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Free Noches Tropicales concert led by Latin Grammy-winning pianist Pepe Montes at Tropical Park

MIAMI (November 02, 2016)

Bring your best moves and your dancing shoes to Tropical Park on Friday, December 2, 2016, and dance the night away at the free Noches Tropicales concert and dance party led by Latin Grammy-winning pianist and composer Pepe Montes and his band. Their exhilarating Latin music sound melds Cuba’s golden era classics of the ‘40s and ‘50s with contemporary Timba rhythms. Fans can expect to hear the band’s favorites, including stand-out singles “Novelesque” and “Cortadito” from their latest album Ajiaco, and many others. The park is located at 7900 SW 40th St., Miami. Showtime is 8 p.m.

Watch Pepe Montes and his band perform live on You Tube.

In addition to the free concert admission, parking is also free. The concert offers a family-style atmosphere with open field seating and a dance floor! Guests are welcome to bring along a blanket, lawn chairs and their favorite picnic snacks.

Noches Tropicales at Tropical Park is presented by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in partnership with Target. This is the first of three concerts in the free 2016-2017 Noches Tropicales concert series. Upcoming concerts include: Latin Grammy-nominated Leslie Cartaya (Feb. 10) and Grammy-winning Dante Vargas and The Cat Band (March 31). Please note that in the event of rain, concerts may be cancelled.

Montes, a Miami resident, rose to international fame soon after the release of his first solo album “2012 The Beginning,” when he recorded the live all-star “Salsa Giants” album at the Curaçao North Jazz Festival, which won a Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album (2013). He has worked with such Latin music heavyweights as Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli, Laura Pausini, Sergio George, Wisin y Yandel, Aventura, Prince Royce, Chino y Nacho, Willy Chirino, Albita, Celia Cruz AllStars, among others.

Along with his band, Montes leads a Cuban trio that performs evenings at the historic Ball & Chain bar/lounge in Miami’s Little Havana. He is also in the process of recording his next album, “Si Miami.”

Now in its 11th year, Noches Tropicales, inaugurated by Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Sen. Javier D. Souto and produced by Miami-Dade Parks, brings communities closer together through the presentation of culturally diverse entertainment that is free and enjoyable. Noches Tropicales has showcased more than 38 evening concerts at Tropical Park that have included everything from traditional Cuban contemporary music and zarzuelas to 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.

Noches Tropicales is made possible with the support of generous sponsors. Visit the web page for a sponsor package to see how your company can be a sponsor. For more information on Noches Tropicales, the public can call Vivian Greer Digon at 305-480-1717.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Special Note: Ordinance No. 16-58 • New park rules banning polystyrene (Styrofoam) products in parks & beaches
Beginning July 1, 2017, all polystyrene products (Styrofoam) will be banned in parks and beaches. The ordinance prohibits persons from bringing any polystyrene item onto park property, such as coolers, plates, bowls, cups, lids, to-go containers, cutlery, tableware, boxes, bags, wrappings and others.