Coca-Cola, 22nd Avenue North: "The talent and energy here from the islands is, of course, tremendous. Carnaval celebrates this community and its evolution over time. This stage features Frankie Ruiz Jr., Brenda K. Starr, Eddie Santiago, Valien T, Sonus, Dyland y Lenny, Juan Magan, and DJ Roco-Mix. This represents the melting pot, 21st-century America, and the future of the country."
Telemundo 51, Pep Boys Lot: "There is a wonderful blend of incredible virtuosity and romanticism here that makes the music extra-special. But it is the energy of the crowd that takes it to the next level. This stage features Pichaco, Sammy, Arsenilli, Davon, Victoria, Bersachi, Willie Panama, Andy Pita, Hom, Ambar, Arlin, Juan Esteban, Widy, Carlos Faroy, Barbara Ruiz, Ulanito, Melina Almodóvar, Lefty Perez, Cabas, Carlos Manuel, Eri White, Farruko, Fito Blanko, and Oro Solido. This is gonna be party town."
Miami Herald Stage, 24th Avenue North: "I was selected king of this year's festival by a committee of my peers, but I was definitely caught by surprise when they called me on Valentine's Day and told me. My jaw dropped. I was very surprised. This stage features Conjunto Progreso and represents tradition -- Havana transplanted to Miami. This is a band that really makes it Little Havana."