Jessica Sanchez, the popular, big-voiced teenager who was the runner-up to Phillip Phillips in Season 11 of “American Idol,” will perform a free concert at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday, April 5.
Sanchez is headlining this year’s Radio Disney Day at the Zoo, hosted by Radio Disney Dallas, where she’ll perform her hit single “Tonight” and songs from her new album.
The appearance is one of just seven national stops on the live-event tour, “On The Road to the RDMAs,” an innovative tour that gives kids the opportunity to see live performances by top Radio Disney artists. “On the Road to the RDMAs” precedes the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards, which will be held April 26 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Along with the concert, Zoo guests will have the chance to vote for their favorite artists in all RDMA categories, including “She’s The One – Best Female Artist,” “They’re The One – Best Group” and “So FANTastic – Fiercest Fans,” via an interactive kiosk.
The celebration begins at 2 p.m., when the Radio Disney Dallas Road Crew will treat fans to interactive entertainment, fun games and giveaways and the best songs from today’s biggest artists. Jessica Sanchez will take the stage at 3 p.m., followed by a public meet-and-greet from 4-5 p.m.
Come early and explore the Zoo before the concert, which is free with Zoo admission ($15 for ages 12-64; $12 for ages 3-11 and seniors; and children under age 2 and DZS members are free). Parking is $8 per vehicle, or take the DART Red Line straight to the Zoo entrance to avoid traffic.
The road tour kicked off in Orlando and will stop in Chicago, Houston, Cleveland, Dallas and Seattle before culminating in an award pre-show in front of the Nokia Theatre on April 26. Fans will be able to watch “Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards,” a television special originating from the event on Sunday, April 27 (7 p.m. CDT). More information about each event can be found at www.Disney.com/RDMA.