LPT Salsa, Felicita, DJ Esmé
LPT is high energy. Simple as that. The Jacksonville, FL based 10-piece salsa/Afro-Cuban band has been roaming stages along the southeast for the last four years delivering the goods wherever they turn up. Recent tours have taken them to New Orleans, Atlanta and Savannah, while festival hits are becoming more and more the normal for them.
DJ Esmé is an Atlanta based Peruvian-American. Aside from being a well-known hairstylist in the city, Esmé has had a foot in the music scene of Atlanta for over a decade. After a few stints in local art/punk bands (Back Pockets, A. Grimes), he helped in co-founding La Choloteca to create a space for queer Latinx folx of all identities. His belief is that the dance floor is a healing place and that to take up space unapologetically creates unity that fortifies strong community. His diverse musical upbringing takes you through intersections of dissonant melodies, rhythmic chaos, pinche perreo, and those sala classics that keep the hips moviendo to the beat.