Tejano Conjunto Festival Attracts Music Lovers from Across Texas

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Tejano Conjunto Festival Attracts Music Lovers from Across Texas

Tejano Conjunto Festival Scheduled for May 24-28, 2017

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will host the 36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival May 24-28, 2017, at the historic Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park in San Antonio, Texas. The festival expects to draw over 5,000 Conjunto music lovers from across Texas, the U.S., Mexico, as well as international visitors. Executive Director Cristina Ballí will direct and curate the festival and Juan Tejeda, founder of the Tejano Conjunto Festival, will serve as advisor.

“I am honored to take on the tremendous task of filling the shoes of festival founder Juan Tejeda, who brought Conjunto music to the forefront with this event,” said Ballí. “This South Texas genre is unlike any other and is the foundation for other musical styles we enjoy today.”

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Director and Curator Daniel Sheehy called the festival and Tejeda a national treasure saying, “It would be hard to imagine a world without the San Antonio Conjunto Festival!”

The festival will feature about 30 of the very best and most popular bands in Conjunto music complemented by plenty of dancing, food and beverage booths in a family-friendly environment. The festivities include special events such as the presentation of new inductees into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame at a special gala event; a free Seniors Conjunto dance; an Accordion Tuning workshop; the Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest; and the opportunity to win top-of-the-line Hohner accordions.

36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio Poster Contest Overall Winner Regina Morales
Regina Morales is a mother, artist, graphic designer and San Antonio transplant. Raised in Geronimo, a town with roughly about 600 people. She spent her youth helping the family restaurant, Loera’s Tamale Hut, then moved to San Francisco after high school to pursue art. After moving back home, she frequently visited San Antonio while growing along with the local art community. Establishing a name for herself, she’s currently known as “Hello Reg” and has showcased her art in numerous local galleries and also in Los Angeles.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit guadalupeculturalarts.org or call 210-271-3151.

36th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Line-Up

Senior Dance

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:00 AM-Noon Guadalupe Theater, Free admission Roger Arocha y Su Conjunto

Accordion Wars

Tejano Conjunto Festival

Flaco-Jimenez-1996-by-Al-Rendon

Hosted by Alamo Music Center Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Doors Open 6:30 PM Competition Starts at 7:00 PM Sam’s Burger Joint, $5 at the door

Hall of Fame Gala

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Guadalupe Theater, 6:00 PM $65/ticket or $1,000/table Induction of New Hall of Fame Honorees with a performance by Bene Medina y el Conjunto Aguila and Special Hall of Fame Presentations

Accordion Tuning Workshop

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM-Noon Guadalupe Theater, $45 Tim Schofield, Hohner Accordion Repair and Parts Supervisor

Friday, May 26, 2017 Rosedale Park, $15

5:30 PM Opening Ceremonies & Poster Contest Awards Presentation

Tejano Conjunto Festival

Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest Winner – Overall Grand Prize:
Regina Morales (Open Category)

6:00 PM Flavio Longoria y Los Conjunto Kings

7:00 PM Retoño

8:00 PM Mando y La Venganza

9:00 PM Rio Jordan and Juanito Castillo

10:00 PM Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers

11:00 PM Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos

Saturday, May 27, 2017 Rosedale Park, $15

1:00 PM Conjunto Student Showcase

2:00 PM South Side High School Conjunto & The Big Squeeze Winners

3:00 PM Miguel Perez y Conjunto San Antonio de España

4:00 PM Hector Gonzalez X2G

5:00 PM Los Morales Boyz

6:00 PM Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era Musical

7:00 PM Ruben De La Cruz y su Conjunto

8:00 PM Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz

9:00 PM Lazaro Perez y su Conjunto

10:00 PM Tony Tigre y la Rosa de Oro

Sunday, May 28, 2017 Rosedale Park, $12

1:00 PM Conjunto Halcon of Los Fresnos High School & Canales Elementary School Conjunto de Brownsville

2:00 PM Inevitable

3:00 PM Los Enmascarados

4:00 PM Los Leones de Alberto Solis

5:00 PM Linda Escobar y Conjunto Amable

6:00 PM Santiago Jimenez Jr y su Conjunto

7:00 PM Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto

8:00 PM Flaco Jimenez y su Conjunto

9:00 PM David Lee Garza y Los Musicales

Locations:

Historic Guadalupe Theater 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207

Rosedale Park 303 Dartmouth, San Antonio, TX 78227

Sam’s Burger Joint 330 E. Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215

Tickets: 3-day (Friday-Sunday) Rosedale All-Events Pass

$37 GCAC Members

$40 Non-Members

For tickets & info, call 210.271.3151 or visit, guadalupeculturalarts.org/tejano-conjunto-festival

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