Free concert scheduled for tonight
(Seguin) — What better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Seguin than with a musical eveningnotes Tejano Queen Selena. Bidi Bidi Banda, a Selena tribute band, will lead this celebration tonight at Texas Lutheran University.
Ashlie Ford, TLU’s director of marketing and communications, says the campus looks forward to sharing tonight’s free performance with the community.
“Tonight, we are delighted to welcome Bidi Bidi Banda. It’s an Austin based band led by Stephanie Bergara and they perform the music of Tejano Queen Selena. They will therefore be there tonight for a free concert at the Jackson Auditorium from 7 p.m. This event is open to the public. No tickets are required and our doors will open at 6:30 p.m.,” Ford said.
Selena Quintanilla Perez, who is known to the world simply as Selena, was an American Corpus Christi singer whose successful impact in the music industry crowned her as “The Queen of Tejano Music”. Selena’s contribution not only to music but also to fashion “made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American artists of the late 20th century”.
Although it’s been 27 years since she was shot and killed, Selena’s music continues to have an impact, especially among an even younger generation of fans.
Ford says it’s for these reasons that she thinks the local community will appreciate this latest gift from TLU.
“We really value the community we are part of and see ourselves as a community partner. So anytime we can have this type of performance or a special guest speaker on campus, we want to invite the community to come and participate, especially with an event like this where there will be live music, singing and dancing and hopefully a really big turnout – people with their families, our students, people who work at TLU and anyone in the community who wants to come out for a really fun night out” , Ford said.
Ford says tonight’s free concert is just the start of other events planned for the next two months at TLU.
“Today also kicks off Latin Heritage Month here on our campus and so it’s sort of the first event in a series of many events that will run through October and we let’s encourage the community to come out and enjoy great live music with us tonight,” Ford said.
Although they perform year-round, TLU will be the first Texas venue for the band’s Hispanic Heritage Month concert schedule. Other venues for this month and next include Garland, Salado, Houston and Abilene, to name a few.
Ford is once again encouraging all families to get out and enjoy a musical evening. She says the concert is just one of many events that are offered to the community each year.
“This event is part of our (Jessie S.) Upton and (Jack Harold) Brown cultural event series, where we host different performances and speakers throughout the year, open and free to all members of the community. “, Ford said. .
Today’s free concert, once again, begins at 7 p.m. at TLU’s Jackson Auditorium.