Friday music festival raises scholarship funds
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POPULAR TEJANO BANDS PERFORM 6 P.M. TO 1 A.M.
The La Salle County Fairgrounds will light up on Friday, November 25, for a Thanksgiving holiday festival of live music and cornhole games, as the Cotulla FFA Booster Club launches a fundraiser expected to help support scholarships for college-bound students.
The event is the first of its kind for the organization.
Cornhole tournament games are set to begin at noon, and a series of popular bands take the stage with sets of between an hour and 75 minutes each from 6 p.m. onwards.
The festival lineup includes La Naturaleza from 6 to 7:15 p.m., the Solis Brothers from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., the Conjunto Cats from 9 to 10:15 p.m., Mando y La Venganza from 10:30 to 11:45 p.m., and headliner Lazaro Perez from midnight to 1 a.m.
Additional entertainment will be provided during the afternoon and evening by DJ Aftermath. The fairgrounds will also have food and refreshment booths as part of the family event.
Advance tickets for the festival went on sale Nov. 13 and continue through Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 24, at $10. Admissions at the gate on the day of the festival will be $15. Alcohol will not be sold on the festival grounds. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and propane heaters.
All proceeds from the event go to FFA student scholarships for college- and vocational school-bound graduates of Cotulla ISD.
Information on the event is available from Booster Club officers Robert Sanchez, Lolo Martinez, Jessica Seals and Raymond Ramirez; or Booster members Crystal Sanchez, Jessica Martinez, Oscar Tellez Jr. and Ralph Gonzalez.
The La Salle County Fairgrounds are located on Hwy 97, opposite the Cotulla High School campus. Parking is available beside the property on Engineer Lane.
Support for the event has been given by the city of Cotulla, whose councilors voted this month to provide $5,000 from Hotel Occupancy Tax revenues to help book entertainers. The contribution is authorized by state law covering the use of hotel tax revenues in support of tourism and economic development associated with attracting visitors to Cotulla.