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VATOS Y VICLAS: EVOLUTION OF THEE VICLA
JOIN US ON THE LOWER LEVEL!
A veteran vendor of the EXPO, Vatos Y Viclas Publication has become part of the show. Assigned the entire lower level of the National Western Complex to bring to life the vibrant cultura of Colorado. VYV has coordinated a retrospect of the low and slow cruising culture to the newest genre of motorcycle culture known world wide as VICLAS.
Vatos Y Viclas started publishing in 2006 with a Calendar. Finding 12 VICLAS was a major task in its inaugural year. Now, Viclas have become a world wide phenomenon taking over every show from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico to the Eastern Seaboard. From Japan to Australia. From the boulevards of East LA to the halls of the National Western Complex.
Denver, Colorado is home of the Chicano movement’s catalyst, the Crusade for Justice. From 1969 to current, the community has continued to grow and make economic, social and cultural contributions to the fabric of the Centennial State. Nearly 30% of the cities population, the flavor of the community is seen in commerce and entertainment. From cultural events such as Dia de Los Muertos, Super Lowrider Car Shows, to concerts to one of the nations largest motorcycle runs celebrating the communities continued contributions to Americana.
For the second year, the Colorado Motorcycle Expo in conjunction with Vatos y Viclas presents EVOLUTION OF THE VICLA. With a birthplace in the Chicano cruising community, the exhibit will coordinate a mesh of the elements that make up the VICLA movement. Starting with a tribute to the Denver community and the strides to take back and establish Raza Park. There will be a community altar celebrating love ones passed such as our very own EXPO alumni Larry Ortiz of Ortiz Custom Cycles. The areas top Lowrider cars who spawned off the Lowrider bicycles and Viclas genre will be on Display. Cultura and Vicla related vendors will be part of the exhibit bringing to Denver coveted apparel, parts and accessories. Garnished with the savory sounds of Denver’s own musical acts Bezo and Chicano Heat, along with Southern California’s musical recording artist Miriah Avila will be filling the halls of the EXPO with their unique sounds of styles of music.
The EVOLUTION OF THE VICLAS, on the lower level, is sure to be an experience you won’t wanna miss!
Miriah Avila was raised in La Puente California, started singing at the age of 6. Her inspiration to sing came from her mother and grandmother. Miriah’s mother Ann would take Miriah to sing and perform at local church festivals, TV shows, car shows and singing competitions. Miriah’s favorite spot to perform was at the San Pedro fish market. She would perform there during the weekends and sing Mariachi and Ranchera music. At the age of 12, Miriah found interest in singing oldies and English music. In 2011 Miriah decided to further her craft of singing and attended Citrus college. During her time at Citrus, she had the opportunity to tour with the pop band Hawaii. In 2013 Miriah became a first-time mother by giving birth to her son Josiah. Miriah embarked on this new chapter in her life and decided to take a break from her passion, Music… In 2015 after taking a 2-year break, Miriah joined the band Suave. During her four years with Suave, Miriah was able build a strong relationship with the band at which she learned to further her entertainment and singing skills. In 2019 Miriah was signed to Industry Music Group. In July 2019 Miriah’s first single and Vevo video “Hypnotized” was released. In October 2019 Miriah first full Album “You In Love Again” was released and is currently one of the highest played albums on You Tube. Miriah’s passion for music is felt through her songs and musical performances. Miriah has a positive outlook in life and feels blessed being able to do what she loves, Music…
Don’t miss your chance to see Miriah Avila on the Vicla Stage on the Lower Level on Saturday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
Chicano Heat started in 2007, under the leadership and manger Larry Lobato Jr. Many musicians have help push this group to it levels of success. If you love Little Joe y la familia, Al Hurricane, we specialize in Tex-Mex, NewMexico, Latin and country and more. They have played all over Colorado venues, such as the Levitt Pavilion, KUVO studio, National Western Stock show complex, performance for the City’s, Lafayette Commerce City, Brighton, Shriever Air Force Base Colorado Springs United States space force, Fort Collins, City of Denver, City of Fort Morgan, State and County fairs. Chicano Heat made and recorded there first cd Haciendo Recuerdos in 2017 voted one of the top Latin bands in Colorado by West Word magazine. They have opened for Al Hurricane band, Little Joe y la Familia, Gonzalo, Ruben Ramos, just to name a few. This group Promises to take you down memory lane and get you up on the dance floor.
Don't miss your chance to see Chican Heat live on the Vicla Stage on the lower level on Saturday from 12-2:00pm, then again on Sunday from 11:00am-1:00pm
Finesse involves the unique ability to maneuver seamlessly around people or objects in a smooth manner. It's the refinement of performance, execution, and artisanship. Breakout music sensation Bezo personifies finesse. He is an acclaimed singer, engineer, producer and trendsetter. He's a musical Tour De Force. Bezo's sound is an eclectic fusion of Pop, Hip Hop and R&B. He grew up in Denver, CO into a family of musicians. Equally important, his musical inspirations include Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Blink 182.
With an infectious thirst for music knowledge and dedication to quality, making music is not a clichéd “dream” for Bezo; it’s a chosen path. His endless imagination combined with an abundance of ingenuity ensures a future of ambitious creations from this dynamic singer/songwriter. He's an artist who pushes boundaries to defy traditional pre-conceived notions of what music is. Bezo has impressed a myriad of music industry insiders with his well-executed versatility. His energetic drive and outgoing personality enabled him to work with artists like Young Thug, Gunna, Polo G, and Sevyn Streeter as a producer/engineer.
Bezo is the Next To Blow. The buzz is growing, the anticipation is thrilling, and the momentum is rising. We invite you to stand up and witness something truly magnificent! Respect his grind and join the movement.
Don't miss your chance to see Bezo live at 2:15pm on the Vicla Stage on the lower level on Saturday at 2:15pm,
then again on Sunday at 1:15pm .