Calibash, the multi-artist show that’s become the signature event for urban Latin music in the U.S., will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a special edition in Las Vegas.
The truly huge span of acts highlights just how diverse the genre has become. On the one hand is reggaeton icon Don Omar, who this year celebrated the 10th anniversary of his seminal album King of Kings; Residente, formerly of Calle 13, who espouses an alternative approach to rap with socially-minded lyrics; current chart-toppers Wisin and Nicky Jam, and pop act Ricky Martin, who most recently reached the top of the charts with “Vente Pa’Ca,” his collaboration with Maluma.
Other confirmed acts to date include Zion & Lennox, Pipe Bueno, Farruko, J Alvarez, Plan B, Nely “El Arma Secreta”, Osuna, De la Ghetto, Almightly, Arcangel, Gente de Zona, Chacal, Osmani Garcia, Divan and CNCO.
Calibash will once again be produced by SBS Entertainment and presented by LaMusica. This marks the first time the show will take place in Vegas, and will also be the first time a multi-artist concert will take place at the T-Mobile Arena, also the site of this year’s Latin Grammys.
“This is without doubt, a strong start to the future of Latin Entertainment in Las Vegas,” says Lucas Piña, SVP of SBS Entertainment. “It is a challenge, but we are confident with the quality performers that we will produce a successful January sold-out event, as we have done in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities.”
Recent editions of the fest have also included major mainstream acts.
Tickets to Calibash go on sale Nov. 25 at axs.com.