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Tejano Explosion cancels 2019 event after ‘not able to find suitable venue’

Tejano Explosion has decided to cancel this year's event after organizers were "not able to find a suitable venue" for the annual event held during San Antonio's Fiesta celebration.

Elida Reyna performs at Tejano Explosion 2018. | Photo credit: John Onta Waldo Salamanca

Tejano Explosion has decided to cancel this year’s event after organizers were “not able to find a suitable venue” for the annual event held during San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration.

“We were not able to find a suitable venue for this year,” said a message posted on the event’s website. “However we are hoping to find one for 2020. Thank you for your continued support.”

Tejano Explosion started as a small Fiesta event over 25 years ago. It has evolved over the years into the “Must See Tejano Music Event” for Tejano music lovers the world over, according to the website.

“Our event has been recognized as one of the best Tejano venues and we’re hoping that we will be able to find a suitable location in 2020,” event Co-chairs Jesse Diaz and Thelma Gonzalez said in a message to My SanAntonio.com.

For several years, the event took place just west of downtown at North Frio Street and West Houston Street, known to many as Cattleman’s Square.

MySanAntonio.com reports when VIA Metropolitan Transit purchased that property, Tejano Explosion moved to a site across the street from Market Square, but this year the organizers were informed that property had also been sold and was unavailable for lease.

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