Pa’lante Cinco de Mayo at The Pink Rose! Grand Opening! 5:30-7:30

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Pa’lante Latin Jazz Quintet Thursday May 5, at the grand opening of The Pink Rose.  1300 NW Lovejoy from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Party for a cause**

Live music in the outdoor patio and special Cinco de Mayo menu!

Don’t bother parking; take the Portland Streetcar which stops out front.

Nick Gefroh and Marty Velez, percussion, Francisco Marmolejo, sax and flute, Al Criado, bass, Manny Chester, keyboard. Scroll down for more upcoming Pa’lante dates below!

Upcoming Pa’lante performances–Save the dates!

Thursday May 5, 2016, 5:30 pm, Pa’lante Latin Jazz Quintet at The Pink Rose, 1300 NW Lovejoy

Saturday June 4, 6:30-7:30, Rose Festival Rose City Stage

Friday August 5, National Night Out & Downtown Neighborhood Association in the South Park Blocks

Friday August 26, Dayton Friday Nights series finale

Sunday August 28, Hawthorne Street Fair

More on the way!

**The Pink Rose is a cause related business, funneling proceeds to the Discoveries of Hope Foundation, which funds work on autism and breast cancer.


Pa’lante in the Park! Wednesday July 23, 6:30 to 8 pm

Dance and picnic with Pa’lante! Sizzling Salsa, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz — the whole 9-piece band, featuring La Cubana, Isa Perez, on lead vocals. Screen shot 2014-01-27 at 8.50.47 PM

Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 to 8 pm. Dawson Park, at N Stanton and N Williams, near Emmanuel Hospital. Bring your concert chairs and a blanket and enjoy the hottest Latin music in town! See you soon!

Many thanks! to the Dawson Park concert committee, Jen Bernard at House of Cards Music, and Portland Parks and Recreation for the opportunity to play in Summer Free For All in Portland Parks.

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All Events are Free!

  • All dogs must be on a leash.
  • If you need a sign language interpreter of FM loop amplifier, please
    contact 503-823-4333 V/TTY at least five (5) business days in advance of the performance.
  • Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted only during Summer Festival and Concerts in the Park events.
  • No smoking within 200 ft of the event area.


New Years Eve 2014 Dance Party was fantastic! Thanks!

New Year’s Eve 2014 Dance Party

Benefit for Mercy Corps.  Party with a purpose!

More than 300 lively people turned out for the 2014 New Year’s Eve Dance Party benefit at the Red Rose Ballroom. Pa’lante gave the crowd every reason to dance and they did! But first, the fabulous Jennie Fremont led more than 70 people in a huge circle for a Casino Ruedo Cuban salsa dance lesson!

A big thank you to our sponsors and donors. Laurie Sonnenfeld, Oregon Principal Broker with M Realty created, sponsored and produced the event to celebrate her 25 years in real estate and her 30 years as a music programmer on KBOO 90.7 fm Community Radio. Thanks to Widmer Brothers for beer donations and to Columbia Distributing for helping out with beer and wine. La Calaca Comelona (located at SE 23rd and Belmont) provided the excellent festive tamale dinners. Thanks to KBOO 90.7 FM for being a media cosponsor, along with SE Examiner newspaper and All Things Real Estate newspaper. Thanks to our sweet, intrepid and faithful volunteers who held down the fort– Charla Chamberlain (day job– staff at Sisters of the Road), Dr. Gary Dreger (Naturopath and Acupuncturist extraordinaire at Natural Health Works), Leila Piazza, Debra, Cheryl, Julie and Gabe.

Were you there? Take a look at this short clip of the early crowd and you might see yourself!

New Year’s Eve celebration for Mercy Corps!

Where:  the Red Rose Ballroom, 1829 NE Alberta.

When:  12/31/2013, 9 pm to 1 am.  8:30 salsa dance lesson!
Why: Portland community New Year’s Eve gathering — a high energy dance party to help fund Mercy Corps’ international disaster relief for people around the world. Celebrate the New Year with a joyful musical gathering.

Live! Every Sunday Starting September 8!

We promise to keep you dancing!  Every Sunday night in September and October, beginning September 8.

Pa’lante Live!  7-10 pm at Fontaine Bleau, 237 NE Broadway, between 2nd and 3rd, just west of MLK. $7 cover.

Portland’s best Latin Jazz, Salsa, Timba, Merengue and more!!  At a great new club with room to dance.

Happy Hour at the bar from 7 to 8 pm. Come early!

Please help spread the word. See you there!