Latin Food and Music Festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at Cesar Chavez Park
|Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm|
Sacramento, CA - The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the Latin Food and Music Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, Sept 27th 2014 beginning at 10 am and ending at 5 pm.
The Festival is the month's largest all inclusive Latino event with a day of live music, cultural dance ensembles, Art Expo, and free children’s activities. Cesar Chavez Park will smell of delicious Latin cuisine, and teach how to stay healthy with the health area providing needed resources to the community.
“The Latin Food and Music Festival is already creating excitement in the Hispanic community, because we are celebrating all Latino cultures living here in our region,” said Cathy Rodriguez, SHCC President/CEO. “Our goal is to give families the opportunity to celebrate their cultures, and Non-Latinos the opportunity to engage the fastest growing demographics. We want to be the connector, so the region can share in the wealth the Hispanic community creates. “
The Latin Food and Music Festival (LFMF) will offer the community an opportunity to enjoy the splendors of Latin countries like Brazil, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia and Puerto Rico. The LFMF will showcase the 21 Latin countries through important aspects on the Latino culture in food, music, dance and offering a day to the community to spend with their family. General admission is $5.00 and children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at www.sachcc.org/festival
Cesar Chavez Park acts a new venue for the LFMF, and will showcase a full day of entertainment with the regions favorite dance troops and musical bands. Community members can arrive early, and be entertained the whole day by joining the Del Campo dance Studio community lessons.
Applications are available on-line for Business/Nonprofit outreach booths, Food Vendors, and Arts and Education vendors.
The Latin Food and Music Festival will feature the regions favorite dance troops and bands.
· Del Campo Dance Studio Community Dance Lessons and Performance
· Live Music: Mariachi America de Sacramento
· Dance Performance: Calidanza
· Live Music: La Descarga
· Dance Performance: Colombia Viva
· Live Music: Grupo Café Canela
· Dance Performance: Mistura Brasileira
· Headlining Band: Grupo Café Canela
“The bands will encompass the sound and style that all Latinos can enjoy no matter their country of origin,” said Edgar Sanchez, SHCC Board Member and LFMF Co-Chair. “Many bands and dance troops are favorites in the community, and will have downtown buzzing with the Latino culture. It will be a beautiful dance that families can come and enjoy themselves in a fun and lively environment while connecting with the Latino culture.”
The family centered event will offer engaging activities for children including the Free Children Activities. Children can engage in FREE art activities like creating Drums and Hand Held Maraca from recycled material including paper towel rolls and filling with dried rice. The activities engage the children to learn about music, making art with recycled objects, and having fun by creating it all by them self. Many free activities will be offered, and the SHCC is collecting recyclable material to ensure all activities are free. Items like toilet paper rolls, paper towels, cardboard cylinder containers, paints, glue, tissue paper, cotton balls and pipe cleaners are some of the items needed for donation.
The Latin Food and Music Festival is a family event created to engage the community as a whole to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. The one-day festival will have over 200 volunteers working together to ensure the event is safe and fun for the community. List of bands, food vendors and arts vendors are available for media appearances upon request. No glass or opened containers will be allowed in to LFMF. Attendees may bring chairs and blankets. For more information on sponsorships or vendor booths please visit www.sachcc.org/festival.