About the Event
“All that music and dance history blends seamlessly, couples dancing classic salsa moves, others do the cha cha cha, some managing to dance the merengue to everything, and some just free-styling it. It must be the most joyously cosmopolitan dance floor in all of Southern California.”—Glendale News-Press
Dance the night away with L.A.’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands at the Autry’s popular summer series. The outdoor parties include free lessons with an instructor, access to museum galleries, a separate children’s dance floor, and more. Tacos, margaritas, and other light refreshments are available for purchase from Crossroads West.
5:30 p.m. Tacos and drinks available for purchase
5:30–8:00 p.m. Museum galleries and Autry Store open
6:30 p.m. Music begins
7:30 p.m. Complimentary dance lesson
July 11 | Conjunto Oye
Conjunto Oye! is a Los Angeles based salsa orchestra specializing in classic nuyorican salsa.July 18 | Chino Espinoza y Los Dueños del SonLos Dueños del Son is a big band salsa orchestra lead by vocalist Chino Espinoza.July 25 | Angelo Pagán y Son CandelaAngelo Pagán is a versatile Latin entertainer and singer at the helm of a seasoned salsa band.August 1 | Yari Moré Latin BandYari Moré Latin Band plays the best of Latin music styles: Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Boleros, Cha-cha, original songs, top 40's and more.August 8 | Colombian Latin SoulColombian Latin Soul is a world-class musical group created to entertain, cheer and enliven the masses with a varied Latin and international repertoire.August 15 | Son MayorOrquesta Son Mayor is a three-decade old ensemble lead by four Mexican-American brothers from Los Angeles, featuring a classic salsa sound.August 22 | Ricardo Lemvo & Makina LocaRicardo Lemvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles, embodying the Afro-Latin diaspora through his innovative music.
Not permitted in the museum or plaza: Coolers, chairs, pets, bikes, outside drinks.
Picnicking on the Autry Lawn is allowed.
There are no refunds for performances.
August 15 @ 5:30pm
where:Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90027 map