Salsa on the Hill: A Night of Music, Dance, and Culture

As the summer season kicks off, Artistree Community Arts Center invites you to "Salsa on the Hill," a vibrant evening filled with music, dance, and cultural delights. Join us on June 15th, 2024, for the return of the sensational Boston-based salsa band, Juan Nieves & Legado Orquestra. This lively concert is the inaugural event of Artistree’s highly anticipated summer concert series, promising an unforgettable night under the stars.

The Music: Juan Nieves & Legado Orquestra

Juan Nieves & Legado Orquestra, known for their dynamic fusion of classic salsa and innovative arrangements, will lead you on a musical journey that captures the heart and soul of Latin-American rhythms. The band is spearheaded by the talented Puerto Rican cuatro player, Juan Nieves, and features the charismatic composer, arranger, singer, and storyteller, Rafa Moreno. Their performance is sure to get everyone on their feet, dancing to the infectious beats and melodies.

Juan Nieves expressed his excitement for the event, saying, “Thank you so much for inviting me back to play in this incredible music event. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to share my music with the audience once again. I’m truly grateful for your continued support and belief in my music. Let’s make this year’s event an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!”

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Dance the Night Away: Free Salsa Dance Lesson

Before the concert, warm up your dancing feet with a free salsa dance lesson from the Upper Valley Salsa Dancing Club. From 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm, learn the moves and grooves of salsa dancing in a fun and welcoming environment. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early!

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About Upper Valley Salsa: Upper Valley Salsa is a Salsa/Latin Dancing Club dedicated to supporting and encouraging Salsa and other Latin dancing in the Upper Valley. The club aims to bring people together for the social, mental, physical, and cultural benefit of the community. To join the email list for monthly socials, lessons, and other events, email

Culinary Delights: Moon and Stars

No evening is complete without delicious food. Savor authentic cuisine from Moon and Stars of South Royalton, VT. Starting at 6:30 pm, enjoy handmade arepas and homemade empanadas crafted by owner Hernando Jaramillo. Indulge your taste buds while soaking in the festive atmosphere. For more information, visit Moon and Stars.

About Moon and Stars: Moon and Stars is an organization based in Vermont's Upper Valley. Its mission is to connect community, traditional food, and regenerative farming through heirloom corn and the arepa-making process. The organization strives to provide nutrient-dense and culturally vital food while engaging the community in ancestral knowledge and fostering new ideas about cultural and environmental sustainability.

Special Thanks

We extend our gratitude to local resident JuanCarlos Gonzalez, Arts Program Director at and esteemed photographer, for his collaboration in organizing this sensational salsa event. Learn more about his work on Instagram @JuanKasFoto or at

Event Details

  • Date and Time: June 15th, 2024, dance lesson at 5:45 pm, concert at 7:00 pm
  • Location: Artistree, South Pomfret, VT
  • Tickets: For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit Artistree or call 802-457-3500. This event is rain or shine, and tickets are non-refundable.

Bring your chairs and immerse yourself in the magic of live music, dance, and culture. We look forward to seeing you at "Salsa on the Hill" for a night of unforgettable entertainment!

No pets please! Service dogs welcome. Rain or Shine.