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Concerts Calendar 8/20: concert sked heats up
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Almost three straight weeks of 100-plus days has tested a lot of folks, especially in outdoor events. But outdoor festivities continue especially in light of the just-around-the-corner Labor Day and Diez y Sies Festivals.

Big names on deck include Vicente Fernandez, Lady Gaga, Texas Tornados, George Jones, Los Lobos, Shakira, and others.

Sheryl Crow Smooth pop rocker can still deliver vibrancy. Aug. 27. $17-$37. Cynthia Woods Mitchell

 Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Los Enmascaradso Solid conjunto group with Conjunto Calidad. Fiesta Ballroom, Seguin, Saturday Aug. 28.

Lobo IV Smooth norteno/Tejano outfit really shines. Aug. 20. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also 38th All Star Anniversary bash set Aug. 26 celebrating owners Jesse Medina / Raul Ledezma with Jesse D & Variety Mix with Nick Villarreal, La Fuerza, Lariza and other special guests. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Aug 27, Artie v Y Grupo Suave. Sept. 3, Extremo; Sept. 10, Maravia; Sept. 17 La fuerza; Sept. 24 Jesse D & Variety Mix

Emilio Y Grupo Rio Show billed as "The Return of.” Angleton Fairgrounds, Saturday, Nov. 6. VIP Tickets $60/ GA $20 on sale Sept. 10.

Grupo Fama Solid conjunto outfit takes main stage. Cool Arrows. Friday Aug. 20.

Labor Day Weekend Celebration 3-Day family fest features Tejano, conjunto, rock and country groups including Grupo Avance, Grupo Maravia, Banger Broz, Mickey y Sus Carnales, Grooveland Chicano Band, Enmascarados, Los Bandoleros, del Valle, Tejano Highway, 281 (McAllen), Ram Herrera, Jamie y Los, Chamacos, Rhythm Kings, George Lomas & Tejano Mix,  Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, Willie Cantu &, Starlight Band, George Rivas, Ernie Garibay. Multiple stages, Market Square. Also arts, crafts and food booths. Free.

Gerardo Mejia y su Clica Group part of performers at Summer festival at Hebronville. Hebronville, Texas. Sept. 4.

Johnny Cruz & The Texas Chain Gang Crisp band unlaods on stage. Baby O's Tejano Club, 2711 Storey Lane, Dallas. Sept. 4.

Jay Perez Solid singer headlines. Also David Marez and Grupo Avizo. Saturday, Aug. 21 Los Potosinos Ballroom, Hwy 288 B in Angelton.

Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band Anniversary bash celebrating OBG 30 years anniversary. Canela Band, Fi9nal Cut, OBG Band and Hermanos De Leon Special guests Rene Rene, Rudy T, Gilbert Rodriguez, Sonny Ace. $3/$5. 5-11 Sunday. Aug. 29. Cadillac Bar, 212 S Flores.

Eva Ybarra Fundraiser A star-studded line up of Austin musicians join to help a queen of Conjunto - Eva Ybarra of San Antonio. Features Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox, Bradley J. Williams (Los Pinkys, Polkasonics, Gulfcoast Playboys), Clemencia Zapata (Cerronato, Conjunto Aztlan), Bubba Hernandez, Susan Torres. Sunday, September 12. Jovita’s Restaurant, Austin. 6 p.m. Sept. 12. (210) 313-6850

Lone Star Bash Massive gathering of top names including Bob Schneider, Band of Heathens, Hacienda,  Dale Watson, The Bluebonnets, Texas Tornados. 3-10 p.m. Free, but tickets required. Sept. 25. Register at Brewery Lone Star Brewery, 600 Lone Star Blvd.

Little Joe Y La Familia Tejano legend headlines major Labor Day weekend event. Sept. 4. Also  Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz, Veronica y Avance.  Hallaballoos, Houston. $10 until 10 p.m. (713) 943-1400.

Clay Walker Country singer mixes style with poignancy. Sept. 3. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Narciso Martinez Conjunto festival Annual event features top groups. Oct. 22-24. Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, Stenger St., San Benito, Tx.

