MOLE DE MAYO FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

Cumbia Machin to headline Memorial weekend in Pilsen

Chicago, IL – May 15, 2013 - Eighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC) presents its fifth annual Mole de Mayo, the only outdoor mole cook-off festival celebrating Latino culture and Mexican cuisine on May 25-26, 2013 in Pilsen, the heart of the Mexican community in Chicago. This year’s back-drop will be set against the 16th murals painted between Halsted and Morgan.  The two-day event will include local restaurant chefs competing for one of two awards: Mole de Mayo Best Mole Award and the People’s Choice Award. As in years past, a panel of judges comprised of local celebrities will judge the participants’ moles.  Along with the traditional mole puestos (booths), the festival will have two stages of musical entertainment, which features some the international and local performers, high-flying Mexican wrestlers, visual artists, traditional Azteca danza and much more. 

For a full review of the 2013 Mole De Mayo festival read this article by the Pilsen Portal.

For a full review of the 2013 Mole De Mayo festival read this article by the Pilsen Portal.

Schedule of Events:

:: VISUAL ARTISTS: more TBA :::::::::::::::::

Emmanuel L White Eagle

Natalia Virafuentes 

Amara Betty Martin

Malikah Fernandez

Ricardo Gonzalez

Colectivo Mestizarte 

:: LIVE MUSIC: more TBA ::::::::::::::::::::::

** SAT MAY 25 **

Victor Garcia Organ Quartet :: Organ/Latin

Hurakan :: Sound Performance

Ramon Marino :: Trova/Nueva Canción

Edgar Solorzano :: Trova/Nueva Canción

Danza Mexica/Azteca :: Dance Blessing

Los Sunny Daze: DJ Tropicalazo and The Luck of Lucien

The People's Stage Karaoke with Pablo Serrano

Tonathiu de La Cruz :: Trova

** SUN MAY 26 **

Cumbia Machin :: Cumbia (California)

DJ Beto / iBomba's :: Cumbia Sonidera/Dancehall (NYC) 

Dos Santos AntiBeat Orquesta :: Cumbia Chicha

Fire Dancers :: Performance

EL DJ Rebel X :: Rock/Ranchera

Bill MacKay & Jeff Greene :: Acoustic/Folk

Itzi Nallah :: Cumbia/Tropical Bass

Trio Los Primos :: Boleros

JaroChicanos :: Son Jarocho

Rich Cantu :: Romantic Acoustic

Maria Blues Carballo :: Tango/Blues

:: LUCHA LIBRE :::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

GALLI LUCHA LIBRE "Mexican Lucha Libre" 

Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The festival is free and open to the public.

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