We are very excited to announce that we will have our very own stage at this year’s Noche De Altares event in Downtown Santa Ana on November 1st.
This will mark the 12th time this event will take place in Downtown Santa Ana and is sure to bring in many residents from the OCand other areas in southern California. Noche de Altares is known for being the premiere event for Day of the Dead, which is a Mexican holiday celebrating the lives of those who have passed away and has also served tobring many communities together in Mexico and here in the United States. In this event, participants display images of their deceased family members in an altar along with many intricate decorations, sometimes displaying images of Calacas, skeletons fully clothed giving the appearance that normal life continues after death.
Since the events inception in the early 2000’s, Calacas and El Centro Cultural De Mexico have been encouraging members of the community to come together to build these altars. Starting with just a few altars on their first try, they have managed to keep the community coming back year after year, literally spilling this event onto the streets of Santa Ana. The event has grown so much so that they have expanded from needing to close off 4th street from Broadway, to having to close off Broadway Street and another stretch from Broadway to Sycamore.
The Kilson Street stage will be located at the intersection of 4th and Sycamore. This area will include mainly vendors of collectibles/merchandise and food along with a space for spectators for our stage. We will be releasing more information on artists and events that will take place on our stage within the coming weeks so subscribe to our social media pages or here on our website (click our contact page) to receive the latest updates.
We would like to thank both Café Calacas and El Centro Cultural De Mexico for this great opportunity and for their continued commitment to supporting local artists and musicians.
For more information on the event, please go to the following site: http://www.nochedealtares.org