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Hartsfield-Jackson Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
26 September,2013

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2013

Reese McCranie, Director of Communications
(404) 886-2334

Monica Fuentes, Dep. Director of Communications
(404) 772-3015

Media Advisory

Hartsfield-Jackson Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Airport programming includes live music in the Atrium and a day at the airport for students

WHO: Swing con Son, Orquesta Lyrica, NovaSound, Orquesta Macuba 30 Local High School students and Department of Aviation employees

WHAT: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with four local bands and a day at the airport for high school students. On September 20, Swing con Son kicked off a four week concert series. Every Friday during Hispanic Heritage Month, a local band will perform in the Atrium providing entertainment for passengers. On October 10, Hartsfield-Jackson will welcome students of Hispanic heritage from partnership high schools for “Preserving Culture Through Leadership,” a day designed to inspire careers in aviation and leadership. The day will consist of student presentations, airport tours and speakers.


Orquesta Lyrica – Friday, September 27, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

NovaSound – Friday, October 4, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

“Preserving Culture Through Leadership” – Thursday, October 10, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Orquesta Macuba – Friday, October 11, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30320

Media is invited to attend the concert series. Please RSVP to Monica Fuentes at by 2 p.m. on the desired day of attending. Additional information regarding the October 10 event will be released at a later date.


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