My heart skips a beat whenever the schedule for the Festival Chicano is released. Three days of the best Tejano music in a great venue with an amazing sound system. And it’s FREE! thanks to some great sponsors, the City of Houston, Miller Outdoor Theater, and efforts of local legend Mr. Daniel Bustamante and volunteers.
The King of the Brown Sound, Little Joe has played in everyone of the festivals, except one, during his storied 60 year career. He never disappoints and the crowd will definitely sing-along. Jay Perez is currently touring in support of his Freddie Records release, El Maestro. Elida y Avante is one of the top live acts en la onda on her Block Party Tour. Pasadena’s own La Fiebre is supporting its latest album Historico and puts on the equivalent of a Tejano rock show. David Farias of the famous Hermanos Farias brings his own band while also supporting his latest album, Volando Alto. Finally, The Most Wanted Man, Ram Herrera is touring with his new band of top flight musicians and a new album, Back on Track. This is a pretty hard-core line-up ready to give folks new and classic hits.
Here’s the release from the FB event page:
The “43nd Annual Festival Chicano” is a reflection of the artistic creativity that has developed in the Chicano cultural experience after centuries of influence from native peoples, Mexico, Europeans, and the U.S.A..
Chicano music has been historically shaped by many diverse styles such as Mexican rancheras, corridos, mariachi, orchestra, tejano, conjunto, big band, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll, and many others.
The festival is a celebration of culture through the musical expression of countless generations of artists. It is truly a unique, original American sound.
Thursday, Oct. 6
David Farias Band
Friday, Oct. 7
Elida Reyna y Avante
Saturday, Oct. 8
Little Joe y La Familia
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!
The Friday, October 7th Performance Will Also Be Livestreamed.
It’s also a ticketed event, so get yours here: http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/get-tickets
Photo Credit: DCMedia/Stace Medellin