[7/15] Preview: Hillside Concert Series – Calle Seis, Devin Banda, J.R. Gomez, and more

HillsideTonight the Hillside Concert Series continues at the A.B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center. Always a free, family-friendly event, the series features Latino performers of all musical backgrounds at the eastside venue. This evening’s lineup will feature Austin Latin variety party band Calle Seis, along with special guests Hugo Guerrero, Raulito Navaira, Devin Banda, J.R. Gomez, and more.

Considered by some to be a Tejano music “super group,” Calle Seis features Grammy Award-winning personnel who also perform with a few of the genre’s most popular and highly-regarded acts including Little Joe y La Familia, and Austin’s legendary Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution. The seasoned virtuosos of Calle Seis play nearly everything at their shows, from Tejano to funk to salsa to R&B to country…I think you get the idea. It’s not uncommon for other Tejano music stars to make surprise guest appearances at these shows as well, so you never really know who will show up.

Speaking of other Tejano music stars, Charanga king Hugo Guerrero is scheduled to join the guys, so is the always-entertaining singer and radio host Raulito Navaira. Austin’s own versatile vocalist and accordionist J.R. Gomez (Kumbia All Starz, Jay Perez band) will also be performing. Gomez recently collaborated with rising star Devin Banda, who is also scheduled this evening, on her very first single, “Yo Te Dije.”

Long story short: With a lineup like this, it’s party time at the Hillside. In fact, the good times will continue at the official after party at Blue Moon Rock n Blues (2200 S. I-35).

Coming up next:
7/22 – The Chris Castaneda Project featuring The Real Patron, The Texas Wranglers
7/29 – LOS A-T BOYZ, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution

The A.B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center is located at 2100 E. 3rd Street, at 3rd and Robert Martinez Jr. Streets in East Austin. Music is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in July. Admission is free. 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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