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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to host 15th annual Latino Heritage Festival

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This annual festival celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with free live and visual performances by local Latin artists

Once again, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be welcoming the Latino Heritage Festival in celebration of the rich Latin heritage found in the Northeast Ohio area. The event takes place on the outdoor plaza of the Rock Hall on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The event includes live performances by local musical actsas well as special representations from local Latino organizations. La Mega FM 87.7 (Cleveland’s Latin music Radio Station will emcee the event with live broadcasts from the Museum. The festival is free, however paid admission is required to tour the Rock Hall exhibits.

This festival is the Cleveland kick-off to National Hispanic Heritage Month that is celebrated each year from September 15 through October 15 and will feature local musical talent and will highlight Latino Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees including Carlos Santana, Linda Ronstadt and Ritchie Valens.

Acts performing at the annual Latino Heritage Festival include:

• The Ivan Ruiz Band is a salsa band from Cleveland, performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Latino Heritage Festival for the first time. They’ll be bringing dancers to show attendees the steps to really groove.

• DJ Flaco Flash is a regular DJ on La Mega 87.7 and will be spinning the hottest Latin radio favorites.

• La Mega 87.7fm, Cleveland’s “Latino and Proud” radio station, will be onsite and emceeing the event with giveaways and more.

• More acts TBA.

The Museum’s community festivals, sponsored by KeyBank, offer opportunities for Cleveland’s diverse ethnic communities to become more acquainted with the Rock Hall and the range of music styles and cultures it celebrates.

For more information on the Latino Heritage Festival, please visit rockhall.com/events.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational activities.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays (and Saturdays through Labor Day), the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), children under 8 and Museum Members are always free, for information or to join the membership program call 216. 515.8425. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK (7625) or visit www.rockhall.com. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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