Eventus and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, celebrating its now 10th anniversary season, announced today the second season of their concert series, CUBA BEAT, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida. Due to the unprecedented success of the innovative series, the 2015-2016 season will feature five concerts, one more than during its initial season. The series which garnered great praise from critics and music lovers alike, will renew performances starting September 19th spotlighting the best in Cuban music by celebrating diverse musical genres and its creators. Every show will feature a different artist, each a master of the highlighted genre. Five-show packages, which guarantee the same premium seating locations for every concert, range from $295-$770. Packages can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.
The five shows scheduled for the 2015-2016 season are: CELEBRATING CELIA! featuring Aymee Nuviola, Diego “El Cigala” and The Celia Cruz All-Stars on September 19th; A SLICE OF CUBA featuring Albita and guests on November 21st; BOLERO: THE SOUND OF LOVE featuring Lucrecia and guests on February 27th, 2016; and MAMBO: THE MUSIC OF ISRAEL LOPEZ “CACHAO” featuring The Cachao Mambo All-Stars and a roster of guest virtuosos playing the master’s last works. As a special bonus, CUBA BEAT is expanding the series and presenting the launch of PUERTO RICO BEAT on October 10th with a Tribute to Hector Lavoe featuring the legendary Willie Colon alongside Domingo Quinones and Isidro Infante and his Orchestra.
“My passion for music was the reason I created the CUBA BEAT concert series a year ago, and I could not have been more pleased with the reception from the audiences during our first season,” said Nelson Albareda, GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY®-winning producer, and president of Eventus. “I am proud of the way our community has embraced this unique series and, together with the Arsht Center, I look forward to making CUBA BEAT, as well as the newly-created PUERTO RICO BEAT, experiences that will last a lifetime and year-round cultural events,” added Albareda.
The series, which will be performed in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, will be presented on Saturday evenings at 8 PM.
CUBA BEAT will also feature an educational component which will connect high school music students with the featured artists in an experience that will highlight the different music styles that comprise this rich musical heritage.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.
Eventus is an experiential, sports, entertainment, and shopper marketing company focused on connecting brands with 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.
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses Brava!, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit BaptistHealth.net.
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