Kimmel Center's Philly ¡En Vivo! Series to Wecome Gilberto Santa Rosa, 6/19

Five-time Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa makes his debut at the Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall, as part of the Philly ¡En Vivo! concert series on Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m. The "Gentleman of Salsa" brings more global Latin flavors to Philadelphia with salsa and bolero top hits such as "Que Alguien Me Diga." A post-show salsa party, sponsored by GOYA, will feature DJ Rumbero spinning salsa classics will take place in the Commonwealth Plaza following the performance.

"We are honored to have Gilberto Santa Rosa make his debut in the Philly ¡En Vivo! concert series," said Kimmel Center President and CEO Anne Ewers, "Bringing Santa Rosa's world class salsa engagement to Philadelphia reflects the mission of the Kimmel Center to welcome broad and diverse cultural communities to our campus."

One of the most successful Latin vocalists performing today, Gilberto Santa Rosa holds the most No. 1 spots on Billboard's Tropical albums chart with 11 to date and is consistently one of the most listened to recording artists on the radio with a record sales history that includes a multitude of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum album certifications. A native of Puerto Rico, Santa Rosa has sold more than 3 million albums in the United States and Puerto Rico, and was honored with the ASCAP Latin Heritage Award in 2002.

Gilberto Santa Rosa is the third artist in the Philly ¡En Vivo! concert series, which celebrates the innovative soundscape of Latino music with progressive artists whose creative spirits are moving music beyond traditional borders.

Tickets for Gilberto Santa Rosa are available from $38 to $81, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the Kimmel Center box office at Broad & Spruce Streets (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Gilberto Santa Rosa has become a living legend, known in the industry as an extremely creative interpreter not only for his talent in the difficult art of improvisation "soneos," but for the musical experience he always offers his audiences. He captivates enraptured fans around the world with his energetic personality, vocal prowess, and lighthearted humor. He has released an album almost every year since his debut and has won acclaim for Irrepetible (Best Salsa Album/Latin Grammy) and Directo al corazón.

Gilberto's music has been the soundtrack to our lives and his songs have cumulatively spent a total of 63 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart. "Conteo Regresivo", "Que Alguien Me Diga","Déjate Querer", "La Agarro Bajando", "Pueden Decir", "Por Más Que Intento", "Yo No Pido", "Vivir Sin Ella", "Perdóname" and "Conciencia" have become classics and will leave a lasting legacy.

Philly iEnVivo! Series is sponsored by Health Partners Plans, UGI. GOYA is the Artist Sponsor for the Gilberto Santa Rosa performance.



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