Saturday, September 18 | Columbus Commons
Celebrate the heart of Latin America with a free, one-night-only concert offering international Latin music artists live on stage at the Columbus Commons. Food trucks will be operating on-site. The concert is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. We have reached capacity for the in-person concert, but we will be livestreaming our music acts from the Festival Latino Facebook page. Tune in to Facebook on Saturday, 9/18 starting at 5 pm!
160 S. High Street
Gates open at 4pm.
HOSTED BY: RADEL ORTIZ
Radel Ortiz is a Dominican American comedian from East New York drawing a big following on social media due to hilarious interactions with his family.
FESTIVAL DJ: DJ CALE
Derek Amaya, professionally known as DJ Cale has served the Latino community in Columbus for the past 20 years with marketing, promotions, audio, visual and DJ services. Cale continues to energize crowds with his music and unique style. His popularity remains in the entertainment industry bringing a Latin flare to new generations. Cale is well known and respected in Central Ohio for his empathy to the community, heartfelt sense for Latin culture and passion for music.
5 PM: YUMBAMBÉ
Comprised of some of Columbus’ most prominent jazz musicians, Yumbambé’s unique mix of vocals and authentic percussion instruments gives them a smooth but spicy sound.
6:15 PM: PATRICK SHANNON
After years of singing in Spanish and diverse musical genres, Patrick Shannon, finalist of Estrella TV’s “Tengo Talento Mucho Talento,” has found his passion for ranchera music, a genre that originated on the ranches of rural Mexico and is closely associated with Mariachi.
7:15 PM: FUNK SALSA URBAN
One of the most dominant and sought-after bands in New York City, Funk Salsa Urban fuses salsa rhythms, funk, and urban with Spanglish lyrics to create their own fresh inner-city sound.
9 PM: FULANITO
An American group of Dominican origin, Fulanito’s music combines traditional merengue with rap, house, hip hop, and other genres with lyrics usually in Spanglish. The group gained international fame with hit singles “Guallando,” “El Cepillo,” and “La Novela” from their first album, and furthered their notoriety with second album, El Padrino, that garnered a Grammy nomination. Fulanito have sold nearly 10 million records worldwide.
We have reached capacity for the in-person concert, but we will be livestreaming our music acts from the Festival Latino Facebook page. Tune in to Facebook on Saturday, 9/18 starting at 5 pm!
For the in-person concert, guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating but no tables. Pets, skateboards, solicitation or unauthorized sales, handbills, weapons, plastic tarps, tents, and use of stakes are not permitted. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Flash cameras, cell phones, laser pointers, and/or video or audio recorders of any kind are not permitted during the performance.
Masks are strongly recommended for all attendees. If you have been feeling ill or have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the event.