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Legends El Chicano and Havana NRG! to perform at the 2018 Latino Heritage Fest in Desoto, Texas!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tyeshia Wilson, Special Events Manager
DeSoto Parks and Recreation
P: (972) 230-7310
C: (214) 790-8047
E: tyeshia.wilson@desototexas.gov

 

City of DeSoto To Kick Off National Hispanic Month With Second Annual Latino Heritage Festival

DeSoto, TX – September 8, 2018 – The City of DeSoto joins the nation in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During this time, the City honors the history, culture and positive contributions Hispanic and Latino Americans continue to make to influence and strengthen the fabric of our community. To celebrate the month, the DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the date for its Second Annual Latino Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 10:00p.m., at the DeSoto Amphitheater located at 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd in DeSoto, TX.

The 2018 Latino Heritage Festival will kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates and recognizes the immeasurable contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans. The festival seeks to draw attention to the cultural diversity of DeSoto and surrounding communities, and will feature traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by the Legendary El Chicano, Havana NRG, DJ Jammin Joe, arts and cultural exhibits, authentic food court, face painting, bounce houses, and plenty of family fun! Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Latino heritage fashions. The event is free and open to the public.

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“The DeSoto Parks Department is extremely proud to host the 2nd Annual Latino Heritage Festival that seeks to educate and connect communities! Diverse communities are strong communities, rich with people from all walks of life. We hope that this event will continue to flourish and grow throughout the years, “said M. Renee Johnson, Managing Director for DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department.

“The Latino Heritage Festival is an opportunity for us to celebrate diversity, which is very important to this All America City! The beauty of living in a diverse community such as DeSoto is that we welcome all voices and celebrate all heritages– this festival serves as a platform to do just that! We hope that everyone in the community will come together to celebrate and experience the nuance and diversity of the Latino culture,” said Mayor Curtistene McCowan.

The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department is honored to have sponsor support for the 2018 Latino Heritage Festival from Atkinson Toyota, In & Out Burger, Bank of DeSoto, Republic Services, the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation, PlainsCapital Bank, and volunteers from Harvest Fellowship Church that are committed to making this event possible.

About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

To learn more, visit https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

About DeSoto Parks and Recreation

The nationally accredited DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department (DPARD) is a local, regional and national award-winning department located in suburban Dallas. The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department represents the heartbeat of a highly engaged, diverse community. DPARD thrives in promoting health, wellness, multi-cultural arts and entertainment programs. Entertainment, sports and arts programs are top tourist attractions, hosting thousands of residents and visitors to various special events at DeSoto Park destinations.

To learn more, visit www.desototexas.gov/parks

 

Latin R&B Legends TIERRA return to the metroplex and HAVANA NRG! to join!

Last year the Latin R&B Legends TIERRA from Los Angeles headlined the Desoto Latino Music Festival and fans from around the metroplex were surprised to see a band of this caliber performing in Desoto, Texas. Well, after that performance it was a sure shot to have them return again and I am here to announce that on Saturday, September 9, 2017, TIERRA will return to the “Latino Heritage Music Festival” and Dallas’ super hot HAVANA NRG! will be once again joining them on stage to set the party early on! By popular demand we added DJ Jammin Joe of Sirius XM/Dash Radio to get the dj mix party off early!
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Tierra, the band named “Best R&B Vocal Group” by four leading magazines including Billboard. They started their career in East Los Angeles with a blend of rock, pop, jazz, R&B and salsa. The result was a Latin R&B rhythm which produced classics like “Together”, “Gonna Find Her”, “Memories” and “Zoot Suit Boogie”. Founded in 1972, the band has performed internationally and continues to perform with their unique smooth and soulful sounds. Throughout Terra’s history, Rudy Salas has been, and continues to be the leader of the band, record producer, and head of business affairs for Tierra. Tierra was the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart and two simultaneously in the Top 100. They have performed in such prestigious shows such as Carnegie Hall, The American Music Awards, American Bandstand, and The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

 

 

Tierra is widely known to have played a role in opening doors for other Latino and non-Latino superstars of today, including comedian Paul Rodriguez, Arsenio Hall, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan, Los Lobos, Latino Comic of the Year, Rudy Moreno, and more.

Havana NRG! are celebrating their 15th Anniversary with their fans across the country and cannot wait to once again open for Tierra for this cultural event during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The TIERRA/Havana NRG! combo is becoming a very nice package in the area and who knows, maybe one day we’ll pair them up for a tour, but rest assure, the time is approaching to make plans for the entire family for Saturday, September 9th as this is a FREE, FAMILY EVENT outdoors in the Desoto Amphitheater, 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd, Desoto, Texas. Event begins early 5pm and ends by 10:00pm. All ages allowed.

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The Effinays, TIERRA, Havana NRG! power packed weekend!

As we gear up for the weekend we are very excited to bring you news on our clients as they are all set to perform in the DFW metroplex this coming weekend. Here is the weekend round up!

On Friday night, September 9th, Music Access, Inc. recording artists The Effinays will perform a very hot Reggae/Funk/Rock concert showcase at the Dallas Reggae Party which headlines Bachaco and takes place at Tekilas, 10945 Composite Dr, Dallas, Texas. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door, get ready to move ya body!

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Moving into Saturday evening, September 10th we move to the Desoto Civic Center for the hottest outdoor Latino Heritage Music Festival to end the Summer with Music Access, Inc. artists and R&B/Latin Legends TIERRA as they perform their classic and Billboard Award winning tracks and much more. Opening for TIERRA will be the hottest Tropical Showcase band in the state of Texas, HAVANA NRG! performing their hot Cuban Salsa, Merengue, Pop Remixes and more surely to get the concert moving and fast. Special DJ Jammin’ Joe from Sirius XM “En Vivo” will mix up the festival beginning at 5pm! The festival is open to all ages and free to attend. It begins at 5pm and ends by 9pm. For more information on media and bookings contact us at 214-549-1201 or rikkirincon@creativejuice.mobi.

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