This year’s “Fiesta de Las Flores” in El Paso will actually be two competing fiestas. There was a split because apparently because of disputes on where the event should be held. One will be at the El Paso County Colesium, the other at Cohen Stadium. La Mafia and Michael Salgado will be appearing at the event Colesium on 8-31-2008 , while Little Joe will be appearing at the Cohen Stadium event the next day on 9-1-2008.
Aug. 29: Doors open at 6 p.m. all three days: Featured acts include Los Alegres de la Sierra, Chicos del Barrio, Imperial Sonora, Radio La Chusma, Sobredosis.
Aug. 30: Featured acts include Los Rieleros, Adolfo Urias, Maquinaria Norteña, Grupo Mojado.
Aug. 31: Featured acts include Los Yonics, La Mafia, Michael Salgado, Pricila y La Bala de Plata, Group Pyramide.
Cost: Tickets cost $10 a day; $25 for three-day package; Ticketmaster at 544-8444 or at Coliseum box office.
La Mafia, Michael Salgado at this one on 8-31
Fiesta de las Flores Hispanic Cultural Center, Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, El Paso County Coliseum (outdoors), 4100 E. Paisano:
Little Joe at this one on 9-1
Fiesta de las Flores LULAC Council 132, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North:Aug. 29: Gates open at 5 p.m.; country-Western bands, featured artists include Vince Mira, Little Texas.
Aug. 30: Featured acts begin at 6 p.m. and include Players, Galaxies, Fuerza, the Sonora Show; queen pageant activities.
Aug. 31: Featured acts begin at 2 p.m. and include Chapala, Baile Folklorico, Los Caponeras, Trio Tapatio Ranchero, Mariachi Cuauhtemoc, Los Toritos, Campanas de America; pageant activities.
Sept. 1: Deejay music starts at 6 p.m.; featured acts include Rio, Tierra, Little Joe.
Cost: Tickets cost $10 a day; kids 12 and younger, free; military discounts.