FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2013:
TWO-DAY CELEBRATION OF
CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
NEW YORK, NY (April 24, 2013)–Seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American pop/hip hop singer and songwriterKat Dahlia, Grammy-winning musician and San Antonio native The Chris Perez Project, andBillboard Latin chart toppers 3BALL MTY are the latest additions to the line-up for FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target. The multi-faceted celebration of Hispanic entertainment and culture is set to take place this Labor Day weekend (Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1) inSan Antonio, Texas. Concert tickets start at just $30.00, and are available now through Ticketmaster.
These acts join a musical line-up that already includes Mexican singer and international superstar Alejandro Fernandez;award-winning and chart- topping Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel; singer, songwriter and actressDemi Lovato; award-winning singer/songwriterJencarlos Canela; Texas native Mexican-American Tejano musician Bobby Pulido; and Mexican singer Frankie J.
“Performing in San Antonio for Festival People en Español is a true homecoming for me,” said Gloria Estefan. “My roots run deep in San Antonio, and I’m looking forward to performing at Festival. It gives me the opportunity to reconnect with my fans in San Antonio and from all across the country.”
TheFESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2013 performance breakdown is as follows:
Saturday, August 31:
Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernandez, Bobby Pulido andJencarlos Canela.
Sunday, September 1:
Demi Lovato, Wisin y Yandel, The Chris Perez Project, Frankie J, 3BALL MTY and Kat Dahlia.
A mix oflive performances each evening at theAlamodome and free open-to-the-public daytime activities at The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, this year’sFestival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Targetwill be produced by the legendary, 19-timeGrammy Award-winning, musician andproducer, Emilio Estefan. Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL’s free, open-to-the-public daytime events offer a wide range of activities that celebrate the best of Latino culture and community. Additional musical performances; Q&A sessions, celebrity meet& greets; sessions with leading industry experts on topics ranging from fashion to wellness; and a sampling of favorite brands through special on-site consumer experiences round out the day time events at the convention center.
TV hostess, model, actress Marycarmen Lopez will serve as host for all the daytime activities and Kat Dahlia will join night time performers Canela and Pulido who will all serve double duty also appearing at the festival’s daytime events. In addition, Chiquis Marin, eldest daughter of the late, beloved banda and norteña singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, entrepreneur Jenni Rivera and author/early childhood expert Jeannette Torresjoin previously announced daytime participants: journalist and talk show host Cristina Saralegui; Mexican model, singer, actor Rafael Amaya; Venezuelan model and actress Marjorie de Sousa; actor, singer, rapper and dancer Adam Irigoyen, best known as Deuce Martinez on the Disney Channel original series “Shake It Up”;leading journalist and TV host Myrka Dellanos; motivational speaker, columnist, author and radio hostMaria Marin; and celebrity trainer Jose Fernandez. Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOLdaytime events are free of charge and tickets are not needed to attend.
Meanwhile,Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL islooking for bloggers to report on the weekend’s activities. One confirmed winner will receive a trip for two to festival including hotel accommodations and airfare. The winning blogger will also receive two standard concert tickets for each night of the festival; front of stage access to live tweet one artists’ performance; one video interview with a selected artist, which will be posted on PeopleEnEspanol.com with a link back to blogger’s site; one press Credential granting access to Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Press Room to conduct red carpet interviews; and promotion of the blogger’s web site/blog via the brand’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages with messaging. Note: The winner’s blog posts and festival activities will be managed by a PeopleEnEspanol.com editor. Full details on the blogger contest and all rules and regulations can be found at http://www.peopleenespanol.com/festival/festivalblogger
The presenting sponsor for Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2013 isTarget and major sponsors includeCoca-Cola, Jeep andMundoFox. Official sponsors are HBO Latino, Pine Sol, the City of San Antonioand the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.
About PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL:
PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL was launched in 1996 as a special issue, and today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published 11 times a year, PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL’s guaranteed circulation is 540,000 and reaches over six million readers every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular entertainment, fashion and beauty trends, and compelling human-interest stories. PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of today’s Hispanics in the U.S. PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2011. For daily news, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity scoops, visit www.PeopleEnEspanol.com.