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Poncho Sanchez, Ozomatli enliven Grand Park Labor Day music festival

Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles hosted the Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest on Monday. Performers included Pancho Sanchez, Ozomatli, Grace Potter, and many others. • MORE PHOTOS:

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