Here are some artists that will make that night an unforgettable event.
Grupo Niche is a Colombian salsa orchestra that has been active since 1980, recognized by critics and audiences alike as the most successful in Latin America during the last four decades.
They have been nominated for important awards throughout their journey and won several.
In 2020, the group won the Latin Grammy in the category of Best Salsa Album. In 2021, they won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. Their most recent award was at the Premios Nuestra Tierra 2021 as Tropical/Salsa/Cumbia Artist.
Gabino Pampini is a well-liked Panamanian whose musical career resurfaced in Colombia.
He’s known in the salsa world thanks to hits like Cuerpo de Guitarra, A Nuestro Modo, Ilusión, and Mi Vecina, among others. Gabino Pampini is known as a great sonero.
From New York with Puerto Rican descent comes Maelo Ruiz to complement this salsa night.
Maelo Ruiz’s greatest success with Pedro Conga was No Te Quites La Ropa, which sold more than 50,000 units, earning him his first gold record in Puerto Rico. Follow-up hits included Atrévete, Vicio (gold record in Colombia), and Quiero Volver.
A household name in Latin America, Maelo Ruiz is a must for all salsa fans.
Last but not least is Willy García. He’s a singer, producer, composer, and founder of the famed salsa orchestra, Son De Cali.
He began his career with Grupo Niche and La Suprema Corte and received recognition from musicians and the general public.
Willy García is renewing his image and will soon release his new musical works with an important Colombian record company.
What You’ll Find at the Event
The event starts at 8 pm, but the doors open at 6 pm. I recommend you go early, get to the best places, and avoid the long lines.
On the night of Salsa Medellín, you’ll find alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and food inside the place.
People with reduced mobility will also have no problem accessing the event. Everyone is welcome!
Taking a taxi can be much more comfortable, but this option is also subject to traffic.
If you’re renting a car in Medellín, you can always use GPS, which makes things easier. You have two options: you can take Cra. 65 and Cl 10 or Avenida Universidad de Medellín.
And in the last case, you can ask the local people.
Salsa Night Tips
It wouldn’t be a complete guide if I didn’t share my best tips for Medellin salsa night!
Don’t forget to wear a mask. Although the country lifted the emergency measures, each event has its rules. All attendees must comply with and abide by the biosecurity protocol established by the Aeroparque Juan Pablo II venue.
Bringing outside food or drink is prohibited. In the aeroparque, you can find food and drink.
Tickets can only be claimed by the person listed on the credit or debit card used for the respective purchase. If not, you won’t be able to enter!
Don’t forget to bring the original card with which you purchased the tickets. Photocopies won’t be accepted.
Be sure to bring your ID and a copy.
Always take care of your belongings, and don’t trust anyone.