Celso Piña headlines the Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival Saturday.
If you haven’t checked out the annual Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival yet, then you just need to do so this year, on Saturday, July 20, at Brenton Plaza. The fest started in 2012 as a memorial concert to honor Morrow, who was a highly respected advocate of the city’s Latino community. Since then, it has evolved into an all-day event that showcases a variety of Latin styles and offers family-friendly activities, art, food and more.
Celso Piña, a world-renowned and Grammy-nominated Mexican accordion player and singer and a major figure in cumbia music, will make his Iowa debut in headlining this year’s festival. Booking Piña for the festival “is a huge deal,” says Goizane Esain Mullin, one of the festival organizers. “He is one of the most popular Latin artists in the world.”
The festival runs from 4 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $35 general admission and $50 for VIP, available through MidwesTix. More info: warrenmorrowmusicfest.com.