[5/3] Preview: Cinco de Mayo at Fiesta Gardens

Fiestas PatriasSunday, May 3, Austin’s annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta returns to Fiesta Gardens with a day full of music and entertainment for the entire family.

This year’s event is hosted by Fiestas Patrias of Austin and Austin’s own Conjunto legend, Johnny Degollado. Also known as “El Montopolis Kid,” Degollado has organized the conjunto showcase for twenty-five 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:
12:30 p.m. Conjunto Aztlan
1:30 p.m. Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
3:00 p.m. Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos
4:30 p.m. Flavio Longoria y Los Conjunto Kingz
6:00 p.m. Johnny Degollado y Su Conjunto
7:00 p.m. Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers
8:30 p.m. Los Fantasmas del Valle

Long story short: A great Austin tradition that celebrates Tejano culture with some of conjunto’s biggest names and plenty of room to dance.

For more information about Fiestas Patrias of Austin and more details about this event, visit http://www.cincodemayoaustin.com.

Fiesta Gardens is located 1900 E Jesse E. Segovia Street, at the intersection with Chicon Street, on the banks of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin. Admission is $10 all day or $8 presale at Joe’s Bakery, Donn’s BBQ, and Estrada’s Cleaners. All ages are welcome.

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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