By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 13, 2023 at 4:36 PM

It may not look or feel like a party outside right now, but soon enough it will be time to fiesta – Mexican Fiesta, to be specific, which announced its dates for the 2023 edition along with a special big-name kickoff concert at the Amp.

This year's Mexican Fiesta – the summer festival's 50th anniversary – will take place Aug. 25-27 at Henry Maier Festival Park. And to help celebrate this special edition of Mexican Fiesta, event organizers today announced that beloved Mexican band Los Bukis will perform a special show at the Amp on Thursday, Aug. 24. The concert currently marks the group's only stop in the Midwest this year. 

“Mexican Fiesta's 50th anniversary is a great opportunity to honor our community's strong tradition of hard work and commitment as well as its unique cultural heritage," said Mexican Fiesta executive director Teresa C. Mercado, in a release. "Having Los Bukis performing as our kick-off celebration emphasizes the historical momentum and represents the beginning of a remarkable collaboration between FPC Live, Mexican Fiesta and Milwaukee World Festival."

“We believe this concert will be the largest performance for a Latin artist ever in the city of Milwaukee, and we anticipate hosting fans from all over at this momentous event," said FPC Live president Charlie Goldston, in the release. 

Tickets for the Los Bukis Amp show will go on sale beginning Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster. All purchased tickets will also include admission to Mexican Fiesta's opening day on Friday, Aug. 25. For more information, visit Mexican Fiesta's website

And for more updates and festival announcements, stay tuned to OnMilwaukee. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.