Lummis Day 8, June 2, 2013
Los Angeles rock heroes Ollin, folk legend Jim Kweskin with the Crockett Sisters, poet Luis J. Rodriguez (later to be named Los Angeles Poet Laureate) and gospel belters Little Faith led a lineup of music, dance and poetry representing a rainbow of cultural traditions.
Festival sites were Lummis Home and Heritage Square Museum.
Suzanne Lummis initiated the poetry readings, followed by Erika Ayon and Sung Yi and Rodriguez. The readings were preceded by a musical interlude performed by jazz guitarist Joe Calderon.
In addition to Ollin, Kweskin and Little Faith, musical performers included Tall Men Group (including Lummis Day veteran Severin Browne) Ko Tolan, Many Distant Cities, The Fly By Night Jazz Band, Old Round, The Plaza De La Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble, El Profe, Sueño Eterno, Brian & Nick, The Volcano Police, Pio Pico and Genesee Hall. Dance ensembles included Ballet Coco, the Lineage Dance Company, Jessica Pacheco of Flamenco Express,
The Puppets & Players Theatre, a Lummis Day family favorite, returned with their unique brand of children’s entertainment.