[9/13-9/14] Preview: Diez y Seis Celebration at Fiesta Gardens

An Austin tradition continues Saturday and Sunday September 13 and 14 at Fiesta Gardens with this year’s Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration. Now in its 36th year, the annual event presented by Fiestas Patrias of Austin celebrates Mexican Independence day with a weekend full of family-friendly activities, music and entertainment.

This year’s lineup includes many local Tejano favorites and Sunday features a lineup mixing grupero, Norteño, and other styles more popular with a Mexican audience. Here’s a look at the schedule, which may be subject to change:

Fiestas Patrias Day One

Saturday September 13:

12:30 p.m.           Knights

1:30 p.m.             Cinco Doce

2:30 p.m.             Ballet Folklorico de Mari Cruz

3:00 p.m.             Son de Rey

4:15 p.m.             Mariachi Los Toros

6:00 p.m.             Yayo Castillo y Grupo Rumores

7:45 p.m.             Tierra Tejana

9:30 p.m.             A.T. Boyz

Fiestas Patrias Day Two
Sunday’s September 14:

12:15 p.m.           Grupo Banduco

1:15 p.m.             El Polvo del Norte

2:00 p.m.             La Nueva Serie

3:00 p.m.             El Sol de Tierra Caliente

4:00 p.m.             La Flama de Tejupilco

5:00 p.m.             Grupo Autenticos de Tierra Caliente

6:00 p.m.             Profecia Nortena

7:00 p.m.             Las Estrellas de Tierra Caliente

8:00 p.m.             La Clave de Mexico

9:30 p.m.             Hugo Cesar “Ganador de Tengo Talento” Azteca America

Long story short: Another great family event at Fiesta Gardens with a wide variety of groups and genres. A rare Austin performance by newly-reunited Tierra Tejana is well worth the cover on Saturday by itself.

Fiesta Gardens is located at 1900 E Jesse E. Segovia Street, at the intersection with Chicon Street, on the banks of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin. Saturday admission is free until 4 p.m. and $7 per person after 4 p.m. Sunday admission is $10 until 4 p.m. and “a little more” after 4 p.m. Children under 12 are free with paying adults and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit diezyseis.org.

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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