Labor Day weekend is coming! For millions of people it is a time to relax and have fun with family and friends and not worry about having to go to work on Monday morning. Denver is hosting Latin music events on Labor Day weekend for you to enjoy. Some are free family fun events (listed at the bottom). Below is a list of some of the best shows.
Denver Labor Day Tango Festival, Sept. 1-5, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
One of the nations largest Tango festivals takes place in the mile high city. Festival is complete with performances, workshops of all levels, a live orquestra, Dj’s, and dancing at Cheesman Park. Prices Vary. For full details on prices and schedule of events at the Tango Festival, visit the website: http://tango.org/content/denver-tango-festival
Peruvian Food Weekend Buffet–FIFA Soccer Games! Karaoke! Sept. 3 & 4, Pisco Sour Restaurant
Pisco Sour serves some of the most delicious Peruvian food. This weekend they are preparing a special buffet featuring almost any Peruvian dish you can think of, including ceviche, roasted chicken, tamal verde, and much more! Price for buffet per person is only $13.49 FIFA soccer games Peru vs. Bolivia at 7pm on Friday the 2nd, Mexico vs. Chile soccer game at 1pm on Sunday 4th followed by karaoke. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pisco-Sour-Restaurant-Lounge-Denver/140042029372708
SalsaRengueTon 2011 featuring Raulin Rosendo, Sept. 2, Red & Jerry’s, 8pm
Latin singer Raulin Rosendo is coming direct from New York City to play with local band Los Lunaticos and DJ Charley. All of these performers have extensive experience playing with some of the world’s best latin musicians and putting on some of the liveliest shows in Denver, Colorado. This concert will surely keep you dancing all night. Ages 16 and up to enter, tickets $20. Bachata, salsa, merengue, and reageton. More information at http://www.loslunaticos.com/
FREE FAMILY FUN
Festival Independencia CentroAmericano 2011 — Central American Independence Festival, Sunday Sept. 4, City Park on 17th and Colorado Blvd., 10am to 7pm
Celebrating the independence of Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Traditional music and dance acts of Central America, activites for kids, food and beverage available for purchase. Sponsored by Telemundo, Colorado Rapids, 1150 AM Radio, Little Wagon Restaurant, Emily’s, and Mi Pueblo Market. Organized by ACAUNIDA (Association of Central Americans) http://www.acaunida.org/indexmain.html
Conjunto Colores at Taste of Colorado, Sept. 4, Civic Center Park, 8pm to 9:45pm
Denver’s own salsa band Conjunto Colores will play over 90 minutes of salsa music at Heritage Stage at the Taste of Colorado Festival. They play throughout Colorado at clubs, concerts, and special events.
FUEGO! Latin Dance Show at Taste of Colorado, Sept. 5, Civic Center Park, 4pm to 5:30pm
Denver’s most talented Latin Dancers are performing at the Heritage Stage, choreographed performances with costumes! Do not miss this! More than 15 dance companies will dance.
La Candela at Taste of Colorado, Sept. 5, Civic Center Park, 5:30pm
One of Colorado’s own salsa bands is playing live music after the FUEGO Latin Dance Show. La Candela has played throughout Colorado at clubs, concerts, and special events.