Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Right Now With Concerts

Michelle F. Solomon

National Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and upcoming in the next few days in Miami, there's plenty of entertainment to celebrate.

The recognition began on Wednesday, Sept. 15 and will run through Friday, Oct. 15, giving everyone San opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Spain.

Coming up in the next few days are three great musical performances that are not to be missed.

Violinist Daniela Padrón

Daniela Padron


Daniela Padron

As part of the Adrienne Arsht Center's Live on the Plaza, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., virtuoso violinist Daniela Padrón takes listeners on a trip through world music and Latin American rhythms with an all-star ensemble that showcases the versatility of the Venezuelan cuatro and the magical combination of bass and percussion.

Based in Miami, Venezuelan-American Padrón is a two-time Latin Grammy nominee. She has released several solo albums, including LATAM, recorded with her mother, renowned pianist Olga López. Padrón has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Willie Colón, Soledad Bravo, Rosario and Lolita Flores. She runs a private violin studio and is a mentor for the Grammy U program of the Recording Academy.

    She's joined by

  • Henry Linarez, Venezuelan cuatro
  • Javier Espinoza, bass
  • Adolfo Herrera, percussion

The Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets are $20. Buy tickets here.

Alhambra Orchestra

Alhambra Orchestra


Alhambra Orchestra

Jointly presented with the Miami Dade County Auditorium, the Alhambra Orchestra presents its free season opener as a gift to the publicon Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Spanish and Spanish-influenced favorites including Ravel’s Bolero, the “Ritual Fire Dance” from DeFalla’s El Amor Brujo, and Danzon No. 2 by Marquez, plus several popular Spanish songs. Joining the

Joining the orchestra will be special guest performers soprano Megan Barrera and the Doral Symphony Orchestra with singers Manuel Arvelaiz and Roque Cedeño.

Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 Flagler Street, Miami 

Please note that only a maximum of six tickets can be obtained per transaction. MDCA 305-547-5414,

Artscape Concert with Tito Puente

Tito Puente Jr


Tito Puente Jr

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Global Arts Project presents a free outdoor performance by bandleader Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, Sept. 24. The performance will open with salsa lessons by an ensemble of salsa dancers courtesy of Magic Room Productions. There will also be an all-ages arts and crafts activation with Alex Paint the Party.

Son of the legendary American salsa and Latin jazz musician Tito Puente, Tito Puente, Jr. has emerged as one of the most exciting Latin musicians touring today with over 300 performances across the country, from jazz festivals to grand symphony halls. Backed by his band and his explosive stage presence, Puente Jr. will have your feet moving from start to finish.

As part of this Artscape celebration, families can enjoy free art activities at The Bass from 2 to 4 p.m. The show is from 5 to 7 p.m. Collins Plaza, 2200 Liberty Ave., Miami Beach. Info at

Miami Beach Bandshell

On Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Son Rompe Pera performs.

Born and raised in the outskirts of Mexico City, the Gama brothers keep alive the rich legacy of marimba music running through their family. Originally performing alongside their father at local events as kids, they now find themselves at the forefront of the contemporary international cumbia scene with their sonic explorations of the classic marimba. The band urges listeners to their feet with their unique style of garage-marimba-cumbia rock, played on the historic marimba.

Free with RSVP.

On Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. the Gipsy Balkan Orchestra (BGKO) performs.

This international ensemble of musicians based in Barcelona has become a reference with their genuine reinterpretations of traditional music from the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean shores, attracting crowds of all ages and ethnicities. Textures and timbres are finely mixed in the service of each song, from evoking emotions accordingly to a frenetic trance rhythm. BGKO is music that goes straight to the heart. A unique sound made by the varied artistic influences of its members.

Tickets are $48.41. Buy tickets here.

The Miami Beach Bandshell is at 7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach

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