AUGUST 10 & 11, 2024
Genoa Park, Downtown Columbus | 11 am-8 pm daily

¡Festival Latino! is a free, family-friendly event celebrating family and community with two days of children’s activities, music, food, fashion, art, and dance from the heart of Latin America.

DJ Cale

DJ Cale, born in Honduras and raised in Queens, has been serving the Latino community in Columbus for over 20 years. He owns The Cave Bar & Lounge, a multicultural hub for music enthusiasts. Known for his empathy and passion for music, DJ Cale was named the first “Padrino” of The Hispanic Heritage Parade 2023 by the city of Columbus.

Schedule:11AM Saturday, August 10

Ale Almanza

Ale Almanza is originally from Santa Marta, Colombia and comes from a family of artists, where she was instilled with a love for the sounds of her land since she was a little girl. After living in Mexico she settled in Columbus, where she has become a benchmark of Latin music. This year she received the Musical Artist of the Year award at the Hispanic Business Awards. She is currently promoting her latest unreleased single, “Adivina Que” with accordionist Maireth Zambrano.

Schedule:1:15PM Saturday, August 10

Carlos Rubio – Salsa Lessons

Take a salsa dance lesson from “The Salsa King of Ohio.” Carlos Rubio is an instructor at the Salsamante Dance Academy and Ohio’s all-time winning-est salsa dancer.

Schedule:2PM Saturday, August 10

Chupeta de Ajo, Tributo al Rock en Español

Columbus-based Venezuelan singer, songwriter, and musician Víctor Zancudo is a longtime local performer with a variety of bands. His latest, Chupeta de Ajo, is a rock group covering Spanish-language rock songs by bands from Venezuela and beyond.

Schedule:2:45PM Saturday, August 10

Salsamante Dance Academy

Salsamante Dance Academy has been teaching Salsa, Bachata & Cha Cha Chá in the Columbus, Mid-Ohio area for 12 years now. Lead by Carlos Rubio – Salsa King of Ohio. The high energy & rhythm that Salsamante brings will always make the Festival Latino more memorable.

Schedule:3PM Saturday, August 10

La Nueva Estrategia

México - Regional Mexicano

Formed in 2016 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, La Nueva Estrategia continues to reach new audiences thanks to its songs that cover fresh themes and always with a unique touch, including hits such as “Lo dice el corazón” and “Amores van y vienen.” The band’s 2024 tour of the United States and Mexico is in support of its latest album, Parradeando con La Nueva Estrategia.

Schedule:4:15PM Saturday, August 10

El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico

Toledo-based dance company El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico (The Heart of Mexico) will demonstrate the beauty and charm of traditional Mexican dances.

Schedule:5PM Saturday, August 10

Tony Vega

Puerto Rico - Salsa

With a career spanning several decades, Tony Vega has solidified his place as a prominent figure in the Latin music scene. Vega has released numerous albums as a soloist, each showcasing his distinctive vocal style and infectious rhythms. His music is characterized by its energetic beats, soulful melodies, and heartfelt lyrics, earning him acclaim from audiences around the world. He continues to captivate audiences with his electrifying performances and remains a beloved icon in the world of salsa, leaving an indelible mark on the Latin music landscape.

Schedule:6:30PM Saturday, August 10

DJ Cale

DJ Cale, born in Honduras and raised in Queens, has been serving the Latino community in Columbus for over 20 years. He owns The Cave Bar & Lounge, a multicultural hub for music enthusiasts. Known for his empathy and passion for music, DJ Cale was named the first “Padrino” of The Hispanic Heritage Parade 2023 by the city of Columbus.

Schedule:11AM Sunday, August 11

El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico

Toledo-based dance company El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico (The Heart of Mexico) will demonstrate the beauty and charm of traditional Mexican dances.

