The 2005 National Tejano Music Convention & Vegas Revue presented by Countrywide Home Loans is scheduled for August 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 4,000 delegates will be in attendance.

The three-day convention sponsored by Southwest Airlines, Gibson Guitars, and BNET Radio.Com, serves as a “meeting ground” to convene the Tejano music industry and its national fan-base to discuss current issues, trends, and set forth a platform that will work towards the growth of the music. “In just its second year, the Convention has already established itself as one of the largest conventions in the national Latino community and continues to play a vital role in reenergizing this genre of music,” said David Chavez, Convention Producer. “The historic significance of ‘la musica Tejana’ and its contributions as an American art form have been profound and should be cultivated and preserved.”

Convention highlights include seminars for artists and management, panel discussions bringing together artists, record label representatives, promoters, and media to address the current state of Tejano music, and a Tejano format radio program directors summit. A “Tejano Experience” Expo uniting artists with their respective fan base will also be held. An Accordion and Bajo Sexto Master Class series will provide “tips of the trade” to enhance musician’s skills. The 2005 Vegas Revue held nightly, in conjunction with the convention, will showcase “the best of the best” top recording artists in historic performances in a Vegas-style extravaganza.

For convention registration, headquarter hotel information, complete agenda, and performance schedules, contact the National Tejano Music Convention Office at (913) 397-8850 or log on to: tejanoticket.com.

The Convention is produced by LatinPointe, Inc., a national Hispanic community/market strategy corporation based in Olathe, Kansas specializing in the creation of innovative and cultural communication vehicles — branded events, media and publishing projects and market consultancy programs.