Friday, 19 December 2008 04:00
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2009 TMAs: new venue, new categories

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The 2009 Tejano Music Awards are moving to a new venue and will include a few new categories.

Awards officials detailed the move and the changes at a news

conference at Municipal Auditorium Thursday afternoon. TMA President Robert Arellano said the changes comes as the TMAs have formed a partnership with

 the VIVE Tejano organization, led by Ruben Cubillos and Henry Pena. 

The 29th edition of the TMAs are scheduled April 11 at Municipal Auditorium.

A performers lineup and ticket prices will be released soon.

The TMA Fan Fair is scheduled March 20-22 at Market Square. Approximately 100 bands are expected to perform on multiple stages over three days. Admission will be free.

The TMAs also have four new categories: best new female artist, best new male artist, best new group, horizon award winner.

The showband of the year award has been eliminated. 

 

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