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May 15-19, 2019: 38th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival

It’s that time of year again. The 38th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival, the biggest conjunto festival in the world is set to launch in a couple of weeks in San Antonio and the list of performers and activities does not disappoint.

The fest begins on May 15 with a Seniors Dance at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Theater at 1301 Guadalupe featuring Eddie “Lalo” Torres y su Conjunto. The dance is FREE! There will also be a screening of Chulas Fronteras, a documentary film about Texas conjunto music and its history.

On May 16, the newest inductees into the Tejano Conjunto Hall of Fame will be presented at the Guadalupe Theater. This year’s inductees include Norfy Layton, Lorenzo Martinez, and Pepe Maldonado.

But it’s May 17-19 which will have the most activity at SA’s Rosedale Park at 303 Dartmouth. The three-day concert series includes some of the best conjuntos in the business.  Get your tickets here. Here’s the schedule:

Friday, May 17, 2019
Rosedale Park, San Antonio, TX
5:30pm-Midnight
$16 daily admission
5:30pm Opening Ceremonies
6:00pm Flavio Longoria Conjunto Kings
7:00pm Los D Boyz
8:00pm Rio Jordan
9:00pm Los Cucuys de Rodney Rodriguez
10:00pm Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers
11:00pm Los Garcia Bros
AFTERPARTY: FAR WEST @ 2502 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Rosedale Park, San Antonio, TX
12:00pm-12:00am
$16 daily admission
12:00pm Conjunto Student Showcase
3:20pm Cristina y Los Latinos
4:00pm Robert Casillas and Company
5:00pm JR Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits
6:00pm Los Morales Boyz
7:00pm Los Leones de Alberto Solis
8:00pm Los Tremendos V
9:00pm Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz
10:00pm Conjunto Califas
11:00pm Lazaro Perez y su Conjunto
AFTERPARTY: BOSMANS @ 672 Elks Dr, San Antonio, TX 78211

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Rosedale Park, San Antonio, TX
12:00-11:00pm
$16 daily admission
12:00pm Conjunto Student Showcase
2:00pm Los Hermanos Tellez
3:00pm Konjunto Kompaz
4:00pm Tejano RoZe
5:00pm Linda Escobar y Su Tremendo Conjunto
6:00pm Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto
7:00pm Los Texmaniacs featuring Flaco Jimenez
8:00pm Ruben De La Cruz y su Conjunto
9:00pm Tony Tigre y la Rosa de Oro
10:00pm Los Palominos
AFTERPARTY: THE SQUEEZEBOX @ 2806 N. St. Mary’s
San Antonio, Texas 78212

 

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2016 Tejano Conjunto Fest Schedule

tcflogoMy FB friend, Juan Tejeda, the long-time organizer of the Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio, posted the schedule for this year’s fest to be held May 11 – 15, 2016 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and at Rosedale Park. I know I’m making plans to be there for some of the festivities! Here you go:

Below is the complete schedule and musical line-up for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s 35th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2016 which will take place from May 11-15 at the historic Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park. Hope to see you in San Antonio for the landmark 35th Annual, and por favor spread the palabra and schedule to your familia and friends. Gracias.

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
35th Annual
Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2016
Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, May 11/Guadalupe Theatre/10am-12noon/Free

Free Seniors Conjunto Dance
Bene Medina y el Conjunto Águila (San Antonio)

Thursday, May 12/Guadalupe Theatre/6-9:30pm/$25-$10*

San Antonio Premiere of Conjunto Blues

6-7pm Reception
7pm Conjunto Blues
Conjunto Blues is the newest theatrical/musical/multi-media performance piece by San Antonio-based musician and theater artist, Nicolás Valdez. Through live music, poetry, teatro and documentary video footage, Conjunto Blues explores the historical and social conditions that led to the creation and development of Conjunto as an original American musical ensemble and style of music, as well as an expression of cultural resistance and liberation.

