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Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Performers from Culture Shock Dance Center


Bodhi Tree Concerts, a San Diego nonprofit that presents diverse music events for the whole family featuring local artists and donates the profits to charitable causes, brings to City Heights a free music festival and street fair on June 16, 2018.

Called Music en la Calle, the event is set for Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 12 noon to, at Fair@44, a venue space at the corner of Fairmount & El Cajon in City Heights. Again, admission is

Performers will appear on a large covered outdoor stage with professional amplification, and attendees can enjoy eclectic vendors and festival food.

Walter and Diana DuMelle were inspired to create Music en la Calle after attending Opera en la Calle "Organized by the small and amazing staff of Opera de Tijuana, thousands of people crowd a small suburban Tijuana street and enjoy live classical music from 12 to 12. The support for the arts is moving, impressive, and a part of their cultural identity," said Diana DuMelles.

Genbu Daiko Japanese Drummers in concert
Music en la Calle Entertainment Line-up.
12 Noon             Tom Cunningham Bluegrass band
1 pm                   Music & Dance from Burma, Liberia, Spain
2 pm                   Somali Bantu, Music & Dance
3 pm                   Genbu Daiko Japanese Drummers
4 pm                  Fern Street Circus
4:30 pm             KuKui Nuts, Ukulele Orchestra
6 pm                   Culture Shock
7 pm                   Opera de Tijuana
8:30 pm             Irving Flores Latin Jazz
[Subject to change]

"Music en la Calle is meant to be a celebration of the cultural riches to be found in our neighborhood, City Heights," says Diana. "Americana, Latin jazz, opera, music and dance from Liberia, Burma, Sudan, circus arts, and hip-hop will all be represented during the 10-hour festival. More than anything our goal is to stay true to the belief that music is our common language, bringing us together and reminding us of our shared humanity."

Music en la Calle is a collaboration between Bodhi Tree Concerts and The City of San Diego Commission of Arts and Culture, The Office of Georgette Gomez, City Heights Community Development Corporation, and Price-Copley YMCA.

The next concerts Bodhi Tree Concerts will be a sing-along version of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado.
Sunday, September 23, at 4pm
All Souls' Episcopal Church
1475 Catalina Blvd. at Chatsworth Blvd.
To benefit ElderHelp

Tickets to all Bodhi Tree Concerts except Music en la Calle are $25, $15 for students and military, and can be purchased online at

About Bodhi Tree Concerts
Now in its seventh season, Bodhi Tree Concerts performs random acts of kindness by presenting music events, donating 100 percent of its profits to charitable causes. The group hires exclusively local artists, to inspire community engagement, philanthropy, and enlightenment through music. The organization has already presented more than 30 concerts and donated more than $25,000 to over 30 charitable organizations.
For more information: contact Stephanie Thompson Communications, 619-840-7353.


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