Kenner, LA. - Celebración Hispana de Kenner in collaboration with Gala Music, Sponsors and Vendors, honoring the rich and diverse Hispanic legacy, will celebrate the 6th KENNER HISPANIC SUMMER FEST 2016 Saturday, June 11th and Sunday 12th at Kenner Laketown.

The lineup includes international and local performers: Los Hermanos Rosario is a merengue music band, originally consisting of brothers Toño Rosario, Pepe, Rafa, and Luis. Los Hermanos Rosario is an emblematic Merengue Band from the Dominican Republic. The orchestra became Los Hermanos Rosario on 1 May 1978, Labor Day. At that time, the 7 brothers debuted with the municipal authorities in a ceremony in the town of Slava Leon de Higuey, a town on the edge of the eastern part of the Dominical Republic. For the 1st time in New Orleans Rey Ruiz, who debuted as a performer at a very young age; he was often showcased on Cuban television as a child, singing typical children's songs. Ruiz had his parents' full support; he was later on enrolled in Havana's Conservatorio de Música school. Eventually, Ruiz made his way to headlining a show at the Habana Libre Hotel. Rey Ruiz performed in the well-known "Cabaret Tropicana" music group. During a Cabaret Tropicana tour in the Dominican Republic, Ruiz defected, leaving the group to join some friends in the United States. Once established there, Ruiz began to gain fame as a solo salsa singer. Joining the international talent will be several local bands and performers.

The event runs from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday and will include colorful activities for the whole family, Latin food, live music, dances, crafts and games for the kids. Open to the public, beach chairs are welcome. No coolers, backpacks, duffle bags or thermoses allowed. No outside food and drinks allowed. No pets, only service animals required for medical reasons will be allowed in the park. Donation of $3.00 per adults to help defer the cost of the festival.

For information on event or sponsorship: 504-487-4439 / 850-766-4602 / 504-466-1483

Rafael Saddy
Event Coordinator

Tulio Murillo

OFFICE 504-468-7206 • FACSIMILE 504-468-7205 • MYENNI@KENNER.LA.US