The second annual Jimmy G Music Festival celebrating the life and music of late Tejano icon Jimmy Gonzalez has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and in an abundance of caution for the safety of Jimmy G fans, fellow artists, and our beloved community, the second annual Jimmy G Music Festival set to take place at the end of the month has been cancelled,” said a statement via the Forever Jimmy G Facebook page on June 10.
The event was originally scheduled for June 27 at Dean Porter Park in Brownsville, Texas, the hometown of Jimmy Gonzalez.
“Please know that we continue planning future opportunities to share his legacy,” the statement added. “We are also grateful to the many entertainers, friends, sponsors, and loyal supporters of our vision for this event, which is influenced by the life of late Tejano music icon Jimmy Gonzalez endeavoring to promote live musical entertainment and especially that of Tejano/Conjunto music in the hopes of maintaining its longevity for future generations.”
Gonzalez was a pioneer, a legend and a multiple Grammy Award winner that achieved international acclaim as co-founder of one of the most successful Tejano groups ever, Mazz. He died of cardiac arrest in June 2018 at the age of 67.
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