The third annual Tejano Music Fest, presented by Libra crafted by HOTN, showcases the music, food, and culture of Mexican-Americans whose families originate from south, central, and west Texas and now call California home. The festival takes place on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion at Big League Dreams Sports Park, 33-700 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City. Gates will open around 4:15 pm. Free admission. Free parking.
Tejano music brings together various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican-American populations of Texas. It has the essence of both English and Spanish lyrics and a mix of pop, country and polka music. One of the genre’s major cross-over artists was the late “Selena” who was nicknamed, “The Queen of Tejano.” Additionally, the late Lalo Guerrero, “Father of Chicano Music” and former resident of Cathedral City, was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
Tejano and Grammy Award winning bands will be the featured artists including Los 2G’s with Ruben Garza and Hector Gonzalez, Grupo Atrapado, and Tejano Highway 281 – all coming to California from Texas. Additionally, the local Tejano favorite band, Grupo Uniko, will kick-off the music festival starting at 5 pm and rising Tejano star Karlos Saucedo will sing the national anthem during the opening ceremony.
Besides the music and dance, attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy Tejano-inspired food and beverages, and shop from local merchandisers.
The festival offered a limited number of tickets for reserved tables for those who want a guaranteed seat between dances (www.TejanoMusicFest.com). Those reserved tables are SOLD OUT.
Attendees can also receive a special hotel discount from the event’s host hotels, Holiday Inn Express – Cathedral City and DoubleTree Golf Resort by Hilton by going to the festival website, www.TejanoMusicFest.com.
“Tejano Kick Off Pool Party” Friday, October 11th
Bring your swimsuit, shorts and cowboy hat for the Tejano Kick Off Pool Party on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 36101 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City. Enjoy entertainment by Tejano Lipps, Kalifazz Radio, and Karlos Saucedo. Cathedral City’s El Portal Mexican Restaurant will be onsite for food and beverages for purchase.
Entry is $10 at door (cash). Limited occupancy. Holiday Inn Express hotel guests receive free entry with room key.
The Tejano Music Festival sponsors include Libra crafted by HOTN, City of Cathedral City, Volkswagen of Palm Springs, Entravision (radio and tv), Quick Quack Car Wash, Cashback Loans, Desert Vein and Vascular Institute, Holiday Inn Express – Cathedral City, DoubleTree Golf Resort by Hilton, Tejano Power House Records, Big League Dreams Sports Park, El Informador del Valle, GED Mag.com, Canyon Print & Signs, SoCalGas, Diaz Enterprises, Forest Lawn, Tejano Lippz, and Kalifazz Radio.com.