Festival Fort Worth at The World Famous Billy Bobs Texas is set for November 4, 2018. The event is going to feature award winning artist Fito Olivares with his commercial breakthrough in 1988 with the hits "La Gallina" and "Juana la Cubana; " a year later the group returned with the smash "La Negra Catalina," followed in 1990 by "Aguita de Melon." During the mid-1990s Olivares notched a series of Top 40 hits on Billboard's Latin chart, among them "La Ranita," "Cupido Bandido," "El Paso del Canguro," "Juana Maria" and "El Colesterol; " his subsequent outings include 1996's La Sabrosura Continua, 1997's Con Amor y Sabor and 1998's A Gozar con Sabrosura. Festival Fort Worth is sure to be a memorable day full of good tunes, good treats, and good times. Giving a platform to the freshest names, like Grupo Massore as well as providing fans with an opportunity to see the superstars making the music genre circuit.
Festival Fort Worth 2018
Fito Olivares --- Headliner 8:00-9:00
Grupo Massore 6:30-7:30
Grupo Pression 5:00-6:00
Quimikoz del Son 3:30-4:30
Dj paliyo mix 2:00-3:00
Doors Open at 12 Noon with DJ MUSIC till 2pm
ABOUT FITO OLIVARES: Cumbia saxophonist Fito Olivares and his band La Pura Sabrosura -- including his brothers Javier on vocals and Jaime on keyboards -- were born and raised in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas; relocating to Houston, Texas in 1977, they formed the group three years later and eventually signed with the Gil Records label. La Pura Sabrosura started to hit the Top 10 of the Regional Mexican Charts with Zoologico Tropical (1988 Gil, 2007 FOG Sounds) with the hits "La Gallina,” “El Paso del Canguro” and “La Ranita” and Reinas y Brujas (1989 Gil, 2007 FSU), which included “Juana la Cubana” and “La Negra Catalina.” The title track of Aguita de Melon (1990 Gil) was another big hit. The band’s early chartbusters are collected on the double CD collection Para Ti... Nuestra Historia (2007 Univision.) In the 90s, the band hit its commercial peak crossing over to the mainstream Latin charts with Cumbia Caliente Candita (1991 Gil,) El Mensajero (1993 Fonovisa), Negra Catalina (1994 Fonovisa), Tambores Y Sabor (1994 Fonovisa) with the Top 10 hits "Cupido Bandido” and "El Colesterol,” and La Sabrosura Continua (1996 Fonovisa). The band moved to EMI for Con Amor Y con Sabor (1997 EMI International), A Gozar Con Sabrosura (1998 EMI International), and Esto Si Es Sabrosura (1999 EMI International). Most of the band’s albums from the 90s are out of print, but their hits have been collected on several compilations, the best being the 30 track Para Ti... Nuestra Historia (2007 Univision) and the single disc 25 Aniversario: Famosas y Sabrosas (2005 Univision) that gives you 10 tunes not included on the Historia collection.