Music festival to honor Gonzalez
The Hernandez-Brownsville Music Festival will return today to Historic Market Square for its fourth year with a lineup that includes a mix of indie, metal and punk rock artists as well as a tribute to Tejano legend Jimmy Gonzalez.
It will run from 3 p.m. to midnight.
Rene Hernandez, one of the three brothers and musicians who created the festival, said the homage to the native Brownsville musician will be a performance by Gonzalez’s original band, which includes his sons. The Latin Grammy winner and namesake of Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz died in June at a San Antonio hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.
“We’ve got to keep his spirit alive,” Rene Hernandez said.
“And keep his legacy alive,” Eric Hernandez said, adding that the hour-long tribute is scheduled for 8:45 p.m.
Eric Hernandez said the festival evolved from a yearly show that combined the brothers’ styles of music. Their aim is to “bring a genuine festival experience” to Brownsville and be part of the downtown revitalization efforts.
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