Legendary Tribute Band Solid group led by Henry Parilla, and made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band in continuing TGIF Friday series. At the elegant, SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall ballroom, 3315 Northwestern. Also Aug. 20, Celsius Band & The Legendary Tributes; Aug. 27, Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Sleep. Buffet starts at 7 p.m. $7 admission. Bookings/private parties, contact Mary Jane Parrilla.  (210) 520-7400

Jonas Brothers Cool group brings it on. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $37-$90 8 p.m. Sept. 10

Rodrigo y Gabriela Mexican acoustic duo fuses traditional flamenco music with heavy metal and rock. Their sophomore album, "11:11," was released last September. $39-$49 Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4

Chente Barrera Singer brings it on. Also Oscar G. and Juan P. Moreno.  Friday, Aug 27. $12. Michael's Sports Bar, 4021 7th St Bay City. (979) 323-0200 Quartermoon Productions.

Kiss Classic rock band still kicking it. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $37-$123 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Creed Monster '90s band back with new CD. Sept. 4. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

John Mayer Singer/songwriter still packs them in. Sept. 5. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Dave Matthews Band Rock outfit is known for their improvisations and instrumental proficiency. Sept. 10. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Edwin Colon Zayas Puero Rican cuatro artist in gala fundrasier for Estudio Cuatro.  7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. 3530 Dove Park Lane. $100 per person. Catering by Giovanni's. Formal attire. Tickets at or (210) 391-4124

Tom Petty Classi rocker joined on stage by other longtimers - ZZ Top. Sept. 24. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Vicente Fernandez Ranchera king is still riveting. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $45-$1,000 at 1510 Polk St., Houston. (713) 758-7200.

George Jones Country pioneer demonstrates why he is considered a legend. $40-$60. Nov. 19. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333.

Slayer Heavy metal party also features Megadeth and Anthrax. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $8-$57 8 p.m. Sept. 25

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Annual shindig features holiday music with some rock energy. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554.  8 p.m. Dec. 4.

Friday Night Live Concert Series New music series at Wonderland of the Americas features variety. Series runs 7 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 24. Free admission. Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 785-3500. Schedule: Nick Lawrence, Grupo Experiencia, Aug. 20; Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band, Henry Lee Parrilla & the Tribute Band, Aug. 27; Shakaré, Ronnie T. Band, Sept. 3; Los Kaballeroz, Johnny Martinez, Sept. 10; Los De La Cumbia, Super Sueño, Sept. 17; Raymond y Grupo Rayo, Shelly Lares, Sept. 24

Andrea Bocelli Italian romantic traditionalist mixes pop, Latin andmore. Dec. 8. $45-$1,000 at 1510 Polk St., Houston. (713) 758-7200.

Kings of Leon New rock group scroed big with their first hit. Sept. 22. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Maravia Solid variety band drops in. Saturday, Aug 21. George Rivas hosts his own bar, George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Aug 22, Joe Jama & George Rivas.

Deftones Rockers bring a smooth but urgent rhythm. Also Baroness. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $30 8 p.m. Aug. 21

Roger Waters Former Pink Floyd musician in showcase. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $45-$1,000 at 1510 Polk St., Houston. (713) 758-7200.

Cancionero Mexicano 2010 Special tribute to Agustin Lara “El Idolo de México.” Hispanic Heritage Society presents "Remembering Agustin Lara." Features some of his most famous and popular songs in two acts: “Veracruz,”  “España,” “La Mujer y El Amor.” Performances by Voces de San Antonio, Cesar de la Cruz, The Chic's, Aldo, Genaro Angel and España Viva. San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby St. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. $20.  (210) 822-3247.

The Toadies Pop rockers back on tour. Also Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Two Tons of Steel, Heartless Bastards, Centro-Matic, Sleepercar, Girl in a Coma, The Bright Light Social Hour, Descender and Here Holy Spain. Whitewater Amphitheater, 15 miles west of I-35 on FM 306, Canyon Lake, (830) 964-3800. $25-$35. Aug. 27-28

Marcos Orozco decent regional Mexican singer in showcase.. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. Aug. 21

Ween Rock duo back on stage. Sold out. Stubb's Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River, Austin. (512) 480-8341. Aug. 28

Gaslight Band Variety mix with classics thrown in. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Also Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz Birthday Celebration Friday, August 27 Gaslight club, McAllen Inn, 1401 S. 10th. (956) 572-8158 Also Tejano artists coming up.

Los Lobos L.A. Chicano band performs as part of the Guadalupe's 30th anniversary celebration. 8 p.m. $15 advance; $20 door. Sept. 25 Guadalupe Plaza, 1327 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151.

Shakira Colombian superstar brings her sensuos hips and Latin-tuinged rock on her latest CD "She Wolf." $9.50-$149.50. AT&T Center, East Houston


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