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1st annual Lone Star Salsa Fest to be held at Cowboys Stadium on Sept. 18

Free parking at Cowboys Stadium? Complimentary stadium tours with ticket? Dancing on the very field that gets tromped by America‘s Team? Skepticism is understandable, perhaps in order. Following, though, are the facts behind the Lone Star Salsa Festival, which takes place this Sunday, Sept. 18 at Cowboys Stadium.

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico has engaged audiences across the world for nearly fifty years.  They come to Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.
Courtesy of Salsa Dallas

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Salsa Dallas has partnered with the colossal Cowboys Stadium in Arlington to host the first annual Lone Star Salsa Fest, a cultural celebration of grandiose scale touting a variety of local, national and international talent. LSSF is slated to be an annual occurrence and its debut promises crowd-pleasing entertainment at an iconic Texas venue.

Conviviality will reign ‘round the clock. LSSF kicks off of at noon and concludes at midnight. Patrons will indeed enjoy free parking, concessions, stadium tours from 12:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. and access to Cowboys Stadium’s Miller Light Club, which is situated adjacent to the field.

Local performing artists will illustrate the caliber of talent emerging from the Lone Star State and beyond. Dallas-based salsa bands Carabali, Caribbean Breeze and Zone D’Mambo will appear, along with cumbia group Sonora Dynamix. The line-up of salsa performers encompasses professionals, semi-professionals and youth teams from Dallas and Houston, Oklahoma and Mexico.

A Latin dance lesson will be offered by Houston-based instructor Salomon Amaya. Tailored for those who have never before danced salsa, attendees will leave his class with enough know-how to properly enjoy the headlining entertainment scheduled to follow.

Reggaeton artist Little Phas and bachata sensation Xtreme will open for El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The internationally-acclaimed salsa group has delighted and inspired fans for nearly 50 years and D/FW is abuzz with excitement over their approaching arrival. Vanessa Silva of Dallas says, “They have been playing since before we were born. They play for the people, they come from very humble origins, they take care of their fans, they are a joy to watch... They make me completely homesick, I love their music, and that is why I will be there on Sunday singing along with them.”

Lone Star Salsa Fest is a platform to showcase the beauty, passion and joie de vivre of the Latin culture. It’s where the artists of yesterday, today and tomorrow come together to celebrate the rich Latin heritage.

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