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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 12:17 AM



WHAT: After the games, fans can make their way to the West Plaza and experience a post-game party often featuring top recording artists and entertainers. Grammy Award Winner and Miami salsa icon, Willy Chirino will launch the Saturday Spectacular Plaza Parties series when the Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2013++
5:00 p.m. Pre-game festivities begin on The West Plaza (Live DJ)
6:30 p.m. Media interviews (pending approval)
6:45 p.m. VIP field access for first pitch
Post-game VIP access for the post-game performance will be available
(Please arrive no later than the 8th inning to gain VIP access for concert)
++Timeline subject to change

HOW: Media must RSVP to Carolina Perrina at to receive and be approved for credentials.

WHO: Chirino began his artistic career in Miami, releasing his first album in 1974. Since then, he has recorded over 20 albums, several of which have attained platinum and gold status. In 2006, his album “Son del Alma”, won a Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album. As founder of the Willy Chirino Foundation, his philanthropic efforts have been recognized by UNICEF and the Department of State. He celebrated his 35th anniversary in music with his latest released album “Willy Chirino Live-35th Anniversary” (“Willy Chirino En Vivo-35 Aniversario”), a CD/DVD combo of the concert. This album brought him his first nomination for Best Salsa Album at the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards. Most recently, Chirino and his wife, singer/song writer Lissette Alvarez, released their first album together, Amarraditos (Bound to One Another). The CD includes a potpourri of classic Spanish-language love songs. Chirino's latest album, "Pa'lante", was released at spring 2008, after which he launched a world tour.

WHERE: Marlins Park / 501 Marlins Way / Miami, Florida 33125

Saturday Spectacular Post Game Events
All 13 Saturday home games will feature a pregame party on the West Plaza, with live music on the main stage, appearances from the Marlins and Office Depot Sea Creatures, interactive displays, and entertainment for all ages. After each Saturday Spectacular, fans will be invited to the West Plaza for a post-game event with national recording artists. Post-game events are included with the price of admission to each Saturday Spectacular.

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• Location: Marlins Park, Miami

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