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Latin Fest

June 12, 2020 to June 13, 2020

Location

On the beach at 24th Street
24th Street Park
Alcohol available for purchase
Food Vendors
No Pets Allowed

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest, Friday-Saturday, June 12-13, 2020, possesses the key ingredients of authentic food, colorful cultural costumes and high-energy national Latin music. Latin Grammy Award nominee Jerry Rivera and 2020 Grammy Award winner Aymee Nuviola headline the Beach Concert Stage at 24th Street each night.

Two stages electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes on the 24th Street Beach Concert Stage and FREE cultural performances on Saturday, June 13 at the 24th Street Park Stage. Admission to the Beach Concert Stage starts at just $5 per day and a Preferred Viewing Upgrade is available.

Latin Village in 24th Street Park includes authentic Latino and Hispanic food vendors as well as retail vendors and a free, full cultural performance program at the 24th Street Park stage on Saturday beginning at 12:30 pm.

 

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 

Friday, June 12

5:00 pm DJ
Beach Concert Stage

6:15 pm Orquesta Mayor
Beach Concert Stage

7:45 pm El Gringo de la Bachata
Beach Concert Stage

9:30 pm Aymee Nuviola
Beach Concert Stage 

Saturday, June 13

12:30 pm Folkloric Dance Performance
Latin Village Stage in 24th Street Park

1:00 pm Son Poquitos performs
Latin Village Stage in 24th Street Park

2:00 pm Folkloric Dance Performance
Latin Village Stage in 24th Street Park

2:20 pm Tyron Marquez performs
Latin Village Stage in 24th Street Park

3:00 pm Son Poquitos performs
Latin Village Stage in 24th Street Park

4:00 pm Mambo Room Dancers perform
Latin Village Stage in 24th Street Park

5:00 pm DJ performs
Beach Concert Stage

6:00 pm Xperimento
Beach Concert Stage

7:45 pm Fulanito
Beach Concert Stage

9:30 pm Jerry Rivera
Beach Concert Stage

 

*Schedule Subject To Change

 

Proceeds support Virginia Legends Walk.

 

TICKETS

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Jerry RiveraJerry Rivera

Jerry Rivera is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum salsa singer from Puerto Rico who has been active as a recording artist since he was a teenager. He was born in 1973, in Huamco, Puerto Rico, the son of singers Edwin "Pino" and Domingo Rivera. He began singing with his parents at various gatherings and was given small solo showcases at his parents' concerts. Pino recorded Jerry when he was 14 and sent the demo to CBS/Sony Discos, who signed him to a long recording contract. His debut album, Empezando a Vivir, was recorded in 1989. Its first single, "De la Cabeza a los Pies," made the compilation album Non-Stop Dancing, Vol. 2 and received airplay. His sophomore effort, Abriendo Puertas, issued in 1990, scored two hit singles, "Dime" and "Más Que Tu," on the Billboard Latin Songs charts. Taken together, they established Rivera as a hot young talent and set the stage for his smash third album, 1992's Cuenta Conmigo, which hit the top spot of Billboard's Tropical/Salsa chart (and remained there for the better part of the year), scored four hit singles, and charted in the Top 20 in the magazine's Top Latin Albums the following year, all on its way to becoming one of the best-selling salsa albums of all time. It went multi-platinum and received airplay throughout the Caribbean and the United States. It resulted in the first of the Rivera's Grammy nominations.  

(Photo credit Thom Jurek)

 

Aymee Nuviola

Aymee Nuviola

Once upon a time, the music fit perfectly into well-defined sections in record stores. Genres such as rock, pop, jazz, salsa, tango and classics had their own artists, audiences and places. Cuban music, however, was always the exception to the rule. For generations, from Ernesto Lecuona to Israel López Cachao and beyond, the best Cuban musicians have been able to easily adapt between styles. Ms. Nuviola will be performing in Virginia Beach as the 2020 Grammy Award winner in the Tropical Latin Album category.

From the infectious rhythms of Mambo, Son, Guaracha and Charanga to the heart of the genres such as Bolero and Fílin and the fierce Timba where Aymée at a very young age was one of its founders, every great Cuban star from Beny Moré to Celia Cruz is proud of this innate Cuban ability to create quality across many genres.

Aymée Nuviola, like Cuba itself, embodies that magical mix. Born in a family of musicians, some of her earliest memories are on the piano, working through melodies between lessons. Later, when she received her classical training at the musical academy in Cuba, she recalls her fascination with all kinds of music, from Debussy to Bossa Nova.

Aymée's music is an island without borders, open to the world, kind, optimistic, intelligent and willing to share its most personal and intimate truths with the world.

Winner of a Latin Grammy in 2018 with her album Like Ring To Finger as the best tropical fusion album, she was nominated for Cubadisco 2018 in the voices category of dance music with the same album. In 2020, Ms. Nuviola won the Grammy Award with A Journey Through Cuban Music in the category Best Tropical Latin Album.

 

 

Festival Facts

- Festival gate opens to 24th Street beach stage and alcohol sales begin on the beach one hour prior to first 24th Street beach stage performance. Sponsor and vendor displays open on Boardwalk one hour prior to first stage performance.

- Festival is held outdoors rain or shine. Festival may be suspended or postponed due to severe weather or in case of severe weather forecast.

- No refunds.

- Children 12 and younger are free into General Admission with paying adult. All Preferred Viewing Guests must have a ticket.

- No chairs are permitted in Preferred Viewing. This is a Standing Room-style area in front of the beach stage.

- Picnic baskets are welcome.

- No alcohol or glass may be brought into the Festival.

- Persons must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.

- For the safety of all, Event Security may screen persons entering the Festival.

   

 
 
 

 
   
 

 

 
 
 
 
   

 

 
       
       
       

 

 

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