Van Nuys witnessed an extraordinary convergence of culture, community, and culinary delights as Andrew Marroquin and the Marroquin family, esteemed owners of McMarro Family Restaurants, hosted the highly anticipated “Cold Brews & Classic Cars” event on Thursday, May 18th. As the one of the largest Mexican-American franchisees within McDonalds, they were perfect for hosting the auspicious occasion. This collaborative extravaganza, presented in partnership with McDonald’s and local car clubs, showcased the enduring spirit of the Mexican American community while paying homage to the vibrant Chicano Culture that permeates the streets of Los Angeles. With the presence of acclaimed personalities such as Rob The Original, LGND, and Concrete, the event became a cherished opportunity to honor LA’s rich heritage and experience the tantalizing flavors of McDonald’s new Cold Brew Coffee.
In their role as the largest Mexican-American franchisee of McDonald’s, McMarro Family Restaurants seized the opportunity to curate a truly exceptional event that embodied the heart and soul of Los Angeles’ Chicano Culture. The gathering welcomed an array of local car clubs, including the Diplomatics Car Club, Finessed Car/Bike Club, Family Empire Car Club, La Gente City of Angels, and a special appreciation extended to the esteemed Notorious Entertainment. Their collective presence infused the atmosphere with an unparalleled vibrancy, elevating the event to new heights.
However, the evening was not just about reveling in the passion for classic cars and the flavorsome Cold Brew Coffee. It was also an occasion to give back to the community. The momentous occasion played a pivotal role in distributing hundreds of Happy Meals to elated children, spreading joy and creating treasured memories. Laughter filled the air as attendees immersed themselves in captivating conversations, captured priceless photographs, collected autographs, and basked in the timeless elegance of the classic cars on display. Adding to the enchantment, the tunes spun by Chulita Vinyl Club created an unforgettable soundscape. McMarro Family Restaurants expresses profound gratitude to the city of Van Nuys for their warm embrace and eagerly anticipates many more remarkable moments in the near future.
McMarro Family Restaurants’ “Cold Brews & Classic Cars” event stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to celebrating Mexican-American heritage and embracing the vibrant Chicano Culture that thrives in the heart of Los Angeles. Their dedication to crafting remarkable experiences goes beyond delectable cuisine, extending to fostering unity, joy, and community engagement. To stay connected with McMarro Family Restaurants and discover their future endeavors, please visit their official website and follow their social media handles. Join them in celebrating the rich tapestry of Mexican-American heritage and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of McMarro Family Restaurants.
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Join the wild ride as Big Bus Dream unleashes their alternative rock escapade, aptly titled “C’mon Dream”!
Renowned Indie Alternative Rock artist Big Bus Dream has recently released his highly anticipated single, ‘C’mon Dream’, setting the stage for the forthcoming album that is scheduled to drop on September 21, 2023. Drawing inspiration from real dreams, this musical endeavor promises to take listeners on a captivating and diverse musical odyssey.
Big Bus Dream has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry, garnering widespread critical acclaim. In 2022, his single ‘Hear Me Roar’ received high praise from critics and fans alike, solidifying his reputation as an artist who pushes boundaries. Similarly, the release of ‘Giant In My Mind’ in 2021 resonated deeply with his dedicated fan base, further cementing his status as a beloved musician.
What sets Big Bus Dream apart from his peers is his innovative approach to music. With each new release, he continues to evolve his sound, offering listeners a fresh and enchanting perspective. His unwavering passion for music was ignited at a young age, performing at legendary venues such as CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City from 1980 to 1986. After a twelve-year hiatus, he made a triumphant return to the music scene in 1998, only to find a transformed industry awaiting him. Reflecting on the changes, the artist candidly remarks, “The music business was never magical; now it’s merely a shell of a fantasy.”
As fans eagerly await the release of the full album later this year, ‘C’mon Dream’ serves as a tantalizing glimpse into Big Bus Dream’s artistic vision. With his distinct blend of genres and boundless creativity, he continues to captivate audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the music landscape.
