[5/5] Cinco de Mayo Preview: Gina Chavez & Manzanas Malas at Jovita’s

Austin Vida is teaming up with our friends from Somos Tejanos for our monthly Jovita’s residency on Cinco de Mayo with a great night of Latin music. The iconic South Austin venue has been home to many great Latin music showcases throughout the years. Help us continue that tradition this Saturday night as we bring you two of Austin’s best, Gina Chavez and Manazas Malas.

Austin-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez opens the night’s showcase. Chavez is coming off a career year in 2011 after having been featured on the city’s Austin Music Compilation, Austin Music Volume 10.  She’s headlined for Austin Vida at Cactus Cafe and is a  Pachanga Fest alumnus.  Her music is a beautiful fusion of folk, indie and traditional Latin rhythms. Get into the Cinco de Mayo spirit with Chavez at 9:30 p.m.

Closing out the night’s Cinco de Mayo festivities are the new look Manzanas Malas. Their music fuses elements of cumbia, salsa, pop, hip hop and other traditional Latin rhythms. New lead vocalist Victoria Acosta brings a youthful pop energy to the band while still staying true to the band’s original sound fans have come to know and love over the years. After helping us bring the party in January and March, we’re happy to have them perform for us again. The band will be performing some of their fan favorites along with some new tracks from their upcoming album due out later this year. Manzanas Malas take the stage at 11:15 p.m.

Jovita’s is located at 1619 South 1st Street. All ages are welcome. Cover is $7. Doors open at 9 p.m. Parking is free. Visit the event post on Facebook here and on Do512 here.

Austin Vida Staff

Entertainment and culture in Texas, with a Latino twist.

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