THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL CUBALIBRE BLOCKPARTY
Enjoy a FREE open-air concert and all things Cuban in the heart of downtown Coral Gables benefiting Regis House.
On Friday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m., The Globe will host its eleventh annual CubaLibre BlockParty, a FREE, open-air concert and festival in the heart of downtown Coral Gables along the entire 300 block of Alhambra Circle.
Celebrating Cuba’s first Independence Day of 1902, this year’s concert line-up will be headlined by Lisett Morales whose vibrant and joyful style of Cuban rooted Latin fusion will have you dancing, literally, in the street. Opening the concert will be Edwin Bonilla y su Son featuring Freddy Cárdenas and Cheito Quinones. The bands powerful style of salsa, (driven by Bonilla, one of the premier percussionists in the game who has played with Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Madonna, Juan Luis Guerra, Marc Anthony, Cachao, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Celia Cruz and many more), is a tight blend of horns, Afro-Cuban rhythms and wide vocal arrangements resulting in deep, danceable “descargas” aimed at real salsa dancers. This year’s block party will also feature hand-picked vintage Cuban music by MC and DJ El Russo.
In addition to the free concert, The Globe’s CubaLibre BlockParty will also feature delicious street food, hand-rolled cigars and many more surprises. Between live acts, DJ Nelly keeps the action going inside The Globe till 2am. As always, festival goers are encouraged to come decked-out in their best guayaberas and Cuban-chic attire (including your best dancing shoes) to continue the block party’s “golden age of Cuba” theme.
The Globe’s CubaLibre BlockParty is sponsored by founding sponsor American Airlines as well as MCCI Medical Group, cerveza Presidente and once again will benefit Regis House – Miami Dade’s premier agency for behavioral health care services. The Globe’s Cuba Libre Block Party will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will stretch along the entire 300 block of Alhambra Circle between Le Jeune Road and Salzedo Avenue. General public entrance will be located at Salzedo Avenue.