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Renowned Marlow Rosado bringing his American Grammy Award-winning 'salsero' sounds to Tropical Park for the "2015-2016 Stars at the Park Noches Tropicales" free concert series

Free concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, is being sponsored by Target

MIAMI (November 16, 2015)

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with Target brings another fun, family night out at Tropical Park with a free salsa-style concert by American Grammy Award-winning music sensation Marlow Rosado on Friday, December 4, 2015.  From salsa to merengue and bachata, Rosado has his musical hand in all the great Latin rhythms, wowing fans with his electric piano grooves and power-packed dance party vibe. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and offers open field seating and a dance floor under the stars. Concert-goers are advised to wear dancing shoes and bring along a blanket, chairs and snacks to better enjoy the festivities.

This is the first of three concerts in the free “2015-2016 Stars at the Park Noches Tropicales™” concert series at Tropical Park, located at 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. The series  line-up includes: Latin Jazz “ALL STARS”, with Music Director-Latin Grammy Nominee Jose Negroni, Feb 12 and Conjunto Progreso (Salsa Tropical), April 1.

Rosado has over two decades of experience as a pianist, music composer and producer. His musical compositions for Latin music artists, such as Ricky Martin, Jon Secada, Tito Puente Jr., Elvis Crespo, and Yolandita Monge are heard on records world-wide, making him one of today’s most recognized songwriters. A native of Puerto Rico and a Miami resident, he defines himself as a ‘salsero’ at heart. With 11 Grammy nominations and an American Grammy win for his album “Retro” (“Best Tropical Album-2013”), he has proved himself to be a driving force in the Latin music industry. His subsequent album, “Salsanimal”, was described as “heavy-metal band of salsa” by the L.A. Times. The album includes the dueling piano piece “88 mil teclas” with legendary salsa pianists Larry Harlow and Richie Ray and the salsa favorite “Puertas Del Jardin” with Colombian singer Checo Acosta. Rosado’s latest musical collaboration with Harlow features the dynamic duo from different salsa eras in a soon-to-be-released““beast of a record” titled “Harlow Marlow”. 

Miami-Dade Parks kicked off its 2015-2016 Stars at the Park Noches Tropicales™ concert series with a free gala concert by Miami Big Sound Orchestra on October 16 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.  The gala concert was sponsored by Target, Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, Bacardi and Publix Sabor. 

Stars at the Park Noches Tropicales™, is 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 10th year, Noches Tropicales, inaugurated by Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Sen. Javier D. Souto, has showcased more than 35 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 since its inception in 2005.  

For more information on Stars at the Park Noches Tropicales™, the public can call Vivian Greer Digon at 305-480-1717 or 305-271-0812. Please note that in the event of rain, concerts may be cancelled. 

Sponsorship opportunities for the Gala concert are also available, with net proceeds supporting the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, a 501(c)3 established to support Miami-Dade Parks and its programming, including cultural initiatives, recreation programs, parks facilities improvements, and preservation of parks and green space.  For more information on sponsorship, call 305-755-7904.

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.