[5/23] Preview: Freedom Fest in Round Rock

On May 23, El Amistad Club of Round Rock continues their Memorial Day weekend tradition with this year’s event at Old Settler’s Park. Now in its 46th year, Freedom Fest (formerly known as Fiesta Amistad) is an event full of family-friendly food, music, and entertainment with an emphasis on Hispanic culture. Tejano music is and […]

[5/22] Preview: Elida y Avante and Solido at Tejano Ranch

Tonight will be the last Friday night at Tejano Ranch (more on that in a few). Tejano superstar Elida Reyna y Avante will bring her “A” game (as she always does), as will the super-popular Texas Norteño, Sólido. About the groups… In the past few years, Reyna has dominated Tejano music, consistently taking home honors […]

[5/22] Preview: Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers at Desperados in Kyle

Tonight, it’s chanclaso time at Desperados in Kyle with Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers. The conjunto powerhouse from Alice, Texas will without a doubt pack the dance floor at the new club, which continues to bring some of the biggest acts in Tejano music. Ricky’s father, Ruben Naranjo, was and continues to be one of […]

[5/17] Preview: Big Band Tejano at the Onion Creek Ballroom

Sunday, May 17, Big Band Tejano continues its Sunday tardeadas at the Onion Creek Ballroom. The Austin band will fill the southside event center with the sweet sounds of big brass section, Texas-sized vocals, and shuffling feet on the hardwood floor. Big Band Tejano is a horn-driven band in the tradition of the great orquestas […]

[5/17] Preview: Tejano Idol Auditions at Don Dario’s Restaurant

Can you sing? Do you sing Tejano? Sunday, May 17, the Austin Tejano Music Coalition will be holding more auditions for its Tejano Idol talent competition at Don Dario’s Restaurant in South Austin. Every year, the contest looks for new and up and coming talent in various locations around the Austin area and beyond in […]

[5/15] Preview: Los A-T Boyz at Desperados in Kyle

On Friday May 15, Los A-T Boyz will make their debut at Desperados in Kyle. The Austin favorites will be pretty much playing on their home turf in the southern suburb, so expect lots of love from the crowd full of longtime fans, friends, and family. Los A-T Boyz, formerly known as Alma Tejana, are […]

[5/9-5/10] Preview: Back to back shows for Marcelo Gauna y Volante

This weekend, fans will get two opportunities to catch up close and personal performances from Austin’s newest conjunto, Marcelo Gauna y Volante. Saturday night, they will be at El Jacalito in South Austin and Sunday will be a tardeada at the Moose Lodge. Marcelo Gauna (accordion, vocals) is a multi-faceted gem, spending decades in conjunto, […]

[5/8] Preview: Elida Reyna y Avante at Desperados in Kyle

Friday, May 8, Elida Reyna y Avante returns to Desperados in Kyle. Fans will not be disappointed by the Mercedes native and her band, who always put on a great show highlighted by her truly awesome stage presence and energetic, passionate performance style. In the past few years, Reyna has dominated Tejano music, consistently taking […]

[5/6] Preview: Los Texmaniacs at The Long Center Concert Club in Rollins Studio Theatre

Wednesday, May 6, Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs are bringing conjunto to The Long Center as part of The Long Center Concert Club series. These days, it’s pretty rare for any Tejano or conjunto artist to play a venue like this here in Austin, so when Max and the guys take the stage, the audience […]

[5/3] Preview: Cinco de Mayo at Fiesta Gardens

Sunday, May 3, Austin’s annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta returns to Fiesta Gardens with a day full of music and entertainment for the entire family. This year’s event is hosted by Fiestas Patrias of Austin and Austin’s own Conjunto legend, Johnny Degollado. Also known as “El Montopolis Kid,” Degollado has organized the conjunto showcase for […]