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Adrienne Arsht Center presents

Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez

  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez
  • Gary Nuñez & Plena Libre with special guest Lalo Rodríguez

  • Plena Libre

    Plena Libre

“Plena Libre is one of the most outstanding shows we’ve ever had. Latin music is always popular here, but this show was exceptionally well received. The audience danced by the dozens in the aisles in a way we’ve not seen before. The energy, enthusiasm and musicianship under Gary Nuñez is superb. It’s an outstanding show and I would have them back in a heartbeat. Plena Libre is superlative and excellent in every way.”
- Michael Savage, director, Napa Valley Opera House 
“The biggest band to play plena… Plena Libre know the tradition but aren't afraid to draw upon stuff from outside the genre to keep it fresh”
- The Village Voice 
“Where would the contemporary bomba and plena be without Gary Nuñez of Plena Libre!” (5 Star Review)
- The New York Post 
“Today Plena is hip thanks to (Gary) Nuñez’ 12-piece band… the people keep dancing and asking for more.”
- Miami Herald 
“Plena Libre has given a new era to this wonderful rhythm plena!”
- Daily News, New York 
“Plena Libre takes 'plena' to its maximum expression.”
- Osceola Sentinel, Florida 
“An outstanding live act!”
- MIDEM Convention Magazine 
“A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle!”
- The Boston Herald 
“Plena Libre made a strong impression because of their musicality, togetherness, growth and dynamism on stage.”
- El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico 
“Young talented and spicy and full of young followers, Plena Libre is the new face of the Puerto Rican plena.”
- Latin Beat Magazine 
“This group with its unique personality has placed plena in places only reserved for merengue and salsa.”
- Diálogo Monthly, Puerto Rico 
“Tres chic!”
- Liberation, France 
“(Plena Libre) was the night’s best.”
- Crónica de Cancún, Mexico 
“The crowd went wild!”
- Sun Sentinal, Florida 
“Tropical music will never be the same after the emerging of the vigorous group, Plena Libre!”
- San Juan Star 
“The band… conquered the stage with their unique, yet sophisticated sound, a fascinating blend of folkloric tunes with contemporary beats such as salsa, samba and reggae. To watch a Plena Libre’s performance is to witness a realm where tradition truly meets modernity.”
- NY Mosaico

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Seating Level

Standard Rate

Group 15+ Rate

Orchestra / Orchestra Pit/ Tier 1 Boxes

$69

$59.50

Orchestra Circle /Tier 2

$49

$40

Tier 3

$29

$24

  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Intermissions: TBD
  • Parental Guide: All ages
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The Adrienne Arsht Center provides this information to help you make informed decisions when bringing young people to performances. These are recommendations – you are the expert in deciding what your children should see and know best how to help them enjoy their theatergoing experience. Every guest, regardless of age, must have a ticket; babies-in-arms are not admitted to any performance.

Saturday, June 30

KNIGHT CONCERT HALL
“A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle!” 
- The Boston Herald 
“They can rock the house with traditional singing and drumming, then turn around and lay down a smoking, jazz-heavy, Afro-Rican jam.”
- East Bay Express 
“Plena Libre is one of the most outstanding shows we’ve ever had... superlative and excellent in every way!”
- Michael Savage, Napa Valley Opera House

Hard-hitting horns, master hand drummers and songs from the soul of Puerto Rico!

Salsa singer, songwriter, composer, producer and Grammy Award-winning Lalo Rodríguez will join Plena Libre for some of his greatest hits including the fan favorite "Ven, devórame otra vez."

Captivating and moving audiences over the course of a 25-year, 16-album career, this fine-tuned Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians has only gotten better with age, as evidenced by their four Grammy nominations.

Plena Libre infuses their contemporary Caribbean compositions with a deep sense of the unique indigenous musical traditions, known as “plena” and “bomba,” which developed on the island over a century ago. Plena Libre features several vocalists singing in lush three and four-part harmonies; a musical representation of a traditional community gathering. Occasionally, the entire band will vocalize the percussion parts of the “plena,” creating an a cappella polyphonic polyrhythm which is incredible to experience live. Plena Libre beautifully balances the tradtional with the contemporary, the global with the local, creating a brand of music and live performance that is both profoundly Puerto Rican and universally appealing.

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