Calle Ocho Festival 3/13/11

A Party With 1 Million Of Your Closest Friends
Sunday, March 13 – 11 AM – 7 PM
Calle Ocho 12 – 27th Avenue

Partyers Will Jam Little Havana For The Celebration Of Calle Ocho’s 33 Edition

A guide to Calle Ocho: Wear comfortable shoes, light clothing, sun screen, forget the diet and come ready to party at the world’s largest street party!

What started in 1978 to share our Cuban culture in Miami has become the virtual Pan- American showcase it is today – blocks & blocks full of musical stages with top Latin performers, ethnic food kiosks lining the way and children’s activities. Products and service companies participate to give samples and test new products to the public making Calle Ocho a marketer’s dream.

Hansel & Raul – Kings Of Carnaval Miami 2011
Born in Cuba, Hansel & Raul started their career as vocalists of world famous Charanga ’76. Renowned composers with millions of records sold have been awarded multi-platinum and gold albums and 2-time Grammy winners. Some of their greatest hits include “Lengua Afuera, Maria Teresa y Danilo, Ayer and La Esquina Habanera” to name a few.

Highlights Of 2011!

Country Music On 12 Avenue
• Calle Ocho at 12th Avenue – Kiss Country 99.9 FM presents David Ray, Amber Leigh and LoCash Cowboys
• 13 Avenue – 8 Street Jam Latin Funk stage presenting – Suenalo, Xperimento, May Day and many others
• 17th Avenue – Power 96 stage presents Jay Sean, Mr. Vegas, New Boyz, Mann, Jeremih, Swazy Styles, Honorebel, Trina, Charles Sweeting, Pretty Ricky, Mims & Qwote
• 19th Avenue – Estrellas De Carnaval – Battle of the Bands competition with DJ Africa, P. Blades, J-Cost, Frankie Negron, Jochy, Ender Thomas, Mario Mejia, DJ Casper, Sito Rock, El Boodah, Bred Crumbs, Black Reign & Don Dinero
• 10 Street Road (22 Ave.) – Telemundo-51 stage presents Four Elements, Pedro Rock, Gustavo Franco, Los Primeros, Mr. Hansy, El Mola, Local 34, Diego Val, Sophia, Sensato, Black Point and Pitbull, Hansell & Raul, Avana, Xis Son, Aymee, Paola Fernandez, Braily & Lefty Perez
• 22 Avenue – Coca Cola presents interactive games inside a huge igloo to feel the cool of refreshing Coca Cola
• 22 Avenue South – Katrina Escobio, Anissa Gathers, Caliente Drum & Danza, La Comision, Dynasty, Fuego, Girlz Talk, Tito Puente Jr. & Gocho
• Pitbull Mr. Worldwide features DJ Chino, DJ Alex, Mola, Black Dadda, Garcia, Madai, Jaime Drastik, Enrique Santos, Sensato, Nayer, Billy Blue, El Cata, Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide.
• 23 Avenue – The Miami Herald presents D-Notes and Skinny the Fatso, Pedro Valentin, Conjunto Tropicana, Nikki Kidd, Caro Fernandez, Yoyoswing, BBK, Heavy Papi, Rile y los Streepers del Mambo
• 25 Avenue – Winn Dixie Kids Zone family fun, interactive games, sampling, special giveaways, and a special appearance by Chef Pepin
• 27 Avenue – Univision-23 presents – Grand Finale of Idols, D-Notes, Mara, Adriel, Ephrem, Rufianes, Digital Ninfa, Omar Enrique, Elaine Jordan, Jon Secada, Donato Poveda, Juan Jose Meza, Lisandro Meza, Hansel & Raul, Oro Solido

Along the street, Two hundred Coca Cola recycling bins will again be placed along the event route For aluminum cans and plastic beverage bottles, promoting recycling among the Calle multitude.

Exhibits & sampling from Heineken Official Beer Of Calle Ocho, Monster Energy Drinks, Xfinity, General Mills, Home Depot, Colgate Palmolive, US Army, McDonald’s Ocean Spray, Napa Auto Parts, Gasolina Urban Brands & More!

Over 300 food vendors line the way with international foods for all tastes and likes; giveaway of samples and valuable coupons, exhibits, sports interactive activities and family fun for all age groups.

TRI-RAIL from Broward County: Southbound train, exit at Metrorail Transfer Station. Obtain an EASY Ticket from agent and transfer to Metrorail heading Southbound. Exit the Metrorail at the Brickell Station, and walk a few blocks to Calle Ocho. Estimated arrivals at the Tri-Rail Metrorail Station are: 11:33 am., 1:33 pm., 3:33 pm and 5:33 pm. For information, check the link: http://www.tri-rail.com/rider_info/stm_wend.asp . Following the event, take the Northbound Metrorail no later than 7:58 p.m. at the Brickell Station. The last train leaves at 8:37 p.m. Passengers pay a $5 roundtrip fare and students, disabled, etc. is $2.50 roundtrip. For more details and trip planning, call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.

The planning and execution of Carnaval Miami and Calle Ocho is a year-round effort of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. The funds generated allow the organization to conduct projects and programs of great impact to the community, specially its youth. Athletic, recreational and educational programs that begin at infancy and end at college graduation with scholarships granted by the Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation.

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