There’s probably no better way to celebrate the summer than to dance to a hot salsa band amid the trees of Meinig Park.

The band is called Aguamiel, and some Sandy residents will remember just how much heat their salsa produced.

When the 10-member Caribbean group was last in Meinig Park it was 2009, and the temperature was 106 degrees — the hottest day in 25 CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - The 10 members of Aguamiel have been producing spicy salsa music together for nearly a decade. They will bring their traditional and contemporary sounds to Sandy Wednesday, Aug. 8.

No one is expecting a repeat of that heat, but the group’s salsa is still just as hot.

Not only does Aguamiel feature traditional Latin styles, but also a more current Cuban style known as timba, filled with hip-hop, funk and jazz inspired bass patterns and aggressive rhythms.

The musicians are veteran salsa players who are equally at home playing in both the old Cuban and contemporary styles.

They bring an incredible amount of energy to the stage, and help the audience appreciate the culture and learn some dances.

The group’s appearance is during the Fiesta en Meinig, one of the events among Sandy’s Summer Sounds series on Wednesdays on the Dale Nichols Main Stage, right behind Sandy City Hall.

Attendees will find spicy hot salsa music, Mexican food and cool beverages to make the evening more enjoyable.

Busy Bee Catering will be preparing food from south of the border, while the Beer Den will offer a variety of brews, and the Sandy Kiwanis Club will have non-alcoholic beverages and ice cream available.

To bring smiles to the kids’ faces, there will be face painting and balloons available.

Fiesta en Meinig is a free and family friendly festival. Fiesta en Meinig is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Aguamiel taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 503-668-5569 or visit

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