24th Annual Tejano Music Awards to be held March 13, 2004

24th Annual Tejano Music Awards to be held March 13, 2004

Show to Incorporate a “Gran Baile’ into the Awards Program


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San Antonio, TX,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–Nov. 10, 2003–Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) founders and organizers of the Tejano Music Awards, announced plans for the upcoming XXIV annual Awards show and schedule of events. The annual Awards show will again recognize and honor Tejano music artists for their achievements over the past year and will be held Saturday, March 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas at the SBC Complex – Freeman Coliseum.

Tejano music is widely known for its’ deeply rooted, infused and spiced mixtures of Mexican conjunto, German Polka and Texas rockabilly sounds and continues to develop a loyal and multi-generation fan following that spans from the mid-west, California, Southwest and internationally. “This Awards show is the only forum by which Tejano music artists are truly recognized.” Stated Robert Arellano, TTMA Board President. “Our Tejano music fans come from all over the United States year after year to support our artists. Tejano Music continues to be a Texas tradition that continues to thrive strongly with a fan base that just keeps growing.”

Added Arellano, “This year to make the event more exciting, a Gran Baile will be part of the event and will allow our Awards show guests to enjoy themselves further without having to leave the venue. It is certainly going to be one of the most exciting shows ever, and this momentum will continue as we plan our 25th Silver Anniversary Awards Show for 2005!”

The 2004 awards show is expected to draw over 10,000 fans of Tejano music with performances by numerous headliners. The final performance schedule will be announced in early 2004. Numerous events are also slated for the weeks leading up to the exciting awards show and include “Kick Off” events in various cities along with the following:

Tejano Music Awards Industry Awards Ceremony

Thursday, March 11, 2004 at Graham Central Station, San Antonio, Texas

Awards honor individual musicians, songwriters, Rising Female,

Rising Male and Rising Group with voting done by peers

Tejano Music Awards FanFare

Friday, March 12 through Sunday, March 14 at Market Square, San Antonio

Free family event with over 100 Tejano bands performing

Special Tejano Artists Autograph Booths on Friday, March 12 only

2004 Tejano Music Awards sponsors include ACDelco, Coca Cola, and Budweiser. Media partners include Hispanic PR Wire, Telemundo – KVDA Canal 60, Univision radio stations, KXTN-FM (San Antonio) and KICK-FM (Dallas), Que Onda Magazine, Tu y Yo Magazine, Latin Life and Latino Connection Magazines.

Interested sponsors may contact Wanda Reyes with imagen Marketing Communications at (210) 733-3113 or the TTMA offices at (210) 224-7399. Media representatives interested in acquiring media credentials for the awards show may also contact Wanda Reyes or logon to the TTMA web site to complete a media credentials form at http://www.tejanomusicawards.com.

Tickets for the 24th Annual Tejano Music Awards will be available in early 2004 through TicketMasterâ at 1-800-500-8470 or 210-224-9600.

TTMA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music, and provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events. TTMA is based in San Antonio, Texas, “The Tejano Music Capital of the World.”â

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CONTACT:

Wanda Reyes,

imágen Marketing Communications

(210) 733-3113

24th Annual Tejano Music Awards to be held March 13, 2004