Latin Music in New York City

Latin music is more than Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. It’s Classical, Opera, and Flamenco. It’s TangoSambaCumbia, and Mariachi. It’s Latin Jazz, Rock, PopBossa Nova, Hip-HopReggaeton, and more.

Mariah Carey “All the Hits”

Venezuelan-American singer
with Lionel Richie
Madison Square Garden, Chelsea
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Luis Fonsi breaks cultural borders with Despacito Remix, and not slowly

Puerto Rican Reggaeton with Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
Billboard Hot 100 #1

Harlem Havana 2017 celebrates Afro-Cuban music and culture

August 12-23, 2017

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros is NYC’s best Cuban Salsa dance band

Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th St, Chelsea
Friday, August 18, 2017

Bulla en el Barrio sings Colombian Bullerengue featuring Emilsen Pacheco

David Rubenstein Atrium
Lincoln Center
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Pedro Giraudo is NYC’s busiest Tango Jazz leader

376 9th St
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Thursday, August 28, 2017

Marc Anthony “Full Circle Tour”

Best selling Tropical Salsa artist of all time
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 26, 2017

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

Latin artists June 21 – August 25, 2017
Last Latin artist this season
Anat Cohen Tentet
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Marcus Garvey Park Harlem
Friday, August 25, 2017

Los Van Van is Cuba’s original Rock and Roll Band

Special guests Vanessa Formell and Pedrito Calvo (original singer)
Lehman Center
250 Bedford Park Blvd W,
The Bronx
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season brings 25 works and five new productions

Season premiere
New production of Bellini’s Italian opera Norma
Monday, September 25, 2017

Paquito D’Rivera is a Jazz & Classical music giant

The Latin Jazz Chronicles
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Friday – Sunday
September 29 – October 1, 2017

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Sixth Avenue
Midtown, Manhattan
Friday, October 6, 2017

Nilko Andreas and LaMar NYC world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

Classical music from South America
Amazonas 2017
Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Ave
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday, November 27, 2017

Brasil Summerfest 2018 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

August 2018

Gloria Trevi is the Mexican Madonna

Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2018 free music, dance and spoken word

Damrosch Park & Hearst Plaza
Lincoln Center
July and August 2018

Farruko is a young Puerto Rican Reggaeton and Pop star

United Palace Theater
Friday, August 4, 2017

Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra keeps winning Grammys

Afro-Cuban Jazz
315 W 44th St, Hell’s Kitchen
Birdland Latin Jazz Big Band
Sundays, August 2017

Bomba Estéreo Ayo updates Cumbia for the world we live in now

“Ayo” released August 11, 2017
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl
Union Square
August 15-16, 2017

Forro in the Dark is a Brazil Party

Brasil Summerfest
Brooklyn Public Library
Prospect Park
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

Samba Legend
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Miguel Zenon “Típico”

Teatro LATEA
Lower East Side
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Greenwich Village
Monday, September 11, 2017

Daddy Yankee is the Padrino of Reggaeton

Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Thursday, September 21, 2017

La India is the Princess of Salsa whose voice flies above the clouds

St. Mary’s Park, The Bronx
Friday, July 28, 2017

Latin Grammys for music in Spanish or Portuguese

November 16, 2017

Hot new Reggaeton singer Ozuna brings his ODISEA Tour to the United Palace

United Palace Theater
Washington Heights
July 28-29, 2017

Gregorio Uribe releases Cuba-inspired single Salomé

New single Salomé
Friday, July 28, 2017

Septeto Santiaguero carries on the Buena Vista Social Club tradition

Raíz album release party
Joe’s Pub at the Public
East Village
Friday, July 28, 2017

Alex Sensation is New York City’s top Hispanic DJ

97.9 FM Monday-Saturday
Mega Summer Concert
Madison Square Garden
Thursday & Saturday
August 24 & 26, 2017

Edmar Castaneda is the Chick Corea of the Andean Harp

Colombian Jazz harpist
Opens for Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park
Lincoln Center
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Nicky Jam & Plan B “El Ganador”

Puerto Rican Reggaeton
Madison Square Garden, Chelsea
Sunday, September 10, 2017

New York Philharmonic transitions from Gilbert to Van Zweden

Season Premiere Film Concert
Star Wars: A New Hope
Friday, September 15, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
David Geffen Hall
Lincoln Center

Ismael Miranda “El Niño Bonito de la Salsa” is a FANIA All-Star legend

La Salsa Vive
Madison Square Garden
November 10, 2017

Grupo Niche is for Cali Pachangueros

Colombian Salsa legends
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ
November 11, 2017

Pedrito Martinez is the world’s first-call Cuban rumbero

With Nuevo Jazz Latino
Jazz at Lincoln Center
November 3-4, 2017

Andrea Bocelli is classical pop crossover

Multi-Grammy nominated
Italian crossover tenor
Madison Square Garden
December 13-14, 2017

