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Becky G, Pitbull & A.B. Quintanilla III to Headline Selena 25 Years Tribute Concert: See the Full Lineup

A Selena tribute concert is on its way in celebration of the late Mexican-American singer, whose music continues to connect people of all ages, races, and cultures together, Billboard can confirm. 

Dubbed as Selena XXV-Veinticinco Años and honoring 25 years of her legacy, the announcement was made Tuesday morning (Feb. 18) by Q Productions, at the helm of the Quintanilla family. The one-day concert will take place from noon to 11:45 p.m. (local time) on Saturday, May 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. 

The star-studded lineup includes Pitbull, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, A.B. Quintanilla III & Los Kumbia Allstarz, Becky G, Elida & Avante, Ruben Ramos, Pete Astudillo, Gilbert Velasquez, Ricardo Castillón, Ally Brooke, Isabel Marie, and The Lab, who are all gathering to pay tribute to the “Como La Flor” singer, who passed away March 31, 1995. The event is set to close with a memorable laser tribute show presented by H-E-B.

“We are excited to bring this ultimate fan experience to honor and celebrate my sister, Selena,” said Suzette Quintanilla, CEO/president of Q Productions in an official statement. “Over the past 25 years, her influence and relevance have only grown throughout generations. Through our father, Abraham Quintanilla, we were taught to persevere in the face of adversity and to work hard to accomplish our dreams. Those core values, along with her amazing talent and ability to connect with people has helped sustain Selena’s legacy and it is what makes her an impactful and an important role model 25 years later.”

Known as the Queen of Tejano, Selena and her brother A.B. Quintanilla, who produced her biggest hits, single-handedly revolutionized the Tejano industry, incorporating their Mexican-American background in music.

As a woman in a male-dominated industry, she overcame many obstacles while keeping it classy and real. With her bedazzled bustiers and high-waisted pants, she managed to be sexy without objectifying her image. Her music, including timeless hits such as “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and “Amor Prohibido,” had a universal appeal. She ultimately put the Latino community on the map by breaking barriers and making history as the first Tejano artist to nab a Grammy in 1993.

Selena’s legacy continues to shine on the charts, on social media, on street murals, in clothing lines and makeup brands, as an example of a true Latin icon in pop culture.

“My family and I are excited to celebrate this special moment of her 25 year legacy in San Antonio, Texas with her fans around the world,” Quintanilla expressed. “San Antonio and the Alamodome have always held a special place in our hearts and we’re honored that the city of San Antonio has welcomed us.”

In the official statement, San Antonio Texas Mayor Ron Nirenberg noted that the city is committed to make the Selena XXV - Veinticinco Años tribute concert an event to remember. 

Tickets range from $40 to $200 and are already available at the Alamodome Box Office or via Ticketmaster. For performance schedules and other concert information visit www.selena25.com.

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