[9/14-9/15] Preview: Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration at Fiesta Gardens

An Austin tradition continues Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, at Fiesta Gardens with this year’s Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration. Now in its 35th year, the annual event presented by Fiestas Patrias of Austin celebrates Mexican Independence day with a weekend full of family-friendly activities, music and entertainment.

This year’s lineup includes many Austin fan favorites, with a couple of new additions like El Conjunto Baraja De Oro that have started to regularly play the Live Music Capital. Here’s a look at the schedule, which may be subject to change:

Saturday- Sept. 14:
12:30 p.m. Tiarra Girls
1:30 p.m. Austin Tejano Music Coalition Tejano Idol contestants
3 p.m. Los Amigos A.S.G.
4 p.m. Yayo Castillo y Grupo Rumores
5 p.m. El Conjunto Baraja De Oro
7 p.m. Los A-T Boyz
8 p.m. Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz
10:30 p.m. Ram Herrera

Sunday- Sept. 15:
12:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico de Mari Cruz
3 p.m. Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers
4:30 p.m. Da Krazy Pimpz
5:30 p.m. El Sol de Tierra Caliente
7 p.m. Cinco Doce
8:30 p.m. Massore

Long story short: Another great family event at Fiesta Gardens with a wide variety of groups and genres.

Fiesta Gardens is located at 1900 E Jesse E. Segovia Street, at the intersection with Chicon Street, on the banks of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin. Admission is free until 3 p.m. and $8 per person after 3 p.m., and $10 per person after 6 p.m. on Sunday. Children under 12 are free with paying adults and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit diezyseis.org.

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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