20th Annual Chicago Latin Music Festival

Saturday, August 23, 2008
2:30-2:35 pm - National Anthem
2:35-3:30 pm - Everardo Rey y su flota musical
3:40-4:35 pm - Malo featuring Jorge Santana
4:45-5:30 pm - Don Tetto
5:40-6:20 pm - Tommy Torres
6:25-7:05 pm - The Dey
7:10-8:20 pm - Yamil, El orgullo de México con el Mariachi, Zapopan y el Ballet C'Acatl
8:30-9:30 pm - Alexis y Fido "El Duo Sobrenatural"

Sunday, August 24, 2008
2:30-2:35 pm - National Anthem
2:35-3:05 pm - Menudo
3:15-3:30 pm - MTV Winner
3:40-4:40 pm - Cruz Martínez y Los Súper Reyes
4:50-5:50 pm - Los Creadores del Pasito Duranguense
6:00-7:00 pm - Fobia
7:10-8:00 pm - Mike Roman & The Tellstars Featuring José "Chepito" Areas and Armando Peraza
8:10-9:30 pm - Special Guest Announcement August 9, 2008

The ¡Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival, presented by The City of Chicago and Best Buy, kicks off Saturday August 23-24 in Grant Park. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival features cutting edge performances by Latin music superstars from all over the world. The festival features dozens of performances that include the genres cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, tango, bachata, banda and Spanish Pop!

The Viva Chicago Latin Music Festival is considered one of the largest Latin music festivals in the Midwest and the festival entertains both residents and visitors alike. Viva celebrates Chicago's diversity through music, food, dance, art, and last year 180,000 people attended the festival. Saturday hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 to 8 p.m. (hours are subject to change).

The Buzz -- Featuring the best of Chicago's Latin music scene, this two-day festival is full of life, music, and color. Best of all, it's free! All types of Latin music are celebrated here - from traditional Mexican to Brazilian samba to Argentinean tango. Expect to see people dressed in all sorts of costumes (even if they're not performing). As for dancing, it will be on stage, on the sidewalks, and everywhere else in between.