It's fall y'all, and in the Lone Star State that can only mean the State Fair of Texas is upon us. We're talking corny dogs and guilt-free eating – the calories don't count during this special time of year (at least not for us!) Luckily for us, it's easy to burn off the fried food with a dance break at some of the live music performances on the schedule. For your listening pleasure, the State Fair of Texas has lined up some of today's hottest Latino artists and bringing them to the Chevrolet Main Stage.
Michael Salgado | Sept. 30
Straight from Barrancas, Chihuahua, Mexico, this Tejano star is ready to grace the Chevrolet Main Stage during the fair's Opening Weekend festivities. Michael Salgado's story goes back to the mid-90s when the norteño sound was all anyone could talk about. At that time, Mexican musician Ramon Ayala was at the forefront, but it was Salgado who introduced the style to the younger generation. Salgado started a band at the young age of 19 and began climbing the Latin American music charts in 1995 after releasing his single "Cruz de Madera." It's been hit after hit for "the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Music," so make sure you don't miss his sweet accordion skills during his set at the State Fair of Texas.
Bidi Bidi Banda | Oct. 19
A band dedicated to covering all things Selena? Yes please! During this show, you can expect Bidi Bidi Banda to pull out all the stops. The music will be authentic and so will the amount of fun you'll have. The bands interpretation of Selena's best hits will have you lip syncing and remembering one of the biggest icons in Tejano music history. Catch them on the Chevrolet Main Stage during the last weekend of the fair.
Banda Carnaval | Oct. 21
We hope you've got your grito ready because Banda Carnaval will be taking over the last day of the 2018 State Fair of Texas. The Latin Grammy nominated band comes straight from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico and is named after their hometown carnival, El Carnaval de Mazatlán. With this young group, you can expect the best of the best when it comes to banda music; you can almost say the group has revolutionized the regional Mexican genre.