Join us for this FREE family festival, August 12–13 at Genoa Park in downtown Columbus!
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Nationwide Fiesta Stage




Saturday, August 12

11:00am – DJ Cale
DJ Cale caters to Caribbean and Latin American tastes, spinning salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, Latin pop, Latin dance, house, and a touch of American Top 40 music.

1:15pm – Fa2 Trio
From the infectious rhythms of Brazilian samba and bossa nova to the swinging sounds of jazz, the Columbus-based Fa2 Trio brings unparalleled experience and expertise to the stage.

2:45pm – The Ark Band
Columbus-based The Ark Band has toured across the US, Canada, and Jamaica sharing its roots reggae, calypso, and soca music.

4:15 pm – Bachata Heightz
Dominican – Bachata. Having just released a brand new single, "La Verdad" featuring Luis Vargas, this New Yorkbased foursome has pioneered an urban-influenced bachata style, fusing the tropical and sentimental sounds of traditional bachata with the rock, hip hop, and R&B of the streets of NYC.

6:15 pm – Charlie Cruz
Puerto Rican – Salsa. Named one of Puerto Rico's best salsa performers, Charlie Cruz’s albums such as Imaginate and Asi Soy, as well as the 2016 single "Se Cae el Mundo" featuring Tito Nieves, showcase his upbeat, catchy flavor that always fills the dance floor.


Sunday, August 13

11:00am – DJ Cale
DJ Cale caters to Caribbean and Latin American tastes, spinning salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, Latin pop, Latin dance, house, and a touch of American Top 40 music.

1:00 pm – Los Locos Orchestra
Formed by pianist Richard Lopez, this energetic, seven-piece Latin jazz group performs fun, swinging Latin grooves with high-energy Cubop (Latin and Bebop jazz) improvisation.

2:30 pm – Yumbambé Salsa
Yumbambé Salsa is Latin jazz, bringing together the lush sound of jazz harmony with the vibrant rhythms of Afro-Cuban drumming. Led by Eric "the Fish" Paton, the group performs a diverse collection of rhythms including merengue, calypso, bembe, cha cha, samba, and bossa nova.

4:15 pm – Tito Nieves
Puerto Rican – Salsa. Fresh from his critically acclaimed performance in the Off-Broadway play I Like it Like That, Grammy- and Latin Grammy-nominated salsa music star Tito Nieves ("El Pavarotti de la Salsa") has set himself apart by incorporating English into his recordings, earning numerous gold records in a music career that spans more than 30 years.

6:15 pm – Toño Rosario
Dominican – Merengue. Former lead singer of Los Hermanos Rosario, Toño Rosario went on to a successful solo career, earning three Grammy nominations and selling more than 100 million albums with his signature romantic merengue style.


Additional main stage attractions include:

Special Festival Host - B. A-Star
Richard Bastar Jr., known as B. A-Star, is a former member of the group Tercera Generacion (or 3G) with his brothers, boasting the fact that they are the third generation of Bastar in the music industry. Now pursuing a solo project, B. A-Star has created a new urban dance sound, releasing more than ten singles since 2011.

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