9. 29.18 | St. Petersburg Coliseum | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Enjoy an evening of great LIVE Latin music with delicious food and drinks in the inspiring city of St. Petersburg, Florida. Bring your friends and loved ones and dance your heart out on our open dance floor throughout the night.  Participate—if you wish—in our freestyle, social Dance Competition and WIN $1,000! Tickets benefit families who are still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Formal attire is strongly encouraged. Learn more about your evening's host here.



Orchestra Fuego

Orchestra Fuego is a twelve-piece Salsa band consisting of three singers, percussionists, brass musicians, pianist, and a bass guitarist. The group’s sound has maintained the integrity of “Old School Salsa or NYC Salsa”, but with a fresh twist. The blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with Nuyorican flavor sets the dance floor on fire. They perform both original and familiar songs with invigorating new arrangements. While the group’s main passion is for Salsa, they also perform a wide variety of other Latin music including Merengue, Bolero, Bachata, Salsa and Cha-cha. Visit Orchestra Fuego's website here.

Caribeño Tropical

Caribeño Tropical—with Music Director, Miguel Lucas—is well known for the group's diverse Latin music styles hailing from many Latin American Countries, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, and so on! Their repertoire for #SaborLatino2018  will have a mix of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and other genres. With over 250 songs in their repertoire, Caribeño Tropical will help you dance until your heart's content. Visit Caribeńo Tropical's website here. 

Angelito Rodriguez

DJ Franky G


Known as the Pioneer of Salsa in Puerto Rico, Angelito moved to Tampa in 1990 and worked with the top Spanish stations including AM-1550 WAMA, Radio Mundo WRMD, and Super Q 1300WQBN.  In Tampa, he hosted his own radio show, with his fans considering him the “Defensor de la Salsa” (Defender of the Salsa music). During the past 14 years, he remains the voice and MC for the largest Latin Festival in the Tampa Bay Area, Conga Caliente. Learn more about Angelito here.

Franky G is one of the leading crowd-pleasers in Tampa's dance music scene. Through Tampa Bay, he spins the best of the Top Latin Hits for anyone  looking for a hot soundtrack to a great night out. He will keep you dancing the night away before, between and after our live bands perform. The music won't stop, so you're free to dance all night long!  Learn more about DJ Franky G here. 



Full Liquor


Authentic Mexican Food

logo: la nueva cantina, that mexican place, will be providing mexican food

Authentic Puerto Rican & Cuban Food

logo: smiley's dei in st. pete, florida will be providing puerto rican and cuban food


The discounted guest rooms are based on availability. There's no cut-off date. 

Restriction: 2-night minimum is required


September 28 and 29, 2018

  • Gulf Front Shell Studio 

    • $159.00/night ++

  • Gulf Front Deluxe Studio 

    • $179.00/night ++

  • Gulf Front Efficiency 

    • $189.00/night ++


Call reservations for additional room type availability (including suites and penthouses) and their rates.


CALL NOW TO RESERVE: 727-360-5531

Contact Judy Mockabee, Group Sales Manager for assistance at 727-456-0545.

Freestyle, Social 


1st Place wins $1,000

2nd Place wins $250


1. Have fun!

2. Keep having fun. 

This informal competition is for those who just love dancing. No professional experience is necessary to participate. This is a freestyle, social -dancing (friendly!) contest. There will be a panel of judges selected by our event's producersYou will be judged on originality, charisma and tasteful moves that are true to the specific music genre. 

So just let go, enjoy yourselves! 

Before the competition, enjoy a FREE Salsa Dance Lesson from Simone Salsa Dance School and  a FREE Bachata Dance Lesson Tonos Latin Dance. PLUS, you'll receive vouchers for DISCOUTNED latin dance classes in the future! At Sabor Latino, the teams of professional dance instructors will get you ready to dance your way to $1000!



Simone Amaral (Simone Salsa)

Erika Espinosa (Salsa Caliente)

Juan Tato Paredes (Tato Salsa)

Sonia Rivera (Diamond Dancers)

Cristina Parades (Tato Salsa)

Grace Badillo (Dancing with Grace)

Vanessa Cahuas (Licencia Para Divertirse)

Miguel Lucas (Caribeño Tropical)

Jorge Alberto (Ritmo Urbano Dance)

Roberto Germain (Musician)

with SPECIAL GUEST judge Veronica Cintron, Newscaster of Bay News 9


About the event producers:

Brett Vickers, CEO

With over 20 Years of experience, Equity Sports and Entertainment brings years of experience and knowledge to the industry. Operating, promoting and managing multiple professional Sports Franchises and Special Events like Sabor Latino 2018.

The Purpose of Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino events aim to fundraise and benefit Latin communities in need. Each year Equity Sports & Entertainment will choose a charity that  supports Latin communities and culture. The charity has to be 501c3 supported. We require full transparency. 

This year we are happy to support the Hispanic Federation for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico.  Event proceeds will benefit families still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This year, we've also chosen to have a fun and informal dance competition with 1st place cash prize of $1000 and 2nd place cash prize of $250. With our incredible sponsors, we look forward to raising money and raising awareness for this important cause. 

Next year, we will be looking at other charities, some brought to us by our own sponsors! Some Latin causes we're currently looking at relate to but are not limited to the communities of Cuba, Honduras, Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Mexico. We're also considering charities that work with and in the US Latin community. 

sabor latino 2018 logo for the ultimate dance party with a purpose for puerto rico

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Sabor Latino 2018 | The Ultimate Dance Party With A Purpose

September 29, 2018 | 8pm | St. Petersburg Coliseum | St. Petersburg, Florida

Event Director, Katina Guerrero |