Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.
The Saturday, June 22, 2019, San Jose del Cabo 11th Annual Festival of Music, press release at Squid Roe, announced that the gowing music party is more popular than the one celebrated the same date as the festivities in Guadalajara. Musician’s and groups participating in this year’s edition include bands and performers from Mexico City, and Colombia.
When the SJDC event started in 2009, there were 300 people listening to 14 bands. By 2012, those numbers jumped to an attendance of 7,000 locals and a then-record 60 bands in 2012. In 2016, the attending crowd rose to 10,000 peope and the number of bands and musicians reached an all-time high, 160 live bands. The SJDC Music Festival is by far the summer’s most popular event. A remarkable night of music that begins at 5:00 PM and ends at 1:00 AM.
The world-wide global celebration of music was an idea that began a half decade as a single celebration of music. A day in which musicians perform passionately at the various streets that wind through their respective communities. A day to share their vocal, guitar, drum, flute, saxophone, keyboard and bass playing talents.
The event’s organizing committee have seen this unique and special event, grow every year since it first began. It is justifiably considered the largest live band celebration of music in the world. The international music festival’s roots date back to the 1982 gala in France.
The Music Festival that begins at 5:00 pm is a free event; celebrating music in all its different styles. It is a memorable event that happens simultaneously worldwide in 120 countries that include Paris Italy, Rio de Janiero Brazil, Dublin Ireland, Madrid Spain, Quebec Canada, New York New York, Denver Colorado, South Africa, Australia, Paraguay, and India. In Mexico, the event is held in the national cities of San Luis, Potosi; Mexico City, Guadalajara, and San Jose del Cabo.
June 21st was chosen as the festival’s event date because it is the summer solstice day in the northern hemisphere. A date joined by 120 countries sharing in the appreciation and celebration of music and it’s daily impact in the livelihood of everyone inhabiting this rich and diverse planet. There will be music from different genres, in both Spanish and English languages, and there will be musicians of every level; amateur, beginner, and professional.
Everything from Mariachi, banda, salsa, jazz, funk, and good old rock and roll. Audiences at this festival have walked away completely happy and satisfied during the past three years.
The press conference was held thanks to Cultural Promoter VIVARTE A.C. and H. XIII City Hall of Los Cabos through the Institute of Cultura y Arte.