Gregorio Gutierrez/ Roy Garcia/ Conexion Del Rio

DEL RIO – Conexion Del Rio interviewed Lino Hernandez, Director of the Paul Poag Theatre, on June 7, 2018, about Del Rio’s upcoming Fourth of July Celebration.  The former professional musician informed Conexión Del Rio of all the musicians and artists who are scheduled to perform for this two-day holiday festival: Hugo Guerrero, Roger Velasquez, and Raulito Navaira.

Del Rio’s celebration will also include imitators of these artists: Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson. Mr. Hernandez stated the great influence that Vic Vaga had on the participation of these artists in the Independence Day celebration.

Left-to-right: Lino Hernandez, Mayor, "Ralphy" Lozano and Esmeralda Meza.

Del Rio’s Fourth of July, considered by Hernandez to be Del Rio’s biggest event for the community, will also have fun carnival rides, a race with prizes, and a parade with a free registration, for any group interested. The American Independence Day celebration will have a focus on family and will be very inviting.

The free event will serve attendees from other areas of Texas, and Mexico. Esmeralda Meza, Event Coordinator, also interviewed by Conexion Del Rio, referred to the Del Rioan celebration as spectacular, and confirmed Mr. Hernandez’s description of the event.