The Globe will host its eighth annual CubaLibre BlockParty, a free, open-air concert and festival in the heart of downtown Coral Gables starting at 4 p.m. Friday, May 20, along the entire 300 block of Alhambra Circle.
Celebrating Cuba’s first Independence Day of 1902, this year’s event will be headlined by two-time Grammy and Emmy winner and Miami’s own Albita. Opening the concert will be Tomasito Cruz, a virtuoso musician widely considered to be among the top three conga players in the world. He was a member of three Grammy winning bands with Alejandro Sanz, Willy Chirino and Arturo Sandoval.
This year’s block party will also feature specially sourced, hand-picked vintage Cuban music by DJ El Russo. Immediately following the live outdoor concert, a special ‘Descarga After-Party’ will be held inside The Globe from midnight to 2 a.m.
In addition to the free concert, The Globe’s CubaLibre BlockParty will feature Bacardi bars serving traditional Cuban cocktails, hand-rolled Cuban cigars, delicious street food and many more surprises. As always, festival goers are encouraged to come decked out in their best guayaberas and Cuban-chic attire to continue the block party’s golden age of Cuba theme.
The Globe’s CubaLibre BlockParty is sponsored by American Airlines and once again will benefit Regis House – Miami Dade’s premier agency for behavioral health care services. For over 25 years Regis House has provided mental health and substance abuse services to those in need.
General public entrance will be located at Salzedo Avenue.