San Antonio, TX Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) founders and producers of the annual Tejano Music Awards, formally unveiled details for the upcoming and exciting Silver Anniversary 25th Awards show and schedule of events. The details were unveiled at a Press Conference held recently at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass, Texas. The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino is the new Presenting Sponsor for the Tejano Music Awards.
The annual Awards show will be held Saturday, March 19, 2005 in Eagle Pass, Texas, at the newly built Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino and will again recognize and honor Tejano music artists for their achievements over the past year. The Awards Show is expected to draw over 5,000 fans of Tejano music with musical performances by Grammy Award Winner, Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz, Grammy Award Nominees, Jay Perez, Ram Herrera,, Stephanie Montiel and Grupo Vida along with other Tejano music headliners such as Elida Reyna, Gary Hobbs, Shelly Lares, Marcos Orozco, K1 (formerly Kumbia Kings), Los Desperadoz and others to be confirmed. The evening will also feature a special presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Awards to the two founders of the Tejano Music Awards, Mr. Rudy Trevino and Mr. Gilbert “Gibby” Escobedo, along with a special tribute to Selena Quintanilla Perez.
“The 2005 Tejano Music Awards is certainly going to be one of the most exciting and elegant shows ever as it will serve to celebrate the legacy and history of Tejano music.” stated Mr. Robert Arellano, Chairman of TTMA. “Our fans are already gearing up for this milestone event with hundreds of them coming from all over the United States to support our artists, and the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino’s Entertainment Complex is perfect for the Awards Show.”
Additional Tejano Music Awards events are slated throughout the entire week leading up to the actual Awards Show in Eagle Pass. They include the free outdoor music fest known as the Tejano Music Awards Fanfare to be held in San Antonio the previous weekend, March 11-13, 2005 at Market Square in downtown San Antonio. The event draws over 75,000 in attendance with special Tejano Artist Autograph Booths on Friday, March 11, 2005 and continuous performances by over 85 bands on five different stages.
Other scheduled events include the Tejano Music Industry Awards to be held Thursday, March 17, 2005 at the Civic Center, in Del Rio, Texas. The Awards honor individual musicians, songwriters, Rising Female, Rising Male and Rising Group with voting done by peers. Performances by Tejano artists are also slated in between the various award presentations.
Tickets for the 25th Annual Tejano Music Awards are available through http://www.wildseats.com the “official” ticket agency for the Tejano Music Awards.