Don’t miss this dance party under the stars featuring a live concert by Merengue music sensation Tony Swing on Friday, April 5th at Tropical Park, as part of the free Noches Tropicales concert series presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, and sponsored by Target. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and offers a casual, family-style atmosphere with open field seating. Admission and parking are free for this event. This marks the finale performance in the 2012-2013 Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concert series.
Tropical Park is located at 7900 SW 40 St., Miami. Noches Tropicales concert goers are encouraged to bring along a blanket, chairs and snacks to better enjoy the festivities. In the event of rain concerts may be cancelled. Concert performers are subject to change. For more information on Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concerts, call 305-271-0812, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks.
With hit singles like “Hit the Dance Floor” and “The Swing Is Back,” Tony Swing’s music is action packed and is all about the dancing and feeling the beat. His contagious and festive music style, embraces traditional merengue with “merengue ripiao,” adding a touch of urban flavor.
Born Juan Antonio Morales, Tony Swing is a veteran in the world of Dominican merengue. For more than 10 years he fronted many of the best internationally-known merengue bands, including Oro Solido and Pochy y su Cocoband. In 2000 Tony Swing launched his solo music career with a Showtime featured concert at New York City’s Manhattan Center, alongside Latin music legend Tito Puente. He followed that with his first solo album Por Fin (At Last), which featured such favorites as “Cinderella” and “I Won’t Quit.”
In addition to music career, Tony Swing has been active in numerous film and entertainment endeavors. He has worked alongside hip hop artists Frankie Negron, Method Man, and Big Pun in the movie Boricua’s Bond, and is the former owner, manger and producer for the musical group Malkriados. He is currently an actor and producer for Niche Films.
The 2012-2013 Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights concert season featured an array of popular music artists including Elaine Hernandez, Magnum Band, Edwin Bonilla, TK Blu Band, Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez (The Judge’s Nephews) and Velvet Rope.
Now in its seventh year, Noches Tropicales, inaugurated by Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Sen. Javier D. Souto, has showcased more than 20 evening concerts at Tropical Park that have included traditional Cuban contemporary music and zarzuelas, Argentinean tango, Brazilian Jazz, and a Spanish-language version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. More than 40,000 patrons have attended Noches Tropicales concerts over the years.