Details Announced for Festival People en Español 2013 in San Antonio

Dee Dee Poteete |

Festival People en Español, presented by Target, is a multi-faceted celebration of the best in Hispanic entertainment and culture.

It will once again take over San Antonio, Texas this Labor Day weekend: Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. Two-night concert ticket packages, starting at $60 are available now through Ticketmaster. A mix of live performances each evening at the Alamodome and free open-to-the-public daytime activities at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, this year’s Festival People en Español Presented by Target will be produced by the legendary, Grammy Award-winning, Cuban-American musician and producer, Emilio Estefan.

Festival People en Español will include performances from a diverse mix of musical acts that represent popular Hispanic music. The 2013 line-up includes Mexican singer and international superstar Alejandro Fernandez; award winning and chart topping Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, Wisin y Yandel; singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato; award-winning singer/songwriter JenCarlos Canela; Texas native Mexican-American Tejano musician Bobby Pullido; and Mexican singer Frankie J.

In addition, Festival People en Español's free, open-to-the-public daytime events offer a wide range of activities that celebrate the best of Latino culture and community. Additional musical performances; Q&A sessions, celebrity meet & greets; sessions with leading industry experts on topics ranging from fashion to wellness; and a sampling of favorite brands through special on-site consumer experiences round out the day time events at the convention center.

Night time performers Canela and Pudillo will serve double duty also appearing at the festival’s daytime events. Other participants include journalist and talk show host Cristina Saralegui; Mexican model, singer, actor Rafael Amaya; Venezuelan model and actress Marjorie de Sousa; actor, singer, rapper and dancer Adam Irigoyen, best known as Deuce Martinez on the Disney Channel original series “Shake It Up”; leading journalist and TV host Myrka Dellanos; motivational speaker, columnist, author and radio host Maria Marin; and celebrity trainer Jose Fernandez. Festival People en Español daytime events are free of charge and tickets are not needed to attend.

Meanwhile, event organizers are looking for bloggers to report on the weekend’s activities. One confirmed winner will receive a trip for two to festival including hotel accommodations and airfare. The winning blogger will also receive two standard concert tickets for each night of the festival; front of stage access to live tweet one artists’ performance; one video interview with a selected artist, which will be posted on with a link back to blogger’s site; one press credential granting access to Festival People en Español's press room to conduct red carpet interviews; and promotion of the blogger’s web site/blog via the brand’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages with messaging. Note: The winner’s blog posts and festival activities will be managed by a editor. Full details on the blogger contest and all rules and regulations can be found at

The presenting sponsor for Festival People en Español 2013 is Target. Other sponsors include Jeep, MundoFox, HBO Latino, Pine Sol, the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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