Friday, September 13, 2013

La Gran Fiesta - Viva Los Dodgers

All the details you need to know about tomorrow's big event.

From the Dodgers -

The Dodgers’ 16th annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers presented by Coca-Cola, State Farm, Time Warner Cable and Chevrolet, is tomorrow starting at 2 p.m. in lot 6. La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers is the culmination of a season-long series of family-friendly events celebrating Latino culture in Los Angeles and the legacy of Latino Dodgers past and present. Auto gates open early at 1:30 p.m. for tomorrow’s sold out game in order for fans to attend La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers. The Dodgers take on the Giants at 6:10 p.m. (RHP Tim Lincecum vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco).

Current players scheduled to visit La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers at 2 p.m. are Ronald Belisario, Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston Jr., Kenley Jansen and Juan Uribe. Gonzalez and Jansen will participate in a Q&A session on stage. Belisario, Gonzalez, Hairston and Uribe will sign autographs for fans. Dodger alumni that will sign autographs for fans include Billy Ashley, Bobby Castillo, “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Kenny Landreaux and Manny Mota. The Dodgers’ Spanish-language broadcast team, Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín, Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yñiguez, will partake in a Q&A session on stage. Valenzuela and Yñiguez will sign autographs and Jarrín will take photos with fans.

Entertainment will be provided by KCRW DJ Raul Campos, Jungle Fire, El Conjunto Nueva Ola and La Charanga Cubana. Trio Ellas will provide entertainment for fans in line. Dodger broadcaster Jorge Jarrín will emcee tomorrow’s event. La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers will feature interactive areas and family-friendly activities provided by various Dodger sponsors including Anheuser Busch, Chef Merito, Port of Los Angeles, Tadin Tea, 76, AARP, Blue Prints, Chevrolet, Choco Pie, Coke, Coors Light, Hite, Singha Beer, Sparkletts, State Farm, T-Mobile and Welk Resorts.

Adrian Gonzalez’s Viva Los Dodgers will host families from Alma Family Services, an organization that is dedicated to advancing the quality of life of families and individuals coping with a range of needs including significant emotional difficulties, substance abuse and/or developmental challenges by providing them with a range of quality community integrated multilingual and multicultural services. Gonzalez and his wife Betsy have hosted 72 fans per game (18 families of four) and have provided one parking pass per each group of four throughout the 2013 season. This marks the last group of Adrian Gonzalez’s Viva los Dodgers and the Gonzalez family hosted more than 600 fans this season.

At each Viva Los Dodgers, the Dodgers recognize outstanding leadership and service in the Latino and greater Los Angeles community with the “Heroe de la Comunidad” award. This Saturday’s recipient is Maria E. Avila, youth leader, Alma Family Services.

Trio Ellas will perform the national anthem prior to tomorrow’s game. As part of Kelloggs’ Hispanic Heritage Family Day, fans will receive a Hispanic Heritage booklet when they enter the stadium that features Fernando Valenzuela. Tony the Tiger will visit the Kids’ Zone during the game.

La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers is free for fans holding a ticket to tomorrow’s game. Tickets must be presented for admission. Tomorrow’s game is sold out. More information on Viva Los Dodgers can be found by visiting and

WHERE:        Dodger Stadium, Lot 6
WHEN:           Tomorrow, September 14
                        1:30 p.m.                                 All Dodger Stadium auto gates open
                        2:00 p.m.                                 La Gran Fiesta – Viva Los Dodgers begins
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Dodger players Ronald Belisario, Adrian Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston Jr., Kenley Jansen and Juan Uribe at La Gran Fiesta Viva Los Dodgers
                                                *subject to change, players will be signing autographs between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Jansen will not sign
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.             Jungle Fire performs
2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.             Trio Ellas will entertain fans in line
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.             Dodger alumni Billy Ashley, Bobby Castillo, “Sweet” Lou Johnson and Kenny Landreaux autograph session
3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.             La Charanga Cubana performs
4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.             Q&A with Dodger Spanish language broadcast team
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.             El Conjunto Nueva Ola performs
4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.             Fernando Valenzuela, Manny Mota and Pepe Yñiguez autograph session, Jaime Jarrín photos with fans
5:15 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.             DJ Raul Campos
6:10 p.m.                                 Game time

1 comment:

MarcoS. said...

Glad they got rid of the wristbands and went back to how they use to have the autograph lines. Also glad they seperated the autograph area from the rest of the activities. It was was easily by far the most organized signing event at Dodgers stadium ever. Still not perfect, but a big improvement over past Dodgers stadium signing events.