Frontier Fiesta Features Entertainment, Activities

March 27, 2008

Hip-hop, Tejano, country, Latin and rock. Just as the University of Houston’s student population is diverse, so are the sounds that will pulsate from the university’s 2008 Frontier Fiesta. The festival starts 5 p.m. today (March 27) and runs through Saturday, March 29.

The annual student-sponsored event will feature a unique program that has something for everyone. All Frontier Fiesta concerts and events are free and open to the public. The scheduled acts will perform in Fiesta City, a scenic recreation of an urban city, located in the parking lot and pavilion area of Robertson Stadium. No tickets are required for the concerts.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

• March 27 – Live Entertainment
• March 28 – Battle of the Bands
• March 29 – Family fun day

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 also showcases student-produced Broadway-style variety shows, carnival booths, cultural and educational performances, student showcases and a world-class cook-off and a baking competition.

New things are coming for Frontier Fiesta 2008. After more than 40 years working with the Western theme, Frontier Fiesta has come up with a new scheme, A Night on the Town, and a new slogan, “The Event of the Year at UH.”

For more information, contact Rajji Kaur, assistant director of marketing for Frontier Fiesta at
713-743-5181, e-mail to or visit

Amanda Roberts