Tejano Music Historical Marker
Proposed location of Historical Marker in the Mexicantown Plaza located at the corner of 21st Street and Bagley in Mexicantown-Southwest Detroit.
The Tejano Music Historical Marker Project was initiated in order to celebrate the fusion of music and culture between Texas and Michigan . The recent release by Third Man Records in Detroit of a vinyl album featuring recently discovered tapes of Martin Solis, Jr. and his band, Los Primos sparked the initiative. Mr. Solis moved to Michigan from Texas in 1942. He was the first musician from Michigan to be inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame in Texas ( Class of 2017). The marker will recognize and honor various musicians and styles such as conjunto, orquesta and more recently, Tejano that was imported to our state. Our campaign is dedicated to the establishment of an historical marker. Donations will be used to fund this project. A site for the marker has been chosen. We are waiting for approval from the state. The Michigan Music Hall of Fame, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the past and promoting the future. We are pleased to be working with the Solis Family and The Mexicantown Community Development Corporation are looking forward to the completion of the project.