We’re simply weeks away from the second annual Sueños Competition, a two-day celebration of Latino music in Grant Park that may happen Might 27-28. The pageant’s boosters mentioned they’re optimistic this yr will probably be much more of an financial success than final yr.
“Over the course of two days, the Sueños Competition drew greater than 80,000 music lovers to Grant Park, generally known as Chicago’s entrance garden,” mentioned Lisa Duarte of Level of Distinction Methods on the pageant’s kickoff occasion. “The celebration going down on the lakefront and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, within the very coronary heart of our personal metropolis, was the primary of its sort. It was a recognition of the contributions of the Latino tradition to help Chicago’s financial system and a particular alternative to rejoice our iconic downtown.”
In response to an financial affect examine, the 2022 pageant contributed $120.9 million to Chicago’s financial system, and Chicago staff earned an additional $5 million in extra labor earnings.
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Jaime di Paulo emphasised the involvement of Latino companies at each degree.
“A bit of greater than 75% of the distributors are going to be Latinos,” di Paulo mentioned. “The fencing firm is Latino, we’ve received some safety firms which are Latino, so every part about this occasion is all about our group and our Latinos in Chicago.”
Headliners at this yr’s Sueños Fest embody Wisin & Yandel, Feid, Grupo Firme and Nicky Jam.