Festival Latino Will Be Back In September For One Day Only

Funk Salsa Urban. Photo by Andy Tavares, courtesy of CAPA.

Festival Latino will return in 2021 as ¡Viva Festival Latino en Concierto! on September 18.

The concert will be held at the John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons downtown and will be free to attend, although tickets will have to be reserved in advance. For those who want to watch from home, a livestream will also be available on the Festival Latino website and Facebook page.

The concert will be supplemented with a series of online videos and activities that highlight some of the favorite features of Festival Latino, including offerings in Latin music, food, dance, children’s activities, and fashion. The online offerings of ¡Viva Festival Latino en Concierto! will be posted to the Festival Latino web site and Festival Latino Facebook page.

Produced by CAPA, this alternative format of Festival Latino is for one year only. In 2022, the festival will return to the two-day format.

“While not in its traditional form, we are excited for this new, one-time format of ¡Viva Festival Latino en Concierto!, offering an exciting lineup of international Latin music stars in a one-night-only concert complemented with online cultural components,” stated CAPA President and CEO Chad Whittington. “We invite central Ohio to celebrate this rich culture with us and enjoy great food, great music, and a great live concert event.”

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¡Viva Festival Latino en Concierto! will be hosted by comedian Radel Ortiz, a Dominican American artist from New York. Performers at the festival include Yumbambé, Patrick Shannon, Funk Salsa Urban, and Fulanito.

Free tickets can be reserved at FestivalLatino.net and each reservation can include up to six people. Attendees will need to show the ticket code on their mobile device or print out their tickets to present at the gate. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating.

Parking is $5 and can be found nearby at the Columbus Commons Main Parking Garage and the Columbus Commons’ underground garage.

Outside food and beverages aren’t allowed, but there will be plenty of food trucks operating on-site, as well as spots to grab drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs so they can enjoy the show comfortably.

For more information about the festival, you can visit FestivalLatino.net.

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