We here at the Painted Bride Art Center are pleased to once again partner with Siempre Salsa Philly for its summer week of celebration. This year, we are co-presenting the Siempre Salsa Philly Pioneer Awards Party on July 8th (Jesse Bermudez Day) at 8pm.
2015 was the first year that Siempre Salsa Philly Week was established as Philly’s official celebration of salsa music. Since then, every year in July Siempre Salsa Philly hosts a slew of city-wide events to attract new, diverse audiences to Philly’s burgeoning salsa music scene. Now a staple of Philadelphia’s arts and cultural sector, Siempre Salsa Week is the city’s most expansive celebration of salsa.
Among the various events scheduled for this year’s Siempre Salsa Philly is the first annual Siempre Salsa Philly Pioneer Awards to be hosted at Painted Bride. Jesse Bermudez will use his holiday to honor and celebrate three important figures in salsa music: Mino Cruz (Orquesta La Opinión), Victor Aday (Orquesta La Paz) and Elba “Candy” Dormoi (Panama y su Ritmo Caliente).
The awards ceremony will be followed by a Salsa Caliente style evening of salsa dancing and live music. Salsa lessons will be led by Maestro Flaco of Flaco’s Dance Factory, and then Latin big band Papo Gely and the Salsa Jazz will provide the groove.
The Siempre Salsa Philly Pioneer Awards Party comes to Painted Bride Art Center July 8th at 8pm. Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door. For information or to purchase, call Painted Bride’s box office at (215) 925-9914 or visit www.paintedbride.org
Full event listing for Siempre Salsa Philly Week:
Thursday July 6th, 9pm: Latin Night @ PARX Casino
Friday July 7th, 7pm: Salsa Night @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons
Saturday July 8th, 8pm: Siempre Salsa Philly Pioneer Awards Party @ Painted Bride Art Center
Saturday July 8th and 9th, 2pm: 36th Annual Hispanic Fiesta @ Penn’s Landing
Monday July 10th, 6:30pm: The Art of Salsa Tour @ Taller Puertorriqueno
Tuesday, July 11th, 9:00pm: Tuesday Night Salsa Social @ Lucha Cartel
For more information about Siempre Salsa Philly events + other programming, visit Siempre Salsa Philly’s facebook page.