Tuesday, 11 May 2010 00:01

As we sweep closer to the beginning of summer, the outdoor concert season is in full swing. Highlights this month include theTejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio and Memorial weekend gatheirngs.

Each week, the weather is getting hotter so enjoy the outdoors while you can and while the moderate weather continues

Tejano Dance Two of the biggest dance bands in la Onda Tejana team up. David Lee Garza y los Musicales and Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz. Fiesta Ballroom, Seguin. Saturday, May 22 $15 presale Tickets @ Fiesta in Seguin.

Randy Rogers Top country band plays dance faves. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. May 21. Also May 22, Yahari; May 31, Roy Contreras Benefit Dance; with Los Palominos, Siggno, Enzino, Privilegio, Zamorales; June 6, Grupo Massore; June 19, Aniceto Molina.

Return of Chili Queens 2010 Annual fesatyival features chili cook off, and tons of live entertainment. Artists ionclude SAISD Mariachi, Evolution Band, La Venganza, Mojo Savage, Anthony Hernandez & The Crew, Tejano Highway 281, Raymond y Grupo Rayo, Grupo Maravia, Los Banger Broz, Los Enmascarados, Grupo Avance, Esclavo, Super Fuego, Grupo Desafio, Pollo y Sus Rumores, Puro 8, Fugaz, Grupo Imperial. Saturday-Monday May 29-31. Market Square.

2010 Tejano Conjunto Festival Annual outdoor concert series features big names and

 young talents. Artists include Flaco Jimenez, Joel Guzman, Mingo Saldivar, Los Dos Gilbertos, Bernardo Y Sus Compadres and others. Opens Tuesday May 11 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and moves to Rosedale Park through May 15.

Memorial  Day Dance Featuring Rey Ramos & Sparkling City Band. American Legion Hall, 5323 Kostoryz Rd., Corpus Christi. 8:30 p.m.  Sunday, May 30. Presale tickets: $10 at House of Music. (361) 853-1804.

Five Star Band/Rene Garcia's Birthday Bash Mr Rene Garcia is having a birth paty and you are invited. Garcia said a ton of special guests will be playing from Al Gomez and Arturo "Sauce" to a bunch of others. RPM club on S. Presa. 9 p.m. Saturday. No cover.

Jesse Borrego Native SA actor hosts two acting workshops - "Art of Acting onf Front of the Camera," and "Working Behind the Camera." SA FilmWorks Institute, 5309 Wurzbach. Saturday, May 15. (210) 888-4549. Borrego's latest film is "La Mission," starring Benjamin Bratt.

La Fuerza Spicy group cooks up interesting musical stew Friday, Crazy Js; Saturday, La Movida

Fama Popular Tejano band on tour. BB Wolfs, Houston. May 15. Mikey Mike Promotions

Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz Veteran Tex-Mex group back in town Friday May 21, Cool Arrows, Also Los Desperadoz, May 28 

Escape Top variety band plays salsa, cumbia, Tex-Mex and more. Led by singer/keyboardists Oscar Cruz. 9 p.m. Saturdays. Also vBrava Salsa Band plays hot Latin rhythms Thursdays. Restaurante Antiigua Grill, 13323 Nacogdoches Rd,.  (210) 587-7470.

Legendary Tribute Band Solid group led by Henry Parilla, and made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band. At the elegant, SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall ballroom, 3315 Northwestern. Bookings/private parties, contact Mary Jane Parrilla.  (210) 520-7400 http://pueblohall.net

Jason Gerard Singer/songwriter and SA native showcases tunes at Thirstys. May 4. Band includes Jason Tremillo. Also Commercial Free Project will also be performing. www.myspace.com/jasongerardmusic

SuperHero Festival Opening reception held Saturday May 8. Exhibit runs through May 28th, 2010. Centro Cultural Aztlan, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd., Suite 103. (210) 432-1896

Eddie Money Pop rocker back in town. May 15. Backstage Live. Also Helstar, June 5; Bonestock,/Budgie & Starz; Iron Maiden, June 12; April Wine, June 26; XYZ & Bang Tango, July 17; Keel, July 17; Schenker & Lynch, July 21; Y & T, Aug. 14;  Pat Travers & Rick Derringer, July 10.

Rush Canadian supergroup back on tour. AT&T Center, Sept. 23. Ticketmaster.com

Artie V Y Grupo Suave Variety group plays blend of musical styles. Friday, May 14. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Roger Veklasquez, May 21; CD release party for Gil Jimenez, May 22; CD Release Anthony Hernandez, May 27, Final Cut May 28.

Grupo Maravia Solid band takes the stage. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. Saturday. Also George Rivas Band, Friday, May 21.

