LA SALSA FEST 2016 – PROGRAM

ALL AGES WELCOME THURSDAY – SUNDAY

8PM-6AM TO EVENING PROGRAM, INCLUDES SHOWS, CONCERTS & SOCIAL DANCING

WEDNESDAY MAY 25, 2016 - KICK OFF PARTY

  • Kick Off Party from 8PM at STEVEN’S STEAKHOUSE
  • FREE transportation from the Westin Bonaventure Hotel
  • 9PM  LIVE BAND :  SON MAYOR
  • Bachata and Kizomba Room till 2am
  • $10 on the door (NOT INCLUDED in Full Pass or Party Pass)
  • 8pm – First Shuttle Bus from Westin Bonaventure for hotel guests (thereafter bus will run every 30 minutes to Stevens Steakhouse) FREE
  • Shuttle Drop-off/Pick-up Point (Figueroa side of hotel) –
  • 1:30am – Stevens Closes its Doors
  • 1:30-2:00am – Last Shuttle Bus to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

THURSDAY MAY 26, 2016 - FESTIVAL OPENING PARTY

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  • Opening Party at the WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL
  • 8PMOpening shows
  • LIVE BAND: Boogaloo Assassins
  • and international DJs until 6am
  • $20 at the door
  • 12pm noon – Registration Opens – buy your passes, collect your wristbands and sign up for the LA WLDC Qualifier round held on Saturday afternoon (registration closes at 11pm)

FRIDAY MAY 27, 2016 DAY 1 LA SALSA FEST

***ALL EVENTS take place at the WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL***

  • 9am: Registration opens (sign up for the WLDC Qualifier closes Saturday 12pm/noon)
  • 12pm/noon – 7.30pm: Pool Party with International DJs from (everyone attending MUST have the correct wristband)
  • 1pm – 5pm: Workshops and Salsa Stories Sessions (see Workshop Schedule) – (can we imbed a link here to the workshop schedule please?)
  • 12pm – 3pm: Tech-Rehearsal for Evening Performance Shows (all performers in the Friday Evening Show must attend! Please be on time WITH your music, ready to dance)
  • 8:00pm: Evening Performance Shows in the California Ballroom
  • 8:00pm – 6am: Bachata and Kizomba Rooms hosted by Joseal & Manuel dos Santos, are open for Social Dancing
  • (estimated time 11:30pm): After the Evening Performance Shows in the California Ballroom:

TWO BANDS

  • TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY POLANCO with two time Grammy Award winners SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA
  • SECOND SET INVITED GUESTS: Art Webb, Crespo Brothers, Conjunto Amistad, Frankie Vazquez, Jimmy Bosch, Herman Olivera, Ray de la Paz, Ray Ramos
  • and International DJs till 6am

SATURDAY MAY 28, 2016 - DAY 2 OF THE LA SALSA FEST

***ALL EVENTS take place at the WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL***

  • 9am: Registration opens (sign up for the WLDC Qualifier closes Saturday 12pm/noon)
  • 9am – 11am: Tech-Rehearsal for Afternoon Performance Shows (all performers in the Saturday Afternoon Show must attend! Please be on time WITH your music, ready to dance)
  • 10am to 5pm: Workshops and Salsa Stories Sessions (see Workshop Schedule) – can we imbed a link here to the workshop schedule please?)
  • 12pm/noon – 7.30pm: Pool Party with International DJs from (everyone attending MUST have the correct wristband)
  • 12pm to 3pm: Tech-Rehearsal for Evening Performance Shows (all performers in the Saturday Evening Show must attend! Please be on time WITH your music, ready to dance)
  • 3:30pm – 7pm: Afternoon Performance Shows and WLDC Qualifer
  • 8:00 PM: CANTO TROPICAL AIR LIVE DIRECTLY FROM LASF@WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL : Interviews Selected Artists Performers Musicians & Dancers
  • 8:30pm: Evening Performance Shows in the California Ballroom
  • 8:00pm – 6am: Bachata and Kizomba Rooms hosted by Joseal & Manuel dos Santos, are open for Social Dancing
  • 11PM EL GRAN COMBO de Puerto Rico / over 50 years of music
  • (estimated time 11:30pm): After the Evening Performance Shows in the California Ballroom:
  • 12:30pm: GRUPO EXTRA live in the California Ballroom
  • and International DJs till 6am

SUNDAY MAY 29, 2016 - DAY 3 OF THE LA SALSAFEST

***ALL EVENTS take place at the WESTIN BONAVENTURE HOTEL***

  • 9am: Registration opens
  • 9am – 11am: Tech-Rehearsal for Afternoon Performance Shows (all performers in the Sunday Afternoon Show must attend! Please be on time WITH your music, ready to dance)
  • 10am to 5pm: Workshops and Salsa Stories Sessions (see Workshop Schedule) – can we imbed a link here to the workshop schedule please?)
  • 12pm/noon – 7.30pm: Pool Party with International DJs from (everyone attending MUST have the correct wristband)
  • PLUS special suprise at the Sunday Pool Party, don’t miss out!
  • 12pm to 3pm: Tech-Rehearsal for Evening Performance Shows (all performers in the Sunday Evening Show must attend! Please be on time WITH your music, ready to dance)
  • 3:30pm – 6pm: Afternoon Performance Shows
  • 8:00pm: Evening Performance Shows in the California Ballroom
  • 8:00pm – 6am: Bachata and Kizomba Rooms hosted by Joseal & Manuel dos Santos, are open for Social Dancing
  • 11Pm :OSCAR D’LEON and his Orchestra
  • (estimated time 11:30pm): After the Evening Performance Shows in the California Ballroom:
  • 12:30pm: TOBY LOVE and his Orchestra, live in the California Ballroom
  • and International DJs till 6am

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