8:15pm Live concert & dance with Los Nahuatlatos

Friday, May 13/Rosedale Park/5:30pm-12am/$15 per person**

5:30pm Opening Ceremonies/Poster Contest Exhibit & Awards

Hecho en Tejas: Puro Conjunto Pesado

6pm Acero (San Antonio)
7pm Santiago Garza y La Naturaleza (Jourdanton)
8pm Los Clavos del Wesso (San Antonio)
9pm The Hometown Boys (Lubbock)
10pm Los García Bros. (Eagle Pass)
11pm Jaime y Los Chamacos (Houston)

Saturday, May 14/Rosedale Park/12pm-12am/$15 per person**

Hecho en Tejas: Puro Conjunto Pesado

12noon Conjunto Student Showcase:
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
Conjunto Heritage Taller
Houston Accordion Performers
Southside High School Conjunto Cardenales
Los Fresnos High School Conjunto Halcón
Palmview High School Conjunto La Tradición
La Joya High School Conjunto Los Diamantes
Palo Alto College Conjunto Palo Alto
3pm Conteño (Brownsville)
4pm Conjunto Deltaboyz (Elsa)
5pm Los Nuevos Chachos de Jesse Gómez (Mission)
6pm Los Badd Boyz del Valle (Edcouch)
7pm Los Tremendos V (Corpus Christi)
8pm Lázaro Pérez y su Conjunto (Bishop)
9pm Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Díaz (Houston)
10pm Los Fantasmas del Valle (Mercedes)
11pm Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos (Corpus Christi)

Sunday, May 15/Rosedale Park/1-10pm/$12 per person**

Hecho en Tejas: Puro Conjunto Pesado

1pm Conjunto Cats (Seguin)
2pm Conjunto Baraja de Oro (Dallas)
3pm Bernardo y sus Compadres (Laredo)
4pm Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto (San Antonio)
5pm Dwayne Verheyden (Montford, Netherlands)
6pm Los Texmaniacs de Max Baca (San Antonio)
7pm Flaco Jiménez y su Conjunto (San Antonio)
8pm Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers (Alice)
9pm Roberto Pulido y Los Clásicos (Edinburg)

Saturday, May 14/Guadalupe Theatre/10am-12noon/$45

Accordion Tuning, Maintenance & Repair Workshop
Tim Schofield, Hohner Accordion Repair and Parts Supervisor,
will teach you how to tune the reeds of your accordion and
maintain it in tip-top playing shape. Accordion tuning kits
will be available for purchase.

For workshop registration & info, call 210.271.3151.

* Conjunto Blues & Los Nahuatlatos Concert/Dance
$25 per person: Includes admission price, first-tier floor table seating, free reception with light food, two free drinks, and TCF program magazine. Tables of 4 available.
$20 per person: Includes admission price, second and third-tier table seating, free reception with light food, one free drink, and TCF program magazine. Tables of 8 available.
$10 per person: Includes admission price, fourth-tier single chair seating and TCF program magazine.

** 3-Day (Friday-Sunday) Rosedale All-Events Pass
$37 GCAC Members
$40 Non-Members

For tickets & info, 210.271.3151
www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

The Guadalupe Theater is located at 1301 Guadalupe St.
and Rosedale Park is at 340 Dartmouth in San Antonio, Texas.

Enter the Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest

From Juan Tejeda:

Attention visual artists and graphic designers. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center wants you to submit a poster for the 34th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Poster Contest 2015. The Overall Winner receives a $1,000 cash award and the winning selection becomes the official poster for the 34th Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2015 to be held from May 13-17. A Top Selection and Honorable Mention poster will also be selected in the middle school, high school, college level, and open categories. Deadline for submission is February 7, 2015. For the complete rules & guidelines, click here. FEBRUARY 7, 2015 DEADLINE! 

