FAQs

Can I bring my own outside drinks to the Tejano Convention EXPO and dance?
No – you may not bring outside beverages into the Tejano Music National Convention. There are multiple locations where beverages are available to purchase at the EXPO tradeshow during the day and at the evening event sessions.

NO ICE CHESTS, COOLERS, COLD STORAGE BEVERAGE CARRIERS, AND THE LIKE ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Does convention and EXPO tradeshow registration include the hotel room?
No – you have to register for your hotel accommodations separately – please see the HOTEL page.

Will the convention and EXPO tradeshow registration fees change if I do not pre-register but instead wait to
 register the day of the event?
Yes, a nominal $25 per person onsite fee will be added to the convention and EXPO tradeshow registration fees. Space is limited and we cannot guarantee there will be availability if you wait till the day of the show.

Are there any senior, military, or special discounts?
No. The Tejano Convention makes a strong effort to offer competitive pricing comparable or lower than other Las Vegas convention and EXPO tradeshow offerings and pricing.

Is there one dance or two dances?
Two dance events take place, Friday and Saturday evening both include dancing. In addition there is Tejano dance instruction at the expo each day.

Is there a “special packaged price” if I purchase convention and EXPO tradeshow registrations for the whole weekend?
To provide the most options for Tejano fans we make all convention and EXPO tradeshow registrations available á la carte to accommodate a variety of preferences and schedules.

We do have incentive pricing for groups of ten or more interested in purchasing full tables for the full weekend. Call (913) 397-8850 to inquire group rates.

Can I register for one day or is it a requirement to register for the entire weekend?
Yes, you can register for one day – Friday or Saturday or both. See the Registration page for convention and EXPO tradeshow registration pricing information.

Can I pay for my convention and EXPO tradeshow registration with a personal check?
Personal checks are accepted but must be mailed by May 1, 2017.

Can I register online and pay with a credit card?
Credit card payments are accepted for the convention and EXPO tradeshow registrations via telephone. American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover are accepted. Phone registrations are accepted until June 12, 2017 by calling direct at (913)397-8850. After June 12, 2016 you must register onsite at the Tejano Convention Registration Desk at Paris in Las Vegas. Online convention and EXPO tradeshow registrations are not available.

I have called and left a message, what should I do if I don’t receive a call back?
We make every effort to check messages and return all calls daily. During high volume times the mailbox may become full – we ask that you email us at schavez@weareingenuity.com or call again. Some reasons that calls are not returned include: speaking too fast, not leaving a name, not leaving a full phone number or calling from a mobile phone with technical difficulties.

I purchased a table and it is not placed in the location like the diagram shows?
The diagram is a general guide of how tables will be placed. Due to Fire Marshall and venue logistical requirements there may be some final shifting. It is our goal to get as close as possible to duplicating the floor chart within 30 feet. If a table is beyond the 30 feet allowance we will try to accommodate guests onsite (no refunds). Please notify the registration desk or staff member as soon as possible no later than 8:00pm on show date.

What is the difference between registrations and tickets?
Your convention and EXPO tradeshow registration is your “entrance ” into the Tejano Music National Convention and it’s activities. It gives you access to the Tejano Experience USA Expo & Fanfare, Workshops, Tejano Dance Instruction and the Dances.

Will my registration be mailed to me?
No registrations credentials will be mailed. All convention and EXPO tradeshow registrants will receive confirmations via email or USPS mail. To receive your registration credentials you must provide picture identification (driver’s license) at the Convention registration desk on June 30 & July 1. All registrants receive a wristband as to be identified as authorized convention registrants. Do not remove the wristband until the event has completely ended. Replacement fee for wristband is the same cost to register.

Can I wait to register when I get to Las Vegas or will the Convention “sell out”?
Yes you can register on-site at the Convention at an additional $25.00 per person cost. Traditionally registrants who desire a choice table and preferred seating will register early (VIP seating is limited). The seating is limited and we will not register beyond the capacity of the hotel space available to maintain the safety of everyone.

Do I have to purchase/register for a table of ten?
No you are not required to purchase a complete table of ten. We welcome registrations of one, two, three – no matter how many are in your party. For groups less than ten seating is assigned by convention staff to complete a table of ten.

If I have to cancel my registration – what is your refund policy?
All convention and EXPO tradeshow registrations are final and NO REFUNDS will be issued.

