DIXON — From the gracious greeting at the main gate when mothers are handed a rose, to children performing an intricate Ballet Folklorica in their colorful swirling skirts, Sunday, May 11 is a Fiesta at the Dixon May Fair and mothers are honored.
Lively music and dance are just the start of an afternoon of family, fun and music in the courtyard.
Latin bands will perform all afternoon on the Picnic Stage, and dancing will take place into the evening when young and old will fill the concert lawn. Headlining the evening is Mexican national television star Carmen Jara, who will perform with Banda Tierra Azteca. She is the host of the popular “Quien Tiene la Razon?” (Who’s Right?) television talk show series.
Another notable group is Costa Azul de Rigo Tovar, which carries on the legacy of Rigo Tovar, who died in 2005 and was known as the voice of love. His adoring public coined the phrase “Rigo es Amor,” which is translated in English as “Rigo is love.” This was attributed to the love songs he performed and the passion he poured into them. His music, voice and image were so endearing to so many that he became the living embodiment of love.
It was routinely yelled out at his concerts and is still used when people speak of him.
Other acts include the popular DJ Miko, Vibra Musical, El Original Grupo Ladino, Gente Brutal and Tamborazo Los Juarez.