Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Featuring: Ramon Ayala with special guests
Ramon Ayala Jr. and
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8PM
Tickets: $30 Reserved Admission
& $50 for table seating
Resort Package Offer: $109 Cinco De Mayo Package exclusively for ticket holders. More info
On-Sale: Saturday, February 25 at 9:00AM
Venue: Entertainment Hall | Seating Chart
Ramon Ayala Sr. Biography
Ramon Ayala born (December 8th. 1945) in Monterrey, Mexico has mastered the artistry accordionist/vocalist/songwriter for over 40 years. Ramon Ayala has defined norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental styling that have made him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande.
Ramon, son of local musician Ramon Cobarrubias, began playing his favorite instrument, the accordion when he was six years old. Inspired and supported by his parents, he performed in different public places to help his modest family. His first band experience was a group called Los Jilgueros de Marin, later he joined Los Pavorreales.
As a teenager in the early sixties, Ramon virtually invented modern conjunto music, teaming up with the late bajo sexto guitarist / vocalist Cornelio Reyna to form Los Relampagos del Norte, the duo forged a distinctive sound and compiled a roster of songs that have since been covered by countless artists in contemporary Latin music. Their first hit single “Ya no llores” was recorded in 1963. For the next eight years, Los Relampagos del Norte tore up the music charts by revolutionizing and re-inventing norteño music, a genre that was then considered exclusively cantina music. Ramon and Cornelio livened the music and lyrics in order to reach and appeal to more people.
The talented duo recorded a total of 20 albums leaving behind many classics such as “El disgusto”, “Devolucion”, “Mi Tesoro”, “Tengo miedo”, and many others. After Cornelio Reyna left to pursue his own ranchero career in 1971, Ramon Ayala set out to prove that he could make it on his own and formed the legendary band, Ramon Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte in late 1971. Early next year Ramon was growing and already making a name for himself with his new vocalist, Antonio Sauceda.
Changes were yet to come, Antonio Sauceda showed a renewed interest in Christianity and decided to join a Christian seminary, this time Eliseo Robles joined the band, leaving behind the Satellite’s de Fidencio Ayala (Ramon’s brother). Together, Ramon and Eliseo, forged a partnership that artistically surpassed all others and that to this day still remains as the premier perfection of the genre. They created a style that became the standard for norteño music.
Ruben Ramos Biography
In January of 1998, Ruben and the Revolution were inducted into the prestigious Pura Vida Hall of Fame. In March of 1998, Ruben was inducted into the Tejano Music Awards Hall of Fame. On awards night, Ruben insisted his band perform live; all performances by other artists were lip synched (the awards were being video taped for TV broadcast - lip synching cut down on mistakes). Awards organizers agreed to have Ruben perform live with his band, but they would have to be the last award of the night. Ruben and the Revolution performed - live - to a still-full arena at 1:15 a.m. Later in 1998, Ruben Teamed with David Hildago and Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos), rocker Joe Ely, country legend Freddy Fender, accordion master Flaco Jimenez, and country crooner Rick Trevino to form Los Super Seven. Los Super Seven's self-titled CD earned them a Grammy award for Best Mexican American Performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards. In April of 1999, Ruben and the Revolution received the Best Male Vocalist and Video of the Year awards at the Tejano Music Awards.