Latin American Festival

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Electronic Images Available Upon Request
Tony Arreaza
Cultural Events Director
Latin American Coalition
4938 Central Ave. Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-458-8072


Grammy-nominated salsa mega-star Jerry Rivera and Dominican Republic king of Merengue Kinito Mendez  headlines Charlotte's 28th Annual Latin American Festival


CHARLOTTE, NC (June 29, 2018) -  Festival Latinoamericano, Charlotte’s signature cultural event, returns for its 28th year to Symphony Park on Saturday September 29 from 12 to 8PM;  with internationally renowned musical acts and dance performances, a diverse authentic selection of Latin American food and an interactive street festival environment with activities for the whole family.

Headlining this year’s festival is Puerto Rican Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum salsa singer Jerry Rivera , one of the most popular acts of all time in the salsa genre, and now, in the fourth decade of his career, he's still going strong; and, hailing from the Dominican Republic, we’ll have merengue star Kinito Mendez performing all of his hits.

The music lineup also includes the bilingual, Miami based band Xperimento, talented regional Mexican singer Kimberly “la guerrera”, Charlotte’s tropical band Sonbacha and Ballet Folklorico Mexican Tradition of Julio Ruiz, performing a journey through Mexico  with an  explosion of brilliantly colored costumes and time-honored cultural traditions.

One of the most popular areas of the festival is the food court. From authentic Mexican tacos to Cuban sandwiches and everything in between, enjoy some of the most diverse and delicious Latin food in Charlotte. Explore the marketplace and purchase authentic handmade arts and crafts, and meet local Latino artists.

The Latin American Festival is proud to have Telemundo Charlotte, Blue Cross BlueShield of North Carolina and Compare Foods as its 2018 presenting sponsors. All funds raised support community-based programs and services of the Latin American Coalition.

For more information visit or call 704-458-8072


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