Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum hosts Latino Heritage Festival this month

Annual festival celebrates Latino Heritage month 
with free live and visual performances by local Latin artists

CLEVELAND (August 6, 2013) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to welcome back the Latino Heritage Festival, an annual event that celebrates the rich Hispanic culture and its musical traditions. This event will take place on the outside plaza of the Rock Hall on Sunday, August 25th from Noon to 4 p.m. and includes live performances by Micka Nova & Gozadera, the Latin Jazz Players, City Breaks Crew and Urbana Entertainment. as well as a special visual art installation by La Gosecha Galeria. WNZN 89.1 FM will emcee this event and broadcast live from the Museum. The Latino Heritage Festival is FREE, however paid admission is necessary to tour the Rock Hall exhibits.

The Museum’s community festivals, sponsored by KeyBank, offer opportunities for Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities to become more acquainted with the Rock Hall and the range of music styles and cultures it celebrates. The Latino Heritage community festival is a kick-off to Latino Heritage month, celebrated September 15 - October 15 every year. The festival will feature an array of musical talent that will highlight Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees of Hispanic descent, including Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia and Ritchie Valens, and provide the soundtrack to an afternoon of lively entertainment:

·       Micka Nova & Gozadera are a Latin fused band from Cleveland, performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Latino Heritage Festival for the first time.

·       Founded in 2009 in Lorain, Ohio, the Latin Jazz Players got their start playing in a local church together. The group performs smooth Latin jazz music, influenced by the likes of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Carlos Santana as well as Peter White, Marc Antoine and Jeff Lorber.

·       The awe inspiring moves of City Breaks Crew with Urbana Entertainment bring together many of the area’s most talented musicians and artists including DJ Ely, Blazin’ El Unico, Alco, D’Son, La Voces De La Calle, Evolution and many more. 

·       La Cosecha Galeria, translated to mean “the Harvest Gallery,” opened in 2002 as the first Latino-owned and managed art gallery in the greater Cleveland area. Since its inception, the gallery has showcased a long list of local artists, including former Cleveland Indians player Omar Vizquel, bringing his talent back to the city of Cleveland.  More recently, La Cosecha Galeria has established itself as the premier event manager, promoter, art designer of the largest events held in the Latino community during the last few years in Ohio. They will present a one of a kind arts installation at Latino Heritage Festival at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

For more information, please visit rockhall.com/event/latino-heritage-festival-2013.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com.  The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

 

###