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LatinoFest V was diversified and awesome

Last weekend, downtown Toledo was the focal point for LatinoFest V.

Over 2,000 attended each day, at Promenade Park.  

LatinoFest’s Saturday offered diversified music and talent in the form of: Explosion Latina (Brazilian dance troupe, based in Cincinnati), Dejavu (Latin pop, rock, and funk), Alofoque (Reggaeton, based in Boston), Oro Solido (Merengue and hip-hop, based in New York), and David Lee Garza y Los Musicales (Tejano, based in San Antonio).

Sunday showcased the talents of regional Tejano and Conjunto bands such as Dezeo, Bad Boyz, Tejano Sound, Invenzible, and Maximo.

Folkloric dance groups Imagenes Mexicanas and Corazón de México as well as Somos Tres (Hip-hop, Toledo) also performed.

TV personality Tony Rios (Voces Latinas) was the MC.

LatinoFest V was co-chaired by Celso Rodríguez and Consuelo Hernández, with the mighty assistance of a large committee including: Margarita De León, Tony Rios, Alvina Costilla, Betty Rios, Bob Salazar, Theresa Morris, María Trinidad, Marisol Ibarra, Lulu Perales Rios, Raquel Rodríguez, Roberto Gutierrez (Real Rob), Jeff Sabo, Linda De La Peña, Katherine Trinidad, Olga Jaimez, Mateo Espinoza, Citifest, George Plasencio, Angela Romo, and Josh Flores.

This is the fifth year of LatinoFest. It is usually hosted the second weekend in June, followed by Festival Latino in Columbus , the subsequent weekend.

June 11 & 12, 2005
Promenade Park, Toledo, Ohio



David Lee Garza

Mark Ledesma and David Lee Garza David Lee Garza signs autographs
David Lee Garza con la familia de Sr. E. Martinez Richard Garza with fans
Freddy G and Tony Rios with David Lee Garza Deputies Jeff Sabo and Perez with David Lee Garza
Mr. and Mrs. Hector Cordero and David Lee Garza  

Oro Solido

Oro Solido Oro Solido with Aixa Vega Ortiz and friends
Super grupo Oro Solido de NY Oro Solido de New York
Oro Solido gets down  

Explosion Latina

Baile Explosion Latina Explosion Latina with Tony Rios
Explosion Latina


Alofoque of Boston Alofoque gets down
One of Alofoque's dancers Alofoque Dancers


Baile Explosion Latina
Getting down with Alofoque It is baile time


Vargas boxing brothers and MC Tony Rios  


LatinoFest June 11 and 12 2005 LatinoFest June 11 and 12 2005
Alvina Costilla American Family Insurance
Cesar and Oscar Hernandez con familia y amigos Irma Cordero and Club Mystique
The Bolander Ledesma family  

Latinofest Crowds 

Betty_Rios_con_nieto Nice_crowd_at_LatinoFestV
Bob_Salazar_and_Maria_Trinidad Bennie_Perales_y_nieta
Co_Chair_Consuelo_Hernandez_con_hija Co_Chair_Celso_Rodriguez
Enjoying_the_music_at_LatinoFest Mujeres_enjoy_Oro_Solido
Margarita_De_Leon_welcomes_crowd Wrestlers_Hermanos_Guillen
Marisol_Ibarra_con_Deputies_Perez_and_Torres MC_Tony_Rios_with_DJ_Luis_M
Melody_Love_Gonzalez_and_Consuelo_Hernandez Mr._and_Mrs._Rick_Tellez_and_Charlie_Tijerina
Lourdes_Santiago_explains_judgeship_campaign Maricela_y_hermana_Angel
Nikki_Rios_and_Roxy_Hernandez Tony_Rios_and_Grandson
Roberto_Torres_campaigns_for_TPS_Board Valentino_Pino_con_familia
Hector_Cordero_y_Hija Freddy_G_and_Charlie_Tijerina



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