Loud And Live Helps Celebrate 50 Years of Willy Chirino With Miami Gala Concert
In celebration of a career that’s spanned half a century, Willy Chirino will take the stage at the James L. Knight Center in Miami March 11. The gala concert is brought to fans by Leon Medical Centers and Loud and Live, the South Florida-based entertainment, marketing and media company.
“Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music” will feature the renowned Cuban singer-songwriter’s greatest hits including “Soy,” “La Jinetera,” “Medias Negras,” “Lo Que Está Pa’ Ti” and “Nuestro Día (Ya Viene Llegando).” He is also sure to show off tunes from his new album, Sigo Pa’lante, which was released in December and marks his first LP in more than a decade.
An announcement promises that the event will also include many guest artists.
“Willy is very special in my professional life, in addition to the friendship of many years that unites us. I have been his manager and producer, both for concerts and albums,” said Loud and Live founder and CEO Nelson Albareda, who is also a two-time Latin Grammy and Grammy Award-winning producer. “Willy was the first artist who gave me a hand when I was starting out in this industry, so for me it is an honor and a duty to celebrate his anniversary in style.”
The city of Miami started the Willy Chirino celebration in November with the unveiling of a mural on Calle Ocho designated by the City of Miami and painted by Chilean artist Alexandra Seda. And in January the HistoryMiami Museum opened the “Willy Chirino: 50 Years of Music” exhibition, featuring a collection of his awards, concert attire and other personal items. The exhibition will run for six months.
The city of West New York, New Jersey, also paid tribute to Chirino in December by naming a street after the singer, the Willy Chirino Way, at the corner of 54th Street and Boulevard East.
Box office reports submitted to Pollstar for Chirino include a Feb. 5, 2022, show at the James L. Knight Center that sold 3,955 tickets and grossed $292,434.