Sunday, 13 June 2010 00:01

Heading right into the teeth of the summer season as outdoor festival season picks up.

Upcoming highlights include theTejano National Convention and Tejano Music Awards as well as the South Texas Conjunto Association awards.

Aniceto Molina Solid cumbia outfit on tour. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. June 19. Also June 20 (Father’s day) Little Joe y La Familia plus Grupo Vida; Friday Aug. 6, Aaron Watson with special guest Emory Quinn.

Sunny Sauceda Red hot Tex-Mex accordionist

 takes stage June 17. Gaslight club, McAllen Inn, 1401 S. 10th. (956) 572-8158 Also New Variety Band, June 18-20; David Lee Garza Y Musicalers, June 24. June 21, Carlos y Jose; July 12, Los dos de Nuevo Leon.

Tejano Sound Band Big show for Fathers Days dance. Sky Lanes, 5141 MLK Jr Blvd. Lansing, MI 8 p.m. June 19.

Cancionero Mexicano 2010 Special tribute to Agustin Lara “El Idolo de México.” Hispanic Heritage Sopciety preents “Solamente una vez/ You belong to my Heart” Suite with some of his most famous and popular songs in two acts: “Veracruz,”  “España,” “La Mujer y El Amor.” San Pedro Playhouse. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.

Musica de la Frontera Brownsville Heritage Association presents conjunto concert with Cande Aguilar. Concert is in conjunction with San Antonio photographer John Dyer's collection of photographs of Conjunto artists on display at the Brownsville Heritage Museum. 6 p.m. Friday, June 18. $5-$10.

Grupo Maravia Solid Tejano/variety band under the spotlight. Crazy J's Sports Bar, 126 Gembler Road. Saturday, June 19. (210) 688-5915. 

STCA 2010 Awards Annual conjunto showcase and awards scheduled Sunday, July 18. Pharr International Convention Center, Pharr, Texas. Details: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The 2009 COY winner was Los Monarcas de Mario Y Pete Diaz. (956) 454-2207.

Escape Top variety band plays salsa, cumbia, Tex-Mex and more. Led by singer/keyboardists Oscar Cruz. 9 p.m. Saturdays. Also Brava 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

April Wine Red-hot rockers June 26. Backstage Live. Also XYZ & Bang Tango, July 17; Keel, July 17; Schenker & Lynch, July 21; Y & T, Aug. 14;  Pat Travers & Rick Derringer, July 10.

Raulito Navaira Emilio's brother still kicking it. June 19. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 402 W. 1st, Hearne, Texas. Produced by Crazy Entertainment Productions.

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

Grupo Maravia Solid variety group plays blend of musical styles. Friday, June 18. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Lobo IV, June 25; Banger Bros, July 2; Jesse De Leon, July 9; La Fuerza July 16. Also  July 23, Final cut Band; July 30, Pete Ybarra Y Fuego. Also July 4th Legends in Review concert/fundraiser w/ Rudy Palacios and Alamo City Band, Rudy Tee, Ernie Garibay, Jimmy Edward, Tobias Band, Groove Doctors, Lisa Sharp, Rico.

2010 Tejano Music Awards Annual event teams up wioth Tejano National Convention this year July 9-11. TMAs to be produced by noted producer David Chavez. Convention Center, San Antonio. Details: 2010 Tejano Music Awards: Changes in the wind

George Rivas Solid band takes the stage. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. Saturday.

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Solid group on tour with stops in Bar on Walzem. Sunday. June 18, Club Movida; June 19, Joe's Beer Box 1332 E. Durango with Jimmy Edward, Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legends

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.

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

Lamb of God Rock/metal group stops in at Sunken Garden Theatre. Aug 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. 

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.

Little Joe's 2nd Annual 4th of July Picnic Featuring ittle Joe y La Familia, War, Oscar de la Rosa, Latin Breed, Grupo Vida, DaHEBEGEBEES and Gloria Jean Cantu. Sunday, July 4. Rosedale Park. $20 in advance.

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

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

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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.

Chano Cadena Solid artist in showcase. Zamora's Bar, 10878 FM 1987, Maxwell. July 10. Presented by Slick Entertainment Production. Also Los Astronantas, Saturday, June 26; Tony Tiger Saenz, July 24.

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

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

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Additional reporting by Trina Guevara, Robert Rivas