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How to Prepare for the Chicago Latin Music Festival, Sueños

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CHICAGO — In less than two weeks, Sueños, Chicago’s first-ever reggaeton music festival, will take over Grant Park on May 28-29.

Headliners include Ozuna, Mike Towers, Farruko El Alfa, J Balvin and Wisin and Yandel.

WGN News Now spoke with Aaron Ampudia, co-founder of Sueños, about what festival-goers can expect and how organizers are already making an impact within the community.

“People can expect a really fun Latin festival where you can enjoy all things culture,” Ampudia said. “Whether it’s the music or the food we’re going to bring on site with all the local vendors, drinks like micheladas for everyone 21 and over. It will be a cultural feast.

On Saturday May 14, the festival management announced its first donation initiative through a grant to support a new media center for young people, as well as improvements to the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC). The space will provide space and amenities to support the creative expression of Latino students in the city of Chicago.

“Whenever we enter a city with a festival that we organize, we like to add value to the city,” Ampudia said. “We donated $50,000 to the Segundo Ruiz Belvez Youth Media Center. With this, they will be able to expand all the resources for young people in Chicago. »

As well as buying day or weekend passes for the festival, Ampudia says attendees should be prepared to have a good time.

“We’ve worked very hard with the city and our partners to put on a really fun and safe festival,” Ampudia said. “Chicago will be busy with Memorial Day weekend and the weather is looking really nice.”

What to expect:

*Huge main stage

* Multiple bars

* Local Latin food vendors

*Big Wheel

* Merchandise

*Free water stations

*Art, activities and more!

From hotels to parking lots to airports, the Sueños team has prepared recommendations to help you plan your trip.

A list of afterparties has also been released for fans who want to extend their fun to bars and music halls in the area.