[3/18-3/19] Preview: Mexican American Experience at the MACC

MexAmerWednesday and Thursday, Mar. 18 and 19, music fans are invited to something different from the usual South by Southwest fare at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center. The annual Mexican American Experience, presented by Crossroads Events, is a family-friendly event that will feature performances from Grammy Award-winning legendary, veteran, and up-and-coming artists.

Wednesday features a strong horn-driven lineup with San Antonio favorite son Sunny Ozuna, Latin Express from DFW, along with Austin acts CaƱonazo, the recently-reunited Street People, and Mariachi Amor.

Thursday will include plenty of accordion-flavored Tejano with San Antonio’s Chente Barrera, Waxahachie-based Conjunto Baraja de Oro, Austin’s own Beyond Therapy, Grupo Llueve from Edinburg and Tejano Idol winner Erica Rangel.

Long story short: A taste of Tejano, Conjunto, and more from some of the best in the business during one of the biggest music festivals in the world.

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center is located at 600 River Street on the banks of Lady Bird Lake, south of Cesar Chavez and west of I-35 in downtown Austin. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and music starts at 6:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Lawn chairs are encouraged but ice chests are prohibited. Visit crossroadsevents.org for more information.

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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