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Free Calle Ocho Music Festival returns this Sunday

The Calle Ocho Music Festival Is making its comeback this year after being canceled in 2021.

So get ready to represent your hometown and enjoy music, international food vendors and so much more!

Billed as the world’s largest Latino music festival, the event is set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2022, and is free and open to the public.

The annual event takes place along Miami’s famous Eighth Street in Little Havana, from Southwest 12th to 27th avenues, with more than 300 food vendors, exhibits, activities and family friendly activities expected. It’s estimated that more than 1.5 million people typically partake in the Calle Ocho celebration every year, with Latin American foods and popular musical acts on 10 stages, representing all Latin styles. 

This year, a VIP ticket will be available for those looking to fully immerse themselves at the music festival.

According to the website, the VIP Passport Tour ticket is available for $100 and includes:

  • Front access to main stage featuring the King of Carnaval Miami 2022 (past “kings” have included Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Chino y Nacho, Andy Garcia)
  • Reserved Parking
  • Commemorative official merchandise (Cap, t-shirt)
  • Latin eats and drinks at some of the hottest new restaurants in Little Havana
  • Backstage access to some of the main stages
  • Dance salsa to the best musical bands
  • Private Transportation

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Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine,, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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