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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 the month of August.

 

 

AUGUST 2017 

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
Subject to change

Wednesday August 2
Salsa Bruja with Caridad de La Luz & Dancers
Salsa Bruja
 takes salsa from the clubs and theaters to this beautiful garden setting. The show features singer Caridad De La Luz, widely known as “La Bruja” (“The Witch”), as the evening’s MC and vocalist.  
Great Lawn of Wave Hill, west 249th and Independence Avenue

Thursday August 3
Barefoot Dancing at Van Cortlandt Park featuring Eddie Torres Jr., Nelida Tirado & Gonzalo Crau’s La Clave Secreta Trio.
Great Lawn of Van Cortlandt House Museum, 6036 Broadway

Wednesday August 9
Orquesta SSC Salsa Band
Contemporary salsa big band Orquesta SCC returns to Wave Hill to close the 2017 Sunset Wednesdays season. An 11 member, all male, contemporary salsa big band led by Jose Vazquez-Cofresi and Edwin Perez, SCC stands for Salsa Con Conciencia, and the band’s mission is to make music that benefits society.
Great Lawn of Wave Hill, west 249th and Independence Avenue

Sundays August 6, 13, 20 & 27
Bronx Summer Concert Series
Salsa Sundays lineup in the process of being confirmed
Orchard Beach Concert State

Saturday August 26
Los Van Van
Heralded as Cuba’s greatest dance orchestra and known throughout the world for their iconic live performances, Los Van Van returns to North America. Don’t miss this historic concert as it will feature the first appearance with the Band in this US tour of Vanessa Formell from the Formell musical dynasty. She will be joined by a special guest – the legendary Pedrito Calvo, the original singer of the band and recognized as one of the most famous interpreters of contemporary Afro-Latin music.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Buy tickets here

Thursday August 31 
Bembé in The Bronx
Bembé in The Bronx is a night of salsa beats, dance and beer in The Bronx. The Bronx Brewery, 856 East 136th Street
Buy tickets here

 

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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 takes place the full month of August


 

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