The 35th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival Lineup is Here

click to enlarge The official poster for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's 35th Tejano Conjunto Festival - Theresa Spina
Theresa Spina
The official poster for the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's 35th Tejano Conjunto Festival

The lineup for the 35th Tejano Conjunto Festival has arrived! The annual festival held at Rosedale Park and the Guadalupe Theater which provides San Antonio with a chance to see some of the biggest names in the music of our region will take place Wednesday May 11 through Saturday May 14.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Below is the statement from festival director Juan Tejeda.

"I'm really excited about this year's landmark 35th annual celebration of the Tejano Conjunto Festival ... especially the return of Conjunto legends Flaco Jimenez, Eva Ybarra, Roberto Pulido, Bene Medina, Boni Mauricio, Los Fantasmas del Valle and Los Monarcas, who are included among the 31 bands performing this year."

35th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival lineup

Wednesday, May 11
Free Seniors Conjunto Dance
Bene Medina y el Conjunto Águila (San Antonio)
Guadalupe Theater

Thursday, May 12
San Antonio Premiere of Conjunto Blues
Guadalupe Theater 
6-7pm - Reception
7pm - Conjunto Blues
8pm - Live concert & dance with Los Nahuatlatos
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.

$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.

Friday, May 13
$15 per person*
Rosedale Park
5pm - Opening Ceremonies/Poster Contest Exhibit & Awards
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
$15 per person* 
Rosedale Park

Noon - 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

3:00pm - Conteño (Brownsville)
4:00pm - Conjunto Deltaboyz (Elsa)
5:00pm - Los Nuevos Chachos de Jesse Gómez (Mission)
6:00pm - Los Badd Boyz del Valle (Edcouch)
7:00pm - Los Tremendos V (Corpus Christi)
8:00pm - Lázaro Pérez y su Conjunto (Bishop)
9:00pm - Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Díaz (Houston)
10:00pm - Los Fantasmas del Valle (Mercedes)
11:00pm - Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos (Corpus Christi)

Sunday, May 15
$12 per person*
Rosedale Park
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
Accordion Tuning, Maintenance & Repair Workshop 
Guadalupe Theater

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.

* 3-Day (Friday-Sunday) Rosedale All-Events Pass available
$34 GCAC Members
$40 Non-Members

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