Big Bus Dream site: https://www.bigbusdream
Rising Country Artist Hannah Ellis Pours Out Summer Fun With “Wine Country”
Tour Dates Announced To Support The Release
Rising Country Artist Hannah Ellis is pouring out fun with her new Curb Records single “Wine Country”, available now — listen HERE. Joyfully bringing boujee to the backroads, Ellis is making an impact with the song as it was most added at Radio and is quickly becoming the Country song of the summer. Fans have been showing their appreciation at her live shows, as evidenced by a flash mob in the audience at her recent CMA Festival performance dancing along as she sang on the Chevy Vibes Stage. (Watch here.)
The up-and-coming singer/songwriter first debuted the judgment-free anthem this spring at Live In The Vineyard Goes Country. Bringing a little Napa to Ellis’ home state of Kentucky, the pop-country twang of “Wine Country” raises a glass to the 2023 “CMT LISTEN UP” artist, proving the old adage true: You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. Admittedly a little Rosé and a lot playful energy, Ellis sips her Cabernet from a Solo Cup, while wearing her black Luccheses on the cleverly penned track she wrote with Clint Lagerberg and her husband, Nick Wayne. Lagerberg produced the recording alongside Jason Massey.
Hannah says the song is “based on the idea that life is not all about this OR that. It’s more about this AND that. I’m boujee AND I’m backroads. You don’t have to choose one lane. Drive ‘em all!”
The video for “Wine Country” was filmed by Tony Gates at various locations in Napa Valley, CA. including the Welcome To Napa Valley Sign, the Napa Valley Wine Train and the rustic Chappellet Winery in Helena, California – to emphasize country in the phrase wine country. “We really had fun with the concept for this video,” Ellis said. “We leaned into the ‘Real Housewives’ type of energy while keeping it country. I really loved the videos from the 90’s that had a different story and a light-hearted theme. It brings out the personality in this song.”
In the video, Hannah sings about Ford trucks as she frolics in winery fields – wearing the owner’s socks. “One of my favorite memories from the video shoot was when we were shooting the brunch scene up on Pritchard Hill at Chappellet Winery,” she said. “I was wearing these tall sharp stiletto heels, and I couldn’t walk down the gravel path to the table. Then I tried barefooted, and the rocks were too sharp. So Blakesley Chappellet, one of the vineyard owners, gave me the socks off her feet so I could walk across the gravel. Such a sweet moment.”
Ellis is announcing new tour dates, beginning in mid-July to support “Wine Country”. Plans are for her to tour for the rest of this year into 2024.
Hannah Ellis – Tour Dates:
Friday, 8/18 – Amphitheater at Los Colonias Park – Grand Junction, CO (w/Billy Currington)
Saturday, 8/19 – Ford Wyoming Center – Casper, Wyoming (w/Billy Currington)
Thursday, 9/7 – Carol’s Pub – Chicago, IL
Friday, 9/8 – Odawa Casino – Petosky, MI
Saturday, 9/9 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, 9/22 – The Ledge Amphitheater – Waite Park (St. Cloud), MN (w/Billy Currington)
Saturday, 9/23 – Vetter Stone Amphitheater – Mankato, MN (w/Billy Currington)
About Hannah Ellis:
Curb Records recording artist and country music singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis’ journey — and world — is one all can feel at home in. The Campbellsville, Kentucky native’s voice — a mix of favorite flannel, sparkling pink wine and welcome — is the friend we always wanted. Whether pouring from a car radio or your phone, the act named to Rolling Stone Country’s “Artist To Watch” list reminds you big leaps often come as a series of small steps when no one is looking. Having paid for her University of Kentucky degree with her full-ride scholarship, she — with the full support of her family — started chasing her dreams.
Like so many, that meant a self-financed EP, and moving to Nashville to begin the endless rounds of writers nights, meetings, making friends, and trying to find your way. Hannah paid her dues, kept her focus and kept moving toward something she was sure she felt and knew was right. The fresh-faced songwriter, who has nearly 40 million career streams, has since written songs recorded by artists, and been featured as a vocalist on songs, spanning multiple genres, including: Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Emily Weisband, Cassadee Pope, FILMORE, and Sidewalk Prophets.
The magnetic artist, who has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry multiple times since making her debut, has toured with Carly Pearce, Gavin DeGraw, Dwight Yoakam, Devin Dawson, and many others, and has toured as part of the CMT “Next Women of Country” Tour. Ellis was invited back by her college alma mater to be featured in a national television advertising campaign about pursuing and achieving your dreams. Hannah is one of the “CMT LISTEN UP” artists to watch for 2023