People en Español Festival Talent Lineup: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daddy Yankee, Dascha Polanco & More

People en Español Festival Talent Lineup

People en Español Festival Talent Lineup

NEW YORK, NY, Oct. 12, 2016, York’s Largest Spanish Weekly Newspaper – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dascha Polanco, Adrienne Bailon, Selenis Leyva, Alex Sensation, Messiah El Artista, Galilea Montijo, Maite Perroni and more will join previously announced Daddy Yankee for the fifth annual Festival People en Español culminating Hispanic Heritage Month on October 15–16 in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center.

The two-day, free and open-to-the-public event has become one of the most anticipated celebrations of Hispanic culture in the country. The festival offers complimentary musical performances, interactive panel discussions, celebrity meet-and-greets and more. This year’s event coincides with the 20th anniversary of People en Español and will honor Daddy Yankee with the 20th Anniversary Award in recognition of his two decades of contributions to music.

This year’s festival theme is “ịÚnete a Nosotros!” with programming featuring the nation’s top entertainers, leaders and influencers, including:

Adamari Lopez, actress and tv host
Adrienne Bailon, tv host
Alex Sensation, radio personality
Boris Izaguirre, tv host
Brytiago, reggaeton artist
Chiquis Rivera, tv personality
Christina Mendez, model
Clarissa Molina, model
Daddy Yankee, reggaeton artist
Danilo Carrera, actor
Dasha Polanco, actress
David Chocarro, actor
DJ Kazzanova, radio personality
DJ Lobo, radio personality
Edgar “Shoboy” Sotelo, radio personality
Francisca Lachapel, tv host
Frankie Negron, singer
Galilea Montijo, tv host
Gloria B., radio personality
Iris Chacon, entertainer
Jessica Maldonado, tv personality
Juan Carlos Lopez, journalist
Juan Pablo Llano, actor
Karol G, singer
Kate del Castillo, actress
Kevin Alejandro, actor
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton” creator
Maite Perroni, actress
Messiah El Artista, rap artista
Reykon, reggaeton artist
Selenis Leyva, actress
SnowTha Product, rap artist
William Valdez, tv host
Wilmer Valderrama, actor

With additional performances by:

Cali pal’ Mundo

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Kozmic Edge Dance Group

NY Salsa Congress

Piel Canela Dancers

“We are delighted to host our fifth annual Festival People en Español and unite our community around their passions with two days of free entertainment and empowerment programming,” said Monique Manso, Vice President, Brand Sales Director, People en Español. “With a nod to our 20th anniversary, we are featuring the top celebrities, influencers and leaders from around the world to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and revel in our culture.”

People en Español will also use the festival as a platform to energize the Hispanic community and galvanize civic engagement and voting awareness during a crucial election year by teaming up with CNN en Español and with Voto Latino, an organization that empowers American Latino millennials by engaging them through civic media. In addition to its anchors participating in several festival panels, CNN en Español will engage with festival attendees from its news truck, encouraging voter participation. Voto Latino will co-host a panel discussion—titled “New Generation of Voters”—with Latino millennials on Sunday, October 16. The panel will focus on the importance of voting and having one’s voice heard, particularly for young Latinos, during this year’s general election. Actress, singer and TV personality Adrienne Bailon and TV host William Vales will participate in the discussion, which will be moderated by CNN en Español correspondent Juan Carlos López. Voto Latino will also have an interactive photo booth during the festival, where attendees can take and print photos, share the photos to social media and be informed about voting this election season.

Official sponsors of Festival People en Español include AARP, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Disney, Dole Packaged Foods, Macy’s, Sally Hansen and the US Army. Partner sponsors include EmblemHealth, HarperCollins Español, HBO Latino, Honey Bunches of Oats, MAC Cosmetics and WeTV. For more information, visit For the latest updates about Festival People en Español, join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook andInstagram with #festivalpeople.


People en Español was launched in 1996 as a special issue and today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published 11 times a year, People en Español reaches an audience of 7 million every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular entertainment, fashion and beauty trends and compelling human-interest stories. People en Español delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of today’s Hispanics in the US. The brand’s social media footprint includes 1,320,000 followers on Twitter, over 3,960,781 “Likes” on Facebook and 1,300,000 followers on Instagram. For daily news, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity scoops, visit and follow People en Español on Twitter at @Peopleenespanol and on Facebook at


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