The Dominican Republic’s top merengue bands, headed by Johnny Ventura, Wilfrido Vargas, Kinito Mendez, Fefita La Grande and Kiko the President, will all bring their music to the “Puerto Plata is Alegria” (Puerto Plata is Happiness) concert.
Scheduled for Friday, October 6, at the Juan Lockward Amphitheater in Puerto Plata on the country’s north coast, the concert is sponsored by the “Discover Market Place 2017 Fair,” to be held from October 4-6 in Puerto Plata.
The main attraction will be the “Megamerengue World Tour,” featuring award-winning merengue artists Johnny Ventura and Wilfredo Vargas.
The fair, which this year celebrates its sixth anniversary, is organized by Puerto Plata’s Tourism Cluster and sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism.
The fair’s program includes meetings between tourism-related national and international companies. For the first time, the meetings will be held in the Playa Dorada tourism complex in Puerto Plata, the country’s first internationally renowned resort.
This year, Discover Puerto Plata will be dedicated to sustainable tourism, following the guidelines established by the World Tourism Organization which has called for a tourism industry that is responsible and committed to sustainable and environmentally-friendly policies.