Schedule:1PM Sunday, August 11

Golpe de Estado

Golpe de Estado is a young and modern band that excels in the subgenre of “tumbado,” a vibrant offshoot of the broad Mexican regional genre. Since their formation, Golpe de Estado has been dedicated to creating music that resonates with audiences, blending traditional regional Mexican sounds with contemporary influences. They recently released their debut single, “Hipnotizado,” which is available on all digital platforms and has been met with enthusiastic acclaim.

Schedule:1:15PM Sunday, August 11

Carlos Rubio – Salsa Lessons

Take a salsa dance lesson from “The Salsa King of Ohio.” Carlos Rubio is an instructor at the Salsamante Dance Academy and Ohio’s all-time winning-est salsa dancer.

Schedule:2PM Sunday, August 11

Romero Norteño

Romero Norteño has captivated audiences across the Midwest with their dynamic performances and authentic sound. The band was founded in 2010 by a father and son duo, sharing the Romero surname, whose deep-rooted passion for traditional Mexican music laid the foundation for what would become a celebrated musical ensemble. The band’s unique sound is characterized by the traditional norteño instrumentation of accordion, bajo quinto, bass, and drums. Their rise to fame in the Columbus Spanish music scene is a testament to their hard work, talent, and dedication to their craft.

Schedule:2:45PM Sunday, August 11

Salsamante Dance Academy

Salsamante Dance Academy has been teaching Salsa, Bachata & Cha Cha Chá in the Columbus, Mid-Ohio area for 12 years now. Lead by Carlos Rubio – Salsa King of Ohio. The high energy & rhythm that Salsamante brings will always make the Festival Latino more memorable.

Schedule:3PM Sunday, August 11

El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico

Toledo-based dance company El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico (The Heart of Mexico) will demonstrate the beauty and charm of traditional Mexican dances.

Schedule:4PM Sunday, August 11

Brenda K. Starr

United States – Salsa

A superstar in pop/R&B in the ’80s, with hits including the Grammy-nominated #1 Pop ballad “I Still Believe,” Brenda K. Starr has also become a superstar in Latin music. From her first Spanish-language album release Te Sigo Esperando, certificated Platinum by the RIAA, to her 2022 release Quedate, the singer has continued her career moving into her native Salsa roots

Schedule:4:15PM Sunday, August 11

Héctor Acosta “El Torito”

Dominican Republic - Merengue

Acosta, widely known as “El Torito,” is renowned for his versatility, effortlessly moving between genres such as merengue, bachata, and bolero. This adaptability has endeared him to a wide audience both in the Dominican Republic and internationally. Over the years, he has earned numerous awards and accolades, highlighting his contributions to Latin music. Beyond his musical achievements, Acosta is also known for his humanitarian efforts, often participating in charitable activities and advocating for social causes in his homeland.

Schedule:6:30PM Sunday, August 11

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🎵 Enjoy Golpe de Estado on Sunday, August 11, at 1:15 p.m.!

Golpe de Estado is a young and modern band that excels in the subgenre of "tumbado," a vibrant offshoot of the broad Mexican regional genre. Hailing from Columbus, OH, this dynamic group is composed of five talented and energetic young men, each driven by a shared passion for music and a strong desire to succeed.

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🎵 ¡Disfruta de Golpe de Estado el domingo 11 de agosto a la 1:15 p.m.!

Golpe de Estado es una banda joven y moderna que sobresale en el subgénero de "tumbado", una rama vibrante del amplio género regional mexicano. Procedente de Columbus, OH, este dinámico grupo está compuesto por cinco jóvenes talentosos y enérgicos, cada uno impulsado por una pasión compartida por la música y un fuerte deseo de tener éxito.

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Don't miss local artists and bands at the 2024 Festival Latino!

@romero_norteno will perform at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 11.

Romero Norteño, a renowned norteño music band based in Columbus, OH, has captivated audiences across the Midwest with their dynamic performances and authentic sound. The band was founded in 2010 by a father and son duo, sharing the Romero surname, whose deep-rooted passion for traditional Mexican music laid the foundation for what would become a celebrated musical ensemble.
 
