Preview Party: Taste of Dalton

FESTIVAL Preview Party + Taste of Dalton

Friday, September 16th, 2022 | 7pm-9pm

Celebrate the opening of FESTIVAL 2022 with one of the community's favorite soirées on the Creative Arts Guild campus. Sample delicious food from some of your favorite local restaurants, enjoy cold beverages, listen to live Latin jazz by Willie Ziavino & COT Band, take a self-guided tour of the Robert T. Webb Sculpture Garden, and be one of the first to view and purchase from the juried Indoor Patron Exhibit. Guests will also be able to vote for their favorite piece in the Indoor Exhibit to be considered for the People's Choice award. Attire is dressy-casual. Tickets are $55 and are on sale now!



Antojo Cocina y Cantina, Café Leon, Chelsea’s on Thornton, Cherokee Brewing + Pizza Co, Dalton Brewing Co, DosBros Fresh Mexican Grill, La Esperanza Bakery, The Farm, Gizzles Cookies, Mariscos El Cuhhhmarón, El Pollo Alegre, Real Food Co, Sol de Mayo Tacos, Trinity BBQ





The C.O.T. Band is a Latin band based in the Atlanta area. We play a mix of salsa, merengue, funk, bachata, Caribbean rhythms, jazz, rumba, Trova Cubano and Brazilian beats with our own twist. 

In 2010 Willie Ziavino formed the C.O.T. Band along with Juan Bonini (Panamá) resulting in the fusion of trova, jazz, Caribbean / Brazilian rhythms and musical influences from each band member. This world music style blends perfectly with the melting pot that is Atlanta. 

The band quickly became very well known in Atlanta's Latin music scenery performing weekly for the last 12 years in the best Latin venues in the city. 

The C.O.T. Band was invited in 2014 to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival and Chattanooga Riverbend Festival. 

They have also performed for Coca Cola, High Museum of Art, Georgia State, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Hispanic National Bar Association among others. C.O.T. Band has also been invited to several Southeast music festivals.