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Big names and familiar stars make up the lineup of the 2011 edition of the Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio.

Top artists at the fest include Mingo Saldívar y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas, Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers, Gilberto Pérez y sus Compadres, Hometown Boys and Los Dos Gilbertos.

While Tejano music may be getting most of

 the headlines in recent years, conjunto, it’s older folksy cousin, has thrived in Central and South Texas and along the U.S.-Mexican border since the early 1900s. Unlike Tejano, which makes more use of modern instruments such as keyboards, horns and synthesizers, conjunto relies basically on two instruments – the bajo sexto and the accordion.

Conjunto also relies more on mixing elements of the blues, soul, folk and country.

The festival kicks off Tuesday May 10 with a Seniors Conjunto Dance at the Guadalupe Theater featuring local legend Henry Zimmerle y su Conjunto San Antonio with special guest Nick Villarreal.

Next up is the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Dinner & Baile on Thursday, May 12, also at the Guadalupe Theater. According to fest organizer, Juan Tejeda, the evening promises to honor the past and present inductees of the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame. That event also will feature the “Best of the 29th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival” CD Release Party.

Then on Friday May 13, the fest rolls on at Rosedale Park with a solid lineup Lo Mejor de Conjunto: La Tradición Continúa featuring Los Tremendos Alacranes de David Flores, Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Díaz, Jaime y Los Chamacos and Joel Guzmán Sarah Fox y Conjuntazo.

Another heavyweight night of stars is set for Saturday, May 14. The party will include Conjunto Kingz de Flavio Longoria, Linda Escobar, Mickey y sus Carnalez, Oscar Hernández & The Tuff Band, Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos and Mingo Saldívar.

The final day unfolds Sunday with the headliners Eva Ybarra


, Ricky Naranjo, Los De La Rosa Boyz, Gilberto Pérez y sus Compadres, Hometown Boys and  Los Dos Gilbertos.

Complete Schedule follows below.

The festival has varying admission rates, depending on the venue and day. Admission is free for seniors. For details call 210-271-3151 or visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org.

Rosedale Park is located at 303 Dartmouth St while the Guadalupe Theater is at 1301 Guadalupe St.

the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s
30th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2011

Seniors Conjunto Dance
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Guadalupe Theater • 9-11am • Free for Seniors*
Henry Zimmerle y su Conjunto San Antonio featuring special guest Nick Villarreal

Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Dinner & Baile
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Guadalupe Theater • 6pm • $65/$100**
Honoring the past and present inductees into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame
Best of the 29th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival CD Release Party

Lo Mejor de Conjunto: La Tradición Continúa
Friday, May 13, 2011
Rosedale Park • 6pm-12am • $14 per person***
6:00 Opening Ceremonies Poster Contest Exhibition & Awards
6:30 Juanito Castillo y Los Brujos (San Antonio)
7:30 Los Tremendos Alacranes de David Flores (Gregory)
8:30 Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Díaz (Houston)
9:30 Jaime y Los Chamacos (Houston/San Antonio)
10:30 Joel Guzmán Sarah Fox y Conjuntazzo (Buda)
11:30 Accordion Conjunto Jam

Accordion Tuning, Maintenance & Repair Workshop
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Guadalupe Theater • 10am-12pm • $40
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 information, call
210.271.3151.

Lo Mejor de Conjunto: La Tradición Continúa
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Rosedale Park • 1pm-12am • $18 per person***
1:00 GCAC Students, Conjunto Heritage Taller, and Conjunto Palo Alto
2:00 The Conjunto Kingz de Flavio Longoria (San Antonio)
3:00 Gerardo Mejía y su Clica (Rio Grande City)
4:00 Linda Escobar y su Conjunto (Corpus Christi) special presentation by
Conjunto J (Japan)
5:00 Mickey y sus Carnalez (Houston)

6:00 Conjunto Califas (Visalia, California)
7:00 Tony Tigre y La Rosa de Oro (Laredo)
8:10 Oscar Hernández & The Tuff Band (McAllen)
9:10 Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos (Corpus Christi)
10:20 Mingo Saldívar y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas (San Antonio)
11:30 Accordion Conjunto Jam

Lo Mejor de Conjunto: La Tradición Continúa
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Rosedale Park • 1pm-11pm • $18 per person***
1:00 Los De La Cruz (McKinney)
2:00 Retoño (San Benito)
3:00 Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto (San Antonio)
4:00 Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers (Alice)
5:00 Los De La Rosa Boyz (Kingsville)
6:00 Max Baca y Los Texmaniacs (San Antonio) special presentation by Dwayne
Verheyden (Montford, Netherlands)
7:10 Gilberto Pérez y sus Compadres (Mercedes)
8:20 The Hometown Boys (Lubbock)
9:30 Los Dos Gilbertos (Pharr)
10:30 Accordion Conjunto Jam

For registration information call 210.271.3151 or visit
www.guadalupeculturalarts.org

* Free for Seniors but must call 210.271.3151 for reservations

** $65 Dinner & Baile, plus a Best of the Tejano Conjunto Festival
CD and a TCF Magazine
$100 Dinner & Baile, plus a 3-Day Rosedale All-Events Pass, a Best
of the Tejano Conjunto Festival CD and a TCF Magazine

*** 3-Day Rosedale All-Events Pass:
$35 for GCAC Members
$40 for Non-GCAC Members

Rosedale Park, 303 Dartmouth St.
Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St.
San Antonio, TX 

 

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