ELOY — Music aimed at getting people dancing, celebrating and having a good time is one of the key features of the Fiestas Patrias. And the 2021 event promises big name groups who hope to get the crowds moving.

Headline performer Su Majestad La Brissa take the stage from 8 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 18 as the final act of the event.

La Brissa is a 10-member, high-energy band based in Mexico that tours throughout the region performing a variety of dance music, including cumbias.

They’ve had several hits in the United States and have a following of more than 75,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

Among their popular songs are “La Colaless,” “Viva el Amor,” “Las Cosquillitas” and “Mueve Tu Cucu.”

Their videos on YouTube often have thousands of views.

PowerDrive will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18.

PowerDrive is a Phoenix-based dance band that plays a variety of musical genres, including Latin and Top 40 hits aimed at delivering a high-energy show full of dance-friendly songs.

In every concert, the band aims to be attentive to what audiences want to hear and to deliver the sounds they want, band leader Rudy Barcelo said in a 2017 PinalCentral interview.

The band’s versatility is part of its success. They regularly perform at casinos, various other venues and events as well as concerts in the park.

The Angel Norteno Band is the headliner Sept. 17. The popular Tucson-based group performs cumbia and other dance music.

Friday’s entertainment lineup is:

  • mariachi performer Genaro Moreno at 5 p.m.
  • Ballet Folklorico Del Sol at 6 p.m.
  • Olivia Calderon at 6:30 p.m.
  • Angel Norteno at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s lineup is:

  • Santa Cruz Valley Union High School band at noon
  • Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria at 1 p.m.
  • Highway Outlaws at 2 p.m.
  • Mariachi Nueva Era at 3:30 p.m.
  • Ballet Folklorico Del Sol at 4:30 p.m.
  • PowerDrive, 5:30 to 7 p.m. and
  • La Brissa, 8 to 10 p.m.

Admission to the Eloy Fiestas Patrias is free.


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.