Romeo Santos is a hero to many kids beyond just the Bronx for his lush, R&B-textured bachata music. Setting out on his grand adventure two decades ago, Santos ventured forth from the shadows of Yankee Stadium on a quest for fame and glory. Working his way into the hearts and car stereo systems of millions, first as the lead-singer of the groundbreaking bachata boy-band Aventura, and now as a solo artist, Santos has come full circle and will headline a two-night stand in Yankee Stadium this Friday and Saturday–the first Latin artist to perform at Yankee Stadium since the Fania All Stars graced the old grounds in 1973. This is a huge boon to his hometown community in NYC, where his two Formula albums have been on heavy bump in the summer heat, cooling hot heads with slices of Quisqueyan breeze. For two nights, Romeo’s claim to be the King of Bachata will be absolutely undisputed.
Fri., July 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., July 12, 8 p.m., 2014