Join us this year for this FREE family festival, August 13 & 14, 2016, 11am-8pm!

Bicentennial Park Stage

Special Festival Host:
Richard Bastar Jr., known as B. A-Star, is a former member of the group Tercera Generation (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.
Music all day provided by:
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. He will be providing music from the main stage throughout the Festival.
Saturday, August 13
11:45 am – Al Son de lya
This tropical music group pays homage to a variety of Latin musicians.
1:15 pm – Fa 2
From the infectious rhythms of Brazilian samba and bossa nova to the swinging sounds of jazz, Columbus-based Fa 2 brings unparalleled experience and expertise to the stage.
2:45 pm – Yumbambé
Yumbambé 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 meringue, calypso, bembe, cha cha, samba, an bossa nova.
4:15 pm – El Prodigio
Krency Garcia (El Prodigio – The Prodigy) is a merengue típico accordionist known for rapid instrumental solos and the fusion of típico with other music genres such as jazz.
6:15 pm – Los Horóscopos de Durango

Mexican – Banda
Pioneers of Durango and "the tamborazo" (combination of tuba, drums, and saxophone), Los Horoóscopos de Durango, fronted by sisters Vicky and Marisol Terrazas, are the first duranguense group to be awarded a Latin Grammy Award (Best Banda Album 2007).

Sunday, August 14
1 pm – The Ark Band
Columbus-based The Ark Band has toured across the US, Canada, and Jamaica sharing its roots reggae, calypso, and soca music.
2:15 pm – Latin Fashion Show

Catch a showcase and celebration of modern Latino style as local adults and children model a progression of fashion from traditional Latin clothing through the modern designs of today.

3 pm – Déjá Vu Latin Fusion Rhythms Band with Enrique Infante
Singer, songwriter, and musician Enrique Infante will perform with his band, Déjá Vu Latin Fusion Rhythms. Recipient of a 2010 "Premio Orgullo Peruano" (Peruvian Pride Award), Enrique's song "Colors of Columbus" was selected as one of the winners for the "200 Columbus in Song Contest." At this year's Festival, he will perform songs from his soon-to-be-released third album.
4:30 pm - Sergio Vargas

Merengue singer Sergio Vargas has also earned acclaim for his ability to sing other forms of Tropical music including ballads. Once a member of the bands La Banda Brava and Los Hijos del Rey, Vargas became a major star throughout Latin America, and remains one of the Dominican Republic's top artists today.

6:15 pm - Grupo Niche
Colombian – Salsa
Known for vigorious uptempo dance music as well as slower-paced romantic numbers, salsa orchestra Group Niche is recognized as Latin America's most successful salsa group and is now celebrating their 35th anniversary!

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