NEW YORK, NY (April 24, 2013)--Seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American pop/hip hop singer and songwriter Kat Dahlia, Grammy-winning musician and San Antonio native The Chris Perez Project, and Billboard Latin chart toppers 3BALL MTY are the latest additions to the line-up for FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL Presented by Target.
These acts join a musical line-up that already 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 Pulido; and Mexican singer Frankie J.
“Performing in San Antonio for Festival People en Español is a true homecoming for me,” said Gloria Estefan. “My roots run deep in San Antonio, and I'm looking forward to performing at Festival. It gives me the opportunity to reconnect with my fans in San Antonio and from all across the country.”
The FESTIVAL PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2013 performance breakdown is as follows:
Saturday, August 31:
Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernandez, Bobby Pulido and Jencarlos Canela.
Sunday, September 1:
Demi Lovato, Wisin y Yandel, The Chris Perez Project, Frankie J, 3BALL MTY and Kat Dahlia.
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, 19-time Grammy Award-winning, musician and producer, Emilio Estefan. 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.
TV hostess, model, actress Marycarmen Lopez will serve as host for all the daytime activities and Kat Dahlia will join night time performers Canela and Pulido who will all serve double duty also appearing at the festival's daytime events. In addition, Chiquis Marin, eldest daughter of the late, beloved banda and norteña singer-songwriter, actress, television producer, entrepreneur Jenni Rivera and author/early childhood expert Jeannette Torres join previously announced daytime participants: 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, Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL is 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 PeopleEnEspanol.com with a link back to blogger's site; one press Credential granting access to Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 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 PeopleEnEspanol.com editor. Full details on the blogger contest and all rules and regulations can be found at http://www.peopleenespanol.com/festival/festivalblogger
The presenting sponsor for Festival PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2013 is Target and major sponsors include Coca-Cola, Jeep and MundoFox. Official sponsors are HBO Latino, Pine Sol, the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.