FREE FEST: Albany LatinFest @ Washington Park on Saturday

Alex Torres
Alex Torres

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The 20th annual Albany LatinFest takes over Washington Park from 11am-6pm on Saturday (August 29) with a full day of music, kids’ activities, arts & crafts and more. And it’s all free…

The fest will feature special tributes to Puerto Rican salsa greats Hector Lavoe and Frankie Ruiz, as well as a performance by the Local 518’s own Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra.

Here’s the schedule of performances for Albany LatinFest 2015:

11am: Welcoming Remarks
The Washington Park Drummers
Local Group Acts including Zumba
Music by DJ Extreme

12noon: TBA

1pm: Music by DJ Extreme

2pm: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra with Endel Dueño

3:30pm: Music by DJ Extreme

4:30pm: Viti Ruiz’s tribute to Frankie Ruiz
Van Lester’s tribute to Hector Lavoe

6pm: LatinFest ends

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