Houston area nightclub to celebrate heavenly birthday for Emilio with Raulito Navaira and Chente Barrera on Aug. 23

The event will feature an Emilio lookalike contest and Emilio Shuffle dance contest.

The heavenly birthday of Tejano legend Emilio Navaira will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 23, the date that would have been the late singer’s 60th birthday at Houston’s new Tejano hotspot, The One Club.


The celebration will feature performances from Emilio’s brother Raulito Navaira and Grammy winner Chente Barrera. The night will include an Emilio Shuffle contest and an Emilio look-alike contest.

The One Club is located at 20434 Kuykendahl in Spring, Texas. Doors open at 7 p.m. with free entry until 8 p.m. and showtime at 9:30 p.m. More information at 281-397-7779 or

Emilio began his career as lead singer for David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales in 1983, eventually leaving the group for a solo career in 1989 recording more than 15 studio albums. In the 1990s, the San Antonio native focused on his crossover to Country music. His first country music single, “It’s Not the End of the World,” reached the Top 30 on the country charts in 1995. His album, Life Is Good, was a surprise success as well reaching No. 13 on the Top County Album chart. His 2002 album Acuérdate won the Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album and his 2007 album De Nuevo won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album. Emilio died of a heart attack at age of 53 on May 16, 2016.

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