Getting spicy: pachanga on a weekend

Thalia Armijo / Contributing Writer

As part of the closing events of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Student Programming Council at the Biscayne Bay Campus is presenting the Pachanga By the Bay Festival.

The festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.  in the open field behind the Aquatic Center.

Pachanga By the Bay will be hosted by the Bachata singer Toby Love and the Reggaeton duo “Angel y Khriz.”  There will be special performances from dancers of the Aventura Dance Studio and guitar player Mario B.

Unlike previous events, this is the first time that SPC is having weekend programming. Students and the public can pick up free tickets at the Office of Campus Life in the Modesto Maidique Campus or at BBC.

Apart from all the SPC-BBC members collaborating in the event, there will be 30 to 40 volunteers.

According to the director of special events of SPC-BBC, Tashaun Williams, they’re expecting 300 to 500 people to attend the festival.

“I think it is a great idea to organize fun events like the Pachanga Bay Festival. I’m definitely coming with my friends, especially because it’s a free event and it is open to everyone,” said Camila Cristo, junior and public relations major.

Food trucks will arrive at 6 p.m. and artists’ performances will begin at 7 p.m.

“I don’t know if this would be considered a concert, but it gives a concert type feel with the stage and the music artists,” said Williams.

The Hispanic Heritage month festivities began on Sept. 24 with the Viva SPC Kick-off and will end off with the Pachanga by the Bay festival.

Some of the activities organized this fall semester included featured documentaries such as the Black in Latin America Series: Brazil, Haiti and Dominican Republic. There was also a Taco Tuesday, sponsored by Tijuana Flats and dancing series with salsa and Bachata instructor Mambo Yoli.

“Although I never go to BBC because all of my classes are in Modesto, I’m planning to go for the Pachanga festival. I want to see Angel y Khriz perform. I like their music,” said Mercedes Albarracin, junior and computer engineering major.

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