Columbus Festival Latino lineup announced

2009 Festival Latino Lineup Announced, Held 8/15, 8/16 In Columbus
Broadway World, July 23, 2009

Now in its 14th year, Festival Latino returns to downtown Columbus' riverfront on Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16. Presented by American Family Insurance and produced by CAPA, the festival will offer a variety of local, national, and international Latin-American music acts including Saturday night headliner, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and Sunday night headliner, Tiempo Libre. Held in Genoa Park, Festival Latino will also include Latin-American food, merchandise, dance demonstrations, and dance instruction. Admission is free.

Additional festival support is provided by Fronteras de la Noticia, AEP Foundation, McDonald's, The Joseph A. Jeffrey Endowment Fund of the Columbus Foundation, Crush, Ohio Arts Council, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, La Jornada Latina, La Super X 103.1 FM, The Columbus Dispatch, DIRECTV, Miller Lite, Azteca America WCPX-TV 48, WDLR 1550 AM, Latinos Magazine, Chase, David and Mo Meuse, and Columbus Alive.

Fronteras Stage Performance Schedule
Saturday, August 15

12 pm - Sonido Montarbo
1:30 pm - Salpafuera
3 pm - Sammy De León
5 pm - Yumbambé
6:30 pm - Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Sunday, August 16
12 pm - Viento Alegre
1:30 pm - Gerson
3 pm – Acapulco
5 pm - Dejavu
6:30 pm - Tiempo Libre

The Festival Latino marketplace will include jewelry, arts, crafts, and other traditional items from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets for lawn seating. Coolers, chairs, tents, pets, umbrellas, handbills, solicitation or unauthorized sales, video cameras/recording devices, bicycles, and skateboards are not permitted.

Recorded bilingual information line: (614) 719-6744
Web site: www.FestivalLatino.net

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