Celebration of our Pride + Passion

So in case you haven’t heard People en Español is hosting the 1st Annual Festival presented by Target on September 1 and 2 at the iconic Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.  It’s this Labor Day weekend.   Festival will feature two days of FREE exciting experiences including compelling seminars and dynamic speakers, hosted by editor, ARMANDO CORREA, news correspondent, SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, and other esteemed experts.

Over the two nights, leading names in Hispanic entertainment take the stage at the Alamodome for electrifying performances. Headliners include LUIS MIGUEL, DADDY YANKEE and PRINCE ROYCE. There is also a tribute to the legend of SELENA with a special performance by AB QUINTANILLA & KUMBIA KINGS/ALLSTARZ. The concerts will also feature four Masters of Ceremony, TONY award-winning playwright and actor LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, television icon CHARYTÍN GOYCO, TV hosts CANDELA FERRO and MARCO ANTONIO REJIL.

Of course San Antonio knows a thing or two about throwing a party since we have been celebrating Fiesta Week for well over a century but this celebration of the Hispanic culture, entertainment and community will be the first festival in the country of this size and scope.  Taking over the Henry B. Gonzalez convention center for the weekend the Daytime Programming will be free to the public and geared to the whole family.

Programing will include:

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1

  • People en Español welcome by publisher
  • City of San Antonio welcome by mayor
  • Editor, remarks by Armando Correa
  • of People en Español
  • Get In Shape with José Fernandéz
  • Play Up Your Curves Fashion Show
  • Musical Performance by Sebastien De La Cruz
  • The Wonder Woman Myth – Live Beyond
  • The Guilt
  • Selena’s Legacy: 17 Years Later
  • Musical Performance by Matt Hunter
  • The Dream Job with Soledad O’Brien
  • Exclusive interview with Maite Perroni
  • Musical performance by AB Quintanilla & Kumbia Kings / Allstarz
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2

  • People en Español welcome by publisher
  • City of San Antonio welcome by mayor
  • Editor, remarks by Armando Correa
  • of People en Español
  • Get In Shape with José Fernandéz
  • Get up and dance with Funkdation Crew
  • In the Ring with Miguel Cotto
  • Exclusive interview with David Zepeda
  • Musical presentation with Sie7e
  • Lorena Rojas, Surviving Against All Odds
  • Crossing Cultural and Music Barriers: Sheila E. & DJ Juan Magan
  • Musical performance by Chris Perez
  • Exclusive interview with Larry Hernández
  • Musical performance with Elida Reyna and Michael Salgado

 

You can also enjoy two nights of concerts at the Alamodome. 

Performances by:

Saturday emcees

  • Candela Ferro & Lin-Manuel Miranda

Saturday performances

  • Daddy Yankee
  • Tito “El Bambino”
  • Olga Tañón
  • 3Ball MTY
  • El Cata
  • Sie7e
Sunday emcees

  • Charytín Goyco & Marco Antonio Regil

Sunday performances

  • LUIS MIGUEL
  • Prince Royce
  • Larry Hernández
  • Sheila E.
  • Banda Los Recoditos
  • DJ Juan Magan

Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster so don’t miss out be part of history.  For hotel offers, flights and concert tickets visit PeopleEnEspanol.com/festival and make sure to follow them on Twitter @PeopleEnEspanol and Facebook for current event information and for a chance to win tickets to the concerts.

This festival has the potential to grow into a massive destination event and the fact that if you choose to visit San Antonio to enjoy Festival you can also enjoy a laundry list of other options.  From trying out our foodie scene to enjoying the theme parks, Riverwalk, or one of our many museums like The Whitte, Museo Alameda, The San Antonio Museum of Art , the McNay, or the Children’s Museum  there is something for everyone to enjoy in our diverse city.   Finally if you happen to be traveling to San Antonio with your family to enjoy this event don’t forget that you don’t have to lug around all that baby equipment.  You can rent car seats, strollers, portable cribs, etc. and even a CARES for your flight.

Hope to see all of you here.  Can’t wait to experience this first hand.

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