Are you ready to feel the rhythm? Because the Ramblin' Roads Music Festival takes place on 18 different stages, you have the freedom to choose a certain "track" of music -- such as Country or Latin or Indie -- or you can mix and match according to your taste and curiosity. Let's take a closer look at just one of the genres within the Ramblin' Roads Music Festival line-up: Latin.
MAJOR VENUE: Levitt Pavilion presents
Bobby Pulido with Monica Salvidar
Friday, October 1 starting at 7pm
Monica Saldivar: Grand Prairie native Monica Saldivar won the nationwide singing competition, Tejano Idol, in 2015 and is one of the hottest up-and-coming Tejano vocalists. Recently awarded Top New Female Artist by the Tejano Music Hall of Fame, Monica’s self-titled debut album was released to rave reviews by industry insiders.
Bobby Pulido: Combining Tejano with country music, Bobby Pulido is considered one of the most influential Tejano recording artists of his time. Credited with introducing Tejano music to a youthful crowd, Bobby is a previous Tejano Music Award winner for Album of the Year, Male Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Best Video.
SMALL VENUE: Maverick's Sports Grill presents
Saturday, October 2 at 8pm
MAJOR VENUE: Texas Live! presents
La Sonora Dinamita with Grupo Control and Grupo Ferozz
Sunday, October 3 starting at 6:30pm
Grupo Control: Specializing in norteño music, Control (aka Grupo Control) bill themselves as Los Reyes de la Cumbia. The group made its full-length album debut in 1999, and has since spawned a series of regional Mexican chart hits including "Ella Es una Diosa," "Llueve Sobre Mojado," "Viva el Amor," and "Vuela Paloma."
La Sonora Dinamita: Born in 1960, Sonora Dinamita is a legendary Colombian cumbia ensemble. Thanks to their foundation in collaboration, La Sonora Dinamita is widely credited with the rapid and long-lasting resurgence of cumbia popularity in Latin America and throughout the world.
Baseball Fans Rejoice!
Do you love baseball and Latin music? The Texas Rangers are at home throughout the Ramblin' Roads weekend, including Sunday afternoon. So how about pairing the Texas Rangers game against the Cleveland Indians at 2:05pm on Sunday with an evening of music featuring La Sonora Dinamita, Grupo Control and Grupo Ferozz. Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Park) is literally right next door to Texas Live! (oh, and may we suggest a nearby hotel? Click here).
Things To Do with the Family
If you're thinking about bringing the kids along and making a day or weekend of it, both Three Day and Single Day Kid's Passes are available for children ages 6-12 at half the adult ticket price. Children under the age of six can attend the festival for free. All children must be accompanied at all times by an adult with a festival pass. Some access restrictions apply, so see our ticketing site for details.
In addition to the shows, here are other great ideas for families looking to spend the day or weekend Ramblin' around Texas Live! and Downtown Arlington:
“Start the Journey” Youth Voice Competition will showcase DFW student talent on Sunday, Oct. 3 starting at 2 pm. Sixteen selected young artists will compete at the Arlington Music Hall for prizes ranging from recording sessions to cash.
Urban Artisan Market: You and your family can shop over 40 unique artisan vendors at this outdoor market on Sunday from 12-5 pm at Legal Draft Beer Co.
Free Play Arcade: Located on 400 E. South St., has one of the largest collections of retro arcade games and pinball machines in the world. The location also provides food and drinks!
Dyno-Rock Indoor Climbing Center at 608 E. Front St., offers all kinds of climbs for kids and adults, beginners and advanced climbers. Call ahead to reserve a time!
Explore our 30+ murals and public art installations all around Downtown Arlington! Click here for a guide.
If you'd like to mix a little country/Americana music in with your Ramblin' Roads schedule, click here for some ideas.
Visit the Richard Greene Linear Park at 601 E. Randol Mill Rd, only a few blocks from Texas Live!
Suggested Itineraries and Tickets
For more ideas, places to eat, and suggested itineraries to help you create the Ramblin' Roads experience that's just right for you, click here. Ready to get your tickets? Click here.
Feature photo of Monica Salvidar courtesy of Levitt Pavilion.