MIAMI, FL – March 22, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WRE) – Hispanicize 2016 today announced the line-up of the fourth rendition of “Artists on The Rise,” a special concert stage that has become a tradition of the annual Latino and multicultural trends event.

The “Artist on the Rise” stage is an exclusive, high profile platform in the event’s Music Lounge, that is part of the Music Track at Hispanicize event which features performances as well as music industry panels. The Artist on The Rise stage will enable artists of all genres to showcase their talent in front of marketers, brands, bloggers, journalists, record labels, radio executives and other top Latino influencers.

The stage will activate every day at 3 & 4pm as part of a Music Lounge that will feature networking opportunities for musicians and music industry executives as well as music gear and showcases from brands and sponsors. As always, the lounge will also feature special Happy Hour drinks.

Returning for the third year as the host of the stage is EMMY Award winning TV host & producer of Té Para Tres, Pili Montilla. Pili will not only introduce the artists this year but will also perform an exclusive Q&A with Mexican pop singer and songwriter Sofia Reyes on Thursday, April 7th at 3pm.

The 7th annual Hispanicize event will continue to have a strong focus on helping attendees discover new music and bringing new fans to indie artists. “We carefully curate the artists who perform at the Artist On The Rise stage. The AOTR stage has become a staple of our event and one that people always inquire about with excitement. It is an honor to be able to provide a platform for musicians to showcase their talent,” said Hispanicize Co-Founder and Music Executive Director, Katherine Johnson Gunn. Previous performers of AOTR include: La Santa Cecilia, Los Rakas, Canyon Cody, Irene Diaz, Mariachi Flor de Tolache, JEAN, Danay Suarez, Magazine Society, Periko & Jessi Leon, Renzo, Rigu, El Chevo.

The 2016 Artist on the Rise Schedule:

Tuesday, April 5th

Anjelica Rahe – Spanish gypsy roots with American Pop & Soul
The Effinays – Funk/rock/reggae band from Dallas, TX

Wednesday April 6th

Vanessa Zamora – Indie folk-pop

Thursday April 7th

Sofia Reyes – Pop singer-songwriter

Friday April 8th

David Alfaro – A Melting-pot of jazz, blues and pop

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Sponsorship information is still available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779.

In addition to Prudential Financial, as of today, announced sponsors also include: Amazon, Best Western, Unilever, Carnival Corporation, Toyota, Que Rica Vida, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Home Depot, ViveMejor, JCPenney, Wells Fargo, State Farm, JetBlue Airways, KOA, Stitch Fix, San Antonio Winery, Nestle’s La Lechera, Dominican Republic Tourism, MSNBC, NBC News, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Comcast, The Miami Herald Media Company, CNN en Español, Diario Las Americas, Fox News Latino, Kelley Blue Book,, Comcast, Pinterest, Visit Philly, Burson Latino, StudioB, Alma, República, Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology, Sensis, BTL Network, IZEA, Paco Collective, BodenPR, Newlink Americas, Pinta, American Heart Association, the Calvert Foundation, Juan La Iguana, Raydr and the Jackson Health Foundation.

Additional media partners include: The Latino Startup Alliance, BlackTech Week, Hispanicize Wire, PRODU, El Sentinel, Puerto Rico BloggerCon, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Black Enterprise, Media Moves, Geoscape, iBlog Magazine, SAG-AFTRA, Digital Trends en Español and Creative Juice Online.

About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week ( (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent), Twitter and Periscope (@Hispanicize)