[8/17] Preview: ALMA Women in Latin Music showcase at the Moose Lodge

almaOn Sunday, Aug. 17, the Moose Lodge will host the 5th annual Women in Latin Music showcase, presented by the Austin Latino Music Association (ALMA). The annual event will celebrate the contributions of female performers in a variety of Latin music genres and feature live performances at the eastside family-friendly venue.

This year’s lineup includes Mariachi Amor (featuring Lesly Reynaga), Tiarra Girls, Paula Maya, Los Texas Wranglers (featuring Joyce Adams, Nikki Lopez, and Rocio Valdes), La Distancia (featuring Laura Ann McGill and Irma Chavez), and special guests Erica Rangel and Erica Lazo, contestants in the Austin Tejano Music Coalition’s Tejano Idol competition.

ALMA’s mission is “to increase knowledge and awareness in the community about local musicians and important historical figures in Austin’s Latino music scene, provide exposure and resources to local musicians, and to foster the development of young musicians who will keep Latino musical styles and traditions alive in the Capitol City.” The organization presents and sponsors a variety of music events, including the “Sonidos del Barrio” series since 2001.

Long story short: A nice sampling of various Latin music styles and the ladies who make them happen. From Mariachi to conjunto to rock to Tejano and everything in between. Plus there’s always a great vibe and friendly energy at community events like this, especially at the Moose Lodge.

The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Avenue, north of MLK and east of Airport Boulevard in East Austin. Cover charge is $10 per person presale and $15 at the door, and the event is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 512-799-0815 or visit austinlatinomusic.com.

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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