Tony Plana, Erica Gonzaba to host 2016 Tejano Music Awards

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Actor Tony Plana and singer Erica Gonzaba will host the 2016 Tejano Music Awards (Facebook)

Actor Tony Plana and singer Erica Gonzaba will host the 2016 Tejano Music Awards (Facebook)

The Tejano Music Awards, presented by the Texas Talent Musicians Association, have announced the hosts for the 36th edition of the annual awards show.  Actor and director Tony Plana and singer and television host Erica Gonzaba will host “The Biggest Night in Tejano Music” at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Plana has starred in many movies and television shows, including Ugly Betty, Resurrection Boulevard and many more since his career began in the early 1980’s.

Gonzaba finished 7th on the singing competition television show Objetivo Fama in 2007 and hosts a local segment, Road Trippin‘, on San Antonio television stations Fox 29 and WOAI .

She posted her excitement about being announced as host on her official Facebook page: “So incredibly excited to be Co-hosting this year’s Tejano Music Awards!”

Celebrating 36 years of being the major and longest running event recognizing Tejano music, this year’s show will feature a special tribute to the “King of Tejano Music” Emilio Navaira.

San Antonio’s Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will be the stage for the Tejano music’s biggest night, where fans can expect a spectacular show that promises many surprises, exciting musical collaborations, and the recognition of Tejano’s best and brightest stars.

Artists scheduled to perform include Michael Salgado, Raulito Navaira, David Farias,Ricardo CastillonLa Diferenzia, Da Krazy Pimpz, Andres Salgado, Isabel Marie Sanchez, David Marez, Sunny Sauceda, La Sombra  and many more artists to be announced.

The Red Carpet is scheduled for 5:00pm to 6:15 p.m., with the awards show to kickoff at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the 2016 Tejano Music Awards are available now at

In 2016, Texas Talent Musicians Association continues the tradition of providing only the best recording Tejano artists to the world. Thus gaining more international acceptance and growth in the Tejano Music Genre.

Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music; and to provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events. TTMA is based in San Antonio, Texas: “The Tejano Music Capital of the World.”


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