The Ministerio de Turismo/ Ministry of Tourism and Casa Brugal announced the 2013 del Festival del Merengue y Ritmos Caribeños/ 2013 Merengue and Caribbean Rhythms Festival. This FREE event is one of the largest music festivals in the region. All the music and fun will be held at the Plaza Juan Baron the Malecon of Santo Domingo the first weekend of August, Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd, 2013.
Included in the local superstar line-up this year is Diómedes y el Grupo Mío, El Jeffrey, Joel Santos, Ramón Orlando, Vakeró, el Ballet Folklórico del Ministerio de Turismo/ Ministry of Tourism Folklore Dance Group, Los Potros, El Poeta Callejero, Miriam Cruz, David Kada, Pochy Familia y La Coco Band. This wide variety of musicians will bring a mix of many of the Caribbean-styles of music including merengue, bachata, salsa, reggaetton, reggae and urban music.
At the end of each nights musical performances there will be a fireworks display over the sea.