Second Annual East Boston Latin Music & Dance Festival: “Sonidas de la gente”


EAST BOSTON, MA – On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Sen. Lydia Edwards’ office, in conjunction with ZUMIX, Veronica Robles Cultural Center, East Boston Main Streets, and the City of Boston will present the second annual East Boston Latin Music & Dance Festival: “Sonidos de la Gente” for free at East Boston Memorial Park from 1PM – 7PM.

The festival will consist of two stages, one presenting local live music acts and one presenting local dance ensembles.

Local live music will be provided by Eguie Castrillo, La Clave Secreta, Veronica Robles’ Mariachi Band, La Chusma, and ZUMIX’s youth Latin ensemble, Porque Puma?. Dancers will include Salsa y Control, Samba Viva, Bajucol, and VROCC youth dancers.

The festival will also feature multiple local and independent restaurants serving food and drink throughout the event.

This is a family-friendly event happening in a beautiful neighborhood city park adjacent to the MBTA Airport Station on the Blue Line and the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway. Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation including the MBTA East Boston ferry. An after party will take place at The Tall Ship at 1 East Pier Drive.

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