Live Music, Special Events

Tejano Music Awards

When: Sat., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. 2015

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Tejano Music Awards. Held in San Antonio since its 1980 inception, the ceremony boasts an attendance of 90,000 to its assorted events and fiestas. The 11 categories presented at this year’s award ceremony include Song of the Year; Male/Female Vocalist of the Year; Entertainer of the Year; Album of the Year (Conjunto, Norteño and Tejano) and Best New Male/Female/Group Artist. Performers for this year’s show include Shelly Lares, one-time bandleader of Selena’s widower Chris Perez and heir apparent to the dearly departed’s crown; Emilio Navaira, who may be the most popular performer to gringo viewers with his 1995 crossover country hit “It’s Not the End of the World,” and my personal favorite Da Krazy Pimpz, whose chafa-ass video for “Cumbia De Los Pimpz” makes any Insane Clown Posse video look like a multimillion-dollar Hype Williams joint. Look for hometown maestro Flaco Jiménez and bajo extraordinaire Max Baca to take home Best Conjunto Album of the Year with Legends & Legacies as well as a special tribute to the late great Queen of Tejano, Selena Quintanilla.

Price: $28-$153