(PRNewswire) – Festival de la Cosecha promoters today announced the musical lineup of its mammoth entertainment event coming to Baytown, Texas at the Baytown Fairgrounds, 7900 N. Main Street, on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006. The gates open at 11 a.m. Available at the gate, tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. Children under 5 are free. Tickets also will be sold at H-E-B and Fiesta stores beginning Aug. 1. Group tickets, sponsorships and vendor booths are available. Over 25,000 visitors are expected to attend from Baytown, Houston, Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte and the surrounding communities.
Sure to become a Baytown landmark event, Festival de la Cosecha (which means harvest festival) will bring the entire family together for food and refreshments, games and prizes, petting zoo, rides, music and much more.
The festival’s purpose is to preserve Hispanic cultural arts and to provide a family entertainment event appealing to all ages. A percentage of the event proceeds will benefit three 501(c) 3 non-profit organizations: Baytown Youth Rodeo Association, Talento Bilingue de Houston, and I Have a Dream(R) – Houston.
Festival headliner Ramon Ayala is a songwriter, accordionist and vocalist who has defined norteno music with signature songs and definitive instrumental stylings for more than 40 years. Popular on both sides of the Rio Grande, Ayala began playing his favorite instrument, the accordion, at the age of 6. His songs frequently tell the stories of wronged lovers and hard lives. With more than 100 albums, Grammy-winner Ayala has been a strong presence in the industry for more than four decades. Popular singles include “Tragos Amargos,” “Senor Dios,” “Mi Piquito de Oro,” “Puno de Tierra,” “Tejano Enamorado,” “Lagrimas,” “Nadie Como Tu,” and “Tengo Miedo.”
The Festival de la Cosecha star lineup is the king of the accordion Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte, Los Traileros del Norte, Los Herederos de Nuevo Leon, Emilio Navaira, David Lee Garza, Little Joe y la familia and DJ Kane.
The event’s promoter, Solo Zydeco Promotions, has been promoting music festivals in the Houston area for more than ten years. Most notably have been the annual Crosby Zydeco Festival in Crosby, Texas each March and the Zydecopalooza Music Festival in Humble for a number of years. For Solo Zydeco Productions, promoting family events is a passion and forte.