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Solid group on tour with stops in: Frio Saloon 801. S. Frio, Friday, May 14; Bar On Broadway, 2411 Broadway, Saturday, May 15.

Grupo Siggno Rio Grande Valley-based outfit led by Jesse Turner on tour behind new CD "Six Pack." May 15, The Grand, Beeville; May 29, Baby O’s (Tejano Club) Dallas. www.myspace.com/gruposiggno  

Chano Cadena Y su Conjunto Conjunto performs with Ruby Franco. Mafk's Ice House, McKinney @ Cullen, Houston. 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23. (713) 227-5405

Loco Comedy Jam Laugh event features Mike Robles and friends including Joey Medina. 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 16. LOL Comedy Club 410 and Blanco Rd.

Papa Roach Rock band stops in at Scout Bar, 5/12 Also 5/15, Cypress; 5/16, Candlebox; 5/18, Flaw; 5/30 Saliva; 6/06 Texas Traxx; 6/07, Gwar.

2010 Vans Warped Tour Annual national tour showscases tons of rock./metal bands. AT&T Center. 7/1.

Lamb of God Rock/metal group stops in at Sunken Garden Theatre. 08/15 @

Psychedelic Furs top New wave band still klicking it. $25, White Rabbit. June 29.

Eliizabeth La Cantante Solid singer, great horn player and masterful entertainer, Elizabeth has it down. Tex-Mex and classics. Fridays. Los Generales Restaurant, 16216 Nacogdoches Rd. No cover. (210) 63f7-3331.

VFW Post 76 Live music series at scenic historic post by SA River continues. www.vfwpost76.org 

Salsa Brava Orchestra Salsa outfit uncorks the rhythms. Also DJ Papote spinning merengue, salsa, bachata reggaeton and more. Saturdays. Old San Juan Restaurant/Discotex, 4429 Walzem at Austin Highway (210) 599-9990.

SALEG Espana Salsa Night Music and dance for Salsa/ Latin Night. Saturday nights. Espana Bar de Tapas, 5638 Hausman Rd. Ste 105. .

Bar on Walzem New club offers karoake, live music and more. 4422 Walzem at Austin Highway. (210) 599-0908

Fab Four Tejano Mega Show Big showcase with Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz, Jay Perez, Jaime Y Los Chamacos and David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales. Angleton Fairgrounds Indoor Auditorium, Angleton,

Texas. May 15. (979) 665-1923 Presented by quarterMoon Productions - QMPEvents.com.

Anthony Hernandez Hosts his CD release party with new album on Baby Dude Records. Guests to include Joe Posada, Leslie Lugo, Bandoleros, Banger Bros., 6-7 p.m. May 27.

Bamboozle Roadshow 2010 All-day family festival features Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Forever the Sickest Kids, Hanson, Cartel, Cady Groves, Great Big Planes, Mercy Mercedes, Downtown Fiction, The Ready Set and Vita Chambers. May 30. $15, in addition to park admission. Six Flags Fiesta Texas, I-10 West at La Cantera Boulevard, (210) 697-5050.

Memorial Weekend Festival Featuring Bobby Pulido, Elida Reyna, Hometown Boys, Victoria Community Center, Victoria Sunday, May 30. (979) 665-1923 www.qmpevents.com

The Crew Solid unit cranks it. Featuring Marc Martinez, Anthony Hernandez, & JJ Posada. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Chachos, I-10 & Callaghan

La Diferenzia, Versatile group mixes it up. May 29  St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 402 W. 1st, Hearne, Texas. Produced by Crazy Entertainment Productions. Also June 19, Raulito Navaira.

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DJ Jumpin Jess Teams up with DJ Jota Erre. Playing the best of old school, hip-hop, dance, Tejano, Latin pop and more. Fridays. 6th Street Bar & Grill, 2701 White Oak Blvd @ Studemont.

Jose De Leon, Artist in showcase. May 29. Zamora's Bar, 10878 FM 1987, Maxwell. Presented by Slick Entertainment Production. Also Invicto, June 12; Chano Cadena, July 10; Los Astronantas, Saturday, June 26; Tony Tiger Saenz, July 24.

Main Plaza Lunchtime and afternoon concerts. (210) 225-9800 www.mainplaza.org Music Festival includes various events. Foxy, accordion & Chucho Perales, bajo sexto, Sundays. (210) 225-9800 www.mainplaza.org  

Wayne Harper Pop singer extraordinaire plays a mix of oldies, rock, pop, jazz and more Martini Club, Rector/McCullough 210-344-4747.

Daniel Monserrat Singer plays Fridays, Wednesdays. La Marginal, 2447 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 804-2242

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Additional reporting by Trina Guevara, Robert Rivas