Denver – The city’s annual Cinco de Mayo and the newly created First Friday Five Points Jazz Hop fuse together for the first time in a two day series of Latin concerts in the historic Denver district.
Starting on Friday May 7 through Saturday May 8, the musical extravaganza hosts Hispanic flavored jazz artists in locations along Welton street including the Five Points Plaza where people also have an opportunity to learn salsa steps.
Notable live performance highlights include Conjontes Colores, Los Chicos Malos and Los Mocochetes, Westword Magazine’s Music award winners.
The weekend’s cultural collaboration is a joint venture between Mile High Festivals, organizer of the city’s Juneteenth celebration and First Friday Five Points Jazz Hop, Curtis Park Neighbors, The Five Points BID, KUVO and Agave Shore.
Norman Harris, President of Mile High Festivals says;
“The area has always been a multicultural melting pot so it’s exciting to commemorate the annual Latino celebration in a district of Denver that has strong Hispanic connections. Latin Jazz lives in Five Points, so we are honored and privileged to create this fun fiesta and invite everyone to join in the jubilations!”
Itinerary – First Friday Five Points Jazz Hop – Cinco De Mayo Edition
Friday May 7
Los Chicos Malos
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Five Points Plaza
2736 Welton St.
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday May 8
Jaz en la Plaza
2736 Welton St
Salsa Dance Lessons
Jose Rosales aka Chepe
6:00pm – 9:30pm