Catchy songs often have a blazing guitar riff, a sing-along chorus, and subliminal messages about getting out of your small town. Get hooked with this GrouponLive deal to the 3rd Annual Festival Cubano at Riis Park on Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Choose from the following options:
For $150, you get two weekend VIP passes (a $300 value), which include:
- VIP stage-front seating
- Backstage access
- Complimentary food backstage
- After-party access
For $99, you get two single-day VIP passes (a $200 value). Choose between Saturday or Sunday.
For $15, you get four general-admission weekend tickets (up to a $40 value).
For $10, you get four general-admission tickets for Saturday (up to a $20 value).
For $12, you get six general-admission tickets for Saturday (up to a $30 value).
For $10, you get four general-admission tickets for Sunday (up to a $20 value).
For $12, you get six general-admission tickets for Sunday (up to a $30 value).
Children aged 12 and younger and seniors aged 65 and older get in free.
Now in its third year, Festival Cubano celebrates the music, culture, and food of our island neighbor to the south with two days of Caribbean fun. Saturday kicks off a slate of more than 15 performers with Jose Alberto "El Canario," a leading light of the romantic-salsa genre. His sets draw on a knack for easy improvisation and his whistling prowess, which, along with his ability to detect poisonous gases, has earned him the nickname "the canary.” Tito Puente Jr. earns the right to carry on the famous family name with a joyful, jazz-inflected performance style, and he'll pay homage to another legend in the same day's Celia Cruz All Stars tribute. From a younger generation, singer/songwriter Madai comes with the endorsement of Miami-born rapper Pitbull and his label, which has recently signed her blend of dance-pop endowed by smooth alto vocals.
Celebrating a different style of dance, the dancers of the Chicago International Salsa Congress take the stage both days with flashy Afro-Caribbean moves. Sunday samples another broad swath of Cuban styles, with performances that range from bachata to urban rock to Isaac Delgado's mastery of classic Cuban salsa as well as the contemporary fusion genre timba.
At the Kid Zone, littler guests dive into a moon bounce, petting zoo, and bilingual storytelling. All the while, food options from Cuba and other corners of the Caribbean fill tummies and provide suitable offerings to the ants who benevolently allow man to use their park.