Cleveland-based Papo Ruiz and his salsa orchestra make their Festival debut, bringing the sweet sounds of salsa to the riverfront including his 2017 release “Nunca es Tarde.”
This northern Mexican group from Chihuahua perform corridos, rancheras, polkas, and classic norteño ballads in the traditional style.
Grammy Award-winning Grupo Manía will perform some of their most popular singles including “Me Miras y Te Miro,” “Linda Eh,” “Ojitos Bellos,” and “Te Ví.”
Columbus-based The Ark Band has toured across the US, Canada, and Jamaica sharing its roots reggae, calypso, and soca music.
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental musician Enrique Infante will perform with his band, Dejavu Latin Fusion Rhythms.
Known as “El Caballero de la Salsa” (“The Gentleman of Salsa”), Gilberto Santa Rosa’s musical elegance and style has earned him an ASCAP Latin Heritage Award, six Grammy Awards, and the Guinness World Record for the most No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Tropical chart (12 in total).
Special Festival Host
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.