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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dance & Benefit Show to Hit Denver Harbor-

You may have seen flyers pop up in the last week in your favorite local restaurants - like Los Jacales- or while doing some shopping at Sol Supermarket, but many of you do not know the story behind the event that is hitting Emilianos off I-10 in DH this weekend.

A big BBQ & Dance Benefit is taking place right off of Wayside Drive for a man called 'Big Phil' by his friends and compadres on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Big Phil has been involved with several local tejano, cumbia, and other Spanish bands over the past years being one of the great ears in the sound tech department. Late last year in 2008, Big Phil had to have his leg amputated due to complications with diabeties and an accident. Eight groups, including Los Gavilanes de la Cumbia, Avizo, & la raza connection are scheduled to play from Noon to Midnight at this big benefit in hopes of raising money & support for Big Phil.

Julio of Los Gavilanes de la Cumbia said "He's been helping us with sound and knows alot of artists in the area, and it's just a way for us to help him out with whatever hospital or other expenses he is having to deal with now." Besides getting to hear a great variety of local bands, the event also promises live DJ's on the 1's & 2's, drink specials, raffles, moonwalks for the kiddos, and BBQ Plates for only $6!

We are wishing Julio & the rest of the people that have been working hard to organize this big event a huge success and turnout. So, come out, enjoy the live music, get yourself a few BBQ plates, and bring the kids! Show your support to community efforts to organize & bring great things like this to our neighborhood & more importantly, for Big Phil!


Who? Big Phil

What? Dance & BBQ Benefit

When? Sunday, February 22, 2009 from 12 noon - 12 midnight

Where? Emilianos off I-10 & Wayside -7703 Lyons Avenue, 77020
Call Emilianos @ 713-670-0992
For more info, contact Julio @ 713-560-8431 &
Check the flyer graphics artist Izaac @ IZG Graphic Designs - guzmanhou@yahoo.com

Editors & Writers for OurDHStreets plan to be there & invite people to send pics or write in commentary on the event once it has taken place. All submitted writing or pics will be given the credit of the person who wrote or sent in the work. This is a blog for the community by the community! Email us @ ourdhstreets@gmail.com


  1. I think this blog is a great idea! Keep up the good work! My name is Le'Ann & I was also born & raised in DH. I still live here and have just opened my own party business this past year (2008)here in Denver Harbor. My office is just down the street from Scroggins. Celebrations R US 713-671-1149. Costumes characters,Personalized Invitations/Candy Bars & other party goods.

  2. thank you for your words Le'Ann. I'm pretty sure i have seen your shop. I'll stop in soon to talk!