Cinco de Mayo in the West End
Saturday, May 1, 2010 is Fiesta time in Dallas’ West End. The West End comes to life with ballet folklorico dancers, mariachi bands and piñata parties for a free admission street festival. Bud Light Main Stage featuring headliner CHICKENFOOT Live Virtual Tour, rocks all day with Dallas bands playing oldies & country to Latin and Christian Rock. Radio Disney hosts the family fun with games, prizes, and music for kids. The event benefits West End Charities (www.westendcharities.com).
The Bud Light Main Stage features a new form of festival entertainment. West End is excited to be the only Dallas stop on the CHICKENFOOT Virtual Tour. That’s right it is a virtual concert. The CHICKENFOOT Virtual Tour features rock legends: Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith on a 20’ high def screen. (This is a high def screening of CHICKENFOOT’s 2009 Phoenix concert.)
In addition to the CHICKENFOOT Virtual Tour, the Bud Light Main Stage’s lineup includes local bands: Romallice, Anthony & Sara Garcia Duo, Romo Band, Israel and Sweet Sound Band, Troubaderos, and Sometime After.
The Fiesta Stage offers festival goers a wide variety of Dallas dance groups performing dances from all regions of Mexico, Central and South America. The colorful costumes and vibrant dances are sure to wow the crowds. An evening street dance with salsa lessons and mariachi bands make it a true fiesta. The Fiesta Stage line-up includes: Anita M. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Bryan Adams HS Mariachi Band, Bryan Adams HS Ballet Folklorico, Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl, Ballet Folklorico de Dallas, Ollimpaxqui Ballet, Sandunga Dance Co. and Mariachi 90.
The family fun area will feature piñata parties, a bounce house, carnival games, balloon artists and face painters. Radio Disney AM 620 will be on-site with music, games and prizes for kids of all ages.
About The West End
The West End has once again become the entertainment destination of choice for locals and tourists alike. This resurgence into the Dallas spotlight is due to our award winning restaurants, specialty retail shops, increasing nightlife and outdoors festivals, attractions such as the Dallas World Aquarium, Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas Segway Tours, Bodies Exhibit and our historic carriage rides. The restaurants and attractions of the West End offer entertainment alternatives to a broad range of appetites, interests and budgets. For more information, please visit www.dallaswestend.org or www.westendeventsdallas.com.