Early morning rain did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance on Go Tejano Day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Mariachi bands, rodeo competition and the other attractions at Reliant Park greeted the 75,224 in attendance, which was the largest paid attendance to date in 2014.
Banda MS kicked off the concert on the revolving stage at Reliant Stadium, playing such fan favorites as “Sin Evidencia,” “Mi Mayor Anhelo,” and “Te Equivocas.”
Sunday’s performance was the first for Banda MS at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Next on stage was the two-time Latin Grammy winner; Pesado who had the fans on their feet swaying to their rhythmic sounds.
Performing previously in Houston in 2007 and 2010, they entertained the crowd with such favorites as “El Mil Amores,” “Mi Primer Amor,’ and “Mi Promesa.”
Between the performances of Banda MS and Pesado, the final of the Mariachi Invitational was held.
Earlier in the day in The Hideout, semifinals of the Mariachi Invitational were held with the top two performances advancing to the finals in Reliant Stadium.
Las Mariposas from McAllen was crowned the winner, by the audience applause and cheers, over Mariachi Michoacan from Dallas.
The annual Mariachi Invitational was presented between sets, with the winner decided by audience applause and cheers. Las Mariposas from McAllen took the win over.
The first round of Super Series V was held before the start of the concerts.
The second round will be held on Monday, March 17 and third round scheduled for March 18.
The Houston Livestock and Rodeo continues through Sunday, March 23.