Levitt VIBE Music Series: Kumbia Queers

Kumbia Queers

Saturday, June 15th • FREE CONCERT at Riis Park (2pm-4pm)

6100 W. Fullerton Ave (Behind the Field House)

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable night of non-stop dancing, as Kumbia Queers unleash their captivating stage presence, infecting everyone in the audience with their joyous spirit. This is more than just a concert; it’s a celebration of inclusivity and freedom, where everyone is invited to let loose and join the party. Their story goes back to the year 2007 when these musicians got bored of the punk rock scene, and decided to do something completely different: cumbia. What started out as something just for fun, led eventually to the formation of Kumbia Queers. They describe their style as 1000% Tropi Punk – a wild mixture of Afro-Cuban and Latin American cumbia influences, queerness and punk spirit. Their latest album Fiesteria was released in spring 2023 and remains loyal to cumbia, but also walks on new paths including more electronic vibes and urban styles.

Kumbia Queers, part of the Levitt VIBE Belmont Cragin Music Series - produced by the ILCC at Riis Park
Kumbia Queers - Argentina self described Tropi-Punk Cumbia Band will perform at the Levitt VIBE Belmont Cragin Music Series on June 22nd, 2024 (Saturday from 2-4pm)


The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago is a pan-Latino, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting, and increasing awareness of Latino cultures among Latinos and other communities by presenting a wide variety of art forms and education including film, music, dance, visual arts, comedy, theater and culinary arts. The Center prides itself for its outstanding multidisciplinary local and international cultural programming which spans Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and the United States. 

Born out of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago also produces other programs, including the Chicago Latino Music Series, which is celebrating its 18th edition this year; Film in the Parks, also in its 18th season; the monthly Reel Film Club, already in its 16th year; and many others. 

All in all, the audience has grown from 500 people in 1985 for the first Chicago Latino Film Festival to more than 70,000 (Latinos and non-Latinos) who enjoy the year-round multidisciplinary cross-cultural exchanges offered by the Center.


The Levitt Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building community through music. They partner with communities to activate underused outdoor spaces, creating welcoming, inclusive destinations where the power of free, live music brings people together and invigorates community life.

By providing free outdoor concerts and revitalizing public spaces, the Foundation seeks to create inclusive, vibrant communities where people of all backgrounds can come together to enjoy live music and cultural experiences. For more information, visit www.levitt.org.


The Chicago Park District has served Chicago residents for more than 85 years. It is a Gold Medal Award-winning organization, which recognizes excellence in park and recreation management across the nation. For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,800 acres of parkland, more than 600 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 12 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, over 75 nature areas, thousands of special events, sports and entertai

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