Cuban Fest to Sizzle Chicago Summer

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Noticias LocalesOn a stormy Tuesday morning, 90 miles café was sizzling with excitement upon the announcement of the fourth annual Festival Cubano, presented by Third District State Representative Luis Arroyo, 30th Ward Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras, and Eventlife.

Festival Cubano will be held from Friday, Aug. 2nd through the 4th at Riis Park and this year, Eventlife announced Casa Cuba and its Executive Director Blas O. Vera will be the honorees of the festival.

“Blas and Casa Cuba have not only been strong supporters of Festival Cubano since its inception, but they also have given a voice to the city’s Cuban community through their community work and cultural events,” said Festival Cubano Director and Founder George Herrera.

During the three-day event, fest goers will enjoy a variety of food, arts, carnival games, and live entertainment by headliners, Cachao Mambo All Stars, Timba Sensation Manolín, and Jerry Rivera. The festival will also feature a rare Chicago appearance by Cuban vocalist and former Yerba Buena member Xiomara Laugart. “With each festival we try to raise the bar on the type of talent we bring to the city. I am really excited by our headliners this year. Once again, music lovers will experience and enjoy the breadth and depth of Cuban music and how it has influenced other cultures and performers,” said Herrera.

Festival Cubano will be open from Friday, Aug. 2nd, 3 p.m., to 10p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 3rd from 10a.m., to 10p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 4th from 10a.m., to 10p.m. To purchase tickets, visit Admission for children under 12 and seniors 65 and over is free.

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