Recap of Ruido Fest, Chicago’s Inaugural Latin Alternative Music Festival

Photo of Ruido Fest

Photos and recaps by AngieStarPhoto and Vanessa Bly.

With so many music festivals and various neighborhood street festivals growing throughout Chicago, fans of practically any type of music can find a dedicated weekend for their interests. However, one that hasn’t been directly addressed was Latin alternative music. Enter: Ruido Fest.

The inaugural Ruido Fest took place in Pilsen this past weekend featuring dozens of Latino bands covering a wide spectrum of “Latin alternative music,” including reggae, funk, rock, punk, house, techno, and more. With a platoon of Angela E. Mejia and Vanessa Bly on-hand, we came, we saw, and we conquered Ruido Fest 2015. Check out our daily recaps and photo galleries over the next few pages!