Loco Bloco

As of July 1st, 2018, the Jamestown Community Center and Loco Bloco have formally merged. Both youth development organizations have long established track records of providing enriching, high quality programming to youth to promote their healthy transition into adulthood. We chose to merge because of our shared commitment to youth development, our shared love for the Mission community, and our shared experience in developing leadership among low income youth and families.

The excellence Loco Bloco brings to arts programming and performance, and the expertise Jamestown brings to academic enrichment and youth development, coupled with our long history of mutual collaboration will lead to a better, stronger, more efficient and sustainable organization. At the same time, the displacement and gentrification pressure our communities are now facing necessitate bold solutions like this one, which will allow us to provide deeper and more comprehensive services more efficiently. We are stronger together.

Loco Bloco Program Mission Statement
Loco Bloco’s mission is to promote San Francisco youth’s healthy transition into adulthood by engaging them in the creation and performance of music, dance, and theater rooted in Afro-Latino traditions.  Loco Bloco encourages its youth to use multicultural art forms as a tool for their own empowerment and as a catalyst to help them overcome discrimination and bring about change in their communities.

Loco Bloco’s Programs Are Based On The Following Vision & Theory Of Change

Book A Loco Bloco Performance

Loco Bloco’s youth Performance Ensemble is an explosion of rhythm, movement, color and passion with booming beats, funky horn lines, & high-energy dancers in multi-colored costumes.  Los Locos y Locas fill the streets and flood onto stages at festivals throughout the Bay Area, lifting everyone’s spirits. Loco Bloco performs music and dance rooted in Afro-Latino traditions, creating a high-energy presentation with infectious sights and sounds. Loco Bloco is perfect for special events, community gatherings, conferences, conventions, and festivals!

Annual events:

  • San Francisco Carnaval (Parade and Festival)

  • Mission Dia De Los Muertos

  • Baile En La Calle: Mural Dances

  • Omino Day Festival

Past Loco Bloco Performances Include:

  • March for Alzheimer 9.17.16

  • Enterprise Community Partners’ Soiree By the Bay

  • SF Ed Fund Gala

  • Alex Nieto Memorial Benefit

  • Excelsior Dia De Los Muertos

  • NO DAPL Fundraiser

  • MLK Peach March

  • Womens March 2017

  • Human Rights Commision Youth Summit

  • Carnaval SF Mardi Gras Celebration

  • Justice for Luis Gongora

  • Mission High School Basketball Celebration

  • May Day 2017

  • Baile En La Calle: Mural Dances

  • Omino Day World Music Festiva’

  • Second Sundays At Ocean Ave Unity Plaza

  • Americans For The Arts After Party

  • Superbowl City  2016

  • Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2015

  • First Fridays at MACLA 2015

  • OMI Festival 2014

  • Scare Grove 2014

  • Sierra Nevada World Music Fest 2015

  • Cuba Caribe Festival

  • Caja Ludica Encuentro De Arte Comuntario, Guatemala 2007

  • Lauryn Hill at the Great American Music Hall, SF June 2006

  • San Francisco International Arts Festival Opening Night 2006

  • Cinco de Mayo, SF and Foothill College, San Mateo 2006

  • May 1st, Un Dia Sin Inmigrantes, SF

  • Mardi Gras, San Francisco and Sacramento, CA 2006

  • Carlos Santana Milagro Foundation Concert, Concord 2005

  • Oakland Raiders Pre-Game Show, 2005

  • National Dance Week Kick-Off, SF, 2006

  • One Root Festival, Roseville, 2004

  • Reggae on the River, 2004

  • SEIU International Bridge Walk, Golden Gate Bridge, 2004

  • Carijama Fest, 2004

  • Fat Tuesday, SF Mardi Gras, 2004

  • Teatro Nacional, Havana Cuba, 2002