This weekend’s Latin Jazz Festival will bring the reverberating sounds of congas, drums, guitars, saxophones and other musical instruments to Brownsville.
From today, Oct. 10, through Oct. 12, the 23rd annual music and dance spectacle will feature three well-known groups hailing from this part of South Texas. They are The Clay Moore Group, The Brew and Del Castillo.
The Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts hosts the festival which saw its beginnings 23 years ago at Texas Southmost College. The festival is now at the Historic Market Square at Adams and 11th streets.
Messila Pereida, the festival spokeswoman, says there is a change in the festival’s past schedule. What was once Friday through Sunday is now Thursday through Saturday. The reason for the changes is because Sunday’s show and street party has been marred by low attendance because of NFL games.
The festival will kick off with The Clay Moore Group playing Thursday night at the Half Moon Saloon at 1105 Adams Street. On Friday night, The Brew will perform at Market Square, while Del Castillo will do so on Saturday night at the same location.
Salsa dancers from Mexico and from throughout the Rio Grande Valley will perform during the festival. Food vendors and paintings will also be available at the festival. Theres are no admission fees all the events.