Charanga Tropical Events

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Charanga Tropical at Phipps Fest '21

Lakefront Park, 1st Street, Hudson, Wisconsin

Charanga Tropical joins multiple bands for the first-ever Phipps Fest. Charanga kicks things off at 4 p.m. followed by bluegrass dynamos Monroe Crossing, and soulful singer-songwriter Annie Mack and Wisconsin’s most famous rock band, the BoDeans.

Phipps Fest is a FREE event for the community celebrating a return to live music and of course The Phipps. Get early seating access by becoming a Phipps Fest Promoter. See Facebook Event Page for more information and links. https://www.facebook.com/events/346165993521738

Charanga Tropical at Mears Park

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Mears Park, 221 5th Street East, St Paul, Minnesota

Charanga Tropical performs two sets of music OUTDOORS at the urban oasis of Mears Park in downtown St. Paul. Chill and listen or get up and dance at this FREE event. Organized by the Twin Cities Musicians Union many other unions to highlight the Right to Organize Act — PRO Act — impending legislation that seeks to provide protections for workers trying to organize

Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/148946283922802

Creative Crossroads

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Rog Amphitheatre, 2540 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, Minnesota

Charanga Tropical with guest dancer Rene Thompson performs at Roseville Parks and Recreation’s “Live at the Rog” summer performance series. Event held at scenic Roseville Central Park Frank Rog Amphitheatre. Experience the band shell, plenty of dance space, and a grassy-sloped seating area and backed by a picturesque lake view. There is NO fee for this event 🙂.

Lakeside Concert

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Crooners Super Club, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charanga Tropical will play LIVE and OUTDOORS at Crooners’ on its lakeside Belvedere stage. Beat the heat with tented table seating and cool breezes off the lake. This is a great venue for listening, dancing with plenty of space, and reconnecting with live music in 2021. Crooners offers full dinner service along with an array of drinks and specials. Table service begins one hour prior to showtime at 6 p.m. Charanga Tropical will play a 90 min power set from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Link to purchase tickets (recommend to buy in advance, show will sell out!) Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/816798972341695

$20 general admission

Charanga Tropical + String Quartet

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Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55406

Come listen to world premiere of innovative new work for Latin ensemble and string quartet! Setting will be spacious gallery of Squirrel Haus Arts. Charanga Tropical will also perform a repertoire of danzones, cha cha chas, and boleros. There is no charge to attend.

Dancing not encouraged at this time. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks, masks are recommended for the unvaccinated.

Doug Little is a fiscal year 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Lakeside Drive-In Concert Series

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Crooners, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432

Live music returns! See Charanga Tropical on the giant outdoor stage at Crooners’ Lakeside Drive-In Concert Series.

Crooners offers three ticketing options (click ‘ticket’ then make your selection)– Classic Drive-in with car-side food service, a covered Beer Garden with food and drink served directly to your chair location, and Tented Table Seating with full service. Classic Drive-In guests can open doors to vehicles to for optimum viewing. Hear the simultaneous radio transmissions right in your car to supplement the stage sound. Vehicles are grouped by size and assigned distance-spaced locations.

All guests are requested to honor social distancing. Tickets are reserved (buy in advance, these shows sell out!). Tented table seating is reserved in pairs to avoid group seating. Drive-In guests will have access the beer garden and/or table seating IF space allows.

This will be a single set of music from 7 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. Complete venue information about spacious Crooner location at http://croonersloungemn.com/.

To purchase ticket visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charanga-tropical-drive-in-or-dine-out-tickets-110678995856. Then click ‘ticket’ then choose Classic Drive-in, Beer Garden or Tented Table Seating

Crooners offers three ticketing options for $20 (click eventbrite link above then ‘ticket’ to make your selection).

Salsa Night

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Hickory n' Hops, 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Every 1st & 3rd Friday it’s MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops! With live salsa, drink specials, and tremendous food! Music by Charanga Tropical, the 9-piece salsa orchestra that blends 3-piece violin section with traditional Cuban beats. It’s a stellar sound that is excellent for listening and superb for dancing.