Line-Up for 33rd Tejano Conjunto Fest is Announced

My FB friend, Juan Tejeda, posted the tentative schedule today. As always, it is full schedule of activities, education, and entertainment. Among the “huge” names are The Texas Tornados, who perform for the very first time at the Fest. Also, accordion genius Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox, Los Texmaniacs, and Dwayne Verheyden–and that’s just the first night! Check out the schedule, attend all the activities, and enjoy! (Poster is from 2010)

GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
33rd ANNUAL
TEJANO CONJUNTO FESTIVAL EN SAN ANTONIO 2014
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 14/Guadalupe Theater/10am-12pm/Free for Seniors

“Free Seniors Conjunto Dance”

10am-12pm Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto

Friday, May 16/Rosedale Park/6pm-12am/$15

“Conjunto Crossover”

6-6:30pm Opening Ceremonies/Poster Contest Awards
6:30-7:15pm The Texas Sweethearts (Weslaco)
7:30-8pm Miguel A. Pérez del Conjunto San Antonio (Spain)
8-8:40pm Dwayne Verheyden (Montford, Netherlands)
8:40-9:30pm Los Texmaniacs de Max Baca (San Antonio)
9:45-10:40pm Joel Guzmán Sarah Fox y Conjuntazzo (Austin)
11-12pm The Texas Tornados (Austin/San Antonio)

Saturday, May 17/Rosedale Park/12pm-12am/$15

“Puro Conjunto Pesado: Hecho en Tejas”

Conjunto Student Showcase
12-2pm Conjunto Juan Seguín/Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguín *
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center * Conjunto Heritage
Taller * Estrellas de Acordeón/Houston Accordion
Performers * La Joya Independent School District *
Conjunto Palo Alto/Palo Alto College

Austin Conjunto Showcase
2-2:50pm Conjunto Los Pinkys featuring Isidro Samilpa
& Chencho Flores (Austin)
3-3:50pm Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia (Austin)
Special Presentation by Lala Garza
4-4:50pm Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto (Austin)
5-5:50pm The Conjunto Kings de Flavio Longoria (San Antonio)
6-6:50pm Conjunto Los Leones de Alberto Solís (Laredo)
7-7:50pm La Naturaleza de Santiago Garza (San Antonio)
8-8:50pm Lázaro Pérez y su Conjunto (Kingsville)
9-9:50pm Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Díaz (Houston)
10-10:55pm Los García Bros. (Eagle Pass)
11-12pm Los Dos Gilbertos (Edinburg)

Sunday, May 18/Rosedale Park/1-10pm/$15

“Puro Conjunto Pesado: Hecho en Tejas”

1-1:50pm Fruty Villarreal y Los Mavericks (La Feria)
2-2:50pm Conjunto Senzzible (Houston)
3-3:50pm Da Krazy Pimps (Eagle Pass)
4-4:50pm Randy García y Conjunto Estrella (Corpus Christi)
5-5:50pm Tejano Boys (Harlingen)
Special Presentation by Peter Anzaldúa (Brownsville)
6-6:50pm Conjunto Romo (Kyle)
7-7:50pm Bernardo y sus Compadres (Baytown/Laredo)
8-8:50pm Los Fantasmas del Valle (Mercedes)
9-10pm Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos (Corpus Christi)

WORKSHOPS

Saturday, May 17/Guadalupe Theatre/9-10:30am/$45

“Accordion Tuning, Maintenance & Repair Workshop”

Tim Schofield, Hohner Accordion Repair and Parts Supervisor,
will teach you how to tune the reeds of your accordion and
maintain it in tip-top playing shape. Accordion tuning kits
will be available for purchase.

Saturday, May 17/Guadalupe Theatre/10:30am-12:30pm/$45 each

“Button Accordion & Bajo Sexto Workshops”

Master Button Accordion and Bajo Sexto maestros, and Grammy
Award-winning recording artists, Joel Guzmán and Max Baca, will
conduct this concurrent two-hour workshop. Basic accordion and
bajo sexto playing techniques and chords/scales will be explored,
along with the accompaniment of different conjunto rhythms. The
two separate workshops will come together at the end for an
impromptu performance and conjunto jam.

For workshops registration, call 210.271.3151.

* 3-Day Rosedale All-Events Pass
$35 GCAC Members
$40 Non-Members
For info, 210.271.3151
www.guadalupeculturalarts.org