Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
SummerStage artistic director Ian Noble named this benefit Fania All-Stars concert one of his Top Ten of summer events. He has a history with the Latin record label Fania, so we’ll let him describe this treat:
“When I joined City Parks Foundation I was very pleased to see we were celebrating Fania’s 50th anniversary together. I can’t say I grew up with their music but I am now a big fan of all things Fania. The Fania All-Stars show is truly a case of “putting the band back together” and it is certain to be a historic night. It happens the 41st anniversary to the day of when the All-Stars played at Yankee Stadium, so that gives you an idea of how big this group was.”
Musical director Johnny Pacheco leads the All-Stars ensemble with MC Paquito Navarro and soloists Ismael Miranda, Adalberto Santiago, Cita Rodriguez ( Pete Conde’s daughter), and Justo Betancourt.