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Chile Pepper Festival 2018 Performance Schedule

Chile Pepper Festival 2018 Performance Schedule


Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Gates open at 10 a.m., festival begins at 11 a.m. Last admission at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets recommended! Members always enter free.

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Sizzling Shows

  • Six smiling mariachi players with big hats

    11 a.m.–Noon

    Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino

    A rousing serenade led by a fifth-generation mariachi maven

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  • Four men playing horns

    Noon–12:45 p.m.

    Nation Beat

    Brazen Brazilian forró beats meet brash New Orleans brass

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  • Five smiling people on a nightclub stage

    1–1:45 p.m.

    Dahka Band featuring Kheswa

    A fusion of funky grooves from North and South Africa

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  • Two asian musicians at microphones

    2–3 p.m.


    Amped up South Korean rock rooted in old-school folklore

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  • A man with a flute

    3:15–4:30 p.m.

    Doctor Nativo

    The Guatemalan music master serves up a spicy stew of reggae, cumbia, and hip hop

    Official Webpage

  • Six musicians pose in front of a crowd

    4:45–6 p.m.

    Lost Bayou Ramblers

    Broussard, Louisiana’s scorching Grammy-winning Cajun trailblazers

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