Thursday, 15 July 2010 00:01

Just past the midway point of the 2010 summer season and whew - it does not seem to be going fast enough.

Meantime, outdoor festivals and concerts are heating up.

La Fuerza Tight group mixes

 Tex-Mex, oldies and more. Ben Miranda and group working in the studio for their upcoming CD, as yet untitled. Band - latest CD "Veneno" - plays Club Movida on Saturday. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also July 23, Final Cut Band; July 30, Pete Ybarra Y Fuego.

Colombian Independence Day Festival Featuring Los Gavilanes de la Cumbia, Mi Rumba, Banda Sinfonica Estudiantil Institucion Educativa Neira, Columbian folk dancers, Colombian Boys Choir.  Saturday July 24. PlazaAmericas. 7500 Bellaire Blvd (713) 777-1111. Also Saturday, July 17, Julian y Rigo, Face Painting, Rainbow the Clown, Mariachi Imperial.

Ralph Saenz Benefit Comunity gathering to help defray medical expenses for ralh Sanez. Featuring Latin Breed, Rocky Hernandez y OBG Band, Anthony Hernandez & Crew, Enmascarados, Ryland Edwards, Bandoleros, Lisa Marie Sharp, Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, Jo Jo & Latin Fever, Ruben Ramos, Rene Garcia. Cadillac Bar, 212. S. Flores. Aug. 5. (210)-778-1444

Los Desperadoz Solid conjunto outfit takes main stage. Cool Arrows. Friday July 30. Also Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz, Aug. 5.

Los TexManiacs Grammy winning group teams up with Flaco Jimenez and Rick Trevino in showcase at Texas Pride Barbecue,  2980 E. Loop 1604 South. 8 p.m. July 24. (210) 649-3730  

Hurricane Alex Relief Concert and car show to raise school supplies for hurricane victims featuring Lorenzo, Locita, Canela Band, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15. Advance Parking Lot, 930 S.E. Military Drive by Roosevelt. 


Siggno Tex-Mex outfit unloads on stage. Wild Bill's Saloon & Honkytonk, 3811 W. Business 83, Harlingen. 7 p.m. Aug. 6.


Getting Lei'd Slice of Comedy presents Gloria Sanchez, Roman Garcia, CJ Carter, Jade Esteban Estrada and Roy Lopez in comedy show. 9 p.m. July 24. Josephine Theater, 339 W. Josephine. $10. (210 623-0732  

City Style Lowrider Car Club Car Show Featuring hundreds of slicked up cards and entertainment by Mingo Saldivar, Boni Mauricio, Los Medina Boyyz, Edgar Vasquez y sus Machachos, City Style Band, Fish Y Los Favoritos, Ricky Ruiz Y Escorpiones, La Experiencia. Laredo Civic Center, 2800 San Bernardo. Noon-midnight, July 18.  

Tejano Legends Concert Featuring Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution and Jay Perez. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 7. Judson Williams Convention Center, El Paso, TX

Michael Salgado Dependable norteno outfit takes stage. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. July 17. Also July 23 – Buster Jiggs; July 24 – Jaime y Los Chamacos; July 30 – Trey Wilson; July 31 – Tropa Estrella; Aug. 6, Aaron Watson with special guest Emory Quinn; Aug 7 – Solido; Aug 14 – Terribles del Norte  

Gaslight Band Variety mix with classics thrown in. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Also Costumbra, July 26; Solido, Aug. 2; Intrusso de Nuevo Leon, Aug 9. Los Cadets de Linares de Lupe Tijerina, Aug. 16. Gaslight club, McAllen Inn, 1401 S. 10th. (956) 572-8158 Also Tejano artists coming up.

SA Border Relief Concert Big show presented by Dr. Alma Aguado, Grace Hernandez and Michael Salgado features Michael Salgado, Juan Ramos, Patsy Torres, Ram Herrera, Los desperados,Tropa F, Fama,  Volado, Raulito Naviara, Leslie Lujo, Jorge alejando, Final Cut, Benny Reyna, Marco Martinez, Campanas de America, Yolanda Del Rio, Aduss de la Cierra, Priscilla y sus Balas de Plata, Alicia Villarreal y Cheli Lares. Cattleman's Bar & Grill, 915 W. Houston. 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Also 15 food booths. (210) 970-1071. $10 bag of cleaning supplies or bag of groceries. Benefit for flood victims of Piedras Negras. They need non-perishable food items and clothing.

Cumabiaso 2010 Featuring Chris Perez and Quimikoz del Son. Club Seguin, 3032 S. Main. Ft. Worth. Aug 1.

Salsa Brava Featured in Salsa Sundays with Salsafix. Salsa & Bachata class 8:30 p.m. Koccktails bar, 2818 NE loop 410 at Perrin Beitel.

Cancionero Mexicano 2010 Special tribute to Agustin Lara “El Idolo de México.” Hispanic Heritage Society presents “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.

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/keyboardist 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

Tony Tiger Saenz Solid group in showcase. Zamora's Bar, 10878 FM 1987, Maxwell. July 24. Presented by Slick Entertainment Production.

Main Plaza Lunchtime and afternoon concerts. 11:30 -1:30, Monday, July 21,, Mitch Webb and Swindles in Acoustic Lunch. See you downtown!(210) 225-9800 Music Festival includes various events. Foxy, accordion & Chucho Perales, bajo sexto, Sundays. (210) 225-9800  

XYZ & Bang Tango Rock outfits drop in July 17. Backstage Live. Also Keel, July 17; Schenker & Lynch, July 21; Y & T, Aug. 14..

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

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

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Multitalented group on tour with stops in West Texas July 17. Also July 23, New Mexico Artesia; July 24, Raffles Restaurant & Bar. Read more:

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

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. Originally July 4 - REST Aug 1.. 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.

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