Latino Heritage Day with the
Toledo Mud Hens is set for Thursday, July 19, 2018. The
annual Spanish-American Organization (SAO) and La Prensa
event will award Latino college scholarships at home plate prior
to the 7 p.m. game. There will be music and dancing at
Hensville Park starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 each
and available by calling SAO officers Carmen Barbosa at
419-290-3082, Mary Morales at
419-270-1076, or Phil Barbosa at 419-215-7941.
Latins United is sponsoring its annual bus trip to Fiesta
Tigres on Saturday, August 11, a Detroit Tigers home
game that honors the contributions of Hispanic and Latino
players to the game of baseball. The Comerica Park trip costs
$75 and includes bus transportation, game ticket, special Fiesta
Tigres T-shirt, and a donation to Detroit local Latino
The bus departs at 3:30 p.m. that day for the 6:10 p.m. game
against the Minnesota Twins. A $30 deposit is required to hold a
seat. Tickets for the bus trip can be purchased by calling
Yolanda Sholl at 419.382.9779.
Festival Latino 2018 in downtown Columbus has announced its headline entertainment
for the free family-friendly, two-day festival to be held
Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12, 2018, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
at Genoa Park.
Saturday’s acts will include Típico Urbano, a New York
City-based musical group which puts a
modern twist on merengue merengüe by infusing traditional
Dominican rhythms with youthful lyrics and new and exciting
musical concepts. Mexican folk artist Gina Chávez is an
eight-time Austin Music Award winner including Musician of the
Year. The singer/songwriter’s folk music blends hints of
cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, and reggaetón.
Saturday evening’s main entertainment will be Lupillo Rivera,
best known for his album Despreciado. The Grammy
Award-winning singer/songwriter has netted 15 Top 50 singles on
the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, and is touring in
support of his 2017 album, El Malo.
Sunday’s featured artist lineup includes Frank Reyes,
known as “The Prince of Bachata.” The Dominican singer has made
the genre popular worldwide through hits such as “Noche de Pasion,” “Amor Desperdiciado,” “Se Me Olvido Que Te
Amaba,” and “Como Sanar.” Puerto Rican salsa will be the
specialty of El Gran Combo, considered one of the most
successful salsa orchestras of all time. The group has released
more than 60 studio albums of soul-stirring Latin rhythms and
harmonies over a 55-year-long career.
A full entertainment schedule will be released later this summer
and more details can be found at
Festival Latino photo credit Randall L. Schieber