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Bronx SalsaFest is a month-long, borough-wide annual celebration of Salsa,
the musical genre that has taken the world by storm and has roots in The Bronx.

 

Each year the summer sizzles in The Bronx as this annual event
brings together some of the borough’s best
musicians, photographers, documentarians, storytellers,
and, of course
salseros, dancing in the streets and on the sand
throughout July and August.

 

July 14
TONY VEGA & BRONX CHARANGA
1pm – 5pm | Free
Bronx Summer Concert Series, Orchard Beach Main Stage

July 21 - CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

July 25
SALSA NIGHT IN THE BRONX
6pm – 10pm | $10 | Repeated Event
Salsa night in the Boogie Down is back! Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to dance the night away. Good music. Great beer. Better company. Every last Thursday of the month until September.
Bronx Brewery, 856 East 136th Street

July 26
LALO RODRIGUEZ / LOS HERMANOS MORENO / DJ LUCHO
7pm – 9pm | Free
As a solo artist, Lalo Rodriguez was a star of the salsa romantica era in the late 80s/early 90s, cracking the Billboard top 10 with the saucy 1988 single “Ven, devórame otra vez” (Come, devour me again). He’s joined by brothers William and Nelson Moreno—better known as Los Hermanos Moreno-a duo formed in New Jersey in 1989 known for their aggressive salsa style and intricate arrangements. Affectionately known as “Nelson the babyface” and “Willie the killer,” the pair made the latin charts in the 90s with their salsa hits “Sopa de Pichón” and “Quimbombo.”
Soundview Park, Bronx River Avenue bet. Lafayette Avenue and Surf Drive

July 28
RAULIN ROSENDO & ORO SOLIDO
1pm – 5pm | Free            
Bronx Summer Concert Series, Orchard Beach Main Stage

July 31
RAY DE LA PAZ / EDGAR JOEL AND ANTHONY COLON / DJ KAMALA
7pm – 9pm | Free
Puerto Rican salsero Ray De La Paz was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in The Bronx, and cemented his salsa pedigree early in his career on four albums with with legendary conguero Ray Baretto. He’s joined by another boricua salsero, Edgar Joel, who got his start with La Combinación Latina before partnering with the vocalist Anthony Colon to craft songs with classic salsa rhythms and romantic lyrics.
Crotona Park, 1700 Crotona Avenue

August 1
BAREFOOT DANCING WITH EDWIN M. FERRERAS (BACHATA & MERENGUE)
6:30 pm
Kick off your shoes and dance on the lush, green Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn. Free dance instruction and live music. 
Van Cortlandt Park House Museum, W 246th & Broadway

August 4
THE NELSON GONZALEZ ALL STAR BAND & CONJUNTO CLASICO
1pm – 5pm | Free
Bronx Summer Concert Series, Orchard Beach Main Stage

August 7
SUNSET WEDNESDAY: BRONX SALSAFEST CHINO PONS & GRUPO IRÉK
7pm – 8pm | $6 – $12           
One of New York City’s quintessential Salsa groups, Chino Pons and Grupo Irék, launches SalsaFest at Wave Hill this summer. Learn more and register HERE.
Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

August 8
ROOFTOP SALSA DANCE PARTY
6:30pm-8pm | FREE
Summer nights are made for sunset salsa. Rooftop dancing at Bronx Terminal Market is back with the live Latin rhythms of Funk Salsa Urban + a free salsa lesson from 6:30pm-7:00pm. 
Bronx Terminal Market, 610 Exterior Street, Parking level 6
More info

August 11
THE MAMBO LEGENDS ORCHESTRA, CHARLIE CRUZ AND FRANKIE NEGRON
1pm – 5pm | Free
Bronx Summer Concert Series, Orchard Beach Main Stage

August 17   
BRONX RISING! : THE HIDDEN LEGACY OF ALEGRE RECORDS 
7pm | $5 - $7
Before there was Fania Records, there was Alegre Records and the Casalegre Record store in the Bronx.  This program will feature a discussion by some of the musicians who were part of the Alegre story as they recount its legacy including Orlando Marín, timbalero and bandleader,  Mike Amadeo, proprietor of the longest contiunally-run Latin music store in NYC, Bobby Marín, producer who used to work at Casalegre and Chris Rogers, jazz musician and son of Alegre All-Star, Barry Rogers.  It will be moderated by Bobby Sanabria and followed by a musical performance in tribute to the Alegre All-Stars by Oreste “Kidd Ore” Abrantes y Su Orquesta.
Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd.

August 18
TIPICA 73 & HECTOR TRICOCHE
1pm – 5pm | Free
Bronx Summer Concert Series, Orchard Beach Main Stage

August 25
ANDY MONTAÑEZ, FUNK SALSA URBAN, & KIM VIERA
1pm – 5pm | Free
Bronx Summer Concert Series, Orchard Beach Main Stage

 

Read our Go Bronx Magazine Bronx Salsa Fest Special Edition
to be kept informed on this and other activities!

 

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Bronx SalsaFest is a borough-wide celebration produced by The Bronx Tourism Council
in collaboration with the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
and partially funded by NYC & Company.
Bronx SalsaFest is a registered trademark of The Bronx Tourism Council

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