[5/4-5/5] Preview: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Fiesta Gardens

This weekend, May 4-5, Austin’s annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta returns to Fiesta Gardens with a weekend full of music and entertainment for the entire family. Presented by Fiestas Patrias of Austin, the event has brought the biggest names in Tejano and Conjunto music from all over Texas since 2005, and this year is no exception.

Sunday’s lineup, also known as the Austin Conjunto Festival, is presented by Austin’s own Johnny Degollado. Also known as “El Montopolis Kid,” the conjunto legend has organized the conjunto showcase for over twenty years. In fact, the pavilion where the bands will be performing is named after him.

The lineup is as follows, and may be subject to change:

Saturday, May 4
11:00 a.m. Doors Open
Show Ur Ride Ese Car Exhibit
11:15 a.m. Tiarra Girls
12:00 p.m. International High School Dance Team
12:15 p.m. Uprizing
1:00 p.m. Los Palacios Brothers
2:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Mari Cruz
3:00 p.m. Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso
4:00 p.m. Angel Gonzalez y Grupo Vimana
4:30 p.m. Yayo Castillo y Grupo Rumores
6:00 p.m. Conjunto Baraja de Oro
6:45 p.m. Cinco de Mayo Program
7:15 p.m. Conjunto Baraja de Oro
8:00 p.m. Da Krazy Pimpz
9:45 p.m. Gary Hobbs

Sunday, May 5
12:00 p.m. Doors Open
1:00 p.m. University of Texas Conjunto
1:35 p.m. Conjunto de Violins de Lake Travis High
2:45 p.m. Henry Zimmerle
4:30 p.m. Los Dos Gilbertos
6:00 p.m. Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto
7:00 p.m. Joel Guzman y Sarah Fox
8:30 p.m. Los Fantasmas del Valle

Long story short: A great Austin tradition that celebrates Tejano culture with a wide variety of music and plenty of room to dance.

Fiesta Gardens is located 1900 E Jesse E. Segovia Street, at the intersection with Chicon Street, on banks of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin. Admission for Saturday is free until 5 p.m. and $7 per person after 5 p.m. Sunday is $7 all day. Children under 12 are free and all ages are welcome. View the Facebook event here.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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