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Latin Music, Film & Food Festival

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Latin Music, Film & Food Festival

Time: April 10, 2010 from 11am to 10pm
Location: Indian River County Fair Grounds
Street: 7955 58th Ave.
City/Town: Vero Beach, FL 32967
Website or Map: http://www.SCJHLatinFestival.…
Phone: 407-914-4273
Event Type: charity, event
Organized By: Adrian Perez
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2010

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Event Description

The Sebastian Charter Junior High Latin Festival, April 10, 2010, promises to be an exciting event. The first of its kind held at Indian River County Fair Grounds in Vero Beach, Florida. With the exciting line-up of the best Latin Film, Food, Music and Dance headlined by the renown stellar, Tito Rodriguez Orchestra with Tito Rodriguez Jr. featuring the finest musicians of Puerto Rico.

The day kicks off at 11am with a screening of the documentary film, La Epoca: The Palladium Era. Free Latin dance lessons will follow at the festival grounds on the 50 by 50 foot outdoor dance floor, specially designed for the days many dance performances.

Take a journey to Peru's folkloric sights and sounds with Ritmos Peru and Inkas Wasi. Then, the Charter High School Mambo Dance Team takes to the floor choreographed in the legendary Cuban Pete method by legendary Mambo dancer Barbara Craddock. Enjoy the smooth music of the South Wind Jazz Ensemble followed by another dance performance by local dance instructor, Joe Tessier.

Adlan Cruz, a world-class concert pianist from Puerto Rico will perform in the center of the dance floor. Then, Iba A Se featuring Danny Rivera Jr. will perform on the main stage. Then enjoy the dance exibition of the electric couple, Stacey & Lucy Lopez. Finally, last but certainly not least the Tito Rodriguez Orchestra led by Tito Rodriguez Jr. will perform under the stars as the dance floor opens to the audience for two hours.

A full array of cusine and culture will be avaliable along the festival's Vendor Row with boutiques & kiosks offering food & merchandise for the crowd.

The SCJH Latin Festival is a charity event benefiting several local charities including the Sebastian Charter Junior High, Pelican Audubon Society, Boys & Girls Club of Indian River County, The Sheriffs Youth Ranch, The Gifford Youth Activity Center and the Substance Awareness Council of I.R.C.

The Sebastian Charter Junior High School is an "A" ranked school, however SCJH is currently housed in ten-year-old portable units. The President & Chairman of the Board of SCJH, John Rivera developed this Latin Festival to aid in raising funds for the construction of a permanent school building. To purchase tickets now or find out more information, go to

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