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Shelly Lares bids a fiery farewell at final Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair performance

"Little Miss Dynamite" gave a powerful, emotional final performance at TMA Fan Fair on March 19.

Shelly Lares performs at Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair 2022 in San Antonio, Texas on March 19, 2022. | Photo: Mariaelena Villarreal / Tejano Nation

Tejano music fans at San Antonio’s historic Market Square witnessed history with the passionate final Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair performance from Shelly Lares, one of the industry’s top superstars, on Saturday night( March 19).

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After her farewell LMD Legacy Tour this year, Lares, known to her fans as “Little Miss Dynamite,” will retire from performing after a storied 40-year career filled with hits and milestones, and Saturday night she took the stage one last time as a solo artist at the popular TMA Fan Fair.

True to her moniker, Lares burst onto the stage with impressive energy and dynamism that only grew throughout her 45-minute set as she treated the cheering crowd to her top hits like “Mil Besos,” “Soy Tu Amor,” “No Quiero Saber,” “Ganas De Besarte,” and even took it back with her rock-tinged classics, “Sabes Que Si” and “Apaga La Luz.” Lares performed “Salsipuedes,” an innovative retro cumbia from her final Tejano album LMD82, released last year.

Shelly Lares performs her mega-hit, “Soy Tu Amor,” at her final Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair performance at downtown San Antonio’s historic Market Square and breaks one of her drum sticks as she pounds away on the timbales. (Video By: James Hernandez)

“Little Miss Dynamite” infused such enthusiasm into her performance that she even broke one of her drumsticks in half as she pounded away to the beat on her timbales.

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Moments before she stepped on to the stage, Shelly Lares spoke exclusively with Tejano Nation about her final Fan Fair performance and what the future holds for her after her retirement from touring in 2022 with opportunities coming her way for both her music, including producing projects with artists (one she wouldn’t yet name!) and even possibilities in film.

Shelly Lares speaks exclusively with Tejano Nation moments before she steps on stage March 19 for her final Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair performance

Hometown fans of Lares still have one more opportunity to see her perform in San Antonio when she headlines Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the Fiesta De Los Reyes at Market Square’s San Saba Street Stage from 9:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Shelly Lares performs at Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair 2022 | Photo: Mariaelena Villarreal / Tejano Nation

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