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Los Angeles to Celebrate 80th El Grito Festival

The city of Los Angeles will host the 80th El Grito festival Sunday at the steps of City Hall and Grand Park.

The festival, which starts at 5 p.m., is headlined by the Grammy-Award winning band Los Tigres Del Norte along with a lineup of Los Angeles-based talent, such as Banda La Maravillosa, La Mera Candelaria, Las Colibri and Ballet Folklorico Ollin.

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez is this year's El Grito Madrina (sponsor) for the celebration commemorating Mexican Independence Day.

"With songs about the struggle and triumph of migration, work and love, Los Tigres Del Norte's music resonates deeply with Los Angeles' Mexican and Latino community, and we want to share that with the entire city," Martinez said.

El Grito will include a voter registration drive and a Census awareness campaign. There will also be food, art vendors, and children's activities.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city elected leaders, as well as Marcela Celorio, the Mexican consul general of Los Angeles, and Jose Duarte, President of El Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico, will attend the event.

El Grito's ridesharing partner, Lyft, will offer a limited 25% discount service to and from the immediate streets surrounding the festival (Spring, 1st, Broadway, Temple) from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. using the code: ELGRITO19.

For those who must drive, the Los Angeles County Grand Park Parking Lot 10 behind (145 N. Broadway, 400 spaces) and Lot 4 (135 N. Grand Ave.,150 spaces) will be open.

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