Bachata & Salsa Dance Festival Featuring Toby Love

Event Times:
Fri, Jun 21, 2013
9:00 PM
$35 General Admission Seats (Must be 18 years old to enter)Purchase Tickets
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Van Andel Arena is proud to announce the Bachata & Salsa Dance Festival Featuring Toby Love. Attendees can plan to dance the night away right on the arena floor.


Rising modern bachata star Toby Love, the first major Spanish-Singing artist set to perform at Van Andel Arena, will headline this cabaret-style event.


Toby Love is one of the torchbearers for modern bachata music, uniquely combining the old Caribbean folk genre with Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B. Singing in both Spanish and English, Love embarked on his own after getting his start as back-up singer/dancer for the mega-successful bachata boy band, Aventura. On his own, Love has helmed hits including "Llorar Lloviendo" and "Tengo Un Amor," for which he won Latin Billboard Awards for Tropical Airplay Song of the Year in 2007. Love also won the Latin Bilboard Award's Latin Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year for his self-titled debut album.


Joining Love on this special night to add some local flair are Grand Rapids-based salsa bands Orquesta Tradicion and Orquesta Candela as well as bachata band Latin Dynasty and bachata artist Bersachi. Also tagging along is Grand Rapids' own DJ Angel and Detroit based DJ De La Roc to keep the crowd moving.


This event is being presented by the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority's Community Inclusion Group (CIG), whom has been working for three years to bring more diverse entertainment to downtown Grand Rapids. CIG is collaborating with local promoters Calderon Promotions and F-Tivo Entertainment to put on this special event. 


Tickets may be purchased at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place® convention center box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers, including D & W stores and select Family Fare and Walmart locations, charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000 or on line @