VLS Fest Uplifts Latin Culture Live from Las Vegas with First of Three Thematic Installations “Havana Nights, Cuba”

by Natasha Melina

THE AWAITED LATIN RESIDENCY CARRIED OUT A SPECTACULAR EVENT ANCHORED IN THE THEME “HAVANA NIGHTS, CUBA” WITH SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST STARTS ON STAGE

 

The highly anticipated premiere installment of the first ever all-Latin Vegas residency, Vegas Latin Summer Beach Fest, gave way this past Sunday to its first of three thematic events with “Havana Nights, Cuba”. Immersive, colorful, vibrant, energetic, and magnetizing was the energy on Mandalay Bay Beach, as hundreds of people took to the sand for a night of culture and dancing. The VLS Beach Fest is the latest concert series by 360 Worldwide Entertainment, a leader in live shows, in partnership with MGM Grand and SBS.

The doors opened at 8:00 pm, followed by an immersive cultural moment that kicked off the night promptly at 8:30 pm. Actors embodying La Luna, El sol, La Brisa, La lluvia, La Nube, Caribellas, Tropicanas, Bombettes, Copacopellia, Arenus, Iguanus, Fruta, El Pájaro, Señor Ron, Señor Cuba, Lady Domino, and many others took over the beach; their costumes designed and handmade in Puerto Rico and several cities around the US by renewed Creative Director, Rafi Mercado, and his costume designer Megan Kathryn. These moments took place multiples times during the night.

Popular radio personality, DJ Yus was the first to take the stage at 9:00 pm, raising the heartbeats of event goers who were warming up for the stellar line-up ahead. El Micha, Osmani Garcia, El Chacal, and Jacob Forever took the stage with unique performances of their hit songs. The crowd was visibly enthralled.

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