What a difference a year makes. In May 2012, the first annual East End Street Fest was held on Cinco de Mayo along Harrisburg Boulevard, with the lovely and talented Norma Zenteno serving as the headlining musical act. For the second annual entry, the venue has shifted to the brand-new esplanade that runs along Navigation Boulevard in the heart of the East End, although instead of celebrating along with sister Zenteno, we pay tribute to her memory and legacy.
At least that is the plan, according to Frances Castañeda, president of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce. The festival will begin with a musical tribute to Zenteno, who passed away in February.
"She touched so many people with her music and soul, we are honored to dedicate the East End Stage as a tribute to Norma," says Cantañeda.