Join us for a fantastic evening of music under the stars with Texas’ own Tish Hinojosa & Band from Austin on Thursday, June 11, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Quinta Mazatlan in McAllen.

The free family concert is made possible by New York Life Insurance Company and Freels Orthodontics. Our sponsors invite families to spend time together outdoors, so pack a snack and enjoy the music of the night.

Hinojosa’s music crosses borders — between cultures, languages and musical genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness. Combining a vision that embraces all of these musical styles, with her characteristic warmth and a pure, soulful voice, this enchanting Texan singer-songwriter has gained a loving and loyal audience throughout America, Europe and beyond.

Hinojosa’s music is sung in both English and Spanish featuring a collection of songs from her children’s album “Cada Nino — Every Child,” and her newest album “Our Little Planet” plus much more.

As the youngest of thirteen children born to Mexican immigrant parents in San Antonio, Hinojosa grew up listening to the traditional Mexican songs on her parents’ radio as well as to the pop and folk stations of the ‘60s. Inspired by these diverse influences, she began playing and singing, first for her family and then later in local clubs and coffee houses.

Tish has contributed her talent to numerous issues such as bilingual education, immigration and farm workers’ rights. She has also performed by invitation at the White House for President Bill Clinton and has gained the respect and admiration of many well-established musicians including Linda Ronstadt, who later recorded her own version of Hinojosa’s “Donde Voy.” Hinojosa has collaborated with many other well-known artists including Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez and Los Lobos.

The Tish Hinojosa Concert under the Stars kicks-off the Family Evening Explorations program hosted by Quinta Mazatlan and the McAllen Parks and Recreation Department through the first week in August. Our sponsors, Freels Orthodontics and New York Life Insurance Company, invite you out every Thursday evening from 7 pm to 8:30 pm for an entertaining and educational program at Quinta Mazatlan. Future shows include Gladys Porter Zoo Animal Ambassadors, Captain Crab & Beach Patrol, Wild about Art and much more.

Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall off 10th Street, east of the McAllen Grand Plaza Hotel. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com