Join us this year for this FREE family festival, August 8 & 9, 2015!

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.
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 9
1:00 pm - Noel Vargas
Mexican singer/songwriter Noel Vargas began singing on the streets of Mexico at age 11, telling the story of his life through music. He currently lives in Columbus, and will be releasing his new single, “Quiero Que Te Vayas,” at the end of summer.
 
2:00 pm - Herman Olivera
Herman Olivera is considered by many as one of few remaining soneros (improvising lead singer) of salsa. He has toured and continues to tour all over the world, appearing as a featured vocalist in many prestigious festivals and TV shows, including stints with The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and The Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Band. His diction, vocalization, soul, and feeling combined with his charisma and the palatable timbre of his voice projects the well-seasoned mixture of Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
 
3:15 pm - Frankie Negrón
Puerto Rican salsa superstar Frankie Negrón’s distinct blend of traditional salsa with progressive influences such as pop, rock, gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and reggaetón has garnered him several Grammy nominations, Billboard Award nods, and two Premio Lo Nuestro Awards for “Song of the Year.” He’s also had several number one singles, four gold and platinum albums, and nine Billboard Top 40 Hot Latin Tracks.
 
4:45 pm - Brazeros Musical de Durango
The six youths of Brazeros Musical de Durango began their musical careers when their ages ranged from 14 to 21. Only a few short months later, the group released its debut CD, El Errante, selling more than 15,000 copies in less than one month. Their follow-up record, Buscando Amores, opened doors to performing stateside in duranguense's capitol city, Chicago. A warm reception there led to regular airplay and an ever-growing fan base. The duranguense audience found their youthful looks and endless energy irresistible. With a noticeable presence on the charts since 2004 and a contract with the powerful Disa label, Brazeros Musical de Durango established a strong position for themselves even before all their members could legally drive.
 
6:30 pm - Joe Veras
Master of the bachata style, Dominican-born Joe Veras earned a new level of exposure with the release of Carta de Verano (2003), boasting hits like "Intentalo Tu" which hit the Top Ten in Billboard's Latin Tropical Airplay chart. His extensive history of touring has taken him all over the Americas and Europe, reaching audiences worldwide. La Travesia (2006) brought him back to the top of the tropical music world with Top Ten hit "En el Amor."

 
Sunday, August 10
12:00 pm - Ohio Latina Fashion Show

Ohio Latina 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.

 
1:00 pm - Zancudo
Local musician Victor Zancudo and his band will perform his original music which fuses Latin pop with traditional and modern rhythms.
 
2:30 pm - Vena
Superstar producer Lenny Santos and his brother Max Santos, the musical forces behind the genre-breaking sound of Aventura, have united with Steve Styles, former front man of Groupo Xtreme, to form the bachata supergroup Vena, revolutionizing Tropical music with a unique fusion of classic and modern urban bachata.
 
4:30 pm - José Alberto "El Canario"
Dominican salsa vocalist José Alberto, also known as "El Canario," is noted for his exceptional voice, unique style, and superior improvisational skills. He became a major Latin star after his debut release Noches Calientes (1984), and established a new style called salsa romántica with Dance with Me (1991). His exceptional whistling abilities led fans to nickname him El Canario (The Canary). In 2008, Alberto celebrated 30 years in the music industry at the United Palace Theater in New York City.
 
6:30 pm - Los Hermanos Rosario
Los Hermanos Rosario
The 14-piece merengue orchestra Los Hermanos Rosario was formed by Dominican siblings Rafa, Luis, and Tony Rosario in 1978. Over the years, the group has released several hit albums including Bomba Mi Hermano, Insuperables, Los Dueños del Swing, and Bomba 2000.

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