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PRAC Announces 2nd Annual Latin Music Festival on the Beach

The events kick off Friday evening, August 12th, with a White Night party hosted by Morey’s Pier PigDog Beach Bar from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm with music by Noche Blanca.

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The Puerto Rican Action Committee (PRAC) of Southern New Jersey is excited to announce that the 2022 Latin Food and Music Festival is scheduled for August 12th and 13th in Wildwood, New Jersey.  

This year’s event will feature Jerry Rivera, India, Grupo Mania, and Judy Torres. 

“We are thrilled to host South Jersey’s largest bicultural/bilingual Latin music festival once again,” said Ralph Padilla, CEO of PRAC of Southern New Jersey.   “We want to thank the city of Wildwood for their efforts in enabling us to host this event and offer our gratitude to our musical guests for coming together for this grand celebration.  Together we celebrate our community and culture with live music, food, and fun on the beach. It will be an event you don’t want to miss!”

The events kick off Friday evening, August 12th, with a White Night party hosted by Morey’s Pier PigDog Beach Bar from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm with music by Noche Blanca.

Access is exclusive to Executive VIPs and VIPs. Guests who attend must dress in all white. Appetizers will be served for the first two hours, and there will be a cash bar. Festival Playero kicks off for all ticket holders on Saturday, August 13th.  

Bring a towel to save your spot on the sand between Morey’s and Adventure Piers. Chairs will be provided for Executive VIPs and VIPs ticketholders.  

To learn more about becoming a VIP, or to order your tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Festival organizers are pleased to welcome “El Bebe de la Salsa,” Jerry Rivera, whose third album won three Platinum record awards in the U.S. Jerry also starred as a judge on Idol Puerto Rico.   

He will be joined by the “Princess of Salsa” India, who has received both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, and is the winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album.  

She is sure to get the crowd moving and shaking. 

The star-studded lineup continues with Grupo Mania, who released their debut album in 1993 and have been pleasing audiences ever since with their infectious merengue rhythms.  

Still going strong, the group released their 16th studio album “Los Conquistadores: 25 Aniversario” in December of 20019 which included hits like “Tocaíto”, “El Animal”, and “Chorro Eh Loco”, featuring Puerto Rican rapper Ñejo, and Dominican singer Omega “El Fuerte.”

Judy Torres grew up in New York and had a sting of club hits before releasing her debut album  “Love Story” in 1989.  She charted again several times in the 2000s and was dubbed the “Queen of Freestyle” by New York promoter Steve Sylvester.  

In 2018, three performances of her one-woman off-Broadway debut,” No Reason To Cry” sold out in under an hour. 

Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend of events. Go to the PRAC Facebook page,, for more information and for tickets.

About the Puerto Rican Action Committee of Southern New Jersey

PRAC is the largest bicultural/bilingual non-profit in Southern New Jersey. Our programs assist with coronavirus education and outreach, senior and youth programs, breast health awareness, homeless housing initiatives, transportation services, work programs, financial literacy, youth education, and Hispanic cultural arts and entertainment.

We have not closed our doors since the pandemic was announced and will continue to provide services to those at most risk in our communities.

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