Opening Night Party 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012, doors open, food sales begin, and DJ starts at 6pm; La Excelencia starts at 7:30pm |
Lobby, Stage 5, and Amphitheatre
It’s time. We’re polishing the floors, flipping on the lights, and flinging open the doors to reveal a new season surging with communal creativity and all-access excitement! Leading the way is La Excelencia—a youthful and robust 11-piece salsa orchestra born of the Bronx and rooted in the powerfully percussive Latin sounds of the 1970s—when some of the band’s members were yet to be born. With a mix of musicians of Puerto Rican, Dominican, Colombian, Argentine-Ecuadorian, and Japanese descent, the band represents a new wave of salsa dura, or hardcore salsa—“full of powerful arrangements of free-flowing horns and lively percussion” (Latin Beat).
And there is so much more: kids can pick up a free goodie bag and make tissue paper flowers with staff from The I.D.E.A. Store, and everyone can groove to DJ Fede’s spinning, visit the face-painting stations, and help Ella Dunn create a public ojo de dios. Outdoors, dance to the Brazilian sounds of Samba Soul in the Amphitheatre and scope out the tented zone featuring a rich variety of food for purchase from local vendors.
6pm: doors open and food sales begin
6pm-7:30pm: DJ Fede (Stage 5)
6:15pm-7pm: Samba Soul (Amphitheatre)
7:30pm-9pm: La Excelencia (Lobby)
8pm-8:45pm: Samba Soul (Amphitheatre)
9pm-10:30pm: DJ Fede (Stage 5)
All ages are welcome!
This event will last approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Corporate Platinum Sponsor
Corporate Silver Sponsors
Dean’s Graphic Division