The Latin Recording Academy®, Eventus and Univision announce the schedule and talent roster for the upcoming 2012 Latin GRAMMY® Street Parties, celebrating its 10th year. The six-city cross-country festival will lead up to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® Telecast on November 15 in Las Vegas. Kicking off on Sunday, September 30, in Chicago, the tour will roll into the top Hispanic communities across the country making stops in Houston on October 7, Dallas on October 14, and Los Angeles on October 21. For the first time in its history, the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties will visit San Jose, Calif., on October 28, finishing the celebration in Miami on November 4.
"It seems incredible that 10 years have gone by since that first Street Party in Miami back in 2003," said Nelson Albareda, President and CEO of Eventus. "We are very proud that through our partnership with The Latin Recording Academy, we have been able to bring such a high level of talent face to face with their fans year after year, and have helped ignite Latin GRAMMY fever around the country."
"What a wonderful accomplishment to celebrate 10 years of sharing the Latin GRAMMY experience and offering our fans the opportunity to enjoy a day-long festival filled with a diversity of amazing music." said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "Our continued partnership with Eventus has allowed us to create an annual event that brings spectacular talent to major cities across the country and promotes our universal appreciation of Latin music. We look forward to many more years to come."
Year after year, this high-energy music fest leads up to the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, the most prestigious award in Latin music, and brings its excitement to communities around the country with the heaviest concentration of Hispanics. The awards show telecast will be broadcast live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, on Thursday, November 15 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) on the Univision network.
The Latin GRAMMY Street Parties capture the excitement surrounding the Latin GRAMMY Awards by offering an interactive traveling musical festival for Hispanics, which includes live entertainment, sponsor display areas, and product sampling. The series features performances by some of Latin music's established artists, while serving as a launching platform for emerging talent representing various genres, including reggaeton, regional Mexican, pop, rock en espanol, and tropical, among others. This year, more than any other, the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties have put together blowout musical lineups across the U.S. as part of the celebration of its ongoing success as the premier national Hispanic music series.
The 2012 Latin GRAMMY Street Parties are presented by McDonald's® and 7UP®. Its official sponsor, Las Vegas, will give away a VIP trip to the destination giving lucky fans the opportunity to experience the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards ceremony live. Registration for the giveaway is available at Latin GRAMMY Street Parties in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose and Miami. Paul Mitchell® is also on board as a partner sponsor in select markets introducing its latest product innovation, Paul Mitchell Curls, with official sponsor Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereals® endorsing its delicious cereal products.
In addition to its U.S. broadcast, the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide.
The schedule, venues and exciting talent roster slated to perform at the 2012 Latin GRAMMY Street Parties, celebrating its 10th Anniversary, are as follows:
Sunday, September 30 – Chicago, IL
Plaza Garibaldi - 26 & California Ave.
El Coyote, Diana Reyes and La Numero 1 Banda Jerez, among others
Sunday, October 7 – Houston, TX
LAM Parking Lot – Rusk St., Crawford St., Walker St.
Gocho, Graciela Beltran, Fito Blanko, Los Herederos de Nuevo Leon and Conjunto Atardecer, among others
Sunday, October 14 – Dallas, TX
Streets of Oak Cliff – West Jefferson Blvd between N. Llewellyn & N. Tyler
Roberto Tapia, Horacio Palencia, La Leyenda and Conjunto Atardecer, among others
Sunday, October 21 – Los Angeles, CA
Plaza Olvera - 125 Paseo de la Plaza (in front of Union Station)
Lupillo Rivera, El Coyote, Jesus Ojeda, El Rojo and Kevin Ortiz, among others
Sunday, October 28 – San Jose, CA
Streets of San Jose – Almaden Blvd. between Santa Clara St. and San Carlos St.
Fidel Ruedas, Alejandra Guzman, Jesus Ojeda, Trio Ellas and Rocio y Su Sonora, among others
Sunday, November 4 – Hialeah, FL
Streets of Hialeah – West 16 Avenue between 37 & 42 Street
Gocho, Fito Blanko, Leslie Grace, Gente de Zona and Maffio, among others
About The Latin Recording Academy
The Latin Recording Academy is an International, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Eventus is an experiential, sports and entertainment marketing company focused on connecting brands with multicultural consumers. Eventus operates distinct business units focused on delivering innovative event properties, media properties, and integrated promotional programs targeting the multicultural markets. The company is headquartered in Miami with offices in major cities across the United States. For more information on Eventus, please visit www.eventuslive.com
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Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clasico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Movil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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