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June 5, 2009 (All day) - June 6, 2009 (All day)
24th Street Park
For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the Latin experience. Based on a popular Latin festival in Miami, the Virginia Beach version retains the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music.
National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts (each with their own loyal fan base) take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz.
Locos Por Juana, one of the hottest Latin alternative rock bands in the United States, takes the stage on Friday, June 5, from 9:30pm-11:00pm. This multinational Miami-based band combines infectious energy with Latin rhythms from the Caribbean and South America, as well as reggae, hip hop, and American funk. In December of 2008, Locos Por Juana was nominated for “Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album” for their album titled La Verdad.
La Excelencia Orchestra, playing Saturday, June 6, from 9:45pm-11:00pm, delivers high-octane rhythms while maintaining the essence and true roots of Salsa. This New York City-based group showcases beautiful harmonies and powerful arrangements of free-flowing horns and lively percussions.
Additional activities include the Zumba Dance Competition, in which individuals and couples compete in a variety of Latin dance styles, and the Domino Competition on the Boardwalk. Both events take place on Saturday, and are open to public participation.
The Hardee’s Latin Fest is a free event.
Friday, June 5, 2009:
5:15pm-6:30pm, Band Caribe
7:00pm-7:30pm, Panamanian Folkloric Dance Group of Williamsburg
7:45pm-9:00pm, Tropical Storm
9:30pm-11:00pm, Locos Por Juana
Saturday, June 6, 2009:
10:00am-1:00pm, Zumba Dance Competition (registration at 9:30am)
1:30pm-3:30pm, Domino Competition
1:45pm-3:00pm, Kautival Musical
3:30pm-4:00pm, Panamanian Folkloric Dance Group of Williamsburg
4:30pm-5:45pm, Tumbao Salsero
6:15pm-7:30pm, Tropical Culture
9:45pm-11:00pm, La Excelencia Orchestra