Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Actor/Comedian Cheech Marin and 30 Top Recording Artists to Headline the Dodge Ram Tejano Music National Convention

DALLAS, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The nation's top Tejano (Tex-Mex) recording artists will headline the 2008 Dodge Ram Tejano Music National Convention hosted by actor/comedian Cheech Marin. The three-day event will be held in Dallas, Texas, and is scheduled from August 15-17 at the Dallas Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel at Reunion. The Convention will celebrate its 5th Anniversary with a Texas Homecoming after four successful Conventions in Las Vegas. More than 7,000 Tejano music enthusiasts, fans and Tex-Mex & other music industry representatives will convene in Dallas for the largest Latin music convention of its kind. In support of the Convention, Texas Governor Rick Perry recently welcomed Tejano artists from across Texas, and proclaimed August as "Tejano Music Month" in the state of Texas. The Dodge Ram Tejano Music National Convention serves as a "meeting ground" in advancing the growth of the Tejano (Tex-Mex) music genre as an American art form.

"The vision of the Convention is to serve as the collective voice of the music; a unifying force joining both fans and industry leaders while promoting the rich variety, artistic value, cultural and historical significance of Tex-Mex music," said David Chavez, Founder and Executive Producer. "The City of Dallas and the State of Texas have rolled out the red carpet and have made this Fifth Anniversary Convention a true Texas homecoming!"

The Convention will be hosted by actor/comedian Cheech Marin. Cheech is widely acknowledged as a cultural icon and is best known as half of the comedic duo "Cheech and Chong." Audiences will get to see Cheech's latest movie contributions with two new releases this year in Beverly Hills Chihuahua (Walt Disney) and The Perfect Game (Lionsgate).

For registration information, log on to http://www.tejanoticket.com. To contact the Convention call (913) 397-8850 or info@tejanoticket.com.

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