Escondido, CA

Música en la Plaza music series returns for another season beginning Sept. 7

Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the return of Música en la Plaza.  This is a free music series which happens every Friday in September from 6–10 p.m. in the Lyric Court at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars.

On Friday, September 7, Sexteto Sonero del Caribe will be kicking off the 2018 season of Música en la Plaza.

Sexteto Sonero del Caribe is comprised of Alberto Diaz (bongo, vocals, musical director), Nelson Guzman (congas), Lester Matamoro (bass), Hector Rodriguez (guitar, vocals), Johnny Salinas (timbales, vocals), and Chris Schell (trumpet, minor percussion). 

Dedicated to the traditional styles and rhythms, Sexteto Sonero del Caribe performs their very best in Son Cubano and Tropical Salsa music.

Although no RSVP is required and admission is free, you can RSVP here: to stay informed about this and other free, community events at the Center.

Seating at bistro tables is also available for $12/seat or $40 for a table for 4. Table seating is very limited, so purchase your seats early!

During Música en la Plaza, our Food Truck Fridays will be going on from 6pm-10pm and our Center bar will be open as well.

Get more information about Música en la Plaza or to purchase a reserved seating: 

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at 800-988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times, and ticket information, visit

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