3rd Annual Festival PEOPLE en Espanol Returns to San Antonio, Disney Sponsoring concert

Zendaya to Headline the Chicas Poderosas Concert Powered by Disney
Argentine actor, model and entertainer Julian Gil, professional boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, television legend Don Francisco and Dra. Ana Maria Polo of the popular TV show “Caso Cerrado” are among the international influencers and celebrities who will participate in the highly-anticipated 3rd annual Festival PEOPLE en Espanol. On Saturday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Aug. 31, Inspiring the Next Generation takes center stage with a family-fun weekend experience at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Organizers this year are presenting the Chicas Poderosas Concert powered by Disney featuring one of today’s hottest young performers, Zendaya (with additional talent to be announced),  from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Lila Cockrell Theater.  Other celebrities scheduled to appear throughout the weekend are actress-singer Maite Perroni, novela star Sara Maldonado, singers Priscila Angel and Jaci Velasquez, TV personalities Myrka Dellanos, Poncho de Anda and Alejandra Oraa, actor Eduardo Verastegui, singer-actors Mane de la Parra, Carlos Ponce and Gabriel Coronel, actress Genesis Rodriguez and comedienne Cristela Alonzo.

“Latino Millennials, who comprise more than a third of PEOPLE en Espanol‘s audience, are leading the country’s positive trends in educational attainment and making tremendous strides,” said Monique Manso, publisher, PEOPLE en Espanol. “PEOPLE en Espanol is dedicated to Inspiring the Next Generation –from San Antonio and around the country– by celebrating our youth and presenting empowering content and interactive experiences for the entire family this Labor Day weekend.”

In response to the audience’s demand and enthusiasm for the last year’s robust line-up of fan meet-and-greets and main stage presentations on topics ranging from Hollywood fashion to education and wellness, Festival PEOPLE en Espanol is expanding its daytime offerings—with a substantial increase in celebrity talent and twice as many performers.   Each day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival’s free daytime experience will feature engaging on-site activities for attendees, free give-aways, movie screenings, authentic San Antonio cuisine and more from the community’s favorite brands.

The Chicas Poderosas Concert tickets start at $25, and are available now through Ticketmaster. For tickets and more information, visit peopleenespanol.com/festival.

Sponsors of Festival PEOPLE en Espanol 2014 include Disney, ABC, Jeep, Strayer University, Center for Disease Control, AARP, HBO Latino, HEB, Azteca, the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.