Latin Music & Food Festival 2016
Latin Music & Food Festival to feature 12 concerts, dominoes and soccer tourney
— Buy advance tickets for to save money
West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2016) –– The inaugural Latin Music & Food Festival of the Palm Beaches, presented by Ford, is quickly approaching. Organized by the South Florida Fair management team and Hispanic Chamber of Palm Beach County, the event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 17, and 1 to 8 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 18, at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, and will kick off Hispanic Heritage month.
The mostly-indoor festival will give residents and visitors a break from the summer heat and will feature live music concerts, folkloric dances and performances and food and shopping. In addition, two masters of ceremonies will host a dominoes tournament sponsored by Humana that will feature 16 tables. The cost to play is $10 with a chance to win a jackpot of $500. On-site registration for those 18 and older begins when the gates open and continues until 2 p.m. or until the spaces are filled. The tournament starts each day at 2 p.m.
Another feature just for kids will be a three vs. three indoor youth soccer tournament split into three age groups, 6-8 years, 9-10 years and 11-12 years. Registration is free with a paid admission. Register at www.southfloridafair.com/soccer. The deadline for advance registration is Wed., Sept. 14. The game schedule will be available on Sept. 15 at www.latinfestivalpb.com.
Reggaeton duo Angel y Khriz, mambo and charanga musician Tito Puente, Jr., and salsa singer Eddie Santiago will headline the festival and other popular genres of Latin music will round out the entertainment schedule (See complete performance schedule at end of release.)
Advance tickets are on sale now through Sept. 16 at www.southfloridafair.com and www.latinfestivalpb.com for $15 per adult ($20 at the gate) and $5 per child, 6 to 11 years old ($8 at the gate). Kids 5 and under are free. VIP tables for eight people are $400 per day and an individual VIP seat is $60 per person, per day. The VIP option includes admission and preferred seating for all concerts for one day.
In addition to Ford and Humana, Wells Fargo is sponsoring the event.
Vendor Booths are available for $500 for both days. Contact Lorie Stinson at (561) 790-5245 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For businesses wishing to sponsor the event, contact Theresa Agricola at (561) 790-5233 or Theresa@southfloridafair.com.
For more information, contact the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County at (561) 832-1986 or email email@example.com; or the South Florida Fair at (561) 793-0333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Florida Fair/Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc., a nonprofit organization, produces many events throughout the year with its largest event being The South Florida Fair. Located at 9067 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, the 2017 South Florida Fair will be held Jan. 13-29, 2017. For more information, visit the website, www.southfloridafair.com.
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12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Kikinpacha Band (Latin American Folklore)
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – The 5 Locos (Spanish Rock)
3 – 3:45 p.m. – La Esencial K-Torce Band ( Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia)
4:15 – 5 p.m. – Xtreme (Bachata)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Tito Puente, Jr. (mambo, charanga)
7 – 8 p.m. – Yoskar Sarante (Bachata Romantic)
8:30 – 9:45 p.m. – Angel y Khriz (Reggaeton)
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. – Rafa Vargas (Vallenato)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – El Principe Kalvyn (Mexican)
4 – 4:45 p.m. – Fulanito (merengue, hip hop, bachata)
5:15- 6:15 p.m. – Eddie Santiago (salsa)
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Jose Alberto El Canario (salsa)