Hickory n’ Hops leads a music and culinary scene fast emerging at LynLake. For these Fridays the venue clears the tables to create a wide-open dance floor. With great offering of smoked meats, tasty apps, and beers and cocktails galore, MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops is the spot to start the weekend. ¡Vámonos!

$5 cover

Sunday Danzón Matinee

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $7 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Mambo Hour!

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Hickory n' Hops, 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Every 1st & 3rd Friday it’s MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops! With live salsa, drink specials, and tremendous food! Music by Charanga Tropical, the 9-piece salsa orchestra that blends 3-piece violin section with traditional Cuban beats. It’s a stellar sound that is excellent for listening and superb for dancing.

Hickory n’ Hops leads a music and culinary scene fast emerging at LynLake. For these Fridays the venue clears the tables to create a wide-open dance floor. With great offering of smoked meats, tasty apps, and beers and cocktails galore, MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops is the spot to start the weekend. ¡Vámonos!

$5 cover

Salsa Night

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Hickory n' Hops, 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Every 1st & 3rd Friday it’s MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops! With live salsa, drink specials, and tremendous food! Music by Charanga Tropical, the 9-piece salsa orchestra that blends 3-piece violin section with traditional Cuban beats. It’s a stellar sound that is excellent for listening and superb for dancing.

Hickory n’ Hops leads a music and culinary scene fast emerging at LynLake. For these Fridays the venue clears the tables to create a wide-open dance floor. With great offering of smoked meats, tasty apps, and beers and cocktails galore, MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops is the spot to start the weekend. ¡Vámonos!

$5 cover

Sunday Danzón Matinee

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Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $7 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Mambo Hour!

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Hickory n' Hops, 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Every 1st & 3rd Friday it’s MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops! With live salsa, drink specials, and tremendous food! Music by Charanga Tropical, the 9-piece salsa orchestra that blends 3-piece violin section with traditional Cuban beats. It’s a stellar sound that is excellent for listening and superb for dancing.

Hickory n’ Hops leads a music and culinary scene fast emerging at LynLake. For these Fridays the venue clears the tables to create a wide-open dance floor. With great offering of smoked meats, tasty apps, and beers and cocktails galore, MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops is the spot to start the weekend. ¡Vámonos!

$5 cover

Salsa Night

 —  —

Hickory n' Hops, 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Every 1st & 3rd Friday it’s MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops! With live salsa, drink specials, and tremendous food! Music by Charanga Tropical, the 9-piece salsa orchestra that blends 3-piece violin section with traditional Cuban beats. It’s a stellar sound that is excellent for listening and superb for dancing.

Hickory n’ Hops leads a music and culinary scene fast emerging at LynLake. For these Fridays the venue clears the tables to create a wide-open dance floor. With great offering of smoked meats, tasty apps, and beers and cocktails galore, MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops is the spot to start the weekend. ¡Vámonos!

$5 cover

Mambo Hour!

 —  —

Hickory n' Hops, 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Every 1st & 3rd Friday it’s MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops! With live salsa, drink specials, and tremendous food! Music by Charanga Tropical, the 9-piece salsa orchestra that blends 3-piece violin section with traditional Cuban beats. It’s a stellar sound that is excellent for listening and superb for dancing.

Hickory n’ Hops leads a music and culinary scene fast emerging at LynLake. For these Fridays the venue clears the tables to create a wide-open dance floor. With great offering of smoked meats, tasty apps, and beers and cocktails galore, MAMBO HOUR at Hickory n’ Hops is the spot to start the weekend. ¡Vámonos!

$5 cover

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $7 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!

Sunday Danzón Matinee

 —  —

Icehouse Restaurant, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

It's a Sunday late afternoon siesta of lush Latin music. This monthly event features the rich sounds of Danzón, full of strings and beautiful melodies, and the national dance of Cuba. In 2015 Charanga Tropical became the first American group ever to perform at the International Danzón Festival in Havana. Come here the repertoire that brought the band to the 'The Pearl of The Caribbean' Cuba. $7 cover with rum based drink specials. ¡Qué Rico!