Selena Quintanilla’s 25th anniversary legacy event coming to San Antonio

Q Productions and the city of San Antonio will announce a new celebration that will honor Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla.

Selena’s siblings Suzette and A.B. Quintanilla, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Alamodome General Manager Stephen Zito and Visit San Antonio Vice President Andrés Muñoz will make an announcement at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Alamodome, according to a news release.

The celebration, which is titled Selena XXV, will mark the 25th anniversary of Selena’s death, the release stated.

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Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, told the Caller-Times in a phone interview in January that Fiesta de la Flor, a two-day music festival honoring the Queen of Cumbia, was “the last one.”

When asked if the festival could happen in the future in Corpus Christi or another city, he said it was “possible.”

Fiesta de la Flor, which lasted for five years, celebrated the life and legacy of the late Tejano singer, and drew people from all over the world to Corpus Christi for a weekend celebration.

In October 2019, the Quintanilla family announced that Fiesta de la Flor in Corpus Christi would not take place in 2020 after a financial dispute with the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).

The October announcement came after the CVB’s previous CEO, Paulette Kluge, resigned. Kluge is often credited with building a relationship with Selena’s family that led to the establishment of the annual festival.

The festival had a nearly $11 million economic impact on the city in 2019.

Contributing: Alexandria Rodriguez, Caller-Times

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