Wednesday, 05 May 2010 09:02

Big names in music circles will brush up against some of the new upcoming faces at the 2010 Tejano Conjunto Festival scheduled May 11-15.

Among the top dogs expected at the festival, are Los Dos Gilbertos, Bernardo y sus Compadres, Joel Guzman, and Flaco Jiménez.

The festival is scheduled to unfold at the Guadalupe Theater and at Rosedale Park.

Each year, the festival, considered

  one of the largest conjunto showcases in the country, puts the spotlight on pioneers of the genre as well as on some of the top upcoming bands.

Fior the last 20-odd years the TCF has presented a huge variety of conjunto groups, from young talents to the older established pioneers. Their TCF Hall of Fame has also seen the likes of names like Santiago Jimenez Sr., Valerro Longoria, Mingo Saldivar, Flaco Jimenez and others inducted into the hall.
This year, the late Ruben Vela will be remembered with a tribute. Vela passed away a few months ago at the age of 72.

Admission ranges from free to $30 to $35 and there are also multi-day passes available.

The complete schedule follows below.

The festival is presented annually by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

29th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2010 Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, May 11/Guadalupe Theater/9-11am/ Free
Seniors Conjunto Dance
Dueto Carta Blanca de George y Mague

Wednesday, May 12/Guadalupe Theater/7-9pm/Free
Best of the 28th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival 2009 CD Release Party

Thursday, May 13/Rosedale Park/6-11pm/$13 per person*
6:00  Opening Ceremonies/Poster Contest Exhibit & Awards
Lo Mejor del Conjunto Orquestal
6:30  Los Layton (Elsa)
7:30 AJ Castillo (Austin)
8:40  David Lee Garza y Los Musicales (Poteet)
10:00  Roberto Pulido y Los Clásicos (Edinburg)

Friday, May 14/Rosedale Park/7pm-12am/$14 per person*
Puro Conjunto Pesado
7:00  Mickey y sus Carnalez (Houston)
8:00  Los Arcos Hermanos Peña (Dimmitt)
9:00  Los Fantasmas del Valle (Mercedes)
10:00  Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos (Corpus Christi)
11:00  Los Dos Gilbertos (Pharr)

Saturday, May 15/Rosedale Park/1pm-12am/$15 per person*
Puro Conjunto Pesado
1:00  Student Showcase:
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center * Conjunto Heritage Taller
La Joya Independent School District * U.T. Austin Conjunto Ensemble
Palo Alto College/Conjunto Palo Alto
3:00  Lázaro Pérez y su Conjunto (Bishop)
4:00  Dwayne & the TexMeXplosion (Netherlands)
5:00  Linda Escobar y su Conjunto (Corpus Christi)  featuring Honorio Imamura (Japan)
6:00  Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto (San Antonio)
7:00  Max Baca y Los Texmaniacs (San Antonio) 
8:00  Bernardo y sus Compadres (Laredo)
9:00  Joel Guzmán Sarah Fox y Conjuntazzo (Buda)
10:00  Rubén Vela y su Conjunto (Santa Rosa)
11:00  Flaco Jiménez y su Conjunto (San Antonio)
*  3-Day Rosedale All-Events Pass/ $30 GCAC Members  /$35 Non-Members