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Lynn to celebrate community and culture at Festival Latino La Voz

Festival Latino La Voz turns Fraser Field on Sunday, Aug. 25 into an energetic, fun-filled afternoon of music, dancing, food and friendship. 

The third annual Festival Latino takes on a bigger profile this year with Heineken as the primary sponsor with La Voz, Essex Media Group's Spanish-language publication, and co-sponsors including Beyond Walls, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caldwell, Eastern Bank, Family Caregivers, the city of Lynn, A. James Lynch Insurance Agency, Mega 94.9, Old Neighborhood Foods, North Shore Community College, Pride Motor Group, Roberto Clemente Foundation, SalemFive Mortgage, Tufts Health Plan and Woods & Associates Insurance Agency. 

"This is a celebration of community, of Latino culture, but everybody's welcome," said La Voz Publisher and Essex Media Group community relations director Carolina Trujillo.

Scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., Festival Latino La Voz brings an international music lineup to Lynn. Alexandra, a Dominican Republic artist dubbed "la reina de la Bachata" (queen of the Bachata, a Dominican dance combining European and African elements), heads the performers' list along with Kazzabe, a Honduran group, and Francisco Lemus Algodon of El Salvador.

Festival La Voz will also feature local artists and arts organizations Cultura Latina Dance Academy, Extro El 23 y Cheska Fuentes, Sebastian Medina, who is promoting the single, "Baby You're My Angel," and Danny D.

All four Boston Red Sox World Series championship trophies will be on display during the afternoon during this family-oriented event.

The afternoon will feature food and beverages, alcoholic and non alcoholic. Anyone attending should anticipate having bags checked and having identification checked to verify age appropriateness to consume alcohol. 

Parking will be in the rear lot off Ford Street behind Manning Field. The entrance to the festival is off Locust Street by third base.

Trujillo thanked Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee, Lynn City Council and city officials, including Fire Chief Stephen Archer and Police Chief Michael Mageary, for their roles in planning and preparing the festival.

Tickets are available at Essex Media Group's 110 Munroe St. offices, www.tickeri.com, La Princestia, El Chalan de Lynn and Land of a Thousand Hills.

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