Name of Event:  DCBX|15  Latin Dance, Music & Diversity Festival

Venue:  Renaissance Downtown Marriott DC
              999 Ninth St NW, DC 20001 

Dates: Thursday, August 24, 5pm- Monday, August 28, 8am 



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Phone:  888-362-DCBX
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Lee “El Gringuito” Smith Jr DCBX CEO

Katherine “La Gata” Aguilar-Smith DCBX COO

Sandra Trigo Director of Sponsor & Vendor Engagement

Expected Attendance 4500+

Price Range $65 to $699

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DCBX is a visionary entertainment and lifestyle brand bringing culturally diverse and widely inclusive live events to any world-class city to serve consumers of Latin culture, Dance, Music, & Food.

Prepare for an unforgettable celebration of Latin music, dance, and diversity as DCBX #15, the renowned Latin Dance, Music & Diversity Festival, returns for its 15th annual edition. This four-day extravaganza promises an electrifying experience filled with music, dance, educational workshops, entrepreneur sessions, delectable food, and invigorating fitness activities. All cultures unite together to share a common passion for Latin music and dance at this monumental event.

With over 150 transformative educational workshops taught by 60 of the Top Latin Dancers in the world, hundreds of mesmerizing nightly shows, and breathtaking Bachata concerts, DCBX #15 is a feast for the senses. This festival ranked among the top three Latin dance festivals worldwide, captivates attendees with its immersive atmosphere and enriching experiences. In fact, over 90% of participants express their intention to return year after year, a testament to the festival’s unwavering allure.

Taking place at the esteemed Renaissance Hotel, the official home of DCBX, attendees will be enthralled by the vibrant heart of Washington, DC. The city’s energy perfectly complements the festival, creating an unparalleled center city experience for all participants.

“DCBX, founded in 2009 by Lee ‘El Gringuito’ Smith Jr and Kat ‘La Gata’ Aguilar-Smith, has grown from its early Latin dance and music roots to now feature DCBX Fit, focused on health and wellness, the DCBX Fiesta Foodie Experience introducing new healthy brands, and a celebration of 50 years of Hip Hop bringing learning, engagement, and the arts to a wider audience.”

This year’s lineup boasts a stellar array of international sensations and chart-topping performers. Prepare to be dazzled by the incredible talents of Dani J from Spain, Pinto Picasso, and Esme, who is bringing his highly anticipated Game Over Bachata tour to over 20 countries. These artists, with millions of monthly Spotify listens, are set to ignite the stage and leave audiences in awe.

DCBX #15 is not just a festival; it’s an immersive journey into the world of Latin dance. Experience the best and emerging Latin dancers and DJs from around the globe, as they showcase their skills and ignite the dance floor. From lively lobby Salsa parties reminiscent of the vibrant streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami-style rooftop day parties, and awe-inspiring Latin dance shows that rival those of Las Vegas, to dancing in 8 ballrooms to 8 am-like partying in Rio! DCBX #15 is a testament to the inclusive and vibrant spirit of Latin dance.

Dubbed the SUPER BOWL of all Latin Festivals, DCBX #15 has earned the prestigious title of the current 5 Latin Dance & Diversity Event of the Year. As the largest Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, and Zouk festival in the United States, this event promises to exceed all expectations and deliver an unparalleled experience for dance enthusiasts and music lovers alike.  Don’t miss out on this extraordinary celebration of Latin music, dance, and unity. Join us at DCBX #15 and experience the magic firsthand.

About DCBX:

DCBX is a renowned Latin Dance, Music & Diversity Festival held annually in Washington, DC. With its commitment to inclusivity, education, and entertainment, DCBX has grown to become one of the world’s top Latin dance festivals, attracting thousands of attendees from all corners of the globe. Offering a transformative experience through workshops, performances, concerts, and cultural activities, DCBX showcases the rich tapestry of Latin music and dance while fostering unity and celebration of diversity.

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