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2016 WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE CUBA

Sat June 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm & Sun June 26 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

This year’s World Beat Festival at Riverfront Park will offer Salem area residents a sampling of Cuban culture with special music, cultural dance performances, Salsa lessons, food demonstrations and cultural exhibits. Melao de Cuba, a popular Cuban band from the Portland area, will headline the Festival entertainment on Saturday night. Earlier in the day, festival-goers can enjoy the sounds of Dina y Los Rumberos, a Latin band composed mostly of family members who studied at top music schools in Havana, Cuba.  On Sunday, Portland-based quartet, Son de Cuba, will perform music from a variety of genres such as Salsa, Timba, Son, Merengue, Cumbia, and Latin Jazz. Other changes to this year’s Festival include extending the Festival hours until 7 p.m. on Sunday for a special closing concert by award-winning blues musician Ty Curtis, and holding the Dragon Boat Races on Saturday instead of Sunday. Spectators can watch the colorfully decorated boats as they cross the finish line at the Riverfront Park dock. In addition to its spotlight on Cuba, the World Beat Festival will feature over 125 cultural performances and will represent 70 nations and cultures from around the world. The breadth and quality of cultural performances have helped World Beat earn several honors from the Oregon Festivals and Events Association, including Best Festival, Best Cultural Event, Best Performing Arts Festival and Best Music Program within a Festival. Now in its 19th year, the World Beat Festival always takes place the last weekend in June at Riverfront Park in Salem. There is a $5 donation requested at the gate, but no admission fee. The Festival is Oregon’s largest multicultural event, and the main program of the Salem Multicultural Institute, a local non-profit whose mission is to promote an appreciation and understanding of the cultural diversity in our community. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family. • Salem Riverfront Park • 200 Water St NE, Salem • worldbeatfestival.org

 

DEEPWOOD WINE & JAZZ FEST

Sat June 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You knew it was coming, and here it is—the annual Deepwood Wine & Jazz Fest! Come enjoy wine and food from renowned local wineries, breweries and restaurants. Tap your toes and groove along with some of the top Jazz musicians in the Northwest. Featured Musicians: Gail Gage Jazz and Island Jazz Quintet. Cover Charge: Advance Purchase – $15 // $12 for Deepwood Members. At the Door – $20. Guests receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass at entry. All bottle purchases are intended for take-home only; bottle check will be available. Please refrain from bringing outside food/beverages, bottle openers/corkscrews, coolers or chairs. It only comes once a year—so don’t miss out!  • Deepwood Museum & Gardens • 1116 Mission St SE, Salem • historicdeepwoodestate.org

 

SUMMER NIGHTS ON BROADWAY: SEAHORSE

Sat July 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Summer Nights on Broadway will feature live music, food, entertainment, lawn games, raffles and much more. This family friendly event will take place every Saturday night from 5:30-8:30pm throughout July and August. Entertainment: 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Seahorse 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Concert Choir In addition to great live music, Better than Mama’s, Broadway Coffeehouse, and Pops will be serving delicious food and drink options. For families there will be free face painting or balloon art and lawn games for young and old. Finally, there will be an assortment of local vendors selling high quality products. • Free • Broadway Coffeehouse •  1300 Broadway Street NE, Salem