to return to the Oxbow RiverStage for their annual 4th of July festival, presented by The Blue Note Napa This is FREE event! Music, food & fireworks festival at Oxbow Commons in Napa

Main Stage Music Schedule

3:00 - 4:00pm Papa Joe and the New Deal

4:30 - 5:30pm LA GENTE SF

6:00 - 8:00 pm Notorious

8:00pm fireworks


LA GENTE SF & Lee Vandeveer Band @ Flamingo Resort

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Flamingo Resort, 2777 4th Street, Santa Rosa

Saturday May 20th LA GENTE SF & Lee Vandeveer Band at Vintage Space @ Flamingo Resort (2777, 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA, USA) 8:00pm Doors 9:00pm Show

LA GENTE SF are returning to US for one night only! Catch us in Santa Rosa at Vintage Space located in The Flamingo Resort. We will be joined by Sonoma's own Lee Vandeveer Band & Grammy award winning percussionist & vocalist Omar Ledezma Jr. This will be a preview for our 2023 Summer World Tour, featuring brand new music from our upcoming 5th Studio album: "Entre 2 Mundos." Tickets are limited and going fast so get yours immediately! nos vemos en Sonoma County!

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$12.50 Presale, $18 Door

LA GENTE SF Trio Dia De Los Reyes Magos Fest at The Drawing Room

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The Drawing Room , 780 , San Francisco

LA GENTE SF return to San Francisco for our first show of 2023! Catch LA GENTE SF Trio "Dia De Los Reyes Magos" Dance Party at The Drawing Room in The Mission District San Francisco! There is no cover but all donations and indiscriminate financial generosity will be greatly appreciated! VENMO: @rafael-sarria Paypal:


FREE with reservation

LA GENTE SF & The Crux @ The Mystic Theatre

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Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma

Saturday December 17th LA GENTE SF & The Crux @ The Mystic Theatre (23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma) 8:00 Doors 9:00pm show $17 presale/ $20 Door

LA GENTE SF return to the US for our last show of 2022! This is the 15th anniversary of the The Crux as well as Crux's band leader Josh Windmiller's Birthday Celebration. LA GENTE SF are coming all the way from Madrid Spain for this show and we can't wait to connect with our California Community! 1-LOVE


$17 Presale/ $20 Door