Fiesta Belmont, Nashville’s Latin Music Street Fair, returns Sat., May 9 for its fifth annual celebration of Latin culture. Sponsored by Belmont University, the street fair features a day-long schedule of continuous Latin music performances, Latin food vendors, kids’ activities and folkloric Latin dance groups. Admission to the event, which runs from noon-7 p.m. on the Belmont University campus, is free.
Ebony Cosby, student event coordinator, said, “We believe this festival provides a positive showcase for culture and interaction within the community. This event has become a class project, and we are proud to be a part of this.”
The event features family and local business vendors who will be supplying Columbian, South American, Caribbean and Hispanic food for this fifth annual event. Entertainment includes traditional folkloric dancers, along with a wide variety of Latin music such as mariachi, conjunto/cumbias and salsa from Nashville’s top professional Latin bands. Admission and parking to this family-friendly event are free, and kids’ activities—such as piñatas, face painting, bubble activity and inflatable slides—are also provided at no extra charge.
Belmont faculty member Dr. David Herrera, who also serves as Fiesta Belmont event director, said, “This event celebrates the growing diversity that is becoming Nashville. It mirrors the authentic Street Fairs of my childhood in New Mexico, showcasing music and incredible food. I am proud that Belmont provides this showcase for local culture, food and interaction within the community.”
Net profits from the event will benefit the YMCA Hispanic Achievers Program—a program that assists local youth and parents through mentorship and educational programs. For more information, visit www.latinstreetfair.com or contact David Herrera at (615) 460-6908 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .