Tampa, Florida (October 22, 2014). Conga Caliente continues its tradition of bringing diverse people together for one day to enjoy Hispanic music, arts and culture.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Florida 33614
FREE Admission & Free Parking
at Raymond James Stadium parking lot near Al Lopez Park.
Conga Caliente is a family-friendly festival that focuses on providing educational opportunities to enhance quality of life and Hispanic cultural preservation. The village areas of the festival exemplify this mission. As always, there is plenty to see and do for free. There will also be authentic Spanish food, drinks and merchandise for sale.
2014 Performances: ALBITA – a Cuban musician and two time Grammy winner and Emmy recipient, 2013 Grammy winner MARLOW ROSADO (talented pianist, composer and producer) and LA RIQUEÑA, Columbian comedian and improv artist TACHUELA and guest ALBARITO, international Cuban band SOL y SON, and an appearance by National television news broadcaster ROLANDO NICHOLS from Noticias Mundo Fox.
Artist Village: over 20 artists exhibiting works of art reflecting the Hispanic culture of many Latin countries.
Health Village Area sponsored by Asteeza: there will be many health professionals on-site to provide health education and free services.
·Florida Department of Health’s The Faces of HIV project mobile art exhibit: depicts a candid, revealing glimpse into the lives of Florida residents living with HIV through larger than life portraits, journals and videos. Bring your smartphone with a QR code reader to view videos at the exhibit which has traveled the state and returns to Tampa. For more information on this exhibit, visit www.wemakethechange.com/faces.
·Metro Wellness and Community Centers will be providing free and confidential rapid HIV testing with results in 15 minutes. Metro Wellness will also have a table with program and community center services information available.
·One Blood: Donate blood and help save a life.
·Walgreens professionals will have Flu shots available to those over 18 years of age (quantities are limited).
Traditional Domino Tournament: Registration starts at 11:00 am. There will be prizes awarded to the top two teams. Participants should get there early as the tournament is growing every year and there is fierce competition.
Youth Stage: BIMBO Bakeries along with HART are sponsoring the youth entertainment stage. Spot the mascot Bimbo the Bear for a photo opportunity. Home Depot will host its free building workshops for kids.
Selfie Photo Opportunities: Wells Fargo will showcase its beautiful, Old West style stage coach. Get in and take a selfie picture as a throwback to the days of the Wild Wild West. Nielsen will have a green screen on display with photo opportunities and interactive surveys.
Army Simulator (AS2) Trailer: a self-contained special operations mobile unit with several simulator experiences.
Thank you to all of our sponsors that allow this event to continue to be free for the community. Corporate Sponsors include JBL Professional by Harman, 1-800-411-PAIN, Amscot, Asteeza, Beck’s, Bright House Networks, BIMBO Bakeries, Busch Gardens, Care Plus Health Plans, Chrysler, City of Tampa, Coca Cola, Cedeño, Flayco, Florida Department of Health, HART, Hillsborough Community College, McDonald’s, Nielsen, One Blood, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Toledo SuabogadoHispano.com, U.S. Army, Verizon Wireless and Visit Tampa Bay. Media Sponsors: Super Q 1300 AM, Bright House Networks, InfoMás, Centro Tampa, Tampa Tribune, 92.5 FM Maxima, and TBO.com.
About Conga Caliente
Conga Caliente was created in 2004 by Coda Sound Inc. (www.codasoundusa.com) with the intent of being a one time event. However when the anticipated numbers of 1,500 people turned out to be a crowd of over 20,000, Conga Caliente became an annual event that the public looked forward to the next year. Since that first year, attendance has grown to nearly 50,000 throughout the day. Conga Caliente is Tampa’s number one family-friendly festival and the second largest Hispanic family festival in Florida.