Festival Fever: Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, 9/17/11

September 16th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

With autumn officially checking in on the seasonal calendar next week, it seems that outdoor music festivals are stacked high this weekend.

There’s LarkFest, Jazz at the Lake: the Lake George Jazz Weekend, the Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, Ponfest, the Roots Music Festival and so much more…

And there’s also the Hannaford Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Saturday. Admission is free, and from 3-8pm on Saturday, the plaza will host a family-friendly festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring culture, food and music that will have the whole crowd dancing.

Here’s the schedule for the the five-hour fest:

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Real Good for Free: Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, 9/18/10

September 15th, 2010, 10:10 am by Greg

The summer’s 2010 At the Plaza concert series concludes on Saturday with the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Following the Capital Region Latino Parade, the Empire State Plaza will host a day-long festival of Latino music and culture headlined by Xtreme, the multi-platinum duo of Danny “Danny D” Mejia and Steve “Steve Styles” Tejada.

The duo was the subject of their own bilingual reality television show, “On the Verge,” and they’ll be showcasing their infectious bachata sound in support of their latest album, “Chapter Dos: On the Verge.”

The celebration will run from 3-8pm on Saturday, and other performers slated to showcase their talents throughout the fest include Toby Rivera, Victor “El Toro” Tolentino and others.

Admission is free.


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