Tejano legends will turn up the heat at PACfest
March 20, 2019
Palo Alto College will host its annual Fiesta® San Antonio event, PACfest 2019, on Thursday, April 25. The event will include with live music from San Antonio favorites including La Tropa F, Los Chamacos, and Raulito Navaira, plus traditional Fiesta food and fun, and a festive fireworks show to end the night.
The College announced the entertainment line-up and unveiled the official PACfest 2019 poster, t-shirt, and medal design on Wednesday, March 20. This year's PACfest royalty, voted for by the student body, were also crowned at the event; the PACfest 2019 King is Dale Sampson, and the PACfest 2019 Queen is Daneja Delgado.
Hosted on the College's south side campus from noon to 10 p.m., more than 50 food, craft, and community vendors will be on site. Admission is $7 per person (children ages 12 and under are free) or free with a current Alamo Colleges ID. Parking is free all day.
PACfest features a Kids Game Zone with unlimited play for only $5; an interactive social media alley; and a Beer Garden open from 4–9 p.m.
The sixth annual Fiesta Grilldown Carne Asada Contest, a cookoff-style team event with a panel of guest judges to select the winning asada is accepting contestant applications until Sunday, April 7. Learn how to enter.
An official Fiesta® event since 2003, this year's PACfest is presented by North Park Toyota of San Antonio and Silver Eagle Distributors and is sponsored by AARP, CPS Energy, Gonzaba Medical Group, Brooks, Port San Antonio, and Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union.
PACfest 2019 Schedule At-A-Glance:
Noon Opening Ceremonies
Noon - 8 p.m. Kids Game Zone
12:30 p.m. C-Rock Band
2:30 p.m. Ranch Road Band
4:30 p.m. Raulito Navaira y Grupo Remedio
5-6 p.m. 6th Annual Fiesta Grilldown
5-9 p.m. Beer Garden
6:30 p.m. Los Chamacos
8:30 p.m. La Tropa F
Last Song Fireworks Finale
About La Tropa F
With several recordings under their collective belt, La Tropa F – originally named "Los Hermanos Farias" – signed to a music label in 1990, scoring their breakthrough hit with the chart-topping "Mil Noches." In 1992, La Tropa F won the Best Local Conjunto award at the first annual Pura Vida Hispanic Music Awards. A year later, they also won the Best Conjunto award and took home Conjunto of the Year honors at the 13th Annual Tejano Music Awards. Their many recordings include Culturas (1994), Hermanos Hasta El Fin (1995), A Un Nuevo Nivel (1996), Musica Sin Frontera (1997), and Desde el Corazon de Texas (1998).
About Los Chamacos
Los Chamacos have been entertaining fans with their high-energy, signature sound since 1982 and released many successful albums and classic hits including "Yolanda," "Mi Musica Favorita," and many more. The band has received multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations and was inducted into the Tejano R.O.O.T.S. Hall of Fame in 2011.
About Raulito Navaira y Grupo Remedio
Raulito Navaira has been a part of the Tejano music scene since the 1980s, when he performed with his brother, Emilio Navaira, as part of the popular group David Lee Garza and Los Musicales. In 1989, Emilio and Raulito formed their own band – Emilio & Rio. Today, Raulito and his children, Destiny and Rodrigo, have formed Grupo Remedio, the recipients of three Tejano Music Awards. Their music creates sounds that are familiar to fans of Tejano music, while bonding new traditions for many more generations to come.