Music at the 2015 San Miguel Fair

By Jesús Aguado

The fair to honor St. Michael the Archangel, patron of this city, will feature games of chance, food, drinks, and rides, but in addition it will showcase the traditional Teatro del Pueblo. These are some of the most recommended bands and singers around.

Aroma is a multicultural band (Uruguay, Mexico, and Paraguay) made up of four women. Their music is very sonidera—typical of the neighborhoods of the state of Mexico. The singers and dancers are famous for songs like Mentiroso (Liar), Díganle (Tell him), and Amor de tres (Love of Three). They will perform on Saturday, Sep 19.

Bobby Pulido, also known as the Golden Boy of music, mainly for attracting female audiences, sings northern music. He has been on stage since 1995 and is very popular in the southern United States as well as in Mexico and Latin America. Some of his songs include: El cazador (The Hunter), Margarita, and I´m yours. His presentation will be on Sunday, Sep 20.

Leonel García has one of the most favored Mexican voices for romantic songs. He is also a songwriter and his lyrics have been performed by Lila Downs, Thalia, Alejandro Fernández, and Natalia Jiménez, among others. Some of his songs are Mientes tan bien (You Lie So Well), Que lloro (I Cry), and Suelta mi mano (Let Me Go). He performs on Saturday, Sep 26.

La Sonora Santanera performs music that is influenced by all kind of rhythms danzón, rumba, chachachá, and Mexican cumbia. Some of their most popular songs are Perfume de gardenias Perfume of Gardenias), Luces de Nueva York (Lights of New York), and La boa (The Boa). Their presentation will be on Sunday, Oct 3.

The fair will open from Monday to Friday, September 17 to October 4, from 4pm-12am, and Saturday and Sundays from 2pm-12am.

The bands and singers at the Teatro del Pueblo regularly appear on stage at 10am, and there are temporary bars on the sides.

Tickets—include the rides—can be purchased at the box office. The fair is on the road to Querétaro, adjacent to the Patrimonio traffic circle.

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