Isabel Leonard to sing Cherubino in Met Opera’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”

Grammy-winning Argentine-American mezzo-soprano
Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
December 2017
January 2018

Winter JazzFest 2018 Jazz marathon

Greenwich Village Nightclubs
January 5-10, 2018

APAP NYC Association of Performing Arts Presenters

Conference with music showcases all over town
January 12-16, 2018

Shakira brings her El Dorado World Tour to Madison Square Garden

Colombian Pop
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

LAMC 2017 Latin Alternative Music Conference

Rock en Español industry conference and showcases
July 11-15, 2017

Grupo Rebolú is Afro-Colombian Caribbean dance music

Colombian Independence Day
204 Varick St
Hudson Square / SoHo
July 20, 2017

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

All-woman Mariachi Flor de Toloache are NYC’s Mariachi Kings

Traditional and Nuevo
Central Park SummerStage
Saturday, July 8, 2017

Django Reinhardt NY Festival keeps the Gypsy Jazz legend alive

July and November
315 West 44th St
Hell’s Kitchen
July 4-9, 2017

60th Grammys 2018 return to Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Enrique Iglesias is the King of Latin Pop

The Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull LIVE! tour
Madison Square Garden
Friday, June 30, 2017

Bebe siempre me quedara at Irving Plaza

Spanish pop
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl, Union Square
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Los Cafres Free Show at SOB’s

Argentine Reggae
Free show for PlayStation cancellation
204 Varick St
Hudson Square (SoHo)
Monday, June 12, 2017

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

Free outdoor concerts
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
June 13-18, 2017

El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden

“The most popular Salsa group that ever existed”
Madison Square Garden
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gilberto Santa Rosa is the Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Grand Marshal
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
Fifth Avenue
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tito Rojas “El Gallo Salsero”

Puerto Rican Salsa singer
New York Salsa Festival
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
June 10, 2017

New York Salsa Festival fills an arena with Salsa legends

Willie Colón, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Nieves, Grupo Niche, Fruko y Sus Tesos, Tito Rojas, DLG, Eddie Santiago, Frankie Negron, and Domingo Quiñones, and more
Barclays Center, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 10, 2017

10x Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri coming to Bergen Performing Arts Center

New York Puerto Rican Jazz Legend
Bergen Performing Arts Center
Englewood, New Jersey
Friday, January 26, 2018

Willie Colón was the bad boy of Salsa back in the day

He is back at the New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Camilo Sesto “70” “Algo de Mi,” “Perdóname,” “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Spanish pop legend
United Palace Theatre
4140 Broadway
Washington Heights
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rodrigo y Gabriela “Tenth Anniversary Tour”

Mexican Rumba Flamenco
Terminal 5
Friday, June 9, 2017

Los Nocheros at Stage 48

Argentine Pop/Folk
Stage 48
605 W 48th St, Hell’s Kitchen
Friday, June 9, 2017

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are Hot Jazz

NYC’s Dixieland
Iguana New York
240 W 54th St, Midtown
Mondays & Tuesdays
June 2017

Selena Gomez is a Bad Liar because she is a good girl

The Mexican-American pop star, the most popular person on Instagram, releases the first single from her upcoming album May 18, 2017

Axel Tosca Laugart, Jazz-Timba-Funk

The Cuban pianist plays Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, Thu, May 18, 2017

Buika is the Queen of Flamenco soul

Celebrate the Spanish singer-songwriter’s birthday on May 10

Osvaldo Fresedo had a long career making melodic Tangos like “Vida Mía”

Celebrate the Argentine bandoneon player, composer, and Tango orchestra leader’s birth in Buenos Aires on May 5, 1897

Viva La Musica de Argentina, two Argentine Masses with over 200 singers at Lincoln Center

World premiere of Martín Palmeri’s Tango Credo conducted by Saul Zaks, paired with the Ariel Ramírez classic Misa Criolla at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, Sun, Apr 30, 2017. SAVE 50%

Conductor Saul Zaks embraces the ends of the world (Interview)

The Argentine conductor talks about conducting, Tango, the immigrant experience, and the ends of the world before conducting the world premiere of Martín Palmieri’s Tango Credo at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Assad Brothers are the best guitar duo in existence

The Brazilian-born Classical guitar duo play the 92nd Street Y, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Fluxo: Funk Proibidão brings underground Hip-Hop from the Rio favelas to NYC

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival brings a Brazilian Rio favela party to Brooklyn, venue TBA, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Paloma San Basilio & Raul Di Blasio “Tal Como Somos”

The Spanish and Argentine pop stars bring their “Tal Como Somos” tour to the Beacon Theatre in the Upper West Side, Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Mega Mezcla

