Somos Peoria

Somos Peoria, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, is back in Old Town Peoria

PEORIA – Somos Peoria, the Valley’s largest Hispanic Heritage Month event, takes over Old Town Peoria on Saturday, September 28. . The event will span between 83rd, Peoria and Grand avenues.

From 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., there will be live performances by El Chicano, Brenton Wood and The Latin Breed.

El Chicano, the festival’s headlining act, is a premier Latino rock, funk band founded in East Los Angeles in 1970. The group has recorded 12 studio albums and earned five gold records. Now in their 50th year, El Chicano is still recording, touring and delighting audiences.

Brenton Wood is an American R&B and soul musician whose career has spanned an impressive five decades. Wood had two hit singles in 1967, “The Oogum Boogum Song” and “Gimme Little Sign.”

Photos courtesy of the City of Peoria

The Latin Breed is a 10-piece band born on the south side of San Antonio, Texas in 1969. Their signature sound blends influences of Tejano, R&B, jazz and big band. They have recorded 19 albums and received a Tejano Music Award.

New to Somos Peoria this year is a three-on-three basketball tournament on Friday, September 27, and Saturday, September 28. The tournament is open to youth and adults and registration is required at www.peoria3x3.com.

Festivalgoers will also get the chance to sample a variety of local, traditional foods, beer and margaritas. Or shop arts and crafts and play in the activity zone for both kids and adults.

Event admission is $5 before 5 p.m. and $10 after 5 p.m. Children ages 12 and under are free, courtesy of SRP. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $35.

Parking is free and a free shuttle will be provided from the Peoria City Hall campus parking to the Somos Peoria festival.

Event information and tickets are available online at www.peoriaaz.gov/somospeoria.