A yearlong bi-national arts, health, and culture effort will once again culminate in a giant Day of the Dead celebration. With less than one month to go, Eventscape International is excited to announce the lineup for the 6th annual Run with Los Muertos 5K & Block Party happening on Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Coachella (1515 6th Street, Coachella, CA).
Building on a unique event that drew over 5,000 people last year will be a deep and diverse entertainment lineup. Headlining the event will be APEK, an internationally recognized and sought-after DJ. APEK has performed at venues all over the world and will bring his thumping sounds to Old Town Coachella. Other performers on the main stage include B-Side Players, winners of the San Diego Music Awards; Giselle Woo and The Night Owls, the 2018 Tachevah Music Festival grand prize winners; as well as resident DJs Pedro Le Bass and Femme A.
To kick off the night’s festivities, there will be a Dia de Los Muertos procession of performances including authentic, large-scale puppets, traditional art, music and dance. This new addition to the night’s festivities adds to what is always a highlight; the interactive art walk. Local artists as well as those from as far away as Oaxaca, Mexico will display altars and a special art exhibitions.
The event poster was designed by the 2018 Run with Los Muertos Artist of the Year, Victor Robinson, whose original design will also adorn the event t-shirt.
“Our unique event is a combination of art, live entertainment, sporting competition and celebration,” Tizoc DeAztlan, Race Director. “The diversity in our offerings gives participants and spectators of all ages something to do, see and enjoy throughout the whole night and provides a rich cultural experience to this ever-growing community event.”
The procession begins at 5 p.m., race starts at 6 p.m. and live entertainment from three stages, food vendors, beer garden and art installations all last until midnight, the event is open to the public.
A portion of all funds raised benefit Raices Cultura, an empowering local nonprofit that works to bring art education and culturally centered events to students and community members in the East Valley. Raices Cultura will be celebrating its 13th Dia de Los Muertos and among other things is responsible for coordinating the work of local artists seen throughout the event.
For more than 20 years, Coachella Valley based Eventscape International has been a premiere event management, and design firm specializing in large scale installations.
To register or for more information, please visit www.RUNWITHLOSMUERTOS.com.