Published : Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 11:15 AM
Charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist Louie Cruz Beltran will bring his signature soulful sound that mixes his ethnic American background with contemporary R&B, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Salsa during a concert at The Levitt Pavilion on Sunday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Beltran was recognized by former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council for his contributions to the Arts and Entertainment of Hollywood by proclaiming May 5th or Cinco de Mayo as “Conga Day in honor of Louie Cruz Beltran.”
The iconic musician also performed at former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s private residence for the governor’s birthday celebration, and entertained the governors of all the border states between the USA and Mexico at Universal’s Globe Theatre.
His third CD entitled Paint the Rhythm made its debut in November 2011, featuring an all-star lineup of some of the most exciting and recognized names in Jazz, including Abraham Laboriel and Poncho Sanchez. His original song, Cu Rumba, from his first CD, It’s My Time was featured in the feature film, Water and Power, released in summer of 2013.
Beltran performed with great artists such as Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Francisco Aguabella, and Jorge Claudio early in his career, and in 2010 he shared the stage with Dave Koz, James Ingram, Patti Austin and Macy Gray at the annual Society of Singers Ella Award Presentation at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Gather your neighbors and friends, grab your lawn chair and blanket, and your dancin’ shoes, and head on over to Memorial Park in Pasadena to relax listening to great music under the stars.
The concert is free. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with a festival, the Sidestage begins at 6:00 p.m. and the main event begins at 7:00 p.m.
The Levitt Pavilion is located in Memorial Park located at 85 E. Holly Street. For more information call (626) 683-3230 or visit www.levittpavilonpasadena.org.