Sangria On The Southside Saturday

Third Annual “Sangria on the Southside” fundraiser to Benefit Chattanooga’s Latino Community

On Friday, May 6, La Paz Chattanooga hosts its third annual Sangria on the Southside fundraising event to benefit Chattanooga’s Latino community.

Members of the Chattanooga community are invited to experience Latin culture at its best – truly diverse and rich with history and traditions, as demonstrated by professional flamenco dance group, Caló Gitano, who is returning for the third consecutive year to perform at Sangria on the Southside.

“Sangria on the Southside is a fantastic event, and…our flamenco shows feel more like a party with old friends than just a flamenco show,” said Malita Belloso, lead dancer and co-founder of the company.  “The opportunity for our group to support La Paz in its essential community service has always made our trip from Atlanta to Chattanooga worthwhile.  We are just honored to be able to do our part to help to make Sangria on the Southside the successful and special event that it deserves to be.”

Sangria on the Southside offers a unique display of Latin flare in homemade Mexican cuisine provided by Eunice Mendoza, fresh sangria and beer (Corona and Modelo Especial), traditional dancing, music and more!
A Silent Auction will take place from 7 to 8:30, featuring local and international items.  Local DJ standouts, DJK7 and Flux308, will wrap up the night playing popular Latin dance music for the crowd.
Tickets to the event can be purchased for $30 online at or by calling 423.624.8414.
“Sangria on the Southside gives the Chattanooga community an opportunity to get together to enjoy and celebrate Latin culture,” said Laurie Stevens, Communications and Development Coordinator at La Paz. “It’s right here in our back yard; all we have to do is be aware.”
Sponsors include: Carter Distributing Company, Bell Development, Erlanger, Tennessee Valley Authority, Against the Grain Custom Woodworks, Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.


This event is a fundraiser for La Paz Chattanooga,
the leading Latino organization seeking to empower and engage Chattanooga’s Latino population through advocacy, education and inclusion. Since its inception in 2004, La Paz has worked to build tolerance, opportunity, and mutual understanding, so as to create an environment in which cultural acceptance can thrive.

For more information about Sangria on the Southside or La Paz, please visit the event website at or call 423-624-8414.


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