Fiestas Patrias featuring Voz de Mando, Proyecto X & Mariachi Divas at Wash State Fair, Sept. 18

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.

Puyallup, WA – April 4, 2016 – Celebrate Fiestas Patrias in style this year with a concert at the Washington State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 18 featuring Voz de Mando, Proyecto X and Mariachi Divas performing on the grandstand stage. Voz de Mando’s hit single “Comandos del M.P. (500 Balazos)” brought them international fame in 2010, which has continued to this day. Proyecto X is known for songs “Ignore,” “Mi Angelita mi Diablita,” and “The Beast.”

Tickets celebrating Fiestas Patrias featuring Voz de Mando, Proyecto X and Mariachi Divas goes on sale on Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. The show is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Advance tickets for general admission seating are $20 for Adults, and $10 for Kids ages 12 and under, and include Fair gate admission. Day of show tickets are Adults $30 and Kids ages 12 & uner $15, and include Fair gate admission. Tickets will be available on the Fair website, http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/voz-de-mando-with-proyecto-x or by phone (888) 559-FAIR (3247) daily, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. PST. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Washington State Fair’s Box Office at 9th Ave SW and Meridian Street on Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online and phone purchases are subject to standard processing fees. Tickets purchased on site will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee.

Voz de Mando:

Los Angeles-based Voz de Mando received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for their Mexican regional music. In 2010 they received mainstream success with hit single, “Comandos del M.P. (500 Balazos)”. The group had only organized a year before, quite a feat for such a prestigious nomination.

Members of the band include brothers Jorge Gaxiola (accordian, vocals) and Miguel Gaxiola (bajosexto, vocals), plus Domingo Bolaños "El Mingo" (tuba) and Carlos Sígala "Charly" (drums).

Voz de Mando self-released albums Levantando la Voz (2009) and 12 Impactos de Alto Calibre (2009). After signing with Univision Music Group label Disa Records, they made their major-label album debut with Con la Nueva Federacion (2010). Miguel Gaxiola wrote the album's lead single, the corrido "Comandos del M.P. (500 Balazos)," a breakout hit for the group, which reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Regional Mexican Songs chart. Visit www.grupovozdemando.com.

Proyecto X:

Projecto X came together in Salinas, California in 2012, drawing all the right artists at the right time. The musicians agreed that they would join together, almost unknown, working on a project in R Studio. Since that day they have never separated. Proyecto X is known for songs “Ignore,” “Mi Angelita mi Diablita,” and “The Beast.”

The band includes: Carlos Zamora (bajo sexton and first voice), Eduardo Batres (tuba), Eliodoro “Lolo” Vallecillo (accordion and vocals), Fabian Rodriguez (second voice and animation), Johnny Espino (battery), and Raul Avalos (representative). Visit www.grupoproyectox.com.

Mariachi Divas:

The Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea is an all-female mariachi band based in Los Angeles, California. The band was founded in 1999 by Cindy Shea. In 2009, they became the first all-female mariachi band ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award, and the first to win one.  The band has been nominated for five Grammy Awards since 2014, winning twice. They are the official mariachi band of the Disneyland Resort. In May 2014, they headlined the opening of a new dinner theater in Anaheim, California, which is dedicated exclusively to mariachi music.

They have collaborated with other well-known artists on numerous occasions as well, including Joan Sebastian, Jenni Rivera, Marco Antonia Solis, Pablo Montero, Graciela Beltran, Paulina Rubio and Mariachi Vargas.

Television appearances include Despierta America, Cristina, Control, Primer Impacto, Sabado Gigante, BBQ with Bobby Flay, 12 Corazones, and Bienvenido a Casa.

The concert is part of the Washington State Fair’s 2016 Columbia Bank Concert Series. Tickets will also go on sale for other artists in the coming months. Visit www.thefair.com to see the updated lineup, or sign up online to receive announcements of pre-sale opportunities BEFORE concert tickets go on sale to the public. The concerts to date are:

DATE PERFORMANCE TIME

PRICES
(incl. Fair gate)

Standard processing fees apply

Sept. 4 (Su) Tim McGraw
(Music Superstar)
7:30 p.m. $350 VIP package, $250 VIP package, $95, $85
Sept. 9 (F) Rodeo Playoffs - Friday Matinee 1:00 p.m. $18 / $5*
Sept. 9 (F)

Rodeo Playoffs with Thompson Square concert - Friday Evening
(Country)

6:30 p.m.

$40-Golden Saddle, $30
$35-Standing in Dirt Concert

Sept. 10 (Sa) Rodeo Playoffs - Saturday Matinee 1:00 p.m. $30 - Golden Saddle, $25
Sept. 10 (Sa)

Rodeo Playoffs with Chris Janson concert - Saturday Evening
(Country)

6:30 p.m.

$40-Golden Saddle, $30
$35-Standing in Dirt Concert

Sept. 11 (Su) Rodeo - Puyallup Finals 1:00 p.m. $35-Golden Circle, $36, $26
Sept. 12 (M) for King & Country and Matt Maher
(Christian)
7:30 p.m. $46-Golden Circle, $36, $26
Sept. 17 (Sa) Alan Jackson's KEEPIN' IT COUNTRY Tour
(Country)
7:30 p.m. $85-Golden Circle, $65, $50
Sept. 18 (Su) Fiestas Patrias featuring Voz de Mando Proyecto X and Mariachi Divas
(Latino)
5:00 p.m. Advance General Admission: Adults $20
Kids 12 years & under $10
Sept. 19 (M)

Chris Young with special guest Cassadee Pope
(Country)

7:30 p.m. $60-Golden Circle, $50, $40
Sept. 22 (Th) Dierks Bentley
(Country)
7:30 p.m.

$100-Golden Circle, $80, $65
Pre-Show Dinner-$38

Sept. 23 (F) Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy 7:30 p.m. $80-Golden Circle, $70, $55
Sept. 25 (Su) Train, with special guests MAGIC!
(Pop)
7:30 p.m.

$75-Golden Circle, $65, $50

* Friday 1 p.m. rodeo does not include Fair gate admission. Gates are open free from 10 a.m.-noon.

The Washington State Fair is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. It started in 1900 in Puyallup, and welcomes over one million guests to the single largest attended event in the state. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 21-day event that kicks off the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For more info about the Sept. 2-25, 2016 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit www.thefair.com.

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