Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival returns to East Austin

February 1-3, the Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival returns for its second year. The 3-day festival will again return to the Moose Lodge in east Austin, showcasing nearly two dozen different conjuntos from all over Texas, including legendary performers, red-hot up and coming bands, and the stars of tomorrow.

The current list of performers, may be subject to change:

Friday (2/1/13):
8 p.m. – Conjunto Volcan – San Antonio, TX
9 p.m. – Noel Hernandez – Fort Worth, TX
10 p.m. – Ricky Ruiz y Los Escorpiones – Laredo, TX
11 p.m. – Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia – Austin, TX
Midnight – Baraja De Oro – Midlothian, TX

Saturday (2/2/13):
1 p.m. – Los Morales Boyz – Dallas, TX
2 p.m. – Conjunto Calidad – Seguin, TX
3 p.m. – Conjunto Kidz – Victoria, TX
4 p.m. – Tina White y Grupo Tormenta – San Antonio, TX
5 p.m. – Randy Garcia y Conjunto Estrella – Refugio, TX
6 p.m. – Crystal N Crew – Pasadena, TX
7 p.m.– Special Recognition honors for Agapito Zuñiga and Austin legends
8 p.m. – Rene Ramirez y Poder de Tejas w/Pico Ramirez – San Diego, TX
9 p.m. – Mando y La Venganza – Corpus Christi, TX
10 p.m. – Los Enmascarados – Kingsville, TX
11 p.m. – Smiley y La Fuerza Musical – Refugio, TX
Midnight – Los D Boyz – Kingsville, TX

Sunday (2/3/13):
1 p.m. – Conjunto Cats – Seguin, TX
2 p.m. – Los Pinkys – Austin, TX
3 p.m. – Conjunto X – Houston, TX
4 p.m. – Bernardo y Sus Compadres – Laredo, TX
5 p.m. – Austin’s Own Los Texas Wranglers with Roberto Pulido (Edinburg, TX)

The event will also feature a conjunto photo exhibit and sale by photographer Rolando Medina, and special recognition for Austin legends and conjunto pioneer Agapito Zuñiga. Nonprofit organization Emancipet will also be honored for providing affordable, accessible spay/neuter services and preventive wellness care to pets across seven counties in Central Texas.

Tickets are $15 at the door, or $12 per day presale, and $30 for a 3-day pass, available at Estrada’s Cleaners (2618 E 7th St), Turntable Records (1903 S 1st St), or online at ranchoalegretexas.com.

The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Ave, east of Airport Blvd, north of MLK, in east Austin. For more information, visit ranchoalegretexas.com, and follow 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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