Belmont University presents the fourth annual “Fiesta Belmont: Nashville’s Latin Music Street Fair” on Sat., May 3 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., celebrating the traditions of Latin culture. Made possible through the generous contribution of Sam’s Club, the street fair features a day-long 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.
The event features family and local business vendors who will be supplying Columbian, South American, Caribbean and Hispanic food. 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 local bands. Kids can enjoy activities like piñatas, face painting and inflatable slides.
“This event celebrates the diversity that is becoming Nashville. It mirrors the authentic Latin Street Fairs of my childhood in New Mexico, showcasing local music and incredible food. This event has become a major annual activity for Belmont University, providing a positive showcase for culture, food and interaction within the community,” said Dr. David Herrera, Fiesta Belmont event director and instructor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
Fiesta Belmont has become Nashville’s largest and longest running Latin street fair and is made possible through the continued generous support of Sam’s Club in cooperation with the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Net profits from the event will benefit local Hispanic programs and scholarships administered through the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Perkins, Sam’s Club’s market sales manager, said, “We are proud to celebrate that which makes Nashville the wonderful city it is and is becoming, and we look forward to the event’s growth in years to come.”
The Fiesta Belmont Latin music street fair takes place in the center of the Belmont campus. For more information about Fiesta Belmont or questions about how to be a part of Nashville’s largest Latin music street fair, check the event Web site at www.latinstreetfair.com or contact Dr. David Herrera at (615) 460-6908 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.