The 33rd Annual Tejano Music Awards are slated for October 19 at the Lila Cockrell Theater in San Antonio. After online voting, the TMAs announced the top 5 finalists for each category.
Nominees include fan favorites Jay Perez, Shelly Lares, Michael Salgado, Ruben Ramos, AJ Castillo, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, David Marez, Solido, Ricardo Castillon, Linda Escobar, Los Hermanos Farias, Los Garcias Brother, Texmaniacs,Group Siggno and Elida Reyna. While Reyna, named in five categories, leads with the most nominations, vocalist/accordionist Jesse Turner of Grupo Siggno, comes close with recognition in four categories; two with Grupo Siggno and two for his individual efforts. Two new categories added to the awards slate is best album Norteno and Gospel showcasing the diversity of subgenres of Tejano music.
Special Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Paulino Bernal and Carlos Guzman. Considered musical trendsetters of the 20th Century, both gentlemen played a major role within the Conjunto and Tejano humble beginnings and success.
Incredible live performances are planned at the 33rd Annual Tejano Music Awards, including: Grupo Siggno, Jay Perez, Elida Reyna, Michael Salgado, Stefani Montiel, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Ricky Valenz, Cacy Savala, Gary Hobbs, Javier Galvan, Ram Herrera, Zamorales, Joe Vic Reyna y Los Kumbacheros, Saraly y La Promesa, La Conquista, Ruido Anejo, Tierra Tejana, Los Bad Apples, Monica Castro, Gabriel, Lety Guval, Zavala and a special performance by Sebastien De La Cruz, known as “El Charro de Oro” and Jose Luis Davila with other surprises.
A Red Carpet Gala will precede the awards show where fans and media can greet the artists upon their arrival for Tejano music’s biggest night of the year, confirmed to walk the carpet Stephanie Lynn, DJ Kane, Ricky Rick and many more.
For tickets to the 2013 Tejano Music Awards Show visit ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $25 to $100 for VIP seating. For the latest updates and announcements on the 33rdAnnual Tejano Music Awards check the official TMA website at: TejanoMusicAwards.com.
To check out the Top 5 nominees in each category, click here.