On Sunday, September 6, India Point Park will host Festival Latino de Providence, the first ever Latino music festival from event organizer Waterfront Productions. With a line up of local and international merengue and tipico performers, Waterfront Productions is hoping that this will become an annual event for the East Side park.
“Our goal for the Providence waterfront event series is to offer a diverse event schedule that is multi-cultural, appealing to many different groups of people,” says Waterfront Productions President and CEO/Owner Michele Maker Palmieri. “We were lucky to form a partnership with a booking agent and promoter who have produced successful Latino Festivals and they are very excited to bring these headliners to Providence.”
Those headliners include Dominican merengue singer Sergio Vargas and Fefita LaGrande, the Dominican Republic’s most prolific merengue accordionist. Local and regional Latino DJs and performers will be included in the day’s entertainment, as well as food vendors, full bars and entertainment for kids.
The festival is expected to attract 3,500-4,000 attendees to India Point Park and is just the latest in a number of high profile events Waterfront Productions has brought to the east side this year since expanding from Newport, including Augusts Waterfront Reggae Festival and next month’s Oktoberfest. Tickets are $20 in advance and children under 12 get in for free. A limited number of 21+, VIP passes are also available for $50.