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For Immediate Release:
March 18, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade County Parks and Target presents a free live concert by Merengue Music Sensation Tony Swing on Friday, April 4

(MIAMI, March 18, 2014) — A dance party is guaranteed, when Merengue music sensation Tony Swing gives his live concert on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Tropical Park. With hit singles like “Hit the Dance Floor” and “The Swing Is Back,” Swing’s music is action packed and is all feeling the dance beat. His contagious and festive music-style embraces traditional merengue with merengue ripiao, adding a touch of urban flavor. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. This will be the finale concert for the 2013-2014 Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights family-style concert series presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and sponsored by Target. The Noches Tropicales series was founded by Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner, Senator Javier D. Souto.  

Tropical Park is located at 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami. Noches Tropicales concert goers are encouraged to bring along a blanket, chairs and snacks to better enjoy the festivities. In the event of rain concerts may be cancelled. Concert performers are subject to change. For more information on Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concerts, call 305-271-0812, or visit Miami-Dade County Parks on the web at

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Born Juan Antonio Morales, Swing is a veteran in the world of Dominican merengue. For more than 10 years he fronted many of the best internationally-known merengue bands, including Oro Solido and Pochy y su Cocoband.  In 2000 he launched his solo music career with a Showtime featured concert at New York City’s Manhattan Center, alongside Latin music legend Tito Puente. He followed that with his first solo album Por Fin (At Last), which featured such favorites as “Cinderella” and “I Won’t Quit.”

In addition to his music career, Swing has been active in numerous film and entertainment endeavors.  He has worked alongside hip hop artists Frankie Negron, Method Man, and Big Pun in the movie Boricua’s Bond, and is the former owner, manger and producer for the musical group Malkriados. He is currently an actor and producer for Niche Films. 

The 2013-2014 Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concert season featured an array of popular music artists including Albita, Luisa Maria Guell, Andy Harlow and Charanga Time, Mantrap, and Wyle Fyah.

Miami-Dade County Parks kicked off its free Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights 2013/2014 concert season with a star-studded Latin Jazz Gala concert at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium (MDCA) on September 20. The Gala concert was led by 10-time Grammy Award-winning percussionist Edwin Bonilla and his Latin Jazz All-Star Ensemble, and included musical performances by five-time Grammy winning violinist Federico Britos, legendary Cuban flutist Gustavo Cruz and vocalist Lucy Grau. These concerts were made possible by a $100,000 Knight Foundation grant to expand the Noches Tropicales concert series from its home base at Tropical Park to other venues throughout the County and taking on the name of “Tropical Nights.” The Noches Tropicales concerts at Tropical Park are made possible by a $75,000 grant from Target.

Noches Tropicales and Tropical Nights are produced each year by Miami-Dade Parks to bring communities closer together through the presentation of culturally diverse entertainment that is free and enjoyable for families. Now in its eighth year, Noches Tropicales, inaugurated by Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Senator Javier D. Souto, has showcased more than  30 evening concerts at Tropical Park that have included traditional Cuban contemporary music and zarzuelas, Argentinean tango, Brazilian Jazz, and a Spanish-language version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. More than 45,000 patrons have attended Noches Tropicales concerts over the years. 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

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