¡Sabor! Latin Festival

June 20 - 22, 2014
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Celebrating our region's Latino culture!

About ¡Sabor!

Experience three days of music, food and family fun including free concerts by Joe Veras, the Wito Rodriquez Orchestra and Pupi Legaretta during the fourth-annual ¡Sabor! Latin Festival June 20-22 at SteelStacks. The weekend also features arts and crafts, children's activities, Latin dance presentations, a Mariachi Mass and 13 World Cup Brazil matches shown on a jumbo LED Screen on the Air Products Town Square as part of the FIFA World Cup™ SoccerFest and Viewing Party.

A celebration of the region's Latino culture, ¡Sabor! features live music by local, regional and national musical acts, as well as cultural programming presented by community organizations such as the Hispanic American League of Artists (HALA), Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, Borinqueneers and Latin American Motorcycle Association. The festival is an outreach program of the Sabor! Cultural Committee, which includes representatives from the region's Latin community including Hispanic American League of Artists, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, Panorama and La Ola Radio.

Also visit the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccerfest & Viewing Party June 12-16 & June 19-22!


Friday 6/20

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
8-10pm - Joe Veras

TD Bank Community Stage at the Air Products Town Square
10pm - 12am - Anaisa
12am-1am - Miguel Mixx

Saturday 6/21

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
8-9:30pm - Wito Rodriguez Orchestra

TD Bank Community Stage at the Air Products Town Square
11am - 12pm - Peas & Qs - Family Programming - Mister G
2pm - 3pm - Cenzontle Cuicatl
5pm-6pm - En Secuencia
10pm-12am - Pupi Legarreta
12am-1am - Baby J featuring onstage performances by: Parcero, Fred Jay, Danny Llorens, Rey Sotomayor, Los Kompinches, Jonathan Padilla, Dixel & Sujeiry Michelle and BBS Rome & Pretty Boy Cassanova.

Fowler Blast Furnace Room
1-2pm - Los Monstros
2:30pm-3:30pm - Mambo Kaliente
4-4:30pm - Nitschmann Middle School Step Team
4:30-5:00pm - Colombia Vive
5:30-6:30pm - Grupo Mayague
7:00-8:00pm - Salsa Caribe

SteelStacks Campus
12 - 1:30pm - Motorcycle Brigade / Flag Raising

Faces of the Southside Dedication
June 21, 1 p.m.
The 2014 Faces of the Southside program is comprised of 10 young photographers from Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem. During the six-week program, the students worked with photographer Ryan Hulvat and assistant by Ruth Rohrer who taught them the principles of photography with state-of-the-art digital cameras and studio lighting. The students' work will be displayed during the Sabor! starting Sat., June 21, 1 p.m., on the fence opposite the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015. There will also be an informal talk about the program by Hulvat.

Faces of the Southside is funded by the SteelStacks Partnership for Education Outreach.

'Fighters' Artist Talk
with Marco Calderon and Emily Thiel
June 21, 3 p.m.
2nd Floor Loft
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

"Fighters" showcases the faces and voices of young boxers training at the Allentown Boxing and Youth Program located at 402 Ridge St., Allentown.

Through a collaboration of the arts of photography and storytelling, Allentown resident Marco Calderon and Allentown native Emily Thiel capture the essence and heart behind these talented and dedicated youth.

When asked, many people connect boxing directly with violence. Fighters takes a deeper look into the driving forces behind those who train and suggests a more complicated understanding of the sport and its role in the lives of local residents.

Inside the walls of the boxing gym, these young boxers reach their goals through hard work, sweat and determination. The support and encouragement of the trainers and atmosphere they create at the gym itself bring young people from our community – Allentown, Pa. to win matches in the ring. Boxing provides these young men and women an additional pathway to many forms of success, including the opportunity to enter the professional boxing world.

The fighters balance many roles-- boxer, child, student and sometimes caregiver, as some are providing for themselves or their family.

Fighters reveals there is more to the work out and discipline of perfecting jabs, footwork, combinations, and coordination that keep young people coming back to the Allentown Boxing and Youth Program. It is the life training the gym's current Director Luis Melendez provides that fuels this community, formed by those who show up to train daily, to get up again, and again and never be show up to train daily, to get up again, and again and never be knocked down.

The world of boxing is one of dedication, focus and training. The boxers at the Allentown Boxing and Youth Program allow their focus in the sport to translate into success, not only in the ring, but also in school, work and their personal lives. Boxing encourages these athletes to think about their futures, to set goals and to achieve them.

Fighters recognizes the drive of the individual and reminds us as a community to make space for youth to tell their own story.

Sunday 6/22

TD Bank Community Stage at the Air Products Town Square
10am - 11am - Mass / Mariachi Band
2pm - 3pm - IPM Jibaro Ensemble


Volunteering at ArtsQuest is a way to meet individuals who share common interests in festivals, the arts, their community and teamwork. The ArtsQuest volunteer program is truly an awesome one! Our positions are varied and there is one tailor made just for you.


Festival Sponsors

Green Mountain Energy
HOLA! Radio 1600 AM
Urban Varieties

  • Panorama Latin News
  • SteelStacks Partnership for Education and Outreach

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