The Hue Music & Arts Festival Coming to Coachella April 6


The Hue 2012 slideshow by Alejandra Alarcón


Coachella – The Hue Music & Arts Committee is proud to host the Third Annual The Hue Music & Arts Festival which will feature local and international artists from genres of music, cultural arts, food, and interactive art opportunities for festival-goers of all ages.

The festival will take place Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 10 p.m. at Dateland Park, 85338 Bagdad Avenue.

New to this year’s festival will be a massive art exhibit which will also be featured at Coachella, skateboarding exhibit sponsored by Epidemic Skate Shop, a youth poetry slam, and a health expo in partnership with Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps.

The Hue Fest line-up will feature local and international groups such as Horroscopes, Machin, Tribesmen, Sons of the Desert, and 2013 Grammy Award winning artist Quetzal.

The Hue is a collaborative year-long project where youth plan and execute the event with the support of various sponsors including the Regional Access Project Foundation, Goldenvoice, Coachella Valley Teachers Association, City of Coachella, Coachella Valley Unified School District, California School Employees Association and Riverside County Supervisor Benoit to name a few.

“The Hue is the sum of the beauty our community is as a whole when you bring all its differences together,” said Erika Castellanos, a member of The Hue marketing subcommittee.

Diego Zamora, member of The Hue art subcommittee added, “The Hue is a connection of people from around the valley who have formed new bonds to execute an event that celebrates culture, art and music”.

The Hue Music & Arts Festival is a project of Building Healthy Communities Eastern Coachella Valley which is a comprehensive community initiative that is creating a revolution in the way Californians think about and support health in their communities. Residents and partners in the City of Coachella and the unincorporated communities of Mecca, Thermal and North Shore are proving that they can make health happen in their neighborhoods, schools and with prevention — and in doing so, they are creating a brighter future for their children.

For more information on The Hue Music & Arts Festival, please contact Esperanza Navarro at 760-574-0736 or visit


3 thoughts on “The Hue Music & Arts Festival Coming to Coachella April 6

  • April 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    This press release misses the voices of the youth .
    Most of the info on this is about “non-profit” organizations, political allies, and “partners” it generalizes the efforts of the youth and the importance of the event. I get that its a “press release” but where is the heart? The Hue is much more than the lines above.


    • April 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      I see your point but don’t entirely agree. This was a press release distributed by our partner, BHC, and sometimes we just need to give event details. The press release does feature the voice of the youth coordinator and a student.
      And the slideshow that accompanied it was entirely student produced. We also hope to publish a new slideshow later this week.
      I encourage you to submit to us what The Hue means to youth, in your own words. I would be happy to post it, so long as it timely and appropriate. — Editor


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