DI Entertainment along with Smokin’ Cowboyz & Glazer’s Beer & Beverage invites you to join us on Friday September 2nd and Saturday the 3rd to our very first Sombrero Fest Celebration! There will be CBA BBQ COOK-OFF, SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT, Live entertainment Friday with TEJANO CAVALRY, J.R. GOMEZ, CONJUNTO BANDITS & SOUTH TEXAS HOMIES – SATURDAY INCLUDES LOS POPOS, MIKE GONZALEZ, THE ICONICZZ & THE ART TIJERINA BAND! Bring your lawn chairs but NO ICE CHEST PLEASE. Get your tickets now at $5.00 pre-sale tickets or $15.00 at the gate plus service fees. www. TopBoxTickets.com or 1800 514 3849
Special Opening Performance by Allegro Ballet School
Ballet Nepantla presents a synergistic celebration with its production of
“Valentina,” a historical ballet that celebrates the strength and resilience of
women during Revolutionary Mexico.
“What New York City Ballet’s George Balanchine did with the
folkloric dances of his native Russia, Ballet Nepantla is doing with the folkloric dances of Mexico.” (New York Latin Culture Magazine,
The way dancers show emotion in hand stretches and
foot movements make the traditional “zapateado” look more modern. “It can serve as an example to encourage other Latino children to fight to achieve their dreams.” – Estefanía Hernández, El Diario NYC (September 2017)
“Valentina” explores the in-between-ness of cultures within the realm of dance, harmonizing traditional Mexican Folklorico with contemporary and classic ballet.
Founder and Artistic Director Andrea Guajardo is a native of the Rio Grande Valley and looks forward to engaging Valley audiences through Ballet Nepantla’s artistic innovation.
Special Opening Performance by Allegro Ballet School.
The Allegro Ballet School provides outstanding technical training in a positive environment that focuses on the life skills of dependability, punctuality, responsibility, respect, and teamwork.
Part of the CreArte Exp: Latino Cultural & Comic Festival. Visit CreArteExpo.com for more information about this and the other events. March 24 – 31.
We thank the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
for their generous support.
Produced by ROCA at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center & EPF Media
Sombrero Festival, Ltd. throws a party for Brownsville the last weekend in February each year during Charro Days, traditionally held in Washington Park in Downtown Brownsville. Sombrero Festival was founded in 1986 to enhance the Charro Days celebration and to provide a venue targeting a broad segment of the community. Our average annual attendance is 40,000. We maintain a low gate admission price for adults, while also offering free admission times to ensure everyone in our community can attend. Children under 12 are always admitted free when accompanied by an adult. We maintain a cooperative agreement with numerous local non-profit groups whereby the group performs volunteer service and we make a donation to their organization. To date, Sombrero Festival, Ltd. has returned approximately $1.5 million back to the community through non-profit organizations and direct donations for tourism, beautification, and recreation venues in the City of Brownsville. Sombrero Festival is staffed completely by volunteers and is a 501 –(c) (4) non-profit organization. Our annual gross income is $400,000, and we retain start-up money for the next year’s festival. The remainder pays our bills and is invested back in the community. Sombrero Festival provides the best marketing venue during Charro Days.
Our 3 day event attracts this large segment of the population by featuring well-known Hispanic Artists, local music, unique food-booths, popular events such as the Jalapeno Eating Contest, Waiters Race, Grito Contest, Charro Days Classic 5K run, Tortilla Frisbee Toss, Hay-Stack Relay and the only Charro Bean cookoff we know of, Frijolympics. We provide a fenced, secure, and family oriented festival.
700 E Madison st.
Brownsville, TX 78520
SOMBRERO FESTIVAL 2016
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25th, 2016
LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE &
GRUPO MOJADO 8PM – 12AM
GATES OPEN AT 4:00PM TO
EARLY ARRIVAL ENCOURAGED
This is a standing room only event, seating is not provided at the venue.
Los Tigres Del Norte & Mojado are on the Main Stage.
Additional performances at the festival that day include entertainment under the big tent:
5-6:30 & 8pm – 9pm DJ EDWARD 6:30pm – 8:00pm BUCK&CRAZY (ROCK/COUNTRY)
9:00 pm – 12:00 am SPAZMATICS (80’S)
additional performances on the main stage prior to Mojado are TBA.