September 22, 2015

Drainage District number one proudly presents The third annual Freddy Fender Festival

The San Benito Freddy Fender Association is working closely with Dr. Daniel Bernand and Former Freddy Fender Drummer Robert Silva in recruiting several international bands and local jazz quartets that will be performing in the magnificent UTB/TSC Arts Center the coming month of October to commemorate the 9th anniversary of Freddy Fender's death with what will be the Third Annual "Freddy Fender Week".

Opening acts kick off October 12th with  the performance of famous singer and close friend of Freddy Fender Little Joe, from "Little Joe and La Familia" with guests "The 5 Star Band".  Also participating are ex- members of "Texas Tornados" Augie Meyers and Flaco JimĂ©nez, that initally formed the band with Fender and have achieved sucess with their latest released album "Esta Bueno".

George Trevino is also collaborating with this project and has invited the award winning UTB One O’clock Jazz Band, and  the Frontera Jazz Quartet to perform on the evening of October 10th with musical guests "Ensamble La Mision" featuring the Foncerrada Family. The Freddy Fender Museum established in San Benito, Texas is donating Fender memorabillia and Guitars that will be on display at the Arts Center "Red Room" Hall with no cost to the general public.

 Robert Silva famed Brownsville musician and close friend of Freddy Fender will be the closing act on October 14th with  musical guests "Los Cadetes de Rio Bravo" and they will be performing several sets of Famous Freddy Fender songs including "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", "Since Ive Met You Baby" and songs from Fender number one album of all times "Before The Next Teardrop Falls".

For more information on special discount group costs and general admission fees and for schedules of the bands that are going to be participating in this event, contact Dr. Daniel Bernard at 956 466- 4991 from Monday thru Friday from  8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.

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