Save the date!!!
HoLa Festival 2016
Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2016
HoLa Festival 2016
Saturday, October 1st and Sunday 2nd, 2016
Come out and enjoy as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, a festival full of fun for the entire family. Saturday night will be a party from 7-10pm featuring La Inédita, a modern Peruvian Band and back by popular demand, the incredible Salsa band, the Jimmy Bonilla Orchestra.
Sunday will feature Heritage booths featuring information from 24 different Latino countries, many authentic food vendors, folk dance presentations, Carlos Santana music by Soul Sacrifice, a Mariachi Band, a children’s area full of exciting performances by a puppet theatre, music, a science show by our longtime friend Dr. Hazari and much more fun for the entire family finishing it with the great Jerry Portilla Band.
We will also feature our yearly Parade of Nations on Gay Street with costumes and music from every Latino country and a special salute to Knoxville’s 225th Anniversary.
Food and Craft Vendors please contact:
Irene Hernández / Irenefirstname.lastname@example.org
Community Tables please contact:
Angela Masini / email@example.com
All other inquiries contact Pedro Tomás / firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 865-335-3358
HoLa Festival 2016 Entertainment for Kick-off Party on
Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at Market Square, Knoxville, TN
Performance Time Artist
7:00-7:20pm MC Chinito Catu
7:20-8:25pm Jimmy Bonilla and Orchestra
8:25pm-8:55pm Chinito Catu
9:00pm-10:00pm Jimmy Bonilla and Orchestra
Chinito Catú: Singer
Chinito Catú was born in 1978 in the poverty stricken Guatemala City. At the age of 8 his mother passed away and, since his father was an alcoholic, he and his two younger brothers had the devastating experience of being taken out of their home and placed in an orphanage known as the S.O.S. House. As a child, Chinito always had a great love for singing as well as sports and he often sang to his brothers at the S.O.S. House. Living his childhood in an orphanage with his brothers and hundreds of other children has given Chinito a special spiritual motivation to make a difference in the lives of our youth and to be a good example to them.
Today, Chinito loves to sing and see people having fun dancing and singing. He will doing just that at the opening “kick-off” event at the 2015 HoLa Festival.
Returning to HoLa Festival by popular demand is: