Latino Heritage Festival

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Where: DeSoto Amphitheater | 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd.
DeSoto, TX

Join us under the covered outdoor Amphitheater at DeSoto Town Center as we enjoy the sounds of local and national Latin recording artists. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare for an evening full of live music, great food, a variety of vendors and fun for the entire family.

Vendor Opportunities

Community participation is the key to making this event a success. The City of DeSoto would like to invite your organization to be a part of this fun-filled event through active participation or financial support. Opportunities are available for community non-profit organizations for fund raising or to promote your organization. 
Click here to view vendor application.
Vendor Booth Fees
  • Craft Booth - $100
  • Food Booth - $150
  • Information Booth - $50

Sponsorship Opportunities

The City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department has a unique opportunity for you and your business. Click here for Sponsor details. Click here for Sponsorship application form.


As pre-teens, brothers Rudy and Steve Salas performed in Los Angeles, California's greater Eastside community rock ‘n’ roll dance circuit, playing a cross-genre style of music incorporating elements of rock and pop as well as R&B, jazz, and salsa. The Salas brothers were joined by David Torres and Andre Baeza to form the band El Chicano, which evolved into Tierra with the addition of Bobby Navarrete, Joey Guerra, Steve Falomir and Philip Madayag in the early 1970s.

With a distinct Latin-influenced R&B sound, Tierra broke out of the L.A. scene in 1980 with their national hit version of the Intruders' Together, which reached Number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
As the first Latino band to have four songs on the national chart, Tierra made Chicano R&B a forum for social commentary and paved the way for other Chicano and Latino artists like fellow Eastside natives Los Lobos and Miami’s Gloria Estefan. 

Although their national success was limited to the early '80s, Tierra persisted and the group has released over a dozen albums since their formation almost forty years ago and is an enduring presence in the Latin R&B genre. Hailed as the “Best R&B Vocal Group” by Billboard Magazine and others, Tierra has had a lasting impact on the popular music of America.

Havana NRG

Celebrating 15 years of great success, Havana NRG! continues to be one of the strongest up-and-coming Latin orchestras of the world. A lot has happened since our debut in Dallas in the summer of 2002. Not only have we been fortunate enough to perform in every major venue and public event in the State of Texas, but we have also traveled to the surrounding states and as far as New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and San Francisco. We have also produced our debut CD, Camino al Cielo, which, to ours and the the industry's surprise, has become very popular in many US markets and in countries like Japan, Italy, and others. A video release followed in December of 2004. We have been able to prove that we are indeed "a new breed of Latin band," the New Rhythm Generation that is taking our collective cultural roots to new levels of performance and musical direction. And we owe our great success not only to a magnificent combination of fantastic musicians, but mainly to very supportive audiences everywhere.
Our second CD RECETA PERFECTA released in 2009 captured more fans worldwide and we are blessed for this. Today in 2017 we continue to strive for cutting edge styles of music to evolved and we signed with Music Access, Inc. in Dallas, Texas thus allowing the band to continue our creative production style and present to our fans. We have enjoyed performing weekly at Gloria's in Addison/Dallas area and touring the country.

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