Elvis Crespo, Grupo Manía, Vico C, Ivy Queen, Baby Rasta & Gringo and Eddy Dee among Reggaeton, Bachata and Merengue singers to perform at the anticipated music event in the Big Apple
Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com and the Madison Square Garden box office
NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SBS Entertainment (SBSE), the concerts and live events division of Spanish Broadcasting System Inc., (SBS) (Nasdaq:SBSA), and Mega 97.9FM announce more artists to perform at the fourth annual edition of "Megaton Mundial de Polito Vega" to be held on October 28 at Madison Square Garden. The biggest event of Latin rhythmic music in the Big Apple will feature the biggest stars of Reggaeton, Bachata and Merengue including the newly announced: Elvis Crespo, Grupo Mania, Vico C, Ivy Queen, Baby Rasta & Gringo and Eddy Dee. "Megatón Mundial de Polito Vega" is sponsored by MajorWorldEspanol.com, Pepsi & the National Supermarket Association, and Cerveza Presidente. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Madison Square Garden box office.
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Elvis Crespo is one of the most important Spanish language music figures today and has had an extraordinary career. The Puertorican singer is Merengue's ambassador, his music and image are almost synonymous with the music genre. Grupo Manía has been singing the best Merengue for more than 10 years. Figures such as Elvis Crespo have emerged out of this group. In their long career, the group has dabbled in different rhythms, always keeping Merengue as the backbone of the musical explorations. Some of their albums have included rhythms like salsa and Spanish hip hop. Vico C is a singer-songwriter from New York of Puerto Rican heritage who has established himself as a leading rapper. Ivy Queen is the "Queen of Reggaeton," the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter has toured all over the world representing women in that music genre. Songs by "La Diva" are characterized by pushing a message on behalf of women. Many of them focus on women's unique challenges and their place in society. For example, one of her hits, Tuya Soy, became an anthem asking society for the respect that women deserve. Baby Rasta & Gringo are a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, famous for their song "El Carnaval". They were originally called "Eazy Boyz". Eddy Dee is one of the most interesting Reggaeton singers today.
The previously announced artists that will make the Big Apple dancing Salsa are: Pirulo y la Tribu, Tony Vega, Luis Enriquez, Hector Tricoche and Nino Segarra. Merengue will also be present, represented by La Dinastía Rosario, the reunion of the most important generation of Dominican Merengue: The Rosario brothers and Toño Rosario. The peculiar sound of Bachata will delight concert attendees by the genre's leading singers including Raulin Rodriguez, El Torito, Bachata Heightz and Jay Ruiz. And the music genre preferred by young Latinos that is conquering the world: Urban Latin music will be represented by Pitbull "Mr. Worldwide" himself, the pioneer Tego Calderon, the hottest duo Gente de Zona and singer Mozart la Para.
"The lineup of 'Megaton Mundial de Polito Vega' brings together the best of the best in the musical genres that are most appreciated in the Big Apple and they surely will keep attendees dancing all night. It is an honor to organize this homage to Polito Vega, a radio living legend in the city where generations of Latino families love him," said Lucas Piña, Sr. VP, SBS Entertainment.
Polito Vega is a world renowned radio icon with a 57 year long uninterrupted career. He is well known as an entertainer and has hosted countless community events, concerts and legendary performances. The tireless "King of Radio", consistently and for decades, remained atop the competition in the Big Apple with two of the most popular radio stations: Mega 97.9FM and AMOR 93.1FM. "Megaton Mundia de Polito Vega" emerged as a recognition to the great Puerto Rican radio personality, based in New York that day by day, for almost 6 decades has entertained the Latino community in New York.
"Megatón Mundial de Polito Vega" will take place on October 28 at Madison Square Garden and is sponsored by MajorWorldEspanol.com, Pepsi & the National Supermarket Association, and Cerveza Presidente.
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns 20 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Spanish Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary, Top 40 and Latin Rhythmic format genres. SBS also operates AIRE Radio Network, a national radio platform which creates, distributes and markets leading Spanish-language radio programming to over 100 affiliated stations reaching 88% of the U.S. Hispanic audience. SBS also owns MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events and owns 21 bilingual websites, including www.LaMusica.com, an online destination and mobile app providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. For more information, visit us online at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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