After other major music festivals including South By Southwest in Austin, Ultra Music Festival in Miami and others have canceled their event or postponed until later in the year like Coachella, the Texas Talent Musicians Association says Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair will go on as planned for March 12 – 15 at historic Market Square in San Antonio, Texas.
“After discussions with management and my label, I have decided it would be best to cancel my appearance,” Lucky Joe said in a statement released on Tuesday. “The coronavirus situation is a very serious matter that has everyone on high alert. I sincerely regret having to make this decision, but my team and I felt it would be best for our fans, our crew, and band members.”
“It is with great regret that I announce that after speaking with management, City Officials and my label, we will be postponing our TTMA/Univision Fan Fair appearances this year,” Stevie D said in a statement released on Wednesday. “I know that there are a lot of people coming in from out of town and this will likely be upsetting, however, the Coronavirus situation is quite the serious one.”
Other artists that have canceled their performance or appearance at Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair include Ram Herrera, Isabel Marie Sanchez, Ruben Ramos, Joe Bravo, Augustin Ramirez, Crystal Torres, Veronique Medrano, JR Gomez, Megan Chapa, Ilyssa Saenz, Mia, Los A-T Boyz, Dody Y Nivel, Lucy Rodriguez, Laura Linda, Grupo Negami, Albert “Tiger” Diaz, Cinco Doce, Emanuel J, Marie Bueno, Ismael Gutierrez, Impozzible, Konjunto Kompaz, Mundo Y Cielo, Conjunto Aviso, Mel Garcia Y Raices, and Los Amigos ASG.
Univision canceled their separate Fan Fair event on Wednesday citing concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Univision Fan Fair was scheduled for Travis Park in San Antonio from March 13 – 15. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo shut down the rest of their event on Wednesday with 11 days remaining on the schedule.
The World Health Organization called coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday (March 11). Meanwhile, the United States now has more than 1,000 people infected with coronavirus — but testing in the U.S. is still ramping up, meaning that number could continue to climb.
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Cover photo: Lucky Joe photo by Mariaelena Arocha; Stevie D photo by Roy Salazar.