[7/2] Preview: Hillside After Party and Joe Bravo’s Birthday Party at Blue Moon Bar and Grill

Tonight after the first installment of the Hillside Summer Concert Series, Austin’s Tejano community will gather at the Blue Moon Bar and Grill to celebrate one of their own: the legendary Joe Bravo. An all-star lineup is scheduled to be on-hand to party with the golden-voiced crooner at the south Austin night spot.

Since beginning his career with the Sunglows in the 1960s, Joe Bravo has been a fan favorite and frequent collaborator with fellow Tejano music legends. Bravo has long been known for his smooth voice that fits perfectly with the big brass orquesta sound. Among his many hits is the chicano classic slow jam “Que Casualidad,” a staple for weddings, quinceañeras, and other family gatherings throughout Texas.

Aside from Bravo, other artists scheduled to perform include members of Houston’s brass powerhouse Grupo Avizo, Calle Seis, Hugo Guerrero, Art Tijerina of Grupo Vida, JR Gomez, Jonny Martinez, Trampia Guzman, Devin Banda, and Raphael Rodriguez of Los A-T Boyz. There will probably be a few surprise guests as well.

Long story short: A great night to celebrate another year of an Austin tradition and also honor a Tejano music legend. Well worth the paltry $3 cover.

The Blue Moon Bar and Grill is located at 2200 S IH 35 at the northeast corner of Oltorf and I-35, next to Best Western. The party gets started at 9 p.m., and 21+ are welcome. Cover charge is $3. 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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