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PalmFest 2010 Entertainment stages

Join us at the final day of the City of McAllen's grand ole folklife festival taking place on the festival grounds of the McAllen Convention Center and indoors! Come and experience history, art, culture, music, dancers, kids activities, Fajita cook off shopping, car shows, Nascar racing, RGV Rail display, Book Festival and food, food, food throughout the grounds! Please make sure to visit all the sponsor booths throughout the grounds, buy a raffle ticket to support "McAllen Crime Stoppers" , take your kids to the activities in the HEB Fun Tent to benefit "Teach the Children" and register to vote at VOTEXAS!

PalmFest 2010 STARS....

at the outdoor music stages - "Budweiser" Stage and the "Reflecting Pond" stage will be offering a variety of musical performances from Country, Norteno, Rap, Rock, Tejano, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Conjunto, Christian and
many more along with performances by Al Ragusin and his Dancing Horses!

At the two outdoor stages, enjoy performances by Chris Marshall - "Marshall Law" performing at the Budweiser stage, "Last Call", The Electro Band, Mariano y La Preferencia, Solace, "Sons of the Rio Grande", La Sentencia,
Chuy Quintanilla y Su Grupo Tormenta, BC & Soul Express and on the Reflecting Pond Stage: Contacto Norteno, Gatos Locos, Nidia Quintanilla, Jon Fuentes, "Lost in Time", Nuevo Latinos, Highway 7, Groupo Iman, Lil Rob, Psalm 71, Prexto, sNc, Payne Street Team - Chris Marshall, Ensamble La Mision! Make a stop at the McAllitos stage in Heritage Village to experience conjunto music by Juan y Los Nones at the pachanga!

The Palm Lobby Stage inside the Convention Center - Exhibit Hall is where you will find dance and other performers such as: Amani Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, Team Tiger Martial Arts, Pointe & Plie School of Dance, Folklorico dancers, Kerala Arts Club of India, Reinas de Saba - Belly Dancers, the Magic of Fabian, Flamenco performance by Nadia's All that Dance, Explosion, Deborah Case Academy, DanzForce Academy, Bob Davis Karate, South Texas Venom Dancers.

In the Palm courtyard we are pleased to present our talented local guitarist, Mario Aleman scheduled to perform on Saturday and Sunday!

At the Lonesome Dove stage presented by the McAllen Heritage Center in the museum exhibit area, stop and listen to local story-tellers, guitarists and the fabulous magic show of John O'Bryant's "Magic Dork" educational magic
show! Pose for a picture at Lonesome Dove between performances!

Many bands and performers will be offering their cd's for sale at PalmFest!
We encourage you to support our local talent!

PalmFest is a green event thanks to the efforts of Keep McAllen Beautiful and the McAllen Recycling Center. Ticket sales are cash only - ATM's on ational Bank!
South Texas guitarist Mario Aleman will perform at PalmFest 2010. His musical performances are exciting and a great addition to the PalmFest line up of local talents. CD's will be available for purchase!
Mario's second solo effort, entitled "Soulspeak", and it's a compilation of original arrangements created over the previous couple of years. Bigger in terms of arrangement and production than his first release, "Acoustic Poetry", Aleman spent a lot more time on this project. Aleman states, "Personally, it was very spiritual. Lots of discipline involved. It took a lot of discipline just to follow through with every decision made, not only during the writing and recording process of the album, but everything else involved." "Soulspeak"'s tracks are all instrumental and are done in a rumba flamenco fusion style - very lyrical, melodic, exciting, and soul stirring.
Nidia Quintanilla - up and coming Christian singer to perform at PalmFest!

Nidia Quintanilla is gifted with a great voice that she has cultivated over a number of years in the music industry. Anyone that hears her music, will realize that she has tremendous potential in her genre of popular Christian music. In this category Nidia really makes the grade with her new CD, Cielo Abierto, including Spanish pop-rock Christian selections.
Her musical career started early with singing in the local church choir where she matured into a soloist and also performing at other area churches. She ranges easily and can perform seemingly without effort, giving her the freedom to be emotionally driven by the song and demonstrate her inspiration. Nidia, who earned a B.A. in Music from UTPA in 2000, keeps a busy schedule and has served as a conference speaker, trainer for worship teams and as past professor and academic director for Canzion Institute McAllen. She is currently a private music teacher and serves her church as worship leader for their Saturday night services. She resides in McAllen with her husband Omar and son, Joaquin. For more information on this talented local performer go to:
Payne Street Team 
Highway 7 
Al Ragusin & his Dancing Horses 
Jon Fuentes 
Jack Kay; Crispin Rendon, Ron Harrington 
Kerala Arts Club of India 
South Texas Indian Dancers Association 
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