Arts + Culture,


Sep 30, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
PPG Paints Arena
1001 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

The virtuoso musician and composer, Farruko,  will make history as the first Latino artist to headline a show at PPG Paints Arena, the announcement is part of the festivities of the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. The concert will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 8 PM with specials guests Latin pop duo Domino Saints, and tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.


Considered one of today's most prominent artists due to his incredible musical versatility, something that has allowed him to conquer audiences worldwide with his countless hits. Each of his projects has created a space where he, as an artist and performer, has managed to impact the world and his fans, leaving a rich legacy within the Latin music industry.


"We are thrilled to announce the return of the Hispanic Heritage Festival to Pittsburgh for the second consecutive year. We are proud of the rapid growth we are having with the event. This festival embodies our commitment to showcasing and honoring the vibrant Hispanic heritage while fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity among all residents of our city. By creating an immersive experience that invites everyone to embrace and appreciate our rich culture, we aim to ignite a spirit of celebration and mutual understanding. Join us as we bring life to Pittsburgh and rejoice in the beauty and diversity of Hispanic heritage together!" says Benny Ulloa, CEO of UC Entertainment & Owner of Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar.


This festival brings together local Hispanic businesses and organizations, traditional Mexican cuisine, and live music and activities, all in one weekend, celebrating the vibrant Hispanic culture of our city.  More information about the festival will be released in the coming weeks.


For more information and tickets, visit ppgpaintsarena.com.


About Farruko
Farruko, is recognized as one of the most important musical phenomenon in the Latin music industry. Due to his great artistic versatility and his excellence on stage, the multi-platinum artist and two-time Latin Grammy winner, has managed to conquer massive worldwide audiences and become one of the most innovative exponents of the reggaeton genre. With 8 successful albums and multiple collaborations with international artists of various genres, his success has impacted the Hispanic American community in such a way that his career has been recognized by HBO in a documentary titled "Farruko: En Letra de Otro."
His seventh studio album "Gangalee," debuted #2 on Billboard's "Top Latin Songs" chart, entered the global "Billboard 200" chart, and was certified 7X multi-platinum. Within this album there are essential tracks such as "Nadie," "Inolvidable," "La Cartera" featuring Bad Bunny, and "Delincuente" featuring Anuel AA. Likewise, his single "Calma - Remix" together with Pedro Capó became an iconic success within Latin music, which won a Latin GRAMMY award, and was also certified platinum by the RIAA. In 2020, Farruko, received two ASCAP awards for his songs "Calma" with Pedro Capó and his global hit "Si Se Da." Farruko's hit "La Tóxica" also debuted in the Top 10 of Billboard's "Latin Digital Song Sales" chart and in the Top 15 of "Hot Latin Songs," making it Farruko's ninth #1 on Billboard's "Latin Airplay" chart. The single, which already has over 340 millions streams on Spotify, and more than 220 million views on YouTube also dominated several digital platforms, debuting in the Top 20 of YouTube "Top Global Music Videos" chart, reaching #1 on the "USA Hits" chart, and entering Spotify's global "Top 50" chart. The song's success landed the artist on the cover of prominent playlists such as Spotify's "Baila Reggeatón" and Apple Music's "Dale Play." His song "Si Me Dices Que Si" together with REIK and Camilo, became an instant worldwide hit and reached the coveted #1 spot on Billboard's "Latin Airplay" chart and was positioned in the Top 15 on the "Hot Latin Songs." The single surpassed over 100 million views on YouTube and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

About the Hispanic Heritage Festival:

The second annual Hispanic Heritage Festival will be held on September 30 in Pittsburgh, PA. Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant & Bar hosted the inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival in 2022 at PNC Park.  Since then, owners Benny Ulloa and Troy Duffan, have activated their own entertainment company, UC Entertainment, and partnered with the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, headed by executive director Melanie Boyer, to expand the scope of the event and involve other local Hispanic vendors and put on a concert.

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