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Conjunto music is San Antonio’s musical soul, and the Tejano Conjunto Pageant its Mecca. Now in its 38th version, the competition presents a wide selection of actions beginning on Tuesday (see the total schedule on the Guadalupe’s web site famous beneath), but when I’ve to decide on the primary pillars of this 12 months’s celebration
I need to begin with the charming (and free) Seniors Dance on Could 15 (10am-noon Wed, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St.). Additionally on the Guadalupe on that Wed (7pm) is the must-see screening of Chulas Fronteras (1976), a 58-minute doc on border music directed by Les Clean and Chris Strachwitz.
Nonetheless, regardless of what number of displays, workshops and Corridor of Fame inductions are provided, the meat of the competition will all the time be the music, and the weekend of Could 17-19 has lots to select from: Flavio Longoria Conjunto Kings and Río Jordan (that includes Esteban Jordan’s sons) on Friday; the Conjunto Scholar Showcase on Saturday and arguably the perfect Sunday ever for the Pageant: Eva Ybarra y Su Conjunto, Texmaniacs (pictured) with Flaco Jiménez, and Los Palominos, all in the identical closing evening after three days of music by greater than 30 acts from Texas and California. Deliver your dancing sneakers, your thirst and your urge for food for gorditas — it doesn’t get rather more San Antonio than this.
$16 per day, $45 for a three-day move, 5:30pm-midnight Fri Could 17, noon-11pm Sat Could 18-Solar Could 19, Rosedale Park, 303 Dartmouth St., (210) 271-3151, guadalupeculturalarts.org.
Tejano Conjunto Pageant
@ Rosedale Park
When: Fri., Could 17, 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m. and Could 18-19, 12-11 p.m.
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