Agapito Zuñiga (Circa 1959)
At a very young age, Agapito felt drawn not only to the accordion, but to the music that filled his heart with memorable melodies. In the agriculture community of northern Mexico where he grew up, Agapito had the desire and yearning to make a difference. By watching other musicians, he quickly caught on to the art of playing the accordion. His dream was about to emerge. The year was 1937. Agapito's biography sets out the historical timeline of his emergence from the agricultural fields of Mexico to the fame and popularity he gained once he set foot in the United States. With his incredible talents of composing music, singing with heart and soul, and masterfully playing the accordion, Agapito was on the fast track to success.
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SOUTH TEXAS WALK OF FAME
INDUCTS AGAPITO ZUNIGA
The 7th Annual Celebration of the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, which took place at the Water Street Market in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 5, 2010 was a great success thanks to the dedication and hard work of so many people, but more specifically, Sue Donahoe and Brad Lomax.
Our very own, AGAPITO ZUNIGA, was inducted into the South Texas Walk of Fame and received a star. CONGRATULATIONS!! Read more and view photos of the event: click here.
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SOUTH TEXAS MUSIC WALK OF FAME
Founded in 2004, The South Texas Music Walk Of Fame is a tribute to the diversity and abundance of music from artists who call South Texas their home. Each year, on the first Friday in June, an additional six stars are added in a ribbon cutting ceremony which kicks off the annual WaterStreet Market Music & Art Fest.
Each star is a work of art in itself. Hand crafted by the artists at Aloe Tile, Texas flags fly on music notes in each point and the name of a Texas Music legend fills the center. The walk begins in front of Agua Java and circles the fountain in front of the Executive Surf Club. All just one block from the bay, at 300 N. Water St. in beautiful, downtown Corpus Christi.
Nominations are accepted throughout the year at Surf Club Records. Nominees must be either from South Texas (and live anywhere) or from anywhere and live in the area from San Antonio to the southern tip of the state. The South Texas Music Walk Of Fame is led completely by volunteers and funded entirely by WaterStreet.
- South Texas Music Walk of Fame. Retrieved on September 1, 2009, from