Mark your calendars! The Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival returns to the world-famous Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in downtown Austin on Cinco de Mayo 2018!
The basics before we get to the lineup: The event is FREE, all ages are allowed with adult, lawnchairs are welcome, no coolers or outside food/drink, and there is plenty of paid parking near Stubb's.
Headlined by the legendary Flaco Jimenez, the lineup features fellow legends Gilberto Perez Sr, Pepe Maldonado, Chano Cadena, Chencho & Frank Flores, Bene Medina and more.
PLUS, the Austin Tejano Music Coalition will be hosting the Austin round auditions for its Tejano Idol talent search competition along with a showcase of past winners and contestants on the indoor stage. And they will also be hosting Tammy Lorraine Huerta Fender, biographer and daughter of Freddy Fender, who will be doing book signings and a meet and greet supporting her new book about her legendary father.
At the very end of the night, we will have an official Guinness World Record attempt for number of accordionists playing "Viva Seguin" at the same time!
In addition to the music on-stage, a wide variety of local food, arts and crafts and other vendors will be on-hand, in partnership with Austin’s own Las Ofrendas.
Saturday May 5th - Stubbs downtown, 801 Red River St 11am to Midnight-ish
11am - Conjunto Calidad (Seguin)
11:55am - Fruty Villarreal y Los Mavericks (Santa Maria)
12:50pm - Joe Zimmerle y Su Conjunto (San Antonio)
1:45pm - Crystal n Crew (Houston)
2:40pm - Los De La Cruz (Dallas)
3:35pm - Conjunto Mi Rey (Del Rio)
4:30pm - Bene Medina (San Antonio)
5:25pm - Ramon Lucio y Conjunto Dominante (Brownsville)
6:20pm - Los Texas Wranglers (Austin)
7:15pm - Los Enmascarados (Kingsville)
8:10pm - Gilberto Perez Sr., Pepe Maldonado, Gilberto Perez Jr. Y Su Conjunto, Santa Rosa ISD Conjunto Students
9:40pm - Chano Cadena (Alice)
10:35pm - Los Arcos Hermanos Peña (Dimmitt)
11:30pm - Flaco Jimenez (San Antonio)
11am - Jessica Arreola, ATMC Tejano Idol past finalist
12:35pm - La Tradizion (New Braunfels)
1:30pm - Rob Huerta, ATMC Tejano Idol past finalist
2:10pm - Mark Weber y Los Cuernos (San Antonio)
3:05pm - Mickey Montemayor, ATMC Tejano Idol past finalist
3:40pm - Irene Sanchez, ATMC Tejano Idol past finalist
4:20pm - Ricky Ruiz y Los Escorpiones (Laredo)
5:15pm - Austin Tejano Music Coalition Tejano Idol Auditions - Austin round
6:25pm - ATMC Tejano Idol showcase: Carlos Garcia
7:20pm - Chencho Flores y Su Conjunto (Austin)
8:15pm - ATMC Tejano Idol showcase: Mario Macias
9:10pm - Roger Arocha y Su Conjunto (San Antonio)
Don't miss the events on Day 1 at Bar-B-Q at Graceland and Day 3 at One-2-One!
For festivalgoers and fans, Rancho Alegre Radio has launched a mobile app with performer biographies, lineup details, venue, vendor, and sponsor information, FAQ’s and more. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store. More information about and a schedule of Rancho Alegre Radio’s events and other work is available on the organization’s website at ranchoalegreradio.org.