Fiesta de la Flor announced headliner Leslie Grace will have special guests to join her on stage for Saturday, April 13.
Farina, Luis Coronel, Noriel and Play-N-Skillz will join the Latin pop star on stage to perform their respective hit collaborations as she performs as the headliner at the fifth annual Fiesta de la Flor.
The festival honoring Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla will be held at North Bayfront Park in downtown Corpus Christi on April 12 – 13, 2019.
Leslie Grace is a Dominican singer/songwriter who has become a prominent force in Latin and Tropical music. Her bilingual bachata cover of the 1961 Shirelles hit “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” topped both the Billboard Tropical Songs and Billboard Latin Airplay charts. She has been nominated for five Premio Lo Nuestro Awards, three Billboard Latin Music Awards and two subsequent Latin Grammys.
“To be the headliner for Fiesta de la Flor will be a moment that will make me feel like I have come full circle because, in some way, I can officially thank Selena for showing me, and others, that our dreams are valid and it is worth fighting to be who we are”, said Grace.
Farina is a Colombian reggaeton artist of Peruvian and Chinese descent, Luis Coronel is a Latin Billboard Music Award winner from Arizona who sings Regional Mexican music. Puerto Rican-rapper Noriel is best known for his performance of “Cuatro Babys” with reggaeton singer Maluma. Play-N-Skillz is a Grammy Award-winning duo of brothers Juan and Oscar Salinas from Dallas.
Fiesta de la Flor will include great music, food trucks, a Kids Zone and a Mercado that includes more than 80 artisan vendors. A grand fireworks finale show will wrap up the festivities on Saturday night.
The awesome entertainment line-up for this year’s event is as follows:
On Friday, April 12th enjoy music by Multi Grammy-Award winning artists such as Little Joe Y La Familia, Gilbert “Gibby” Velasquez and Friends (David Marez, Joe Posada, Ricardo Castillon, Oscar G., and Stevie D.) and Corpus Christi favorite JonMikael Mrez!
On Saturday, April 13th, enjoy non-stop entertainment from pop music sensation Leslie Grace (with guest appearances by Farina, Luis Coronel, Noriel and Play-N-Skillz), Jay Perez, Mariachi Campanas de America, Erick Y Su Grupo Massore, Jenny and the Mexicats, Raulito con Grupo Remedio, Lucky Joe and JonMikael Mrez.
“We are so excited about the additional artists that will perform with Leslie Grace,” said Paulette Kluge, CEO of Visit Corpus Christi. “We look forward to another successful festival and we are ready to welcome visitors from all over the world.”
The festival also will feature One Person Unites Us, a sit-down conversation with Suzette Quintanilla, president and CEO of Q Productions, American singer, actress and TV personality Adrienne Bailon Houghton. Houghton known for her singing with 3LW and the Cheetah Girls, currently is one of the hosts of syndicated talk show The Real.
Other exciting festival activities include:
El Mercado presented by Herrman and Herrman, PLLC, Attorneys At Law, features over 80 artisans from Mexico, Central America, South America and within the United States. El Mercado will be strategically located inside and outside of the spacious American Bank Center to showcase the art, clothing and accessories crafted by the talented hands of the national and international artisans.
La Plaza, presented by Stripes, offers a variety of dishes from dozens of food truck vendors which will be located on-site to serve festival-goers. Stripes will take this opportunity to showcase its very own food truck featuring delicious menu items from Laredo Taco Company, their in-house provider of fresh Tex-Mex food.
El Parque is a kids zone with a variety of immersive experiences that will bring hours of delightful family fun for all children.
Enjoy beverage offerings provided by L&F Distributors. L&F Distributors will offer multiple on-site Cerveza Stations at the festival. As the leading distributor of Anheuser-Busch in south and west Texas and southeastern New Mexico, L&F Distributors is a generous supporter of the Corpus Christi community.
Chevy Dealers of South Texas will have models of the latest and greatest Chevy models and an interactive experience at the festival site for everyone to see.
The American Bank Center Arena serves as a perfect venue to give Fiesta de la Flor guests the opportunity to truly celebrate Selena’s legacy with the Tejano Lowrider Extravaganza. We’ve gathered nationally acclaimed and award-winning cars like the 2019 Lowrider Magazine Car of the Year, “Double Trouble” – a radical custom 1957 custom lowrider with a multi-color patterned paint job painted right here in Corpus Christi. We will also be bringing the Anything for Selenas car from the Selena movie to exhibit at the Tejano Lowrider Extravaganza!
H-E-B will also once again underwrite the festival’s Fireworks Grand Finale, illuminating the Corpus Christi Bay. For more than 110 years, H-E-B has been giving back to its communities and we thank them for their support of Fiesta de la Flor.
For more information, please visit www.fiestadelaflor.com.
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