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20150214 Winter Texan Fiesta DY 0013 webThousands of Winter Texans look forward to the great entertainment that performs at the annual Mission Winter Texan Fiesta each year. The event is held by the Mission Chamber to say “Thank You” to the Winter Texans that make the Valley their home during the winter season. The event features a great lineup of entertainment and a free meal (for the first 1,000 attendees).

This year the event will take place where the Winter Texan Fiesta began many years ago – returning to its home – at the Leo Pena Placita Park in Downtown Mission (803 N. Conway). The event will be held this Friday, March 3, from 12 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m.

As usual, the event will have free food, but only for the first 1,000 attendees. You do not need to get your tickets ahead of time. This year, you should plan to arrive early so you can pick up a meal ticket on the day of the event. It is a first come, first served.

This year’s entertainment will be provided by The Night Howlers, Rick McEwen, Denim and Lace, and Bruce Boudreau.

The Night Howlers, a recent nominee for best Rock n Roll Band of the Year in the Valley Star Awards, perform lots of rock music from the different eras of 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s; blues; classic country and rock; and even more variety. They perform throughout the Valley parks for dances and entertainment. The band consists of Rene DeAnda as the lead singer and drummer, bassist David Trevino, and guitar player Arturo De Leon.

Rick McEwen, a favorite of Winter Texans, and also a Valley Star Awards nominee, has been performing in the Valley for several years. He has created a following in the RGV and in Branson. This year he has been presenting his “The Gambler” show at the parks along with other music. He does a lot of classic country music, partly because he just fits the part. He also does some classic rock, soul, and blues. If you haven’t had the chance to see him yet, here’s a chance to see him for free.

20150214 Winter Texan Fiesta DY 0078 webBruce Boudreau is fairly new to the entertainment scene in the Valley and has been able to join other Valley performers like Curt James at performances. Hailing from Canada, he is a singer/songwriter and performs at happy hours, dances, and shows throughout Valley RV Parks. He performs 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, classic country, classic rock, and rock and roll.

Denim and Lace are a unique duo group consisting of two ladies – Deb Nelson on drums and Lu Wieland as vocalist. They perform a variety of musical genres, from country, to rock, to pop. They also focus on providing a variety of waltz, line, and rock and roll dances. They perform regularly at Tipsy Monkey in Weslaco.

While there is seating available in the amphitheater park, you are recommended to bring your own lawn chair for comfortable seating. The event will also feature vendors and an onsite bar.

A new Discover Mission T-Shirt will be revealed and sold for $5.

For more information call (956) 585-2727 or stop by the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce at 202 W. Tom Landry.