La Patronal delivers explosive brass band music with charisma to create exuberant live performances that inspire audience participation, joyous dancing and smiles ear-to-ear. Hailing from Lima, Peru, the group’s performances are rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas populares,’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, known for celebrating tradition through fireworks, dancing and religious images. La Patronal honors these gatherings by incorporating the visual aspects of fiestas populares’—including masks, traditional dance musical influence from Huayno, Marinera, Tendero, Festejo, Cumbia, Morenada and Toril. As direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, members of La Patronal use their innate knowledge of Latin American folk culture in combination with their formal music training to honor and preserve their heritage. Audiences enjoy vibrant cultural celebrations filled to the brim with infectious melodies and lively percussion, brass and winds.
The group has toured extensively across the Americas and abroad, including a stay at Casa Perú in Moscow, Russia, as part of a showcase of Peruvian excellence at the 2018 World Cup.
Euphoria Brass Band
Known for high-energy live shows and a signature larger than life sound, Euphoria Brass Band is a San Diego-based musical collective that serves up a scintillating mix of old school New Orleans brass band jazz and funky street rhythms wrapped in a new school style with West Coast flavor that gets audiences dancing and having a good time. The band was first formed in 2011 and has since been nominated 5 years in a row for various San Diego Music Awards. As their reputation has grown, the Euphoria Brass Band has shared the stage with artists including Dr. John, Trombone Shorty and Cowboy Mouth in addition to fellow Levitt veterans Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Levitt Pavilion Arlington, 2016), Rebirth Brass Band (Levitt Shell Memphis 2011, 2013; Levitt Pavilion Arlington 2014, 2017; Levitt AMP Sheboygan 2016) and Red Baraat (Levitt Shell Memphis 2013, 2015).