"Échale is a free and eclectic concert series that is pure reflection of Pearl's commitment and dedication to Latin American arts and culture that is so prevalent in the San Antonio community."

It was my very first time to Echalé, and I couldn't have begun to comprehend the amazingness of it until I lived it.  This year, the first Echalé landed on such a special day for us-Memorial Day.  Veterans, families, friends, and neighbors united in the masses to celebrate Latin culture and to remember those who have served our country.  We had food, booze, games, and shopping at The Historic Pearl located in San Antonio, Tx.  

This year was also the first all female line up!  Mariachi Las Altenas represented San Antonio with their beautiful and colorful outfits and 10 person band, while Mariachi Flor de La Toloache hailed all of the way from New York City with some fierce footwear and incredible gritos:)  Girl in a Coma graced our presence with an indie rock performance that solidified my girl crush on Nina Diaz, thankyouverymuch.

Botika, Granary Cue and Brew, and NAO supplied some delish eats that were washed down smoothly by chilled and dressed Dos Equis, Austin East Cider, and some special made sangria (that wasn't too sweet....yall know I cant do a sweet sangria!)

Here are just a few shots from this fantastic celebration!  The next Echalé is scheduled for September 2016- you can keep a look out for more info at The Historic Pearl's website here:

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