MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latin Recording Academy®, Eventus and Univision announce the schedule and roster for the upcoming 2011 Latin GRAMMY® Street Parties. Running strong in its ninth year, the "Street Parties" promise an unforgettable cross country road-trip leading up to the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Kicking-off on Sunday, September 25th in Washington Heights, New York at Inwood Hill Park, this six-market tour will continue onto top Hispanic communities including Chicago on October 2nd; South Florida on October 9th; Los Angeles on October 16th; Houston on October 23rd; and will culminate in Dallas on October 30th.
This month-long celebration brings the excitement, enthusiasm, and energy of the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards to diverse local Latino communities in the U.S. The awards show will be broadcast live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Thursday, November 10 from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) on the Univision network.
"As we celebrate another great year of amazing music we are proud to bring the excitement of the Latin GRAMMY to cities across the country through our annual Latin GRAMMY Street Parties," said Gabriel Abaroa, President of The Latin Recording Academy. "These festivals allow us to create a bond between music lovers and the Latin GRAMMYs, through the power of music, and the talented artists that make an impression along the way and we look forward to another successful year."
The Latin GRAMMY Street Parties capture the excitement surrounding the Latin GRAMMY Awards by offering an interactive traveling festival for Hispanics, which includes live entertainment, sponsor display areas, and product sampling. This leading national Latin music festival series continues to feature performances by some of Latin music's established artists, while serving as a launching platform for emerging talent representing various genres, including reggaeton, regional Mexican, pop, rock en Espanol, and tropical among others.
"We take great pride in offering Hispanic communities nationwide with an unmatched cultural experience via the Latin GRAMMY Street Parties," said Nelson Albareda, Eventus President and CEO. "As the premiere Hispanic music series, the Street Parties have become an annual entertainment staple for hundreds of thousands of Latinos across the largest U.S. Hispanic markets. As always it is a pleasure working with The Latin Recording Academy, Univision and our sponsors to continue making this series a success."
The 2011 Latin GRAMMY Street Parties are presented by McDonald's®, 7UP, and Walmart. The official sponsor is the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which will give away a VIP trip to Las Vegas to experience the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards ceremony first hand. Registration for the trip giveaway is available at Latin GRAMMY Street Parties in New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas. Dodge is also on board as official sponsor in selected markets.
In addition to its U.S. broadcast, the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast in approximately 100 countries worldwide.
The schedule, venues and exciting talent roster slated to perform at the 2011 Latin GRAMMY Street Parties is as follows:
Sunday, September 25th – Manhattan, New York
Inwood Hill Park
218 Street and Indian Road – Washington Heights
Eddy Herrera, Hermanos Rosario, among others
Sunday, October 2nd – Chicago, IL
Plaza Garibaldi - 26th & California Ave.
Alerta Zero, Dareyes de la Sierra, Julion Alvarez, among others
Sunday, October 9th – Hialeah, FL
Streets of Hialeah – West 16th Avenue between 37th & 42nd Street
Gocho, Jerry Rivera, Luis Enrique, among others
Sunday, October 16th – Los Angeles, CA
Plaza Olvera - 125 Paseo de la Plaza (in front of Union Station)
Angel y Kriz, Chuy Lizarraga, Voz de Mando, among others
Sunday, October 23rd – Houston, TX
Moody Park - 3725 Fulton St.
Graciela Beltran, Voz de Mando, among others
Sunday, October 30th – Dallas, TX
Streets of Oak Cliff – West Jefferson Blvd between N. Llewellyn & N. Tyler
Cuates de Sinaloa, Larry Hernandez, Ramon Ayala, among others
About The Latin Recording Academy
The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
Eventus is an experiential, sports and entertainment marketing company focused on connecting brands with multicultural consumers. Eventus operates distinct business units focused on delivering innovative event properties, media properties, and integrated promotional programs targeting the multicultural markets. The company is headquartered in Miami with offices in major cities across the United States. For more information on Eventus, please visit www.eventuslive.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 86% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings – De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clasico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Movil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.
McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,000 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter (@McDonalds) and Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonalds) for updates on our business, promotions and products.
7UP is one of many flavorful brands in the beverage portfolio of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS). A favorite since 1929, 7UP is the original Uncola. 7UP is available in regular and diet varieties, as well as Cherry 7UP Antioxidant and Diet Cherry 7UP Antioxidant. DPS is a leading producer of flavored soft drinks, marketing 50-plus beverage brands across North America and the Caribbean. For more information on 7UP, visit www.7UP.com or www.drpeppersnapple.com.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
About Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 148,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.