What is the difference between VIP Registrations and Standard Registration?
The dance floor is the centerpiece of the event and therefore the closer to the dance floor the greater the value. VIP Registrations are the first and second rows of tables around the dance floor perimeter. The Standard Registration tables are the remaining tables and encompasses the majority of registration tables.

Do I have to wear the event wristband all the time? What if I lose the event wristband?
Convention and EXPO tradeshow registration event wrist bands are the only way to identify those who have registered. If you do not have this to identify that you are registered Event Security will NOT allow you entrance. Replacement: Go to the Registration desk to have a wristband reissued with your photo I.D. (driver’s license) and a replacement fee equal to the value of registration at the time will be assessed for lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed wrist band.

How do I know what table I am assigned to and where my seats are?
There are four resources to help you locate your seat:

  1. Confirmation document includes the table number.
  2. Event wristband includes the table number printed on it.
  3. Event staff will be available at registration entrances to help direct you to your table.
  4. Seating chart can be downloaded and printed for easy reference.

Do I have an assigned seat?
No. There is “first-come, first-served” seating at your assigned table and you may choose any of the available seats once you locate your assigned table. Event management respectfully requests that convention and EXPO tradeshow registrants honor the assigned table number that each registrant has received. If a registrant discovers seating assignment discrepancies please notify registration or event staff immediately for assistance.

Can I switch tables?
No. Event management respectfully requests that convention and EXPO tradeshow registrants honor the assigned table number that each registrant has received. If a registrant discovers seating assignment discrepancies please notify registration or event staff immediately for assistance.

What if someone at my table is not at their assigned table?
Unless you purchased all 10 seats at your table there will be other attendees assigned to your table. If there is someone at your table that is assigned elsewhere please notify registration immediately so that the Event Staff or Event Security can help find the correct table for anyone not at their assigned table

Is the Tejano Experience USA Expo, Dance Instruction and Workshops included in my convention and EXPO
 tradeshow registration or is there an additional fee?
There is no additional cost for the activities throughout the day (TejanoExperience USA Expo, Dance Instruction, Workshops, etc.) as they are automatically included with your convention and EXPO tradeshow registration.

I only want to attend the dances in the evening and not the day events – does the cost change?
The convention and EXPO tradeshow registration fee is all inclusive of events (day and evening) and does not change should you only want to attend the evening portions.

FOOD, BEVERAGES, CAMERAS, DANCING & DRESS CODE

Can I bring my own outside drinks to the Tejano Convention EXPO and dance?
No – you may not bring outside beverages into the Tejano Music National Convention. There are multiple locations where beverages are available to purchase at the EXPO tradeshow during the day and at the evening event sessions. Beverages purchased at Paris and Bally’s Casinos are accepted.

NO ICE CHESTS, COOLERS, COLD STORAGE BEVERAGE CARRIERS, AND THE LIKE ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Are video cameras allowed?
Yes. Registrants are responsible for all possessions including handbags, phones, glasses, etc. Event management is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Will any food be served?
All venues will have a variety of food and beverage concessions available for purchase.

Can I bring my own drinks?
No outside beverages are allowed. Beverages from Paris and Bally’s Casino is accepted. Event Security will be checking bags and are instructed to confiscate outside food and beverages.

Is there dancing allowed?
YES! Please wear comfortable dancing shoes as most people who love to dance will get a good workout. It is also advised that if you do not dance regularly or have any special health conditions – please consult your doctor before the Convention and EXPO tradeshow to ensure you have a safe and positive experience (as with any physical activity).

Is there a dress code?
No dress code is required. Most people dress in country western style or cocktail after-hours attire. This is a family atmosphere and we want you to be comfortable. In past year’s we have been so impressed by couples who coordinate well and individuals who are Tejano fashion trend makers.

SPECIAL NEEDS AND CHILDREN

Can I bring my children?
Yes! We encourage families to enjoy this special event. All attendees under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children who are 12 years of age and under may be admitted at no additional cost but those who are 13 years of age and older must be registered for the Convention and EXPO tradeshow. Please note that alcoholic beverages are offered at all event locations. The Tejano Music National Convention and all event vendors are in compliance with Nevada alcohol laws. It is our goal to make the Tejano experience available and safe for our attendees and their families and we respectfully ask that discretion be used when making decisions involving minors.

Do you have a special area for people in wheelchairs?
All venues are in compliance with and follow regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ballroom floor configuration, large IMAG screens, state-of-the-art sound system, wide isles and round table seating help to ensure each registrant a positive experience. Please contact registration with any questions.