[12/2] Preview: Toys for Tejanitos

Sunday, Dec. 2, the Texas Club Bar and Grill will host one of the biggest events of the Holiday season, the 2nd Annual Toys for Tejanitos toy drive event. Featuring some of the biggest names in Tejano music, organizers will collect toys and donations to benefit the River City Youth Foundation, which serves over 2500 children in East and Southeast Austin.

Since 1983, the River City Youth Foundation has offered a wide variety of programs to help Austin youth maximize their potential, as well as initiatives and events to improve communities. The organization’s core programs specialize in mentoring, counseling & case management, substance abuse prevention, technology, health & wellness, college & career, and community development. While it has served the entire city during its history, in recent years, the foundation has focused its attention and efforts on the Dove Springs area of Southeast Austin.

Along with emcees Pete Diaz, Jerry Avila, and Rene Garcia, the schedule of performers is a star-studded lineup featuring legendary and Grammy-winning Tejano superstars, plus some up and coming Tejano, Mariachi, Latin Rock, and Latin Hip-Hop artists and groups:

Ruben Ramos
David Lee Garza
David Marez
Raulito Navaira
Los Texmaniacs
Calle Seis
Hugo Guerrero
Gilbert Alba
A-T Boyz
Cacy Savala
Art Tigerina of Grupo Vida
Jonny Martinez
Ricky Valenz
La Distancia
Palacio Brothers
Tanie Castaneda
Playa E
Nikki Lopez y CaƱonazo
Big Band Tejano
Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
Mariachi Las Tejanitas
Mariachi Relampago

The event begins at 3 p.m. Cover is $5 or one toy per person. The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located at 4914 Burleson Road, just south of Ben White Blvd in Southeast Austin. All ages are welcome. View 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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