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With an idyllic second day brewing, the barricades of Sueños Festival‘s main stage could not have filled up any quicker. Kicking off the day were Andersonville-bred DJ Miriam and 20-year-old Dominican artist La Gabi. See Sunday highlights in our Sueños 2022 Day 2 Recap:
Puerto Rican artist Cauty arrived just in time to keep the energy and party alive. Fairly new to the scene, the last few years have seen the Caguas native release tracks with some of the biggest names in reggaeton and urbano music, while making a name for himself with hits like “Ta To Gucci,” which has accumulated over 200 million streams, and his debut album, INFRAVALORADO.
On the heels of his 2022 debut album, El Cambio, Puerto Rican artist Lyanno made his anticipated Chicago debut at Sueños and proved why he’s quickly making a name for himself as he kept the crowd’s energy soaring with a mix of singles and collabs. Before the pandemic, the “En Tu Cuerpo” rapper supported J Balvin’s U.S. Arcoiris arena tour, and it was clear the artist’s fans were in the crowd for his set as many eagerly tried to get Lyanno’s attention and sang along throughout the show. A fan’s cell phone even managed to make it onstage, prompting Lyanno to make a video before tossing it back into the crowd.
Panamanian artist Sech hit the Sueños stage with an infectious energy that immediately had the crowd dancing. With a setlist boasted of hits from his latest album, 42, and powerful vocals, the chart-topping rapper was on fire as he delivered “Wao,” a standout track where Sech confesses he’s catching feelings for someone. He also gave fans live cuts of “Una Nota,” and “911,” which had everyone perreando under the sun and made for a memorable set for Sech in Grant Park.
Sunday’s stacked lineup continued to deliver as Puerto Rican rapper Jhayco (formerly Jhay Cortez) hit the stage. Over the last few years, the “Fiel” rapper has delivered some of Latin music’s most loved songs, which littered his set with bonafide hits. From “Ley Seca” and “Christian Dior,” two leading tracks off Jhay’s 2021 album, Timelezz, to “512” and the inescapable “No Me Conoce,” fans were served an unforgettable setlist that matched Jhayco’s throttling energy. A longtime collaborator with Bad Bunny, the thousands of fans swarming main stage were given live cuts of “Tarot” and “DÁKITI,” which only made the night better.
Wisin & Yandel
I never thought I’d get to hear “Rakata” live but as the song rang out in Grant Park, I realized once again how special Sueños was shaping up to be. Puerto Rican duo Wisin & Yandel took over with fan favorites like “Mirala Bien,” “Noche De Sexo” and “Sexy Movimiento,” which had the diverse crowd dancing and singing along. For two decades, these guys have been at the forefront of reggaeton and their career-spanning set thankfully reflected it.
Colombian megastar J Balvin made his highly-anticipated return to Grant Park with an energetic headlining set. After a legendary two-day event that saw a blend of Latin artists command the stage, the Medellin-born rapper closed out the weekend with a set to remember. See my full coverage of J Balvin’s historic set here.