Saturday, December 5
Marlins Park in Miami will be making history by hosting their first-ever concert — a blowout event which will feature nearly two dozen of the hottest Latin music acts on the radio today. A number of LGBT allies will be part of the concert, such as Fifth Harmony and Paulina Rubio, and openly gay sensation Ricky Martin will also be performing. This unique event will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 8 p.m.
Here’s a rundown of the musical acts who will be performing at the Grand Slam Party Latino at Marlins Park on December 5:
Ricky Martin – Fresh off recent performances in Florida in October, the superstar returns to headline this special concert. He has sold over 70 million albums in both English and Spanish, stretching back to his Menudo days over 30 years ago.
Paulina Rubio – This high-profile LGBT ally has sold over 20 million albums in her two decades as a solo artist. She was most recently seen on U.S. TV as a judge on FOX’s The X Factor. She is often called “The Queen of Latin Pop.”
Fifth Harmony – This five-person girl group was formed on The X Factor in 2012 after all five girls failed to progress in the competition as individuals. Their multi-platinum hit “Worth It” has peaked in the top twenty in over a dozen countries.
Prince Royce – Originally from The Bronx, he released his first album, self-titled, in 2010. He has charted four #1 singles on the Billboard Latin charts and eight #1 singles on the Billboard Tropical charts.
Carlos Vives – This Colombian singer started his music career in 1986, and it took off in the United States in the 1990s, netting him over half a dozen #1 hits on the Billboard Latin charts.
Alejandro Sanz – Originally from Spain, he received his international breakthrough in 1997 and has since won fifteen Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. He is also the first Spanish singer to record an MTV Unplugged album.
Laura Pausini – Even though she hails from Italy, she has conquered the Spanish-language market by force, selling over 70 million records throughout her career. She became the first Italian singer to win a Grammy in 2006.
OMI – Born Omar Samuel Pasley, this Jamaican reggae fusion singer topped the charts in 20 countries this year with his massively-popular single “Cheerleader.”
Yandel – One of the most popular reggaeton musicians in the world, this Puerto Rican artist is best known for his collaboration with fellow artist Wisin.
Tito el Bambino – This Puerto Rican singer has recorded four studio albums in the reggaeton, salsa and bachata styles.
Maluma – This 21-year-old Colombian heartthrob has already won a number of awards, such as “hottest new artist” and “best millennial singer.”
La India – Known in the Spanish-language music world as the “Queen of Salsa,” she recorded her first salsa album in 1992 and has since won four Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Ivy Queen – One of the sexiest women in Latin music, Ivy Queen is known as the “Queen of Reggaeton.” She has released nine albums in the U.S. market, three of which have reached platinum status.
Other artists who will be participating in the Grand Slam Party Latino include reggaeton singer Farruko, telenovela actor and pop singer Jencarlos Canela, Grammy Award-winning merengue singer Elvis Crespo, singer-songwriter and 95.7 FM DJ Vela, Latin music DJ Alex Sensation, rapper and salsa singer Willy Chirino, salsa singer Jerry Rivera, bandleader and trumpeter Wilfrido Vargas, original “salsa king” Hector Tricoche, salsa and bachata singer Charlie Zaa, salsa singers Domingo Quiñones and Willie Colon, and bachata singer Johnny Sky.
Tickets are available for purchase online by going to miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ticketing/grand_slam_party_latino.jsp. Tickets start at $48 per person after taxes and fees. VIP tickets are priced at $139 (before fees) and up, and allow for the ticketholder to sit on the field close to the stage, among other perks. Parking passes must be purchased separately and can be bought at the ticket link as well.
For more information on the Grand Slam Party Latino, “like” them on Facebook for real-time updates at facebook.com/grandslamparty.