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Salsa Festival to feature loads of entertainers

Salsa Festival to feature loads of entertainers

Salsa Festival to feature loads of entertainers  

            

            The sixth annual Salsa Festival in Three Rivers will be on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2.

            The festivities will begin with a program of gospel music on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Three Rivers Independent School District Student Activity Center. Performing will be super Christian singer Clifton Jansky of San Antonio; The Rockport Gospel Force; The Gospel Harmonizers of Mathis; six-year-old Jimmiley Dixon of Alice; the Grumbles Sisters, Melissa Bryne, Michel Richey and Patsy Carver; The Wilson and Gaither families of Three Rivers; The Gospel Crossroads of Beeville; Linda Wientjes of George West; and comedienne Charlotte “Buelah Mae” Maples of Agua Dulce.

            On Saturday, the festival will move to the city square in downtown Three Rivers. The country-western stage entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. with accordion player Chris Rybak of Austin. At 12:30 p.m., the Brush Country Music Jamboree Band will take the stage. Guest performers include Billy Mata; the Praise Team from the Glosbrenner State Prison; the Lister Family, South Texas legend “Big Bill Lister,” his son, Weldon, and Weldon´s son, Bill; 11-year-old Amber Lynn Womack of Rockport; Allison Crowson of Brenham; state yodeling champion Ken Brothers of West point; Curtis Richard of San Antonio; David and Barbara Brown of Corpus Christi; Brennen and Seth Leigh of Austin; John Wayne Schulz; and super fiddler, Bobby Flores.

            The Tejano stage entertainment will begin with opening festivities at 10 a.m. with Linda Couk performing; followed by Remission; Mariachi Bandelero; Latin Talk; Jake Cortez; Conjunto Oro Band; Lluvia de Estrella; and Ruben Salazar and the Lasso Band.  

            Other activities include the salsa tasting; children´s activities such as face painting, wagon rides, etc.; “Hotter than Salsa” bike race; and vendor and food booths.

            Festivities will end around 6 p.m.

            For more information, call the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce at 786-4330.

 

                       

Photo: Pictured is Chris Rybak, he is slated as one of the many performers for the sixth annual Salsa Festival.

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