The Tejano Music National Convention, one of the largest events of its kind, returns to Las Vegas for its 12th year on July 31 and Aug. 1 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
Each year thousands of Tejano fans make the trek to Las Vegas to experience a jam-packed weekend of nonstop music.
This year’s TexMex main stage entertainment will include special performances by some of the genres biggest stars including, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winners Little Joe y la Familia, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Elida y Avante, and Chente Barrera. The Convention will also feature international accordion sensation Dwayne Verheyden of the Netherlands, as well as a tribute to the late accordionist Esteban Jordan by Rio Jordan. Veteran performers La Tropa F, and Gary Hobbs join rising starts Ricky Valenz, Juaquin Cura and Elena y los Tejano Ryders in rounding out the bill.
“We are ecstatic with this year’s array of main stage talent,” said David Chavez, executive producer. “The Convention will be the ultimate fan experience as it will truly be a 48-hour music marathon!”
In addition to the nightly dances, the Tejano Experience USA Fanfare & Expo unites artists with their respective national fan base in the afternoon for meet-and-greets, autograph sessions, and merchandising. More than 60 exhibitor booths will participate this year while two stages, “Shelly’s All American Showcase” and “Boni’s Conjunto Café” showcase artists from across the U.S. for a chance to be discovered.
For information and full details visit www.vegastejano.com. To register for the Convention priced at $80 per day, call (913) 397-8850. For $82 per night hotel reservations call Westgate Resort & Casino (800) 732-7117.