"Make a Little Musical Merry" this Holiday with the Old Town Farmer's Market

"Make a Little Musical Merry" this Holiday with the Old Town Farmer's Market

Erin Staley
December 17 2013

It was Friedrich Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols that notes, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” And to do it up right, we celebrate life each week by bringing in national and international talent to perform every Saturday at our Old Town Farmers Market-Tianguis Cultural.

We have a long list of performers from the heartfelt vocal style of Chris Kenny and upbeat charm of Kim Kuzma to the harmonizing duo of Don and Rhonda and soulful approach of Bobby Tansen and Chango Marango.

Plus, we showcase the musical talents of Mexico’s finest: mariachi crooner, Alberto Mejia, and the Latin American - Flamenco fusion group, Los Unos Band. Even our OTFM-TC vendor, Sylvie Scopazzo of Organi-icks will pick up a microphone to serenade market shoppers.

That’s why every Saturday at the OTFM-TC is a music lover’s feast for the soul and a stage for your dancin’ feet.

And this 2013-2014 season, we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Act II Entertainment and The Palm Cabaret and Bar. Both theater companies will send select performers to entertain our crowds with what they call, “15-minute teasers.” You won’t want to miss their must-see spots: Act II Entertainment at 11:15 am and The Palm at 12:15.

But the musical celebration just doesn’t stop there. Néstor de Jesús Villaseñor García, a musician and educator, honors his Mexican heritage with handmade Pre-Hispanic musical instruments. These will delight music lovers of all ages. Plus, García plays the harp and pan flute as a member of Tajin, a local duo. You can find the comforting sounds of Tajin’s repertoire on signed CDs. An ideal souvenir for friends and family back home.

So grab a dancing partner and join us this Saturday at the Old Town Farmers’ Market for a rockin’ good time! We’ll be rocking out at the gazebo in Lazaro Cardenas Park.

Impassioned by responsible food production, entrepreneurial development and the “buy local” movement, our OTFM-TC is a North American style market celebrating the tradition of Mexico’s tianguis markets. Stop by for home décor, fashions, accessories, farm-fresh produce, international cuisine and read-to-eat foods. Located in Lazaro Cárdenas Park, the OTFM-TC is open every Saturday from 9:30 am to 2 pm from the first Saturday in November to the last Saturday in May.