The Guadalupe Announces Line-Up for 28th Tejano Conjunto Festival
San Antonio, Texas – The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio will celebrate its 28th incarnation from May 5th to 9th at the historic Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe St. at S. Brazos, and the nearby Rosedale Park, 342 Dartmouth, in San Antonio, Texas.
Highlights of the festival include star-studded performances by Conjunto Music Hall of Famers Mingo Saldivar, Ruben Vela, Esteban Jordan, Oscar Hernandez, Los Dos Gilbertos, and sixteen other musical acts, as well as accordion and bajo sexto workshops. These workshops will be offered from Thursday, May 7th through Saturday, May 9th at the Guadalupe Theatre. Accordion workshops will be taught by conjunto accordion great, Oscar Hernandez. He will also teach a workshop in Accordion Maintenance, Tuning and Repair. Bajo sexto will be taught by legendary musician and bajista, Jesus “Chucho” Perales. Workshop prices range from $35 per session or $50 per day (two sessions).
Other highlights of the 28th Tejano Conjunto Festival include a Seniors Conjunto Dance; inductions into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame; a CD Release Party at the Guadalupe Theater for The Best of the 8th and 27th Tejano Conjunto Festivals (recorded live at the 1989 and 2008 festivals respectively); and three days and over 20 of the very best bands in Conjunto music at Rosedale Park that includes a special Tribute to Esteban Jordan, one of the all-time great accordionists in the history of Conjunto music; plus food and beverage booths, accordion raffle, student recital and more. The Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio is produced by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. For more information, call 210/271-3151, or visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org for the full schedule and line-up of artists.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to preserve, promote and develop the arts and culture of the Chicano/Latino/Native American peoples for all ages and backgrounds through public and educational programming in six disciplines: dance, literature, media arts, theater arts, visual arts and music.