Latin Music Festival back in Stratford Sept. 16

The Paradise Green gazebo was decked out with flags representing all of the Latin countries for the inaugural Stratford Latin Music Festival in Stratford in 2013. The annual festival returns Sept. 15.

The Paradise Green gazebo was decked out with flags representing all of the Latin countries for the inaugural Stratford Latin Music Festival in Stratford in 2013. The annual festival returns Sept. 15.

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media File Photo

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Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media File Photo

The Paradise Green gazebo was decked out with flags representing all of the Latin countries for the inaugural Stratford Latin Music Festival in Stratford in 2013. The annual festival returns Sept. 15.

The Paradise Green gazebo was decked out with flags representing all of the Latin countries for the inaugural Stratford Latin Music Festival in Stratford in 2013. The annual festival returns Sept. 15.

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media File Photo

Latin Music Festival back in Stratford Sept. 16

The Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee is staging its sixth annual Latin Music Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16, on Stratford’s Paradise Green.

This celebration of Latin culture will showcase performances by Latin bands and professional folkloric dance groups, as well as more than 35 vendors, including food and beverage trucks, arts and crafts booths and community organizations. Additionally, Radio Cumbre, 1450 AM, will be broadcasting live from the Paradise Green gazebo.


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“It’s really a one-of-a-kind celebration of Stratford’s Hispanic culture,” Stratford Mayor Laura R. Hoydick said in a news release. “The Latin Music Festival is a unique opportunity for all Stratford residents to get involved with our towns Hispanic heritage. What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than with Latin music, dancing and food on our own, beautiful Paradise Green? It promises to be a can’t-miss event.”

Gladys A. Ramos, founder of the Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee, which is marking its 14th anniversary, added, “We are excited to celebrate and bring a Hispanic/ Latino cultural event to the town of Stratford. You can really feel the energy. It’s a cultural musical festival for the entire community.”

Paradise Green, 121 Huntington Road, Stratford. Sunday, Sept. 15, noon-6 p.m. Rain date is September 29. 203-377-2017.

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