[8/8] Preview: Cinco Doce and Bidi Bidi Banda at Holy Mountain

Bidi Bid bandaTonight at Holy Mountain, Austin’s own Cinco Doce will share the stage with Bidi Bidi Banda. Fans should be prepared for lots of cumbias and lots and lots and LOTS of Selena.

Cinco Doce has roots in conjunto and has made its mark in recent years with a trademark sound heavily influenced by Tejano and rock, as well as other rhythmic genres like bachata, reggaeton, and hip-hop. Their great stage show, unique sound, and hip, urban-inspired image, have gained them a loyal following, particularly among younger listeners.

Bidi Bidi Banda is the top-notch Selena cover band fronted by the incomparable Stephanie Bergara. A life-long super fan, during each show Bergara transforms herself into the late Tejano superstar with several wardrobe changes, each one hand-made and painstakingly modeled after the slain singer’s iconic outfits. Backed by an incredibly talented band, it’s truly an experience and a must-see for anyone who knows all the words to “Como La Flor.”

Long story short: One of the very few times you’ll hear Tejano downtown. Cinco Doce always brings it and so does Bidi Bidi Banda. Hip-Hop artists TTBS and Lil T are also slated to perform, so it will definitely be a little something for everyone.

Holy Mountain is located at 617 E 7th St, at 7th and Red River in downtown Austin. Cover is $10 at the door. 21+ welcome. Join 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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