NorCal Resist presents the inaugural “Raza y Rolas: Festival Familiar”, on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. The festival will begin at 1pm and will take place at Sacramento’s Southside Park. Razay Rolaz Festival Familiar is created by Xico Gonzales of Radio Xicanismo, which you can check out on 103.1 KUTZ FM on Thursdays and Sundays from 7pm to 8pm in the Sacramento, CA area, and live online on Wednesdays from 10pm to 11pm on mixlr.com/radioxicanismo. When talking to Xico about how did the idea of Raza y Rolas Festival Familiar came to be he stated, “The idea for the festival came organically. It actually came as I was interviewing ¿Qiensave? In May. Se me prendió el foco and I asked ¿Qiensave? on the spot to participate así bien casual.” This led Xico to reach out to several other rising band in nother and central California, leading to this inaugural event.
This is a family friendly event, so bring the whole family! Join us for a tardeada of music, food, vendors, and comunidad. Musical performances curated by Xico González will feature Sol Peligro (Sacramento, CA), Valley Wolf (Modesto, CA), ¿Qiensave? (Salinas, CA), Discos Resaca Collective (Bay Area, CA), Mariposas del Alma (Oakland, CA), and Philthy Dronez y La Brigada de la Cumbia (San José, CA).
Vendors include Ama and Apa Tiendita, Cooltura by Nena, G.FNGRZ, John S. Huerta Arte, La Pop Shop, PXC Designs, Rasta Vibe, Shy Baby, Verónica Kovatz Art, and Yung Hippy.
Southside Park is the heart of our community. The amphitheater showcases the murals of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), a Chicano art collective established in Sacramento in 1970 by José Montoya (RIP), Esteban Villa, and Ricardo Favela (RIP) whom I know personally and had the pleasure of studying with at Sacrament State in the late 90s and early 2000s. Ricardo Favela was my mentor and a dear friend. As you can see there is a personal connection to Southside Park, actually, if you are Raza from Sacramento, there is a collective connection to Southside Park. Southside Park is where we meet to rally, protest, and celebrate our beautiful cultura. Since the 70s, there have been concerts, gatherings, Mexica ceremonies, and that’s where we congregate to take on this oppressive system. From Southside Park we march to the State Capitol to the ICE Building or to César Chávez Plaza demanding a just and equitable society, we march for immigration reform, for women’s rights, for LGBTIQ+ rights, for Black lives, for Indigenous sovereignty, for access to education, against wars, against police brutality, and so much more. For those reasons, “Raza y Rolas: Festival Familiar” is happening at Southside Park.
Go to www.norcalresist.org to purchase tickets. General admission presale tickets are $25.00 and $30 at the door. Tickets for kids ages six to twelve years old are $10.00 and there is no charge for kids five and under. All the proceeds from the festival will be used by NorCal Resist to support undocumented families in the greater Sacramento area and beyond.
More about NorCal Resist
NorCal Resist is one of the most firme organizations in Sacramento. Over the past year NorCal Resist has distributed over $950,000 in cash aid via their Emergency Fund, over 250 tons of food, thousands of diapers, masks, and other aid to thousands of families in need. They also organize a free brake light clinic to fix cars’ brake lights, because there is a history of police abuse as a result of these minor traffic violations. These interactions can result in police brutality and/or deportations. NorCal Resist is very committed to supporting undocumented families in the greater Sacramento area and has a wide array of events to support our community. For more information on NorCal Resist and the work that they do, folks can visit their website at www.norcalresist.org and can make donations to support their efforts at www.tinyurl.com/NCRFund.
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
1:00pm to 8:00pm
Southside Park at 2115 6th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818.