Latino Festival Features Tito Puente, Jr.PENSACOLA, FL—The Latino Festival is presented by Latino Media Gulf Coast, (a.k.a. La Costa Latina Newspaper) and provides a rare opportunity in the Gulf Coast to enjoy authentic Latino food, cultural presentations, and live music from various Latino countries around the world. This year makes the ninth annual event. Admission is free until 4 p.m., then $15 for ages 12 and up.Tito Puente, Jr. will perform at the Latino Festival in Pensacola on Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Community Maritime Park amphitheater! Puente, son of the legendary mambo musician Tito Puente, carries on the family legacy by bringing powerful and energetic Latin music to venues around the world. Performing some of his father’s music with his 7-piece ensemble, Puente also brings to Pensacola his own brand of contemporary Latin music and renditions of songs such as “Oye Como Va” and “Ran Kan Kan,” and “Mambo Gozon”. Other bands performing are Las Fenix (Tejana music from Texas), Liquid Cirlce (Spanish rock music from Orlando), La Gran Banda (Merengue music from Honduras), Electric Piquete (Latin Fusion/Jazz from Miami), and Los Destakados Kings (mixed Mexican music). Vendor and sponsor spaces are still available. Contact La Costa Latina for more information at 850-494-7899 or go to www.LaCostaLatina.com. The Latino Festival is sponsored by the University of West Florida, Baptist Health Care, and Cox Communications.
Date and Time:
11:00am - 9:00pm October 5, 2013 - October 6, 2013
VenueCommunity Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pesnacola, FL 32501
Event Repeat Summary:
The Latino Festival in Pensacola is held on the first or second weekend in October in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.