Rock, hip hop, house music and even reggaeton all made their mark on the second night of Alamodome concerts at Festival People en Español 2013.
The Venezuelan band Grupo Treo got the party started with their song “Pégate,” followed by the rock band The Chris Perez Project, a local favorite.
Emilio Estefan, producer of the concerts, appeared onstage to proclaim DJ Tone as Texas Top DJ…who continued the party with a mix of house and cumbia music.
MundoFOX host Marco Antonio Regil made a short appearance onstage to greet the audience and talk about his forthcoming TV contest, 100 latinos dijeron.
Mexican singer Noel Torres brought in the norteño vibe with songs like “Sigo Sencillo”, an ode to the simple life, and his romantic ditty “El Tiempo Contigo”, as well as some gritty corridos.
Kat Dahlia appeared on a revolving platform to sing her popular single “Gangsta,” followed by “Tumbao,” her personal tribute to Cuban music icon Celia Cruz.
The crowd welcomed Frankie J as he entered the stage wearing sunglasses and a beige suit singing “That Girl,” followed by “Suga Suga,” filling the Alamodome with an R&B vibe. Frankie thanked the San Antonio audience and expressed his love for the city that has always held his hand from his halcyon days with Kumbia Kings onward.
After a surprise performance by Prince Royce, it was Demi Lovato’s turn. “Heart Attack” was her first song of the night, then “Fire Starter,” from her latest album Demi. She dedicated her single “Nightingale” to her late father. “[He] was Hispanic and I feel very proud to be Hispanic,” said the pop singer.
The second big moment of the night was brought in by Wisin y Yandel. The reggeaton megastars showed up in black leather and studs, singing hit after hit including “Rakata” and “Baila guillá” which sent the audience into a frenzy, dancing on the aisles and on top of chairs.
The DJ collective 3Ball MTY closed the Festival with their unique tribal guarachero sound, fuses everything but the kitchen sink in dance music to great effect.