Bandleader Neto pledges “We are bringing the cumbias!” when the popular band Neto & Imagine returns to Miami on Saturday night for three hours of music ranging from pop standards and classic rock covers to irresistible cumbias that are sure to move you onto the dance floor. A welcome sign of happier times: outdoor concerts have returned to Miami after more than a year of pandemic public safety and Covid cancellations. Saturday’s concert and future summer music are free events co-sponsored by the Globe Miami Community Concert Association and Miami Genesis. Bring cash for snack bar options including bean and also red chile burros, nachos, soda, candy, popcorn and cotton candy.
Donations to help pay for these concerts are always welcome. Please support the Community Concert Association with a check mailed to P.O. Box 1222, Claypool, AZ 85532 (like and follow Globe Miami Community Concert Association on Facebook, too!) Neto & Imagine have an impressive set list - and know so many favorites requested by Globe-Miami audiences, after decades playing local events. This engaging 2018 feature in the Globe Miami Times offers a lively introduction to the band: “Today, almost 60 years later, Neto Vasquez leads a band called Neto & Imagine, a five-man dance band that plays locally for family, fun and fundraising. They’ve been together as a group for less than six months, but between them have nearly 300 years of playing experience. Alongside Neto are Joe Sanchez on the keyboard, Luis Rodriguez on drums, Manny Gonzalez on bass, and Keith Gustafson on the saxophone.”
Read the complete feature article at globemiamitimes.com/imagine-justa-band-of-good-fellas (also easy to find at globemiamitimes.com by searching keywords ‘Neto and Imagine’). Bandleader Neto Vasquez reminds music lovers that while many of us are safety vaccinated, the pandemic continues and “as we gather, please remember to practice all the CDC recommendations to keep each other safe -- but let’s celebrate each other and enjoy the music.”