Tickets go on sale Mar 1 for the concert at Madison Square Garden Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Joan Baez knows a little about diamonds and rust

Watch the American folk singer with a Mexican heritage get inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, or on HBO on Fri, Apr 7 at 7pm

NYC’s Colombian Musicians Throw a Party to Raise Money for Mocoa Landslide Survivors

Join Alex Sensation, Orquesta Guayacan, Cesar Alvarez, Maria del Rosario, Pacho Velez, Juanos, Ja-Nay, Miguel Horacio, Evenny, Los Iracundos, Braulio Jimenez, Reneco, Nilko Andreas, Gregorio Uribe, Duey Meza, Joridel & more at La Boom in Woodside, Queens, Sun, Apr 9

Elio Villafranca Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II

Cuban Jazz pianist, composer, and Juilliard professor calls our ancestors again with “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II” at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem on Fri, Mar 31

Maluma “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy”

Colombian Reggaeton
Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th St
Garment District
Friday, Mar 17, 2017

Luz Pinos is a bright new star of South American Pop

Check out the engaging first video Mozo featuring Paquito D’Rivera and Luisito Quintero from the Ecuadorian singer-songwriter’s debut album Mariposa Azul being released at Drom Mar 30, 2017

Gisela João’s Fado is poetry of the heart (Review)

Young Fado sensation Gisela Joáo makes her NYC debut at Schimmel Center for the NY Fado Festival Sat, Feb 25, 2017

DJ Ride & Stereossauro 2x World Champions scratch Portuguese Fado Roots

Two-time world champions make their NY debut at Joe’s Pub in the East Village for the NY Fado Festival Sun, Feb 26, 2017

NY Fado Festival, the past, present, and future of Portuguese Fado

At Sport Club Portugues in Newark, NJ, Schimmel Center in the Financial District, and Joe’s Pub in the East Village, Feb 24-26, 2017

Voces Blancas del Nalón is a heavenly young women’s choir

The choir from Asturias, Spain sings a free chorale concert highlighting Spanish composers and arrangements at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Fri, Mar 3, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Spaniard Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the Brahms Requiem at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Javier Limón is a Spanish Flamenco institution

The singer-songwriter, producer, educator, and ambassador explores the Jewish, Arabic, and Gypsy origins of Flamenco at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Audiences can’t get enough of Javier Camarena

The star Mexican bel canto tenor is Arturo in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani at the Metropolitan Opera Feb 10-28, 2017

Maelo Ruiz

The Puerto Rican Salsa singer joins the “Love in Salsa” concert at Lehman Center Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Jordi Savall is a living legend of early Western music

Carnegie Hall
57th St and Seventh Avenue
Sunday, February 12, 2017

BAM Café

Pre-concert dinner and drinks spot with free live music on some Friday and Saturday nights.

Federico Aubele

Let the Argentine electronic dub pop singer-songwriter send you “Postales” of love from Joe’s Pub Tue, Feb 14 at 7:30pm


Argentine tenor Marcelo Álvarez is Don José in Bizet’s French opera at the Metropolitan Opera Jan 19 – Feb 18, 2017

Latin Side of Dizzy with Carlos Henriquez

The Jazz composer and bassist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrates Dizzy Gillespie’s centennial with “The Latin Side of Dizzy” at Jazz at Lincoln Center Fri-Sat, Jan 27-28, 2017

Aurelio Martinez is a Honduran Garifuna star

The leading voice of the Garifuna people, Indigenous Carib of Honduras, plays a free concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Thu, Jan 19, 2017

JP Jofre

Argentine bandoneonist and composer has a world premiere of new works for bandoneon and orchestra at Le Poisson Rouge Jan 14, 2017

Brian Lynch

Grammy-winning trumpet player and leader brings his latest, the Grammy-nominated Madera Latino to the Jazz Standard Tue-Wed, Jan 3-4, 2017

La Serenissima

A celebration of music and arts from the Venetian Republic at Carnegie Hall and other venues February 3-21, 2017

Plácido Domingo

The world-renowned Spanish tenor sings the title role of Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera between December 12, 2016 and January 7, 2017

Cucu Diamantes

The Cuban singer-songwriter, actress and humanitarian brings her sassy style to Subrosa Friday-Saturday December 9-10, 2016.

Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival

This festival of Colombian music and dance is at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village December 3, 2016 from 4-10pm

Zaira Meneses, the first lady of the classical guitar

Zaira Meneses, Mexico’s “First Lady of the classical guitar” is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

José Luis Perales

The Spanish soft-pop singer brings his “Calma” tour to the Beacon Theatre Friday, November 11, 2016


Mexican Queen of Latin Pop brought her Latina Love Tour to the Beacon Theatre on September 28, 2016


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