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ONEAZ CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCED AS EXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR THE 2024 FUNKY LATINA MUSIC FESTIVAL
By Alison M Walsh - Monday Mar 04, 2024
The Funky Latina Music Festival is proud to announce OneAZ Credit Union as the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for its highly anticipated third annual event on March 30, 2024 at the Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix.

OneAZ Credit Union, a member-owned financial institution serving over 185,000 members and more than 11,000 businesses across Arizona, has partnered with The Funky Latina to support and elevate the vibrant and diverse Latinx music community. OneAZ Credit Union, with more than $3.4 billion in assets, has been dedicated to helping Arizonans meet their financial needs since 1951. As a credit union owned by its members, OneAZ offers superior rates, lower fees for services, and advanced technology solutions. The institution's mission is to truly enhance the lives of its members, associates, and the communities it serves. To learn more about OneAZ Credit Union, please visit OneAZcu.com. Insured by NCUA.

Liza Buchanan, SVP of Marketing Operations for OneAZ Credit Union, expressed enthusiasm for this partnership, "OneAZ Credit Union is thrilled to partner with the Funky Latina to sponsor the Funky Latina Music Festival. Elyssa is a trailblazer in Arizona's Latina community, elevating the presence of Latino artists and empowering them to break down the many barriers they traditionally face." She continued, "Events like the Funky Latina Music Festival are about so much more than music – they demonstrate the power of arts and culture to build bridges and strengthen the fabric of our communities across Arizona."

The Funky Latina Music Festival, organized by Elyssa Bustamante, "The Funky Latina" herself, is Arizona's premier Latin indie music festival. With a mission to showcase up-and-coming Latinx artists from various genres, the festival has become a platform for emerging talents to shine.

Elyssa Bustamante emphasized the significance of the partnership, stating, "This partnership is so exciting because it aligns with our shared values of supporting the community. With OneAZ Credit Union as the exclusive presenting sponsor, we can reach an even wider audience, magnify the voices of Latinx musicians, and bring the community together for a one-of-a-kind music event."
The 2024 lineup includes artists such as: Vortxz, Introverted Funk, The New Royals, Monique Hasbun, and DJ Audrey. The festival will take place on Saturday, March 30, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show commencing at 8 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom at 308 N. 2nd Avenue in Phoenix. Tickets for the Funky Latina Music Festival are available for purchase online at http://www.CrescentPhx.com.
Elyssa Bustamante, “The Funky Latina,” is an event producer, host and DJ based in Phoenix. In 2022, she founded the Funky Latina Music Festival – an annual showcase for Latin Indie artists. She was also a Partner and Music Curator for the Phochella Art & Music Festival. She has hosted a variety of events, including: the pop-up concert series “Joy to the Polls,” the Latina-owned “Mujeres Mercado,” ASU’s “Movies on the Field,” and countless live performances throughout the Valley of the Sun. Elyssa is a music maven. She has curated playlists for brands as Buchanan’s and Shop Latinx, written articles for Remezcla, and served as guest speaker at Girls Rock! Phoenix – a nonprofit that empowers kids through music. Currently, she hosts a live Instagram talk show, Let’s Hear it – sharing her music expertise and chatting with emerging artists. She is also featured in a documentary short, The Funky Latina, which chronicles her inspirational journey producing her inaugural music festival. In 2021, Elyssa was featured by The Arizona Republic as a “Latino Influencer to Follow.”