The annual Tejano Music National Convention, or Vegas Tejano Music Week, has announced the postponement of this year’s four-day event until 2021.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has canceled or postponed many events over the last couple of months and as the global crisis continues, major Tejano music events planned for this summer are making decisions about what to do including organizers of one of the biggest annual Tejano events.
This event, originally scheduled for July, will now take place on August 5-8 of 2021, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We will have the same amazing advertised show line-up while adding two to three more headliners and a top Latino comedian host to be announced soon,” said Sarah Chavez, founder of Vegas Tejano Music Week, in a statement. “Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, and the CDC’s prediction for its possible return this fall, we feel this is the best decision for the mental and physical safety of our fans, artists, participants, and producing staff.”
Chavez said other considerations factored into the decision, “We simply want to wait until America returns to a new normal with the expected development of a vaccine before next summer,” she said. “Las Vegas casinos are closed and scheduled to begin opening soon, but no one knows when conferences/festivals, dance clubs, pool parties, etc. will be allowed to return. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on the ‘full’ Vegas Tejano experience.”
“Time is on our side in learning best safety practices,” added Chavez. “We didn’t choose to postpone our show but rather mandated by the current Las Vegas environment.”
The current ticket and table holders will be contacted for ticket and table option policy. For new buyers, tickets go on sale, July 1, 2020. More information is available at 913-397-8850, Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm central.
“We are determined to continue to keep the Vegas Tejano Music Week event alive, but now more than ever, we will need fans’ attendance to not let the event go away,” said Chavez. “While you wait until the return of Tejano Music to Las Vegas, we will be announcing a new online series and a virtual music fest! Together we will get through this!”
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