Speakeysie News Desk
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is hosting a family-friendly Day of the Dead Festival on Saturday, October 29, from 4:30pm – 7:00pm, and Sunday, October 30, from 12:30pm – 3:00pm at The Woodruff Arts Center. The festival is open to the public and will include live music, mariachi performance, Ballet Folklórico, stilt walkers, face painting, altar exhibition, traditional Mexican games and representation from various Latin American community organizations. There will also be themed food trucks with traditional Mexican food options available for purchase. All activities will take place on Callaway Plaza and inside the Memorial Arts Building (1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta GA 30309) on The Woodruff Arts Center campus.
The festival precedes Disney and Pixar’s Coco in Concert, part of the ASO’s Movies in Concert series. Admission to the festival is free, but advanced ticket purchases are required for both performances. Coco in Concert will take place in Atlanta Symphony Hall at 7:00pm on Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. Performances will feature the full film displayed on a 40-foot screen above the stage as the soundtrack is played live by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The film’s dialogue will be in English and will include Spanish subtitles. Tickets for Coco in Concert can be purchased at aso.org/movies and ticketmaster.com.
The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos) is a traditional Mexican holiday that takes place between October 31 and November 2, when it is believed the souls of departed family members can return to eat, drink, dance, and celebrate with their families.
Georgia Power is the proud sponsor of the Day of the Dead festival. A special thanks to the following organizations for their involvement: Consulado General de México en Atlanta, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs, Institute of Mexican Culture, Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce, Casa de La Cultura – Atlanta. Festival production provided by Danceando Promotions.
About Danceando Promotions
Danceando Promotions was founded in Atlanta, GA in 2005. Originally from the gorgeous state of Veracruz, Mexico, Antonio Rodríguez and Lizbeth Cárdenas founded “El Ballet Folklórico (DANCE_ando)” with the goal to demonstrate the Mexican culture and to showcase the Mexican Folklore through the strength, talent and youthfulness of its dancers. Danceando Promotions offers different showcasing services including culture, art, entertainment, live music, etc.
About the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating its 78th season, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artist features and engaging education initiatives. As a cornerstone for artistic development in the Southeast, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a full schedule of more than 150 concerts, including educational and community concerts, each year for a combined audience of more than a quarter-million people.