We're throwing a GRAND party this summer, and you're all invited. As always, the performance is free to attend and open to all, but if you want to support our mission and kick off the evening in style, consider buying a ticket to our Vamos al Mambo gala fundraiser. You'll get to enjoy dinner and drinks beneath the LA skyline prior to dancing the night away with an all-star band as we honor the legandary Cuban musician Israel "Cachao" Lopez.
All VIP ticket holders get preferred seating to the performance! It's going to be a great night, so get your tickets to Vamos al Mambo now. (It pays to be an early bird; buy before July 13 and get $50 off per ticket!)
Fundraiser Night: Saturday, July 21
Cocktails: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Artist Performances: 7:30- 11:00 pm
Where: 300 S. Grand Avenue- Upper Plaza
Grilled Pineapple Basil Mojito
Spearmint Watermelon Mojito (Virgin cocktail served in glass bowl like last year, worked very well)
Plantain Chips (Pre Set on Tables in Brown Paper Baskets) with Lime Peanut Aioli
Seared Tuna Loin Pops, Clementine Chili
Havana Shrimp Bruschetta-Spearmint Pineapple Chutney
Ropa Viejo Empanada (pulled Beef), Roasted Tomato Beet Puree
Sweet Potato Shooters, Cilantro Oil & Salted Pork
Ensalada de Garbanzos-Lime & Sweet Peppers in Oregano Dressing
Mango & Grapefruit Salad with Sugarcane Dressing
Seasonal Florida Greens-Pan Fried Shallot Dressing
Grilled Root Vegetable Crudités
Jumbo Green & White Asparagus, Yucca Butter
Soffrito Black Rice & Beans
Grilled Snapper, Heirloom Tomato & Papaya Coulis
Assorted Rolls and Butter
Churrasco, Red Pepper Parsley Rub (Skirt Steak)
Chicken Mojo, Mango Avocado Salsa
Shrimp Enchilados, Sauté of Shrimp with Jalapeno, Garlic & Tomatillo Sauce
Tarta de Limon con Merenguito – Lemon Tart with Meringue
Mil Hojas de Dulce de Leche – Napoleon with dulce de leche cream (with hard caramel topping)
Banana Cheesecake Pop
Are you coming?
Buy tickets HERE.
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About Vamos al Mambo
Grand Performances honors the legendary Cuban musician Israel "Cachao" López. Come dressed in tropical finery, and sway to music from the man credited for inventing the mambo by introducing African rhythms to Cuban’s Danzon in the late 1930s. The all-star band features an unmatched ensemble of Latin musicians, most of whom recorded and played with Cachao throughout his career: Danilo Lozano, Rene Camacho, Alberto Salas, Richie Marquez, Papo Rodriguez, Oréstes Vilató, Justo Almario, Luis Eric González, Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Federico Britos, and Lázaro Galarrága. Bring a mojito, and we swear you’ll feel the tropical breeze!