Sonidos Del Summer Concert Series will kick off on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the heart of the Historic Northside District at Marine Park. Marine Park was founded in 1894 and previously served as a central gathering place for the community. Nostalgic stories are told of family-friendly events, outdoor movies, concerts, and festivals in the park. The mission of Sonidos Del Summer (Sonidos) is to bring Marine Park back to life with a FREE concert series that is family-friendly and alcohol-free.
Sonidos Del Summer concert series has been made possible by the GM on Main Street Grant Program by Main Street America and General Motors. In 2022, General Motors and Main Street America created a grant program to fund innovative placemaking initiatives in local commercial districts near GM facilities. The Historic Northside District and Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce place-making project was selected as one of six 2023 projects to be funded throughout the country. This grant has allowed an event like Sonidos to come to life. Sonidos is a three-part concert seriesthat will take place on the first Saturday of May, June, and July from 5pm to 10pm. Each date will consist of local musical performances, along with a vendor market, Boys & Girls Club Mobile Clubhouse Experience, and various food trucks. See below for details regarding each of the three concert dates.
May 6th – Bidi Bidi Back to the Park: this concert will feature the Selena Forever Tribute band in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Selena y Los Dinos’ performance in Marine Park (1993). Selena’s performance in Marine Park is a fond memory for many Northside locals that reminisce about the frequent activities and festivals held in Marine Park in decades past. The event will be opened by DJ Kreate and DJ Raulito on the turntables. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Selena memorabilia and come sing their hearts out.
June 3rd – Amor y Cumbia: this concert will have a double-headliner featuring Quimikoz and Frequenzia. June is the month to celebrate love and there’s no better way to do so than with some live Cumbia that encourages dancing and singing along. The event will be opened by DJ Soy Capaz on the turntables.
July 1st – Northside 4th: this concert will feature Latin Express, which is made up of a family of Northside locals. This event will be a full-day 4th of July celebration that acts as a merger of the Northside Neighborhood Association’s yearly parade and Latin Express’ Block Party that has been put on for nearly 30 years. The event will be opened by DJ Jay Cantu.
Sonidos del Summer has been planned in collaboration with the following local organizations: Historic Northside District, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Northside Neighborhood Association, Artes De La Rosa, the National Hispanic Latino Law Enforcement Organization Fort Worth Chapter, the City of Fort Worth and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County. The Historic Northside District is thankful for the tremendous support from the community through volunteering and participating in committees, which is critical to the success of these events and any future initiatives.
To learn more about ways to get involved as a volunteer, vendor or event sponsor, contact Ivan Gutierrez (Ivan.Gutierrez@fwhcc.org).
To learn more about the Sonidos Del Summer Events, click here: https://www.facebook.com/historicnorthsidedistrict