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Bronx SalsaFest is a month-long, borough-wide annual celebration of Salsa, the musical genre that has taken the world by storm and has roots in The Bronx.

 

Each year the summer sizzles in The Bronx as this annual event brings together some of the borough’s best musicians, photographers, documentarians, storytellers, and, of course salseros, dancing in the streets and on the sand throughout the month of August.

 

TUES | JUL 31 | 7pm | FREE
SUMMERTIME SYMPHONIES
Known as one of the Original Salsa Kings, HECTOR TRICOCHE is a Puerto Rican artist celebrated not only for his impressive vocal talent, but also for his off-stage personality.
Soundview Park
Metcalf & Seward Aves
Rain Location: Lehman H.S. 3000 E. Tremont Ave

WED | AUG 1 | 6pm - 9pm | FREE
CITY PARK FOUNDATION SUMMERSTAGE
The Puerto Rican-born, New York-bred Tito Nieves is known as the Pavarotti of salsa. That’s due to the vocalist’s crystalline, booming voice, capable of carrying an ensemble group. It’s no wonder he was known as one of the leading salsa musicians of ‘80s and ‘90s New York.       More info
SummerStage, Crotona Park
Claremont Pkwy and Crotona Ave

THUR | AUG 2 | 6:30pm-8pm | FREE
BAREFOOT DANCING
Barefoot Dancing is a unique, multi-cultural program that brings the world to the lush green lawn of Van Cortlandt Park. It engages audiences in traditional and authentic forms of ethnic dance and music. Edwin Ferreras and Areito Arts will teach Salsa dancing in this installment of Barefoot Dancing.
Van Cortlandt Park House Museum
w 246th & Broadway

SAT | AUG 4 | 1pm-2:30pm | FREE
RAY MARTINEZ LEGACY CONCERT
Known for his melodic and percussive style, RAY MARTINEZ has been considered one of the most gifted and prominent bassist/arrangers in the contemporary Latin and Salsa music scenes.
Poe Park Bandshell
East 192 st and Grand Concourse

SUN | AUG 5 | 1pm | FREE
PALLADIUM ALLSTARS
Part of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Bronx Summer Concert Series @ Orchard Beach and presented by BronxCare Health Systems.
Orchard Beach Main Stage

WED | AUG 8 | 6:30pm-8 pm | $12
SUNSET WEDNESDAYS
Aurora & Zon del Barrio, featuring Fania All-Star Nicky Marrero, brings its classic Afro-Boricua foot-stomping, funk-based classic salsa, plena, merengue, bomba and boogalu to the corners of the barrios where Latinos live, work and play.   More info
Wave Hill
West 249th & Independence Ave 

SUN | AUG 12| 1pm | FREE
NELSON GONZALEZ & THE ALL STARS
Part of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Bronx Summer Concert Series @ Orchard Beach and presented by Latino Sports
Orchard Beach Main Stage

SAT | AUG 18 | 7pm-9pm
$7 GEN/$5 STUDENTS AND SENIORS
BRONX RISING! Salute to FANIA
Conversations with the Masters features an onstage interview with legendary FANIA conguero and Bronx native
EDDIE MONTALVO, followed by a concert with pianist ZOILA MARTÍNEZ, paying tribute to FANIA’s Papo Lucca.    More Info
Bronx Music Heritage Center
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard

SUN | AUG 19 | 1pm | FREE
TIPICA ‘73
Part of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Bronx Summer Concert Series @ Orchard Beach and presented by National Jazz Museum of Harlem
Orchard Beach Main Stage

SUN | AUG 26| 1pm | FREE
EL DIAMANTE DE LA SALSA
Julian Vazquez y su Orquesta performs as part of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Bronx Summer Concert Series @ Orchard Beach
Orchard Beach Main Stage

 

 

 

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 Bronx SalsaFest is a borough-wide celebration produced by The Bronx Tourism Council
in collaboration with the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
and partially funded by NYC & Company.
Bronx SalsaFest is a registered trademark of The Bronx Tourism Council


 

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