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Free “End of the Summer Latin Dance Party” with Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra

The Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) is happy to announce a free community concert with an “End of Summer Latin Dance Party”.  Come enjoy Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra on Saturday, August 27th at 4pm at Merchant’s Park in Downtown Bennington. This will be our tenth time presenting Alex going back to 2002 at Lake Paran where we partied all night up on the hill overlooking the lake.

Formed October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY, this twelve-piece orchestra is led by the Bronx-born bassist Alex Torres.  They have been presented by hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers and events annually to perform their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz.  J Kochalka, from Vermont describes an Alex Torres concert saying, “From then on a holiday carnival air prevailed and there was no stopping the dancers.” Don Wilcox from Bluesprint, NY notes, “…the moment I will cherish most was watching people of all cultures and colors dancing, transfixed by the Latin rhythms of Alex Torres & His Orchestra.” – Don Wilcox, Bluesprint, NY

Join VAE for this free concert as we thank our community for all their support over the years. There will be some food & drink onsite or pick up a to-go dinner at one of our local restaurants, set up a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy some fabulous music and time with friends. Merchant’s Park is a substance-free area and no alcohol is allowed.

This free community concert is presented by the Vermont Arts Exchange with support by the Better Bennington Corporation and sponsors; The Coffee Bar, TPW Real Estate, Tri-State Area Federal Credit Union and GVH Studio, Inc.

For more info, call VAE at 802-379-3763.

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