Conga Caliente returns to Tampa, Fla. for its annual family festival now celebrating 11 years. A traditional free festival celebrating Hispanic arts and culture will be held on Sunday, November 2 at Al Lopez Park from 11:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.
The festival includes live music by local and national performers, ethnic foods, a domino and cigar area, a youth area, freebies and a beer garden. Other areas of interest include Health Village, Corporate Village as well as educational displays. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view paintings, sculptures, and other types of artwork created by local Hispanic artists.
This year’s artist line-up is no different from prior years featuring renowned and uprising artists. Marlow Rosado, the Puerto Rican 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Tropical Album for his Retro album and 2014 La Musa Elena Casals Award recipient will bring his compositions to Tampa for the very first time. His Retro album is a tribute of the best salsa music from the 1970s and this past summer he released his third album titled Salsanimal.
Another artist performing at Conga Caliente is the Cuban born Albita. She has won two Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award. Others slated to perform are Sol y Son, Colombian improv artist Tachuela with special guest Albarito.
In the past 10 years of Conga Caliente performers have included Danny Lozada, Johnny Rivera, Ommy Cardona, Carolina La O, Pedro Jesus, Alvaro Torres, Miles Peña, Kevin Ceballo, Los Boyz del Barrio, Maggie Carles, Rey Ruíz, Tito Rojas, Van Lester, Marlon, DLG, Anthony Cruz have taken stage at Conga Caliente.
The festival is free of charge at Al Lopez Park located at 4810 N. Himes Ave. For additional information contact Coda Sound.