Don't miss Fiesta de Tejas Friday,
Fiesta de Tejas truly offers the best of Fiesta -- delicious food and drinks, great live entertainment, games for children and adults, free parking and shuttles, arts and crafts booths, an expanded children's area and much more -- on the Health Science Center's beautiful campus.
The 17th annual event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 20, in the recreational area and pavilion along Babcock Road. Proceeds from Fiesta de Tejas support student scholarships and campus projects.
Everyone who comes to this year's Fiesta de Tejas is eligible to win two round-trip airline tickets courtesy of Corporate Travel Planners Inc. After entering the grounds, look for a special booth where you can fill out a simple survey about the festival and put your name in the running for two airline tickets.
Tickets for the festival are being sold in advance at the bookstore and bursar's office during regular office hours. Tickets and Fiesta merchandise are being sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays through Thursday, April 19, in the foyer outside the office of public affairs in the Medical School.
Tickets purchased in advance are $6. At the gate, tickets will be $8 for adults and $3 for children 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger and seniors 65 and older are admitted at no charge.
This year's festival is featuring live entertainment for all ages of music lovers. The children's area will offer special entertainment for the youngest members of your family. Joe Libby & Sagebrush, Cat Paws in Motion, Rising Stars, the Fire on the Mountain Cloggers and others will perform.
Pre-teens and teenagers will be thrilled to have music geared to their tastes, and parents will appreciate it being performed in a safe setting. From 8:35 to 9:05 p.m., Anna Elise Rodriguez, 12, will sing a variety of songs, including Christian pop music. Anna is a seventh-grader at Stinson Middle School and the daughter of Olga M. Rodriguez, a Health Science Center employee. From 10 p.m. to midnight, The Structure Band, featuring four middle school and high school students, will perform a play list that appeals to young fans as well as to older fans who prefer the oldies and classic rock 'n' roll.
Adults without children (or whose children are at the youth stage) can dance to their favorite country, Tejano, oldies and rock tunes or bring lawn chairs or blankets to use while listening to the music.
An expanded children's area will include games, food and dessert booths, face painting, moon bounces and temporary tattoos. Adults who like to play can try rolling in a bowling ball in human bowling or crooning to their favorite song at the karaoke booth.
Check out the Fiesta de Tejas Web site at http://oerweb.uthscsa.edu/fiesta/. For more information, call Sally Crouser, Fiesta de Tejas Committee chair, at ext. 7-2286.
5-6:15 p.m. Sundown (country rock)
6:30-7:45 p.m. Teri and Flashback (1950s-90s and Top 40 dance music)
8-9:45 p.m. Lone Star Pickerz (traditional country)
10 p.m.-midnight Pasion (Tejano)
5-6 p.m. John Eric Castillo
6-6:30 p.m. Joe Libby & Sagebrush
6:30-7 p.m. Cat Paws in Motion
7-7:45 p.m. Rising Stars
7:45-8:30 p.m. Fire on the Mountain Cloggers
8:35-9:05 p.m. Anna Elise Rodriguez
9:15-10 p.m. Jennifer Lisa
10 p.m.-midnight The Structure Band (rock and alternative)