Music, dance and poetry representing a rainbow of cultural traditions will be presented at the seventh annual Lummis Day Festival, Sunday, June 3. The multi-site Festival, one of L.A.’s signature cultural events, runs from 10:30am-7:00pm.
The main stages for Lummis Day’s performances will again be located at Heritage Square Museum (3800 Homer Street), where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings preserved on the unique museum’s grounds. The diverse styles and traditions of this year’s music include salsa, tex-mex, rock, hip-hop, Indian raga and country. Dance groups will present material representing Irish step dance, modern dance, Brazilian capoeira, rumba and more.
Some of the historic buildings at Heritage Square Museum will be available to festival-goers via docent-led tours.
As always, the two-part Festival’s opening morning event will take place at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), where the day begins at 10:30 AM with readings by critically acclaimed poets. The Lummis Home site will also feature music, art exhibits and refreshments. The Festival’s art exhibit will continue at Lummis Home until 5pm while performances—music, dance—and community activities shift to nearby Heritage Square Museum, beginning at 12:30pm. Visitors to Lummis Home can enjoy the interior of the century-old home, influenced by mission architecture and the dwellings of the Pueblo Indians, and can stroll through the beautiful native plant gardens that surround the building.
The Lummis Day performance line-up, schedule and parking information will be available here on the web site.