It’s FIESTA time, San Antonio! There are many events that you can enjoy with your family and friends. A few years ago, our friends at the San Antonio Symphony invited us to our first FIESTA Pops concert. We were overjoyed to attend because it’s a celebration of culture like no other. How often can you hear a mix of Tejano music, Latino music and symphony music on the same stage? In San Antonio, it’s at least once a year!
The San Antonio Symphony officially kicks off its Fiesta Pops weekend on Friday, April 15 at 6 p.m. with pre-event Fiesta activities at the Tobin Center River Walk Plaza. Activities include its inaugural Fiesta Medal Extravaganza encouraging locals to trade, sell or purchase Fiesta medals including the Symphony’s official 2016 Fiesta medal.
As well, there will be a special dance performance by the Guadalupe Academy and a performance by Mariachi Mujeres Divinas of Somerset, Texas, from 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
At 8 p.m., the San Antonio Symphony will be presenting a FREE simulcast screening of Fiesta Pops featuring the music, dance and culture of Mexico and Latin American with local talents of San Antonio. Guests will see the live simulcast of the complete “Fiesta Pops” program, performed inside the H-E-B Performance Hall, on the 30-foot video wall of the River Walk Plaza.
Enjoy the beautiful sounds of Mariachi Campanas de America performing a special tribute to the great Vicente Fernandez and a mixture of some of your favorite Mariachi songs. The colorful corps of dancers from the Guadalupe Dance Company will grace the stage with an array of dances. Making a special guest appearance and debut at the Tobin Center will be 13-year-old singing sensation Isabel Marie Sanchez. Isabel is a protege of the (Selena) Quintanilla family and she recently released her debut album “New Girl In Town” from Q Zone records.
Here’s a snapshot of her performance at the American Latino Influencer Awards
Free simulcast at the Tobin Center River Walk Plaza
Families are welcomed to bring their blankets and picnic chairs. However, no pets or outside food and drinks are allowed. An official Fiesta event, the program is sure to get you into the Fiesta spirit! AJUA!!!
SA Symphony FIESTA POPS Concert Tickets and The Giveaway
Tickets for the concert inside the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, H-E-B Performance Hall (100 Auditorium Circle) start at $15! Tickets can be purchased at the Tobin Center Box Office by calling (210) 223-8624 or visiting tobincenter.org. Fiesta medals will be available for purchase for $10 on site.
For you, mis Queridos, our friends at SA Symphony are offering a family four-pack of tickets to Friday night’s show! Festivities begin on Friday, April 15 at 6 p.m. For a chance to enter, tell us in the comments which musical number puts you in FIESTA spirit! For more chances to win, share your answer on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag @QueMeansWhat and use #FiestaPops2016. Good luck!
This contest ends on April 14, 2016 at 5 p.m. CST. Winner will be notified via email used to sign in to leave comments. Prizes were provided to QueMeansWhat.com
Disclaimer: QMW received complimentary tickets in exchange for this post and contest.