J Balvin and Ozuna to headline Chicago’s new Sueños Latin Music Festival – NBC Chicago

Latin music stars like J Balvin and Ozuna will take center stage on Memorial Day weekend at Chicago’s new Sueños Festival, which is believed to be the biggest Latin Reggaeton event to hit the city.

At Grant Park, Sueños is set to showcase artists like Myke Towers, Nathanael Cano, Jhay Cortez and Fuerza Regida, among others, on May 28 and 29, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday.

The festival is open to people 18 and older and will include a main stage, several bars, Latin food vendors, a Ferris wheel, free water stations and a number of activities, according to the website.

Pre-sale ticket sales begin Friday at noon, though people can register now for pre-sale access.

A 2-day general admission pass will be on sale for $199, while the VIP is $500. Tickets will be available here.

Sueños organizers said proof of a COVID-19 vaccination may be required to attend the event, though official plans won’t be announced until a later date.

Taste of Chicago and the Air and Water Show are also among other spring and summer festivals slated to return in 2022, many at “almost their pre-pandemic size and scale,” officials said. from the city.

Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have announced the dates for several notable festivals and special events taking place in the city over the coming months.

After events were moved to a virtual platform in 2020 and revamped in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s festivals are set to return in a similar format to before the pandemic hit. brings a number of new restrictions.

Here are the latest spring and summer events taking place in Chicago:

  • Maxwell Street Market (800, rue S. Desplaines): Sundays, from April 3 to December 18
  • Chicago City Markets (citywide including Daley Plaza): May to October
  • Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade (Daley Plaza and State Street): Saturday, May 28
  • Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade (Daley Plaza and State Street): Saturday, May 28
  • Summer workouts at Millennium Park (Great Lawn): Saturdays, May 28 to September 3
  • Millennium Park Summer Movie Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Tuesdays, July 12 to August 30
  • Chicago Gospel Music Experience (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park): Saturday, June 4
  • Chicago Blues Fest (citywide and in Millennium Park, including the Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12
  • Taste of Chicago (citywide, including Grant Park): Saturdays June 11, 18 and 25 (Neighborhood Taste pop-ups) and Friday-Sunday July 8-10 (a tea party in Grant Park)
  • Millennium Park Summer Music Series (Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Mondays and Thursdays, June 20 to August 18
  • Chicago SummerDancing (citywide, including pop-ups and special events, Night Out in the Parks events, programs at the Spirit of Music Garden in Grant Park – and the SummerDance Celebration in Millennium Park): select dates July 6 to September 17
  • Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach and along the Lakefront): Saturday and Sunday August 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; training takes place on Friday August 19
  • Chicago Dance Showcase of the Year (Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park): Saturday, August 27
  • Chicago Jazz Festival (citywide and in Millennium Park, including the Jay Pritzker Pavilion): Thursday-Sunday, September 1-4
  • Chicago House Music Experience (Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park): Friday, September 16 — plus ancillary community events and more, dates TBD
  • Summer Dance Celebration (Jay Pritzker Pavilion and throughout Millennium Park): Saturday, September 17
  • Chicago World Music Festival (citywide): Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 9

DCASE will also allow hundreds of neighborhood festivals and special events this year, according to the announcement.

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