Fiesta Stage Sponsor:
Friday, August 11 – 6-9 pm
Lower.com Field – Community Plaza
Presented by AEP
Music, food, and lots of space to dance. Join us at the home of the Columbus Crew to “kick off” Festival Latino 2023! Food trucks will be on site, and local artists will provide the rhythm and music that makes Festival Latino THE place to celebrate Latin culture. Dance the night away at Lower.com Field!
NOTE: The Lower.com Field bag policy will be in place during this event. No bags are allowed into Lower.com Field with the exception of: diaper bags, medical bags, and bags smaller than 5″x8″x1″. Guests with medical or childcare needs will be permitted to carry a single bag into Lower.com Field. To read the full bag policy, please click here.
Featured food trucks include Mordisco and Tortilla
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.
Schedule:11AM-8PM Saturday, August 12
Schedule:11AM-8PM Sunday, August 13
She was born on February 17, 1989, in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia. She comes from a family of artists, where the love for the sounds of her land was instilled in her since she was a child. Her traveling spirit has led her to venture out and reside in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, which is a place in Latin America where Vallenato has an excellent reception, hence the opportunity to contribute her grain of sand in the image that in the A foreigner has his country, for 3 years he has lived in Columbus, Ohio, where he has become a benchmark for Latin music, Ale takes himself very seriously and tries to take Latin music to places where it was previously unimaginable. He is promoting his latest unpublished single, “ADIVINA QUE” along with his musical formula and Acordeonera Maireth Zambrano, among other of his hits is “TONTO CORAZÓN” in collaboration with Juan José Granados Rey Vallenato, both songs are part of the proposal musical is his first EP which will be released at the end of 2023. He has shared the stage with international groups and artists, including Zacarías Ferrer, El Binomio de Oro, Los Adolescentes, among others, he has managed to position his songs in the first places in different radio stations between Mexico and Colombia, expanding its reach more and more to places where Vallenato has already begun to be heard as a new genre with massive impact.
Schedule:1:15PM-2:15PM Saturday August 12
Led by singer/songwriter Víctor Zancudo, this band’s unique take on Latin Pop captivates all audiences.
Schedule:2:45PM-3:45PM Saturday, August 12
Veteran performers Los Yaguaru, led by director and founder Ángel Venegas, are among the foremost practitioners of cumbia, a Tropical music genre popular throughout Latin America. Thanks to their innovative style, such as orchestral cumbia with trumpets, clarinets, trombones, and drums, they give it a very special touch.
Schedule:4:15-5:30PM Saturday, August 12
Genre:Mexico - Cumbia
One of the best in a generation of salsa artists to come from the Dominican Republic, Matos started performing publicly at the age of 5 and made his first TV appearance at 12. His breakthrough was in 2011 with the song “Si Entendieras,” and Matos has since performed throughout Latin American, the United States and around the world. He has over 50 million views on YouTube and has won recognition, including Salsa Artist of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the Cassandra Awards (formerly Soberano Awards). His latest album is a tribute to Dominican balladeer Anthony Rios.
Schedule:6:30-8PM Saturday, August 12
Genre:Dominican Republic - Salsa
Los Borirengues del Swing is a group formed by three Puerto Rican musicians who have a passion for music and for making their audiences want to join them to dance and sing together. Throughout their career, they have shared the stage with Maelo Ruiz, Zacarias Ferreira, and Luis Vargas, among others.
Schedule:1:15 PM-2:15PM Sunday August 13
Latin Fever All Stars is an international group of local talent coming from the Caribbean and different countries in Latin America. This is a combination of well-known and rising artists, musicians, singers and performers that will bring a mix of styles and genres to its live performances.
Schedule:2:45 PM-3:45PM Sunday August 13
This Venezuelan “romántica” salsa band has entertained audiences worldwide both live and on record since its founding in the mid-1990s. Known for its lively rhythms, catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics that touch on themes like love, heartbreak, and growing up, Adolescentes Orquesta has won several awards, including a 2005 Latin Grammy for its album, Respiro.
Schedule:4:15-5:30PM Sunday, August 13
Genre:Venezuela – Salsa
Seven-time Cassandra Award-winning vocalist Eddy Herrera got his start with influential bandleader Wilfrido Vargas while he was still in college. His successful solo career includes numerous international honors, including several Latin Grammy Award nominations, festival performances and hit songs, including “Para Toda La Vida.” In 2022, he served as one of the coaches in the second season of “The Voice Dominica.”
Schedule:6:30-8PM Sunday, August 13
Genre:Dominican Republic - Merengue
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