Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III invite the public to the county’s Fifth Annual Cultural Festival, a free open-air street festival celebrating cultural diversity, from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 on Market Street, between Front and Second streets, in Harrisburg.
Cultural Fest, presented by Comcast, PinnacleHealth, The Hershey Company and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, will feature an outstanding line-up of live music from local and nationally-recognized performers, food, crafts, fun and educational activities for the entire family and more.
“Enjoy live salsa, rock and hip-hop music, family-friendly activities and much more for free at Cultural Fest,” said Haste, who has oversight of the county’s Parks and Recreation Department.
The Talent Showcase will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the main stage with the Steelton Elk’s Stepper #21, McGinley’s School of Dance and local singer-songwriter Amma Johnson will inspire with her music. The Chinese Cultural and Arts Institute will entertain with traditional and modern Chinese dance and music. Troupe Hayati, a belly dance group, and Imani African Dance Company are also slated to perform.
At 6 p.m., Soul & Spirit, a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Band, will perform. At 7 p.m., Hector Rosado’s Orquestra A-CHE (formerly known as the Tri-City Band) will get the crowd dancing to Rhumba, Merengue, Latin jazz and salsa music. The band has shared the stage with bands such as David Byrne and the Talking Heads, Pete Conde, Edgardo Cintron y Tiempo Noventa and Foto Rodriguez. The orchestra produces quite a full sound, consisting of three vocalists, an expansive percussion section, bass, piano, and a dominating horn section.
The S.O.S. Band, this year’s headliner, hit the scene in the 1980s with a two-million-selling single, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," before having several hit songs
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