The First Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival, hosted by the Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation, Inc., has announced the entertainment lineup for the event taking on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The festival, which serves as the kick-off to Miami-Dade County’s month long celebrations of Hispanic Heritage, will feature music, dance and arts from diverse countries.
Entertainment on Main Stage (Le Jeune Rd. & Biltmore Way):
- 12:00 p.m. Aspira Kids
- 12:30 p.m. Jr. Orange Bowl together with Aspira Kids
- 12:45 p.m. Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders
- · 1:00 p.m. Asociación de Puertorriqueños
- · 1:30 p.m. Flamenco
- · 2:00 p.m. Anabel y Keoke
- · 3:00 p.m. Carlos Oliva
- 3:45 p.m. Anabel y Keoke
- 5:00 p.m. Conjunto Progreso
- 5:45 p.m. Panamerican Youth
- 6:00 p.m. Jenny Love
- 6:45 p.m. Conjunto Progreso
- 7:45 p.m. Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders
- 8:00 p.m. Folklorica Alturas de Chile
- 8:15 p.m. Honduran Music
- 8:30 p.m. Daniel Bouchet
- 8:45 p.m. Arias
- 9:30 p.m. Franklin’s Wheels
The event will also feature a VIP Stage inside the Smokin’ in the Gables VIP Lounge. A special ticket must be purchased for this area, which will feature more than 30 top cigar manufacturers showcasing their products, exclusive cocktails and open bar by Bacardi®. The Lounge will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the festival. Tickets may be purchased online at www.gableshispanicfestival.com.
Entertainment on the VIP Stage (Hernando Street and Biltmore Way):
- 1:00 p.m. Opening of Smokin’ in the Gables by Emilio Gomez
- 1:30 p.m. Daniel Bouchet
- 2:00 p.m. Franklin’s Wheels
- 3:00 p.m. CigaRobbie Radio Show Live
- 5:00 p.m. Jenny Love
- 5:30 p.m. Closing of Smokin’ in the Gables by Arias
This FREE festival promises a fun-filled day for the entire family featuring fine arts, traditional arts & crafts and music, a special children’s play pavilion with bounce houses, face painters and a range of activities, consulates representing diverse countries, Guayaberas and culinary artists showcasing the unique flavors of the Hispanic culture. Also present will be a special area by the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins.
The festival will pay a special tribute to one of Cuba’s greatest artists, the late master Cundo Bermúdez, with the exhibition Madria Tiri, 2005 at Coral Gables City Hall. The exhibition will honor the artist’s abundant career and his contribution to modern art. The Madria Tiri will also serve as the official poster of the Inaugural Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival 2010.
Festival top sponsors include: Bacardi USA, Inc., Pepsi, L&R Construction, Baptist Health South Florida, Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables, Larry A. Harshmann, P.A., Leon Medical Centers, Telemundo51, NBC6 and many more.
For more information go to www.gableshispanicfestival.com or call the Festival Hotline for more information at 305?552?6061.
About the Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation
The mission of the Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation, Inc. is to undertake programs and activities that enhance and promote Hispanic culture and appreciation of its heritage among the Hispanic population not only living in the Coral Gable area, but also the surrounding communities located in Miami Dade County and South Florida, as well.
Portions of the Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival proceeds will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation, Inc. which foster programs and initiatives that enhance the quality of life for elder people living in the “City Beautiful” Coral Gables, the Cundo Bermudez Foundation, Inc., which provides scholarships to talented young artists whose talent would be lost to the world without this assistance, Samantha’s Purpose, Inc. that provides financial assistance to help with the cost of therapy to the parents and families of children with special needs, living in the Miami-Dade County, and CCDH, Inc. which advocates, coordinates and provides support and services to people with disabilities and their families.