Salsa Manzana | Great Hall Concert Series


SPONSORED BY Stone Family Foundation, Grande Cheese, CD Smith, The Goldsmith, Bill and Karen Shaw, Jerry and Dixie Sullivan, & 4Imprint

Salsa Manzana is a traditional Latin music ensemble based out of Appleton, Wisconsin. Founders, Carlos Mendez and Mark Te Tai have been entertaining crowds since 2012. With Carlos’ authentic Puerto Rican heritage and Mark’s long-standing relationship with the local music community, the two assembled a band of top musicians from Oshkosh to Green Bay.
Since then the group has been rehearsing at Lawrence University (LU). Salsa Manzana maintains ties with LU including a number of faculty, students, and alumni who participate as performers with the group. The group fully supports the Lawrence-based organization, Building Leaders Using Music Education (BLUME) Haiti.
In 2013, LU faculty Jose Encarnacion and his wife Marisol joined the group, adding their Puerto Rican and New York cultures to the mix. As “Musical Director” of the group, Jose brings his professional expertise and personal experience of traditional Latin music forms. Marisol’s background as a professional dance instructor is invaluable. Weaving dance lessons into our events has raised audience participation to an all-time high. In 2021, Jose and Marisol began a sabbatical from LU. Dearly missing them while away, we will strive to honor this music following the guidance Jose gave us for many years.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall
General Admission $20 for Non-Members | $16 for Members
High-Top Pub Table (Table for 2) $25 for Non-Members | $20 for Members (Per Person)
Bistro Table (Table for 4) $30 for Non-Members | $24 for Members (Per Person)
Tables can be purchased by calling THELMA at 920.921.5410! 
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