Tag Archives: Tejano Music

PACHANGA LATINO MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CITY OF AUSTIN ANNOUNCE TEX-MEX TARDEADAS IN PLAZA SALTILLO

November 16, 2010 (Austin, TX)‹The Pachanga Latino Music Festival, a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, in collaboration with the City of Austin present Tex-Mex Tardeadas, a series of conjunto music concerts for the community at the Plaza Saltillo on the east side. This special series highlights a genre of music native to the South Texas region and rich with the lively sounds of the accordion and the traditional 12-string bajo sexto.

First built in 1998 as a gift to Austin by the sister city of Saltillo, Mexico, the Tex-Mex Tardeadas are a genuine and community-friendly way to celebrate the newly renovated Plaza Saltillo. The two-hour, fun-filled family event is FREE to all and features live music from homegrown conjunto bands, dance contests, prizes, food and more! The next Tex-Mex Tardeada will take place on Sunday, November 20, 2011 with a performance by Conjunto Romo ³Los Little Rascals.² Austin legend and premier conjunto accordionist, Johnny Delgollado ³El Montopolis Kid,² performs on Sunday, November 27, 2011.  For more information, please visit http://www.pachangafest.com/.

WHAT:             Pachanga Latino Music Festival Tex-Mex Tardeadas

WHO:               November 20, 2011

Conjunto Romo ³Los Little Rascals²

November 27, 2011

Johnny Degollado Y Su Conjunto

WHERE:           Plaza Saltillo

412 Comal St.

Austin, Texas

WHEN: November 20, 2011

3:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.

November 27, 2011

3:00 p.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.

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About Pachanga Fest

Pachanga is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and the impact it has on American culture today. For more information visit www.pachangafest.com, and for up-to-the-minute news follow us on Facebook at Pachanga Latino Music Festival and on Twitter at pachangafest.

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New Tejano Station in the RGV

Que Pasa has changed formats, BUT there is a new Tejano Station in the RGV, Super Tejano 102.1.

Border Media launches the Rio Grande Valley’s newest station, “Super Tejano — Where Tejano Lives,” replacing Rhythmic Country KPRR-FM on 102.1 and Adult Hits KZSP-FM on 95.3. The station began broadcasting its new Tejano format on August 15 and targets Adults 25-54

Read more via RADIO ONLINE ®.

Click on the image to go to Super Tejano's Facebook page

Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times

ALICE —

Whether the term is Chicano, Mexican-American, conjunto or ranchero, the musical roots are all the same.

Tejano music in South Texas is a cultural experience, and while some believe it is dying, others are working to preserve it.

The Tejano Roots Hall of Fame Museum in Alice is doing just that.

Read more via Tejano Roots in Alice struggles to keep museum, music alive » Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com

RIP Cha Cha.

Conjunto legend Abelardo “Cha Cha” Jimenez Sr. died early Wednesday morning after battling liver cancer. He was 64.

Read more via Conjunto legend Cha Cha Jimenez dies at 64 | legend, cha, conjunto – TheMonitor.com.

Alice Echo News – Alice, TX > Archives > Obituaries > Javier Villanueva

RIP JV, you will be missed.


Javier Villanueva, “J.V.” and “The Dean of Tejano”, went to be with the Lord June 10, 2011, at the age of 61 surrounded by his family. He was born in Alice, Texas on June 10, 1950 to Antonio and Ernestina Villanueva.

Read more via Alice Echo News – Alice, TX > Archives > Obituaries > Javier Villanueva.

Servando Ramos and ‘acordeón con corazón’ | Houston Music | 29-95.com

Here is a very nice article on Servando Ramos and the Texas Outlaws. (I’m just now finding this article , written on June 3, so keep in mind that the event that is mentioned in the article has already passed).

Servando Ramos, despite the accordion and cowboy hat, doesn’t classify his vibrant sound as Tejano or norteño. When he’s onstage, it’s all about feeling.

“I would say acordeón con corazon. It’s just from my heart,” he says. “I have different flavors inside of me — Tejano, Tex-Mex, conjunto. We all like rock music, too. My dreams is to not separate the Tejanos from the Mexicanos. I would like to bring them together at a dance. Everybody have fun together. That’s what I try to do, without saying it, through my music.”

Read the rest of the article via Servando Ramos and ‘acordeón con corazón’ | Houston Music | 29-95.com.

This Friday (March 4, 2011) at Bea’s