Dutch Chili Fest includes a super sharp music program. Cutting edge music with a spicy South American slant. Not your standard fare, but authentic Americana, Cajun, roots, bluegrass and festive mariachi-sounds that will get your hips shaking.
Small Time Crooks
Just like the name suggests, Mariachi Reloaded is a complete reinvention of the traditional Mexican mariachi genre. The group's multicultural composition, with Mexican, Honduran, Cuban and Belgian band members, ensures that you won't be getting served up the typical “Cielito Lindo' or 'La Malageña'. Each set is just as eclectic as you would expect from the band's diverse backgrounds: quickly jumping from one rhythm to the next, beginning a number mariachi style, going over to reggaeton and ending with a funk groove. Mariachi Reloaded brings la fiesta and challenges the audience to keep up!
Spirit Family Reunion
Spirit Family Reunion began singing together on the street corners of New York City in 2009. Since that time they have travelled the highways of America delivering raw, high energy, honest music. They have shared the stage with musical heroes such as Pete Seeger and Levon Helm,and have given notable performances at major festivals including Stage Coach, Austin City Limits, and the legendary Newport Folk Festival three times. Their debut European tour in 2016 led them to Tønder Festival, Open House Festival and Misty Fields amongst many others. For 2017 they have been again invited by Tønder Festival but are expanding even more into Sweden, Norway, UK, Benelux and Germany. The band has self-produced and self-released two full-length studio albums (2012’s “No Separation” and 2015’s “Hands Together”) along with multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings. They are currently working on a new record.