Live salsa music, rumba, dance, food, art, late night DJ and more!
Minnesota Salsa Fiesta is back and at a new space, the Mill City Museum. Past shows at the Cedar Cultural Center attracted crowds of 500+. This June 25th event at Mill City WILL SELL OUT!
Doors at 6 p.m. Live music in the Ruins Courtyard begins at 6:30 pm with opening band Charanga Tropical. At 8 p.m. La Gran Charanga takes the stage featuring master conga player Yolanda 'Yuya' Rodriguez from Havana, Cuba. La Gran Charanga is a 20-piece all-star orchestra with full horn section, string section, coro singers, and overflowing percussion. Joining Rodríguez onstage will be top Twin Cities talent including singer/pianist Viviana Pintado, vocalists Zuzel Balbín of Malamanya, Frank Rivery of Salsa del Soul, Joe Cartegena of Tropical Zone, and many others.
Dance showcases will feature ensemble Salsa De La Calle and McKnight Dance Fellowship winner Yeniel 'Chini' Perez. Free dance lesson with Cuban maestro Rene Thompson.
At 10 p.m. the music moves indoors for After Party with DJ Medicco. He will be spinning the sounds of salsa with a monster mix of merengue, bachata, timba, and cumbia.
Throughout the evening attendees will be able to sample Latino food vendors and beverages. Artist Victor Yepéz will energize the Museum space with vibrant colors and visuals inspired by the music of salsa.
Tickets $25 adv / $35 door
Tickets for 10pm After Party $15 (capacity allowing, sold only at door)