The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the addition of Los Rieleros del Norte to its 2021 Star Spangled Celebration lineup.

Los Rieleros will join Whiskey Myers and Kevin Fowler on Saturday, July 3rd at the Reagan County North Park stage.

The event boasts FREE admission.

The Chamber, in the spirit of keeping the event free to the public, is actively seeking sponsors.

“We love that we are able to offer the Star Spangled Celebration as a free event,” Chamber Director Loretta Epperson said. “We aim to keep it that way. This year we are pushing hard to add more sponsors to help make that happen.”

Epperson said sponsorships are a great way for businesses and groups to get their name in front of tons of people.

“In the past we have had over 10,000 people in the North Park for this event,” Epperson said. “We anticipate people being very excited to come out and take part this year.  We have several sponsorship opportunities available starting at $250 with each level having additional benefits.”

If you, or someone you know, are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2021 Star Spangled Celebration have them contact Loretta Epperson at the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce (325-884-2980 or visit the Chamber office located at 120 N Main in Big Lake).

Along with the bands, the 2021 Star Spangled Celebration will feature a 5-K Run, Car Show, Cook-Off, Bounce Houses and lots of Craft and Food Vendors.

Los Rieleros del Norte is one of the oldest norteño bands still active today.

The band’s name, “Los Rieleros,” is based on work that some members did on the railroads of Pecos, Tx.

Unlike many other norteño bands, the Rieleros del Norte use both saxophone and accordion in their music, creating a dual-instrument hybrid.

All original members of the band are natives of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, a town from which many other saxophone-norteño bands originated.

Los Rieleros del Norte have recorded many albums over the years.

These include; Estampida Norteña, Prieta Orgullosa, Aventura Pasada, and many other albums which have now become classics in regional Mexican music.

Among their many songs, “El Columpio,” “Te Quiero Mucho,” “Amor Prohibido,” “No le Digas a Nadie,” “En la Puerta de Esa Casa,” “Una Aventura” and, “Copa Sin Vino” are just some of their many singles, which have topped the Mexican music billboards.