Photo Credit: Liz Lopez from the San Antonio 2012 Festival People en Espanol public event held at the Convention Center, prior to the performance by Elida Reyna and Michael Salgado on stage.
The 2013 Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL, an event celebrating Hispanic entertainment, culture and community, will be produced by the legendary, Grammy award-winning, Cuban-American musician and producer, Emilio Estefan in San Antonio, Texas, August 31-September 1, it was announced today by People en Espanol publisher, Monique Manso.
Estefan will be in San Antonio on Tuesday, January 29, along with Manso for the Festival’s annual sponsorship summit. The Summit is a planning meeting held by organizers to preview some of the exciting programs lined up for the 2013 Festival. Estefan, who served on the advisory board for the 2012 Festival, has a new and expanded role as producer. The 19-time, Grammy award-winning producer can list music for the Super Bowl and the Olympic closing ceremonies under his production credits, as well as the opening of the Miami Marlins Stadium, The Miami Center for the Performing Arts and the American Airlines Arena. He has also produced many events both at the White House and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the Latin Grammy’s, The Hispanic Heritage Awards and large-scale concert events for HBO and Showtime.
While some celebrity acts are expected to attend the meeting today, headlining artists for the Festival will be announced at a later date.
Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL is a multi-faceted program that celebrates the best in Hispanic entertainment and culture by providing consumers one-of-a kind access to the celebrities and culturally relevant content that inspires them. FESTIVAL began in 2007 (originally titled Fiesta!) as a concert and family event in New York City’s Central Park. In 2012, FESTIVAL was recast as a two-day event format and relocated to San Antonio, Texas, for Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2. FESTIVAL People en Espanol features two nights of concerts by the biggest names in Latino music and two days of free, open to the public events.
Last year, FESTIVAL featured some of the biggest names in Latino music, including five-time Grammy award winner Luis Miguel, hip-hop sensation Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, Tito El Bambino and more.
In addition to the performances by chart-topping musical acts taking place at the Alamodome, visitors to Festival PEOPLE EN ESPANOL can also enjoy free, open to the public day-time activities including celebrity appearances, musical performances and panel discussions at the The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
ABOUT PEOPLE EN ESPANOL
PEOPLE en Espanol was launched in 1996 as a special issue, and today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published 11 times a year, PEOPLE en Espanol’s guaranteed circulation is 540,000 and reaches nearly six million readers every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular entertainment, fashion and beauty trends, and compelling human-interest stories. PEOPLE en Espanol delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of today’s Hispanics in the U.S. Throughout 2011, PEOPLE en Espanol celebrates its 15th anniversary with a special look at the biggest entertainment stories covered in the magazine over the last 15 years. For daily news, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity scoops, visitwww.PeopleEnEspanol.com.