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March 28, 2007

Contact: Richard Bonnin
713/743-8155 (office)

College Festival Features Free Concerts, Entertainment, Wide Array of Activities

HOUSTON, March 28, 2007 – As the most ethnically diverse research university in the nation, it comes as no surprise that one of the biggest traditions at the University of Houston – a student-run, student-led festival to promote scholarship, community and education – would feature bands whose diverse offerings explore a wide range of genres, including hip hop, country, Latin, rock and soul.

The annual 2007 Frontier Fiesta and its concerts, which take place Thursday through Saturday (March 29-31) are free and open to the public. The scheduled acts will perform in Fiesta City, a scenic recreation of the old west in the parking lot of UH’s Robertson Stadium.

Among this year’s headlining acts are Houston native and Latin Grammy-nominated DJ Kane (Jason Cano), who has collaborated with some of the most creative producers and musicians in pop, Latin and Urban music; and Honey Browne, an Austin,Texas-based band whose fusion of rock and country has produced successful albums and concert gigs in venues across the state.

This year’s schedule, which groups musical acts by genre, includes:

March 29 – 5 p.m., Fiesta City opens. Concerts by Trae, Tum-Tum and The Heizman Boiz
March 30 – 5 p.m., Fiesta City opens. Concerts by N.O.R.E., DJ Kane and PLD
March 31 – noon, Fiesta City opens. Concerts by Cory Morrow and Honey Browne

A tradition since the 1940s, Frontier Fiesta was once called “The Greatest College Show on Earth” by Life magazine. In addition to concerts, the event showcases student-produced Broadway-style variety shows, carnival booths, cultural and educational performances, and a world-class cook-off. Family Fun Day, which takes place from noon to
6 p.m., Saturday, is one of the newest and most interactive components of the event. It offers the Houston community and UH families the opportunity to explore educational and cultural exhibits, carnivals and games, and other family- oriented entertainment.

“Frontier Fiesta is a university tradition,” said senior Matt Cooper, chairman of the Frontier Fiesta Association. “It is the students who make it special, and we encourage everyone to come and see their talents on display.”

For more information, contact the Frontier Fiesta Association at (713) 743-5181, or visit

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