[8/22] Preview: Benefit for Armando “Kido” Alba at Moose Lodge

Tonight Austin’s Tejano community will honor another one of their own that left them too soon. Friends and family will come together for a benefit for Armando “Kido” Alba, in another all-star show, this time at the Austin Moose Lodge on the east side.

Alba was a well-respected and talented drummer, recognized by the Austin Latino Music Association for his contributions to Tejano music in Austin. After starting his career with Dave Gutierrez y Su Orquesta, Alba performed and recorded with such legends like Sunny Ozuna, Little Joe y La Familia, Roy Montelongo, Alfonso Ramos, Manuel Donley, Yayo Castillo y Rumores, and more. Augustin Ramirez and Joe Bravo, with whom Alba also played, are scheduled to perform at the benefit as well.

Long story short: A great lineup, including the legendary West Side Horns all the way from San Antonio, celebrating the life of a good friend and musical brother. Well worth the cover and donation.

While the lineup may be subject to change, here is the lineup of scheduled performers:

Augustin Ramirez
Joe Bravo
Ruben Ramos
Gilbert Alba
West Side Horns (from San Antonio)
Los Texas Wranglers
Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto
Bueña Compaña

The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Avenue, north of MLK and east of Airport Boulevard in East Austin. Tickets are $10 at the door. All ages are welcome. Music starts at 8 p.m.

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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