After a successful debut in 2011, The Latin Recording Academy and Eventus officially kicked off this year's Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions on Sept. 20 in New York with a performance by three-time Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY winner Gilberto Santa Rosa. The exclusive invitation-only music series will take place in top Hispanic markets in the United States through Nov. 1 and feature intimate performances by some of the music industry's most distinguished artists leading up to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards telecast.
"Continuing our mission of sharing the Latin GRAMMY experience, we are excited to present this highly regarded and intimate concert series for a second year," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. "This one-night event allows talented and acclaimed artists an opportunity to interact with and entertain their fans across the country in an elegant and festive atmosphere."
Following the kickoff in New York, the 2012 Latin GRAMMY Acoustic Sessions will continue with visits to Chicago on Sept. 27 featuring Santa Rosa; Dallas on Oct. 10 featuring Shaila Dúrcal; Los Angeles on Oct. 18 featuring Latin GRAMMY winner Beto Cuevas; and Miami on Nov. 1 featuring Lena Burke, Issac Delgado, Amaury Gutiérrez, Cachao's Mambo All Stars, and Celia Cruz All Stars.
The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. For breaking news and exclusive content, join The Latin Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.