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 outside plaza of the Rock Hall on Sunday, August 25th from Noon to 4 p.m. and includes live performances by Micka Nova & Gozadera, the Latin Jazz Players, City Breaks Crew and Urbana Entertainment. as well as a special visual art installation by La Gosecha Galeria. WNZN 89.1 FM will emcee this event and broadcast live from the Museum. 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. The festival will feature an array of musical talent that will highlight Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees of Hispanic descent, including Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia and Ritchie Valens, and provide the soundtrack to an afternoon of lively entertainment:
· Micka Nova & Gozadera are a Latin fused band from Cleveland, performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Latino Heritage Festival for the first time.
· Founded in 2009 in Lorain, Ohio, the Latin Jazz Players got their start playing in a local church together. The group performs smooth Latin jazz music, influenced by the likes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Carlos Santana as well as Peter White, Marc Antoine and Jeff Lorber.
· The awe inspiring moves of City Breaks Crew with Urbana Entertainment bring together many of the area’s most talented musicians and artists including DJ Ely, Blazin’ El Unico, Alco, D’Son, La Voces De La Calle, Evolution and many more.
· La Cosecha Galeria, translated to mean “the Harvest Gallery,” opened in 2002 as the first Latino-owned and managed art gallery in the greater Cleveland area. Since its inception, the gallery has showcased a long list of local artists, including former Cleveland Indians player Omar Vizquel, bringing his talent back to the city of Cleveland. More recently, La Cosecha Galeria has established itself as the premier event manager, promoter, art designer of the largest events held in the Latino community during the last few years in Ohio. They will present a one of a kind arts installation at Latino Heritage Festival at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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.