This week Pachanga Latino Music Festival (Pachanga) organizers announced the event schedule for their Niños Rock Pachanga Festival portion of the festival. Presented by H-E-B, Niños Rock Pachanga Festival will offer younger audience members a day of dynamic music performances from artists including internet darlings DMK, the Depeche Mode cover band consisting of a Dad and his music-loving tykes; music mentors Anthropos Arts; and percussion group Maracatu Austin, who will also lead an interactive drum circle; local group Son Armado; and all sister band Tiarra Girls. Niños Rock Pachanga will also feature a songwriting workshop with singer-songwriter Gina Chavez and an accordion workshop with Susan Torres.
In addition to music performances, Niños Rock Pachanga will offer interactive activities including a photo booth, piñata party, and face painting by YELP. Niños will also be able to engage in a number of craft workshops where they can learn to make their own floral halos, masks, papel picado (Mexican folk art tissue paper designs), and ojo de dios (“God’s eye” yarn weavings).
Niños stage schedule:
Anthropos Arts (12:15 – 12:45pm); Songwriting Workshop w/Gina Chavez (12:45 – 1:05pm); Tiarra Girls (1:10 – 1:40pm); Cupcake Walk (1:40 – 2:00pm); Son Armado (2:00 – 2:30pm); Accordion Workshop w/Susan Torres (2:35 – 2:55pm); Maracatu Austin (2:55 – 3:25pm); Piñata Party (3:25 – 3:55pm); and DMK (3:55 – 4:25pm).
Watch Pachanga Ninos Rock stage headliner DMK performing the Depeche Mode classic “Everything Counts” below.
Pachanga is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact it has on American culture today. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 10, at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. Purchase tickets here.