By Judy Thorburn
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Renowned Grammy Award Winner Michito Sanchez Brings 'Salsero' To The Tropicana Las Vegas

The Tropicana brings “salsa” to the strip with the opening of “SALSERO Saturdays” with Michito Sanchez Salsa Orchestra at Tropicana’s Tiffany Theatre. Beginning September 25 guests are invited to dance to tropical Latin music such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and bachata from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. every Saturday.

Machito Sanchez (right) with singers Noybel Gorgoy and Rolando Jose Valdez Iglesias
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

“We’re excited to partner with such great entertainers,” said Lee-Ann Groff-Daudet, Vice President of Entertainment for Tropicana Las Vegas. “They are a perfect complement to the hot vibe and sultry rhythm of our all new, South Beach-inspired entertainment programming.”

The Michito Sanchez Orchestra is made up of leader Michito Sanchez, a Grammy and Latin Grammy winner and nominee who has collaborated with such recording artists as Juanes, Placido Domingo, John Denver and The Rolling Stones; Alex Leon Jr. on timbales; Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez on bongos; Uli Geissendorfer on piano; Puro Vicente,on bass; singers Noybel Gorgoy and Rolando Jose Valdez Iglesias, Chandler Judkins on lead trumpet; Kevin Mullinax on lead trombone; and Steve Meyer on trombone.

Special guest artists will periodically join the orchestra, and once per month The Midnight Mambo Players will make a guest appearance, playing the great "old school" mambo rhythms of the yesteryears.

Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The Tropicana’s Salsero Dinner and Dancing packages start at just $26 per person which includes entrance to Salsero Saturdays and dinner at Bacio. A four-course tasting menu and wine pairing at Tropicana’s newest restaurant, Biscayne Steak, Sea and Wine, is $49 per person (tax and gratuity not included). To make your reservation for one of these Dinner and Dining packages, call the Tropicana Box Office at 702-739-2417 or visit

Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

To attend, guests must be 18 years and older. There is a cover charge of $10 per person at the door.