Tejano Music Legend Little Joe, Others to Be Honored at Unique Event

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El Paso, Texas — El Paso is set to host an extraordinary event highlighting the life of Grammy-award winning National Heritage FellowLittle Joe Hernandez of Little Joe y La Familia. The Tejano music icon joins three El Pasoans whose commemorative flags will be inducted into the Field of Stars/Campo de Estrellas, a storytelling initiative which will honor them for outstanding community leadership.

El Pasoans Susana RezaGuillermo ‘Memo’ Acosta, and Dr. Luis Guerra will accompany Little Joe in this cohort of honorees whose flags were sponsored by community members. Once unveiled, their flags will join a stunning display of over fifty flags celebrating champions of fairness. This storytelling initiative uses QR codes on each flag to tell the story of each honoree.

Fred Sandoval, Executive Director of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, stated, “Inspiration can soothe anxiety about the future. The Field of Stars connects children to new role models, inspires them to care for their community and empowers them to achieve their full potential.”

In September 2023, Little Joe made a commitment to help the Mexican American Cultural Institute (MACI) and the Field of Stars. This benefit for MACI will feature an in-depth plática or talk with the singer about his emotional resilience, conducted by Sandoval, a foremost authority in Latino behavioral health with over 30 years of experience.

MACI boardmembers Hon. Lily Limón and Hector Gonzales will carry out the unveiling of the flags.

Corinne Chacon, Founder of the Field of Stars, stated, “These storytelling flags enhance what is found in classrooms and libraries. At exhibits from UTEP to the Young Womens Leadership Academy to Socorro Middle and LG Alarcon Elementary, students have logged over 5400 scans in the past eight months.”

The El Paso County Commissioners Court will formally acknowledge both Hernandez and Sandoval for their pivotal roles in fostering crucial discussions that benefit the community. Commissioner Iliana Holguin will present them with official resolutions recognizing June 12, 2024 as “Little Joe” Hernandez and Fred Sandoval Day in El Paso County, Texas. 

Event Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, June 12
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: El Paso Community College, 9050 Viscount, El Paso, TX

Mariachi Los Arrieros will make a special appearance, ensuring an afternoon filled with vibrant music and cultural celebration.

A limited number of tickets remain available for this exclusive event. Seats are priced at $85 each and can be obtained by contacting Corinne Chacon at 915-731-6686. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a live conversation with Little Joe Hernandez and Fred Sandoval, and to celebrate the contributions of remarkable community leaders. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of music, heritage, and recognition.

About Little Joe Hernandez

Little Joe Hernandez, a revered figure in Tejano music, has captivated audiences for decades with his dynamic performances and cultural contributions. His legacy continues to inspire and uplift the Latino community.

About Fred Sandoval

Fred Sandoval is a distinguished advocate for Latino behavioral health, known for his tireless efforts to advance mental health awareness and support within the community. He is the Executive Director of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association.

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