[5/15] Preview: Ramón Ayala at the Texas State Capitol

This evening, May 15, one of the most popular performers in Texas music history comes to the Texas State Capitol. “El Rey Del Acordeón” Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte, will be playing a free concert on the south steps of the Capitol building-a show that will likely be remembered as historic for years to come.

After beginning his career in the early 1960s with Cornelio Reyna as Los Relampagos Del Norte, the Mexican superstar is almost a genre unto himself, having enjoyed unrivaled success in Conjunto and Tejano and virtually defining the Norteño genre. After scoring hit after hit with Reyna, Ayala went on to form his current band, Ramón Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte in the 1970s. His string of hits include classics like “Ya No Llores,” “Hay Ojitos,” “Un Rinconcito En El Cielo,” “Amor de Juventud,” “Tragos Amargos,” and many, many more. His songs are essential for every Tejano radio station and DJ.

Long story short: This historic nature of this performance is pretty significant, and it’s one of those shows that everyone will talk about. If at all possible, GO.

The Texas State Capitol is located at 11th and Congress, in the heart of downtown Austin. Parking will be difficult, so I advise public transportation. Music starts at 6pm, there is no cover charge and 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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