The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome back the Latino Heritage Festival, an annual event that celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and its musical traditions. This event will take place on the Main Stage of the Rock Hall lobby on Sunday, August 26th from Noon to 3 p.m. and includes performances by Grammy-nominated artist Bobby Sanabria and Cuban Tres Guitarist Frank Lopez. The Latino Heritage Festival is FREE, however paid admission is necessary to tour the Rock Hall exhibits.
The Museum’s community festivals, sponsored by KeyBank, offer opportunities for Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities to become more acquainted with the Rock Hall and the range of music styles and cultures it celebrates. The Latino Heritage community festival is a kick-off to Latino Heritage month, celebrated September 15-October 15 every year. In tribute to its rich music and culture, the festival will feature an array of musical talent that will provide the soundtrack to an afternoon of lively entertainment:
· Bronx Walk of Fame inductee, native Nuyorican and five-time Grammy® Award nominee Bobby Sanabria will reach deep into his Latin roots with bomba, plena, merengue, danzon, mambo, salsa, and song on top of his brand of Latin Jazz for an afternoon of music and dancing “en clave” on stage at the Rock Hall. Sanabria is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and has performed with Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie, Mongo Santamaria and more.
· The afternoon will also feature a tribute to the late Roberto Ocasio and his Hispanic Heritage, featuring the artistic expression and expertise of talented guitarist, tres, and cuatro performer, Frank Lopez.
In addition to live music, JiBARO Gourmet Food Truck will be at the festival selling Caribbean, Spanish and Latin food with world spice fusion.
All festivals are FREE and open to the public. Paid admission is necessary to tour the Museum unless otherwise noted.
Third Monday in January
JANUARY 21, 2013
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FESTIVAL
Free admission day
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates this National Holiday with free admission to the general public. A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the focus of this glorious day of song and dance by outstanding national and local artists.
Third Saturday in May
MAY 18, 2013
ROCK YOUR WORLD
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum partners with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Arts Education Department in the presentation of its All City Arts Festival. This event is designed to feature the best work in all the arts disciplines of the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, from grades K-12.
Last Sunday in June
JUNE 30, 2013
ROCK AND SOUL FESTIVAL
This festival celebrates the contributions of African-Americans to the growth and development of rock and roll music. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.
Last Sunday in August
AUGUST 25, 2013
LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL
This festival celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and musical traditions. Both national and local artists participate in this festival.
Second Sunday in October annually
SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
The greater Cleveland area is a rich mosaic of ethnic groups, each with their own traditions and musical legacies. This colorful festival with participants in their native costumes celebrates each culture through song and dance.