Tejano New Year’s Eve Dance
You won’t want to miss the biggest party in Tucson this New Year’s Eve. Join us in the Bingo Hall at Casino Del Sol for a New Year’s Eve Dance featuring some of the hottest Tejano music acts around. the legendary Bob Gallarza will perform joined on stage by Jimmy Edwards, Johnny Hernandez, and Steve and Rudy Salas. The event will also feature 2012 Tejano award winning male vocalist of the year Jesse Turner with his band Siggno and Entertainer of the Year Elida Reyna.
In traditional fashion menudo will be served at midnight. This event is free and open to the general public so don’t miss out on your chance to ring in the New Year with a whole lot of fun. Tickets will be available free to Club Sol members while supplies last. Visit Club Sol on December 31 starting at 8am to pick up your voucher redeemable for a free pair of tickets at the door.
Appealing to audiences in an always many-cultured Central and South Texas, Bob Gallarza took bold new steps towards a new Tejano form, mixing not only the jazz Gallarza knew so well in California, but also Western Swing, the rock styles of the time, country, blues, Tex-Mex, and traditional Mexicano musical elements, into an exciting amalgamation of musical expression that would soon become that band’s (and Gallarza’s) signature sound: a much larger performing group that included electronic and synthesized instruments, huge brass and reeds sections, more complex instrumental riffs, virtuosic lead guitar solos, punchy, social-commentary lyrics, an enlarged percussion section, and hard-driving, modern vocal forays. With this revolution in sound, the audience for “Tex-Mex” music under Gallarza’s guiding hand mushroomed beyond the local Hispanic fans into a style that pulled in listeners from all walks of life, and contributed to Little Joe’s ascendance as one of modern American pop music’s lasting successes.
Siggno’s originality, energetic sound, and strong stage presence helped them achieve a strong showing at the 2012 Tejano Music Awards, where they won awards for: Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year
Since her earliest days as a performer, Elida Reyna has always known that in order to have an enduring career, her musical evolution must never end. That is why she is undeniably the leading female force of her generation in the Tex-Mex industry and was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2012 Tejano Music Awards.