The Plaza at Avenida Houston comes alive with Latin and Mexican regional music this month
The first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15, so of course Party on the Plaza is ready to celebrate in a big way.
Latin and Mexican regional music will play throughout The Plaza at Avenida Houston on Saturday, September 16, from 6-9 pm — and it's free for everyone to enjoy.
In addition to live music, the Avenida de las Americas street will be closed to traffic as Houston First Corporation partners with Discovery Green to present Flea by Night, an open-air market featuring local artisans and small businesses selling a variety of new handmade, recycled, repurposed, and local goods.
This year’s featured artist is Shekere Band, directed by singer and musician Agustin Nava, who combines his Venezuelan roots with American influence.
Nava trained as a young child on the Cuatro Venezolano (a traditional Venezuelan guitar), playing his version of Spanish pop-rock.
For more than a decade, Shekere Band has been playing all types of music, from high-energy dance to American classics, and of course latin pop, merengue, salsa, cumbia, bachata, cha-cha, reggaeton, and rock en Español.
Grupo Vadenagi will kick off the evening with performances of Mexican Norteño music, a traditional music genre of the Northern Mexico region.
The popular family group was founded in 2013 by Carlos Zambrano, who serves as musical director. Carlos is husband and father to the very talented women who complete the group: wife and mother Mayra Zambrano and four daughters: Daisy, Nallely, Giselle, and Camila. Also performing with the group is family friend Martin Lucatero.
Grupo Vadenagi is one of very few female-dominated Norteño groups in what is still a male-dominated regional music genre.
Showcasing local, live, and diverse entertainment like this is part of HFC’s commitment programming that reflects the rich tapestry of cultures and people who make up Houston’s vibrant community.
For information on parking and places to dine and stay when visiting The Plaza at Avenida Houston, head here.