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Conjunto Hall to host ‘Pre-Valentine’s’ dance

February 6, 2019

Staff Report

SAN BENITO — The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum presents the 13th Annual Pre-Valentine’s Dance, “Noche de Ronda,” featuring The Highway 100 Band.

The featured artist, The Highway 100 Band, is composed of five musicians, two of whom live in Los Fresnos, which is where the band’s name originated.

The newly-formed band has made a name for itself in only six years with the talent and wide-range experience each member brings.

The band includes guitarist and vocalist, Alfredo “Fred” Torres, brother to Raul Torres of the Latin Society Band of Brownsville, Frank Pedraza, former guitarist for the popular rock and roll band, Low Rant; Raul “Kiko” Altamirano, former vocalist and bass player for one of the best bands in the Valley, The Staffs; and drummer David Sierra and keyboardist, accordionist, and vocalist, Robert Sierra, brothers and former members of Texas Shooters.

The Highway 100 Band highlights the genres of Classic Rock, R&B, Country & Western, Tejano, 60s, 70s, and more. Songs to be performed include Sabor a Mi, Reloj; The Chair; Please Release Me (Let Me Go); Aguita de Melon; Just Because; Un Riconcito En El Cielo; No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem; Yolanda; You Look So Good in Love; Te Quiero Asi; My Girl; Angel Baby; Quiero Dormir Cansado, and many more.

The dance will be from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight Saturday, Feb. 9, at the San Benito Knights of Columbus Hall, 826 E. Stenger Street (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). Admission is $15 per person.

Tickets are on sale at the San Benito Chamber of Commerce (956) 361-9111 and at the San Benito Knights of Columbus Hall (956) 399-4257.

General table reservations are available at $120 and Business table reservations at $160 (must purchase eight tickets to reserve a table). Recommended dress attire is semi-formal.

All proceeds raised at this event will benefit the Texas Conjunto Hall of Fame & Museum’s operations and educational programming for local residents and visitors.

The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving, documenting, archiving and permanently displaying the history of Texas conjunto regional folk music for the benefit of generations to come.

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