$75 Ticket includes admission to reception sponsored by Ron Barceló, concert and dancing. Click on the image to go to the ticket page at Old Town School of Folk Music.

Event Description: 45 Years of Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

In this historic event Chicago’s longest-standing Latino Cultural Center will be commemorating the past while unveiling new branding and programming for the future. SRBCC brings Pirulo y la Tribu, Puerto Rico’s most sought-after artist of the new salsa generation, for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Afro-Caribbean music, and dance in Chicago.

In consonance with its mission and vision, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center wants to bridge the gap between celebrity musicians and youth performers, allowing a new generation of aspiring artists for unparalleled access to musical production. You will see this through a captivating opening showcase by SRBCC and ASM’s Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Bomba and Music Video Apprentices, followed by the sounds of Chicago’s premiere Afro-Puerto Rican group Buya and the center’s youth bomba group Arawak’Opia.

It all ends with a full danceable concert by Francisco “Pirulo” Rosado and his 8-piece band, coming exclusively from Puerto Rico for this event.

Please note:
– The cocktail reception part of the gala will start promptly at 6:30 pm at the Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall, located at 4545 N. Lincoln Avenue (East Building).
– The official gala program and concert will start at 8:00 pm at the Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall, located across the street at 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue (West Building).

Ticket Price: $75.00

Buy tickets here.

If you cannot attend, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution of any amount here.


Special Thanks to Our Reception Sponsor:






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