Third Annual Event Features Free Latin Music, Food and Dance
Belmont University presents Fiesta Belmont: Nashville’s Latin Street Fair, proudly sponsored by Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart, on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The street fair features a daylong schedule of Latin music performances, Latin food vendors, activities for children and Latin dance groups. Admission to the event on the Belmont University campus is free.
More than 20 vendors will be supplying Columbian, South American, Caribbean and Hispanic food for this, the third annual Fiesta Belmont. Featured are traditional folkloric dancers, along with a wide variety of Latin music such as mariachi, conjunto/cumbias and salsa. Also provided are children’s activities such as piñatas, face painting and inflatables—free of charge. Local bands featured are Danny Salazar, Afinke and Ingrid Salas with her group Black Shadow.
“This event celebrates the diversity that is becoming Nashville. It mirrors the authentic Latin street fairs, a showcase for local music and incredible food,” David Herrera, event director and instructor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, said. “This event is becoming a major annual activity for Belmont University, providing a positive showcase for culture, food and interaction within the community. Part of the proceeds will go to the YMCA Hispanic Achievers program, benefiting area youth.”
Fiesta Belmont is Nashville’s largest Latin street fair and made possible through the generous support of Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart. “We are proud to participate in such a great event again this year,” Bill Perkins, market sales manager at Sam’s Club, said. “Our diverse communities and cultures make Nashville what it is today – a great place to live! Each year this event is getting bigger and better. Everyone needs to come out and enjoy the day! Don’t miss it!”
The Fiesta Belmont Latin music street fair takes place in the center of the Belmont campus. For more information about Fiesta Belmont or questions, please contact David Herrera at (615) 460-6908 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or check the event Web site at www.latinstreetfair.com for directions and more information.