Mole de Mayo Fest Celebrates Fifth Year

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - BusinessEighteenth Street Development Corporation (ESDC) presents its fifth annual Mole de Mayo festival, the only outdoor mole cook-off fest celebrating Latino culture and Mexican cuisine on May 25th and 26th in the heart of the Pilsen community. This year’s back-drop will be set against the 16th Street murals painted between Halsted and Morgan.

Artist Expo sponsored by the National Museum of Mexican Art
Saturday, May 25 and Saturday May 26

Visual artists include: Alma Dominguez, Amara Betty Martin, Atzin Garcia, Colectivo Mestizarte, Diana Solis, Edgar Solorzano, Emmanuel L White Eagle, Frank Diaz, Jasso, Jose Luis Piña, Malikah Fernandez, Maria Gonzalez, Natalia Virafuentes, Ricardo Gonzalez, Saul Aguirre, Teresa Magaña, Victor Montañez, Victor Navarro and others.

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Business

Lawndale News Chicago’s Bilingual Newspaper – Business

Performance Line-Up
Saturday, May 25
Victor Garcia Organ Quartet, Organ/Latin; Hurakan, Sound Performance; Ramon Marino, Trova/Nueva Canción; Edgar Solorzano, Trova/Nueva Canción; Danza Mexica/Azteca, Dance Blessing; Los Sunny Daze, DJ Tropicalazo and The Luck of Lucien; The People’s Stage Karaoke with Pablo Serrano; and Tonathiu de La Cruz, Trova.

Sunday, May 26
Cumbia Machin, Cumbia (California); DJ Beto/iBomba, Cumbia Sonidera/Dancehall (New York City); Dos Santos AntiBeat Orquesta, Cumbia Chicha; Fire Dancers , Performance; EL DJ Rebel X, Rock/Ranchera; Bill MacKay & Jeff Greene , Acoustic/Folk; Itzi Nallah, Cumbia/Tropical Bass; Trio Los Primos, Boleros; JaroChicanos, Son Jarocho; Rich Cantu. Romantic Acoustic; Maria Blues Carballo, Tango/Blues and Los Franco.

Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information visit or follow us on

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