EL DASA, JESUS MENDOZA, LA ORIGINAL BANDA EL LIMON, KEVIN ORTIZ AND REY RUIZ WILL HEADLINE THE YEAR’S HOTTEST LATIN MUSIC SERIES
The Latin Recording Academy®, Eventus and Univision Kick Off National Music Festival Series Presented by Walmart ®
MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Latin Recording Academy®, Eventus and Univision today announced the 2015 Latin GRAMMY® Street Parties headliners, El Dasa, Jesus Mendoza, La Original Banda El Limon, Kevin Ortiz and Rey Ruiz. The 2015 Latin GRAMMY® Street Parties is presented by Walmart and in its 13th consecutive year of success. The three-stop cross-country series will precede the live broadcast of the most anticipated Latin awards show, the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® and will kick off in Los Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 18 and will continue throughout select Sundays in October and November with stops in Dallas on Oct. 25, and in Hialeah, Fla. on Nov. 8.
“We are excited to give music fans and families the opportunity to experience part of the Latin GRAMMYs through our Street Parties,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “Music is an emotional touchpoint for our community and unites us on this important component of the The Road To The Latin GRAMMYs™,” said Abaroa.
The Latin GRAMMY Street Parties offer an interactive traveling musical festival, which includes live entertainment, sponsor display areas and product sampling. The series features performances by some of Latin music’s top artists, while serving as a launching pad for emerging talent representing various genres in Latin music. This year’s Latin GRAMMY Street Parties bring together the brightest talent in Latin music with fans for the largest free festival music series in the country.
“Once again, we feel special pride in partnering with The Latin Recording Academy and Univision in bringing Latin music close to the fans who after all are the ones that are at the heart of it all. Without them we have nothing,” said Nelson Albareda, President of Eventus.
“The Latin GRAMMY Street Parties is a great way for fans to get even more excited about one of the biggest nights in Latin music and we’re pleased to be working with this amazing talent line-up and partners,” said Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming and Content for Univision Communications Inc.
The free community music festival is part of The Road to the Latin GRAMMYs which culminates with The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, the 16th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. The show will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) on Univision. In addition to its U.S. broadcast, the Latin GRAMMY Awards will broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, October 18th – Los Angeles, CA
Plaza Olvera – N Main Street
El Dasa, Jesus Mendoza, Kevin Ortiz, Villa 5, Gabriel Ramirez, SuenaTron, Peter “El Matador,” and Victoria “La Mala”, Poncho y su Pueblo Nuevo, among others
Sunday, October 25th – Dallas, TX
Streets of Oak Cliff – West Jefferson Blvd. & N Tyler Street
La Original Banda El Limon, Cristal Marie, Dimaiores, Villa 5, and Joss Favela, among others
Sunday, November 8th – Miami, FL
Streets of Hialeah – West 16th Avenue between 37th & 42nd St.
Rey Ruiz, Mariana Vega, Lucy Grau, Angeles, Jay Mally and Darian Alvarez, Danay Suarez, Tomas Diaz, El B, Antonio Barullo, Beangel, among others
About The Latin Recording Academy
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit LatinGRAMMY.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow us at: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Periscope, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.
Eventus is an experiential, sports and entertainment marketing company focused on connecting brands with consumers. Eventus operates distinct business units focused on delivering innovative event properties, media properties, and integrated promotional programs targeting the multicultural markets. The company is headquartered in Miami with offices in major cities across the United States. For more information on Eventus, please visit www.eventuslive.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMas, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.