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Mexican Artesano Market Days

The Artesano Market Days, featuring artesans from Mexico, as well as local vendors, will again be part of this year’s Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission. The market, hosted by Mission Historical Museum, will take place, Friday, Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mission Event Center, located at 200 N. Shary Road, Mission.

Guests will enjoy a wide array of local and Mexican artists and vendors from various states in Mexico. Unique products will highlight handcrafted textiles, artwork, jewelry, candies, shawls, clothing, wooden toys and specialty gifts.

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Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day returns Feb. 16

Families can enjoy a day of historical demonstrations, live performances

20190213 MOSTH Pioneer Days Photo PR IMG 8585EDINBURG–The Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory), a museum chronicling the heritage of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, invites the community to celebrate Pioneer & Ranching Crafts Day on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MOSTHistory will feature the tortilla and the question: flour or corn tortilla?

This family-friendly event will include live music by local artists, folklórico dancers, delicious homestyle foods, local heritage organizations, historical demonstrations and wall-to-wall activities. Returning to MOSTHistory is Matt & The Herdsmen, a local band, ready to rock as the headline performance. This five-man band has a tug and pull filled with country twang, soft ballads and a punch in the face with the Texas/Red Dirt sound. The band has shared the stage with top-tier talent such as Toby Keith, Jack Ingram, Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band, Kyle Park, William Clark Green, Pat Green, and Mike and the Moonpies. From hallowed dance halls to MOSTHistory, the band has performed at many of Texas’ most popular venues.

For the latest updates on this community event, please visit or call the museum at 956-383-6911. The special event admission fees are $8 for adults (ages 18+); $6 for seniors with ID (ages 62+), active military and students with ID (ages 13+); $5 for children (ages 4 to 12) and free for children ages 3 and younger. FRIENDS of the MOSTHistory are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship and must present a valid FRIENDship card at the admissions.

2019 Encore Tribute Concert Series continues

Special to Winter Texan Times

20190213 WTF PianoMenGenGENERIC 12x18The Texas Encore resorts have created a reputation for bringing some of the greatest tribute artists in the country to their resorts right here in the Rio Grande Valley. This year’s Texas Encore Tribute Concerts bring some of the best and most exciting entertainment to the stages at local Encore resorts.

If you missed the Beatles tribute, Paperback Writer; ABBAFAB or the Not Fade Away tribute to Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper, you don’t want to miss the three remaining tribute bands coming your way.

TAD Management in cooperation with Equity Lifestyle Properties present their 2019 live concert season in Texas. Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming concerts this season, including tributes to Billy Joel, Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Jimmy Buffett.

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Country Music Legend TG Sheppard comes to Riverside Club

20190213 WTF TG Sheppard 20190213Country music legend TG Sheppard will perform at the Riverside Club in Mission on Saturday, Feb. 23. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale only at the Riverside Club. Tickets are $45 per person; reserved seating is available for tables of eight. Advance barbecue plates are also on sale.

TG Sheppard is hitting the road in 2019 with his “Party Time” tour, named after his No. 1 hit song, “Party Time.”

“There’s nothing greater than looking out from the stage and seeing large crowds that sing along to every song,” explains Sheppard. “The age group of today’s crowds who love country music is so varied. It’s an exciting time to be touring.”

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RGV Quilt Guild Show is Feb.15-16 at SPI

20190213 RGV Quilt Guild BestOfShow Ben004The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild has several new additions planned for this weekend’s 37th annual Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild Show. The show will be held at the South Padre Island Convention Center Friday and Saturday, February 15-16.

This year’s theme is “This Land is Your Land.” Debi Warner, 2019 Quilt Show chairperson, said there were several new additions to the show that will add to the fun this year. In all there will be over 300 quilts on display. The usual categories will include hand-quilted and machine-quilted quilts, machine appliqued quilts, wall hangings, and wearable items. But this year several new categories have been added.

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Mission rolls our red carpet for Winter Texans

The time is fast approaching for the big Winter Texan Fiesta in Mission, as the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, City of Mission, Mission Historical Museum and Shary Municipal Golf Course all pull together to put on the biggest Winter Texan appreciation event of the season. Mark your calendars for Feb. 15 and 16 and make plans to come to Mission for the celebration.

Folks have been asking when they can pick up tickets for the free lunch, which is provided by the Mission Chamber. C.J. Sanchez, Mission Chamber vice-president, has announced that tickets will be available at the chamber office, located at 202 W. Tom Landry, beginning Monday, Feb. 11. The number of lunch tickets is limited to 2,500, first come, first serve, and they always seem to run out each year, as this is a very popular event.

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Dave & Daphne electrify Valley audiences

Dave and DaphneThe 2018 Valley Star Awards Duet Musical Group of the Year is back in the Valley lighting up the stage with their amazing performances.

On one hand there’s Dave Salyer, proclaimed by many to be the fastest guitarist in the land. He’s fiery and his guitar is explosive and brings audiences to the edge of their seats.

On the other hand is Daphne Anderson, whose elegant presence and voice — which also carries with it a splash of sass when necessary – mesmerizes her audiences.

Put them together and you run the gamut with the bold and entertaining performance of the scintillating duo Dave & Daphne, who return to the Valley beginning Feb. 8 for their eighth season.

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