2019 Performers

Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea


Two Time Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea is a multicultural, all-female ensemble that continues to push and expand the scope of mariachi music. Since 2003, Mariachi Divas has been the official mariachi of the Disneyland Resort where they entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds on a year-round basis. 

Mariachi Divas



Jexzi, a 17 year old singer/songwriter. She began writing music at the age of 12 and developed a bluesy pop sound. She has toured all of southern California with her own band playing her original music in both English and Spanish. Not only is she a multi-instrumentalist knowing how to play guitar, bass, ukelele, saxophone, and piano but she is an experienced actress as well. She has a musical theatre background performing in community theatre programs. She is also the face of an anti-bullying organization called Save America's children. Jexzi is an up and coming performer you don't want to miss. 


Sebastian Aguirre


Sebastian Aguirre is a musician out of Orange County, CA.  Performing since 2016, Sebastian has a youthful, tenor vocal tone and romantic lyricism combined with a unique piano and drum style that blends soulful pop and rock sensibilities in a positive vibe on-stage persona by singer/songwriter Sebastian Aguirre. Sebastian has been performing lead vocals and keyboards, composing music for independent films showcased at international film festivals and teaching vocal and piano music of all ages throughout Southern California since 2002.

Sebastian Aguirre

Modern Racket


Manny Huerta – Vocals

Brandon Biggers– Guitar

Mondo Flores– Bass

Christopher Lara - Drums

Coming up from Hemet, .CA. Modern Racket delivers hard hitting originals that will surely capture the attention of all who love music. With a diverse sound and atmospheric vibe all who listen can relate to at least one song. The idea to bring others together no matter where you come from, what you look like, what you've been through, or what you listen too, Modern Racket creates from the heart and wants to take everyone on their musical journey.

Modern Racket

Sugar Bombs


 The Sugar Bombs is made up of four members Arely, Diego, Nico, and Roman (ages 11-14) and based out of Norco, CA. The band formed two years ago and they have performed at numerous events such a NASCAR, the OC Fair, The Mission Inn Festival of Lights, The House of Blues, as well as several television appearances. 

Sugar Bombs



Marcella is a country  singer and songwriter, 

Marcella regularly performs regularly at Country Live at “The Merc” in Old Town Temecula California, The Canyon Cowboy in Canyon Lake California, and has sang at Baily’s Old Town California Restaurant in Old Town Temecula. 

Marcella regularly competes numerous competitions from the West Coast Country Music’s Hot August Country competition to competing at the NACMAI where Marcella has won multiple awards. 

Marcella has performed in numerous local and state events like the Battle of the Badges, and at the Temecula California Balloon and Wine Festival where she performed with none other than the band Luci, Raelynn, Tyler Farr, and Justin Moore, as she opened the country concert for them. 


Grupo Folklorico Echale Porras


Grupo Folklorico Echale Porras located in Santa Ana. They are a recently formed group focused on teaching traditional Folklorico to elementary school kids. Their mission is to spread Hispanic culture and traditions through the art of dance all while staying active and having fun! 

Folklorico Cultural de San Bernadino


The Ballet Folklorico Cultural de San Bernardino has been teaching students the understanding and love to preserve the History of our Mexican Culture for over 30 years! 

Ballet Folklorico Por Amor a Mis Raices


The Folkloric Ballet For Love of my Roots highlights the Mexican Culture Dancing with Love music from Many States of Our Dear Mexico !!

Grupo Folklorico Cielto Lindo


Grupo Folklorico Cielito Lindo is a Traditional Mexican folklor dance company out of Perris, California 

Ballet de Folklorico Del Sol Mexicano



Show off your Band or Dance Troupe!

At the Tamale Express Tamale Festival our patrons like to relax while they enjoy watching a variety of performances including traditional Folklorico dancing, live music and more! 

Are you a local or regional performer? Looking for more opportunities to showcase your talent? Submit your application today! 

The Dark Horse Performing Arts Foundation is a 501c3 organization who works to raise funds and showcase performers within our local and regional communities. We feel performing arts are crucial to a well-rounded education and strive to help  support the arts where we can. 

Questions? Please feel free to contact us at: Information@TamaleExpressFestival.com or Call us at: (951) 407-0866

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