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A Successful Viva La Vida Dia de los Muertos Festival 2017

Every year keeps getting more and more hectic for us here at Kilson Street. Which is always a good thing. This means that we’re getting ourselves more involved in the show and also helping to put together one of the finest Dia de los Muertos Festival’s in Southern California: Viva La Vida!

2017 was definitely a year of positive growth for the Viva La Vida Volunteers and organizers as we relocated the venue from the Santa Ana Train Station to the Yost Theater Parking lot in Downtown Santa Ana. We felt this was a much needed move after receiving feedback from patrons of years past asking us to provide more parking and less hassle with shuttle pickups. Downtown Santa Ana, with tons of parking structures for guests, and a very central location to all of Orange County was a good fit to alleviate this hassle patrons were dealing with.

For us here at Kilson Street and our Main (only) Stage at the event, we were able to provide some of the best music talent Southern California has to offer. Our stage was located on 3rd Street in a central location to the whole event. Our Set List for music was put together with enough time to accommodate all the other festivities like the Aztec Dancers and the Lucha Libre Bouts. Check out the photos below. We try to pull out all the stops when it comes to putting together a lineup that sounds amazing.

This year our stage was sponsored by Northgate Gonzalez Supermarkets and the Power was provided by UDC from Anaheim. Thanks so much to these sponsors for helping with the entertainment.

Thanks so much to all the people who came by and saw a performer on stage, even if for a few minutes. We appreciate you all and we hope to see you at Viva La Vida 2018!




Stage Lineup:


Modesto Briseno
Founder and Creator of Kilson Street. Also a full time parent to a Tuxedo Cat.

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