A celebration of Selena’s life will include entertainment from Grammy Award winning artists, her family and local acts from the city she called home.
The Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday musical acts who will perform at Fiesta de la Flor: A Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Selena.
Held in Bayfront Park near the American Bank Center, the fiesta will kick off April 17 with Steven James & The Jaded, Las Fenix and Grammy winner Los Lobos. An outdoor screening of “Selena” also will be shown as part of Alamo Drafthouse’s annual Rolling Roadshow of movie screenings.
On April 18, the lineup includes Selena’s husband and Grammy winner Chris Perez, her brother’s band Latin Grammy winners A.B. & Los Kumbia Kings, Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner Lil Joe y La Familia, Award-winning Los Palominos, the Jay Perez Band, Stephanie Montiel, Clarissa Serna,Nina Diaz.
Admission to the fiesta is $5 a day for adults; $2 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 2.
The celebration coincides with her birthday. Quintanilla-Perez was fatally shot on March 31, 1995, by her fan club president Yolanda Saldívar. She would’ve celebrated her 44th birthday on April 16.
The event is expected to draw 50,000 visitors and have an estimated $1 million economic impact.
“Our team wanted to honor this beautiful, talented woman for the hearts that she has touched and the substantial contributions that she has made to the culture of our city,” said Paulette Kluge, CEO of the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, in a news release. “Shaping the concept of Fiesta de la Flor and planning this wonderful event has been a tremendous collaboration between the Quintanilla Family, the Corpus Christi CVB and our community partners since Day 1. We are thrilled to have The Quintanilla’s unwavering support and endorsement of Fiesta de la Flor and are looking forward to offering this event for many years to come.”
The festivities will included artisan vendors from across Texas, food trucks and a kids play area for families as well as fireworks to end the second night.
IF YOU GO
What: Fiesta de la Flor
When: April 17-18
Where: North Bayfront Park in downtown
Cost: $5/adults a day; $2/children ages 5-12; free/younger than 5
Source: Suzette Quintanilla
More information at www.fiestadelaflor.com