Raul 'Raulito' Navaira and Legendary Tejano Artists Memorialize Emilio in a Celebratory Tribute.
The Tejano Music National Convention (TMNC) a national annual gathering of Tejano enthusiasts, proudly announces a celebratory tribute to Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Emilio Navaira at this year's 13th annual event at the Westgate Casino Las Vegas Resort & Casino, August 5-6, 2016. TMNC is the only 48-hour music marathon showcasing the best in Tejano with a one-of-a-kind Tejano Fanfare Expo.
The 'Shoot It!' tribute memorial for Emilio will be backed by David Lee Garza y Los Musicales; the band that afforded Emilio his start as a lead singer before turning solo performer. The tribute will honor Emilio for his Tejano contributions featuring Ramiro 'Ram' Herrera, Shelly Lares, David Farias and Jorge Moreno and share footage of Emilio's past TMNC concerts. Emilio's brother, Raul Navaira will make a special performance to thank fans who lent their support to the family.
"It is with a heavy heart that the Tejano Music National Convention honors the memory of Tejano icon Emilio Navaira," said David Chavez, CEO of Ingenuity and event producer. "Emilio has been part of the Vegas Tejano family from the beginning and along with Raulito, helped launch the Convention."
Emceed by comedian Gilbert Esquivel, TMNC boasts 40+ music acts in its Gran Baile featuring Tejano all-stars Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Jaime y Los Chamacos, Flaco Jimenez and more. Fans will enjoy a Tejano 'mix-mash' performance by Grammy Award Winner La Santa Cecilia and 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and legendary Conjunto accordionist, Flaco Jimenez. All-star performances and appearances will be made by Tejano legends Shelly Lares, Boni Mauricio and Johnny Canales, who is slated to receive a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars® during the Convention.
TMNC's 'crown jewel' is the Fanfare Expo; the ultimate Tejano Fan Zone featuring unprecedented access to live musical talent, artist meet & greets, autograph sessions, photo ops, and Vegas-style mingling amongst the sounds of Tejano, Conjunto, Rancheras and Tex-Mex Funk.
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