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Chicago Hot Dog Fest

Lincoln Park Stockton & LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL

There may be a Chicago Style hot dog, but this fest presented by the Chicago History Museum will take in a wide range of preparations from 14 neighborhood stands across the city. Sones de Mexico Ensemble will take its place among bands from many neighborhoods as well, proudly representing Chicago's Mexican community. The fest takes […]


El Grito: Mexican Independence Day in Indianapolis

Garfield Park: Mcalister Center for the Perfoming Arts 2345 Pagoda Drive, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Sones de México Ensemble will headline the official Indianapolis Mexican Independence Day ceremony. Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day by coming to Garfield Park for food, crafts and music. Enjoy a traditional celebration which includes the glorious “Grito” (shout) that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla once used to garner support of the people to rise and take arms […]

Mole de Mayo Festival

18th Street, Pilsen 1400 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Sones de México Ensemble headlines on the first day of this three-day festival in Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood. We'll have a few surprises in this special performance as well as recieve recognition from the Mole de Mayo organizers for our 25th Anniversary of promoting Mexican folk music through award-winning programs and performances. We'll be performing […]

Orbert Davis’ Jazz & Family Fun Festival

Island Park P O Box 665 79 Mill St., Momence, Illinois

Sones de Mexico Ensemble is the guest of Chicago jazz composer, trumpeter and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic leader Orbert Davis at his first annual Jazz & Family Fun Festival. We are also collaborating with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic for the world premiere of Chicago Immigrant Stories II July 22 at Millennium Park in Chicago. Enjoy an […]

Beyond the Music: Cinco de Mayo Edition

Online Event

Woodstock Folk Festival’s Woodstock Wednesdays presents Sones de Mexico Ensemble’s “Beyond the Music: A Music Geography of Mexico - Cinco de Mayo Edition” Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7pm - YouTube Premier at https://woodstockfolkfestival.org  This show includes material not previously shown. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico Join us for this Cinco de Mayo special […]


In Concert: World Music Festival Chicago

Humboldt Park Boathouse 1301 N. Humboldt Drive, Chicago, IL

Sones de México Ensemble opens World Music Festival Chicago's Global Peace Picnic with a performance on the ¡Súbelo! Stage. World Music Festival Chicago brings global grooves by award-winning artists from around the world to the citywide, multi-venue festival featuring more than 30 artists and ensembles representing 22 countries and regions of the world. The Global […]


The Black Music of Mexico

79th Street Renaissance Festival 79th Street & Racine Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Sones de México Ensemble, a two-time Grammy Award-nominated Mexican folk music non-profit organization founded in 1994 and promoter of deep dives into Mexican culture, introduces "The Black Music of Mexico" series. This captivating series of live performances and conversations will explore the presence of African culture in Mexico. The musicians in the ensemble will spotlight […]


Cosmic Crossroads Concert and Livestream

Alto Winery 8515 Highway 127, Alto Pass, IL

Sones de México Ensemble joins the festivities marking the total solar eclipse that will pass directly over Carbondale, IL on April 8, the second time in 7 years that Carbondale has had a solar eclipse pass over it. Sones de México Ensemble was there then, and now we are returning. We have multiple appearances throughout […]


UIC Latin American Music Festival Block Party

UIC Student Center East 750 S Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

Sones de México Ensemble joins the UIC Latin American Music Festival Block Party on the final day of the fest. We will be sharing the stage with international and Chicagoland artists and DJs at the multi-stage Block Party. The three-day UIC Latin American Music Festival on April 11-April 13 features international artists and student performances […]


Cafe El Tapatío 50th Anniversary Block Party

Cafe El Tapatio 3400 N Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL

Join us at Cafe El Tapatio’s 50th Anniversary Block Party! Chicago's legendary Mexican restaurant Cafe El Tapatío is celebrating 50 years in the Lakeview neighborhood with a block party, and Sones de México Ensemble is there with members of the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago to keep things festive! Celebrate half a century of […]