To see the full Festival Latino line-up, go to FestivalLatino.net.

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¡No te pierdas a los artistas y bandas locales en el Festival Latino de 2024!

La Banda Romero Norteño actuará a las 2:45 p.m. del domingo 11 de agosto.

Romero Norteño, una reconocida banda de música norteña con sede en Columbus, OH, ha cautivado al público en todo el Medio Oeste con sus actuaciones dinámicas y su sonido auténtico. La banda fue fundada en 2010 por un dúo de padre e hijo, compartiendo el apellido Romero, cuya profunda pasión por la música tradicional mexicana sentó las bases de lo que se convertiría en un célebre conjunto musical.

Para ver la lista completa de artistas del Festival Latino, vaya a FestivalLatino.net.

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We are thrilled to announce we’re throwing out the first pitch at the @clbclippers game on July 25, when they are playing in Los Veleros jerseys.

Stop by the Festival Latino table before the game to find out more about this year’s festival!

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Estamos emocionados de anunciar que haremos el primer lanzamiento en el juego de los Columbus Clippers el 25 de julio, cuando jueguen con las camisetas de Los Veleros.

¡Pase por la mesa del Festival Latino antes del juego para obtener más información sobre el festival de este año!

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We are ONE month away from Festival Latino 2024! El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico will be back to perform Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss their beautiful tribute to traditional Mexican dances!

¡Estamos a UN mes del Festival Latino 2024! El Ballet Folklórico El Corazón de México volverá a presentarse el sábado y el domingo. ¡No te pierdas su hermoso homenaje a los bailes tradicionales mexicanos!

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Announcing this year’s artists! // ¡Anunciamos a los artistas de este año!

Héctor Acosta "El Torito" 🎤 Sunday, August 11

🎵 Hector Acosta el Torito, widely known as "El Torito," is renowned for his versatility, effortlessly moving between genres such as merengue, bachata, and bolero. This adaptability has endeared him to a wide audience both in the Dominican Republic and internationally. Over the years, he has earned numerous awards and accolades, highlighting his contributions to Latin music. Beyond his musical achievements, Acosta is also known for his humanitarian efforts, often participating in charitable activities and advocating for social causes in his homeland.

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Héctor Acosta "El Torito" 🎤 Domingo, 11 de agosto

🎵 Héctor Acosta, ampliamente conocido como "El Torito," es reconocido por su versatilidad, moviéndose sin esfuerzo entre géneros como el merengue, la bachata y el bolero. Esta capacidad de adaptación le ha granjeado el cariño de un amplio público tanto en la República Dominicana como a nivel internacional. A lo largo de los años, ha ganado numerosos premios y reconocimientos, destacando sus contribuciones a la música latina. Más allá de sus logros musicales, Acosta también es conocido por sus esfuerzos humanitarios, participando a menudo en actividades benéficas y abogando por causas sociales en su tierra natal.

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Announcing this year’s artists! // ¡Anunciamos a los artistas de este año!

Brenda K Starr 🎤 Sunday, August 11

🎵 A superstar in pop/R&B in the ’80s, with hits including the Grammy-nominated #1 Pop ballad “I Still Believe,” @officialbrendakstarr has also become a superstar in Latin music. From her first Spanish-language album release Te Sigo Esperando, certificated Platinum by the RIAA, to her 2022 release Quedate, the singer has continued her career moving into her native Salsa roots.

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Brenda K. Starr 🎤 Domingo, 11 de agosto

🎵 Una superestrella del pop/R&B en los años 80, con éxitos como la balada pop #1 nominada al Grammy "I Still Believe", Brenda K. Starr también se ha convertido en una superestrella de la música latina. Desde el lanzamiento de su primer álbum en español, Te Sigo Esperando, certificado Platino por la RIAA, hasta su lanzamiento de Quédate en 2022 la cantante ha continuado su carrera adentrándose en sus raíces salseras nativas.

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