Corpus Christi’s loss is another Texas city’s gain.
San Antonio will play host to a Selena Quintanilla tribute concert headlined by Pitbull that will celebrate the Tejano music legend’s legacy 25 years after her death in 1995.
Other performers include Los Tucanes de Tijuana, A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia Allstarz, Becky G, Elida y Avante, Ruben Ramos, Pete Astudillo, Gilbert Velasquez, Ricardo Castillon, Ally Brooke, Isabel Marie and The L’ab.
The one-night only concert honoring Selena will take place May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (The Quintanilla family told Corpus Christi officials in October that Fiesta de la Flor, a celebration of Selena’s music held in the Texas city for five years, would not take place there in 2020.)
Selena’s siblings, Suzette and A.B. Quintanilla III; San Antonio’s mayor Ron Nirenberg; Alamodome General Manager Stephen Zito and Visit San Antonio Vice President Andrés Muñoz made the announcement Tuesday morning.
Selena Quintanilla will be honored with a tribute concert in San Antonio, Texas, in May, 25 years after her death.
Suzette Quintanilla, CEO/president of Q Productions, said the family chose the city for the tribute concert because it is “the hub for Tejano music” and the family’s “second home.”
“We were asked by several cities in Texas and California to host the concert, but we really chose San Antonio because we have a lot of memories here,” Suzette Quintanilla said. “The Alamodome is an amazing venue. … It’s huge and I couldn’t ask for a better location to have it. This place houses about 54,000 people and I truly believe we will fill it.”
She said the concert will be the “ultimate fan experience” and will end with a Selena-themed laser-light finale presented by H-E-B stores.
Selena Quintanilla’s 25th anniversary legacy event coming to San Antonio
Nirenberg said the city was happy to welcome back the Quintanilla family for the tribute concert.
“Selena Y Los Dinos has had history performing in the ’80s and ’90s throughout our community,” Nirenberg said. “It’s incredible to know that here, 25 years later, Selena’s legacy has become worldwide. … We are honored that this amazing tribute concert is hosted in our city. To all of Selena’s fans, on behalf of the city of San Antonio, please know that you will always have a home here.”
A.B. Quintanilla III, who will perform at the concert, said Selena fans should be in for a surprise.
“We’ve got a lot of great artists coming in, not just those (on the lineup), but we will be announcing those as they come,” he said. “So, get ready for an amazing concert. I’m excited about it and I hope you are too.”