The 31st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2012 – Schedule Released

The 31st Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio 2012 is bringing back many of the legends and Conjunto Music Hall of Famers, plus some of the most popular conjuntos performing today. There’s a focus on some of the younger women in conjunto music, and the festival has added a special New Directions in Conjunto Music night. There’s the Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Baile, a preview of a new documentary, a Seniors Conjunto Dance and the accordion and bajo sexto workshops are even coming back on a limited level. Some tough decisions had to be made due to money and time considerations, but festival organizers are confident that they’ve produced a dynamic Conjunto Festival for 2012.  The festival begins May 15 and ends May 20. Please spread the schedule por donde quiera. Festival information for  purchasing tickets, making reservations, workshop, etc. will soon be found at


Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, May 15/Guadalupe Theatre/10am-12pm/Free for Seniors
Seniors Conjunto Dance
Los Conjunto Kingz de Flavio Longoria with Rachel Longoria

Tuesday, May 15/Guadalupe Theatre/7pm/Free Admission
The Making of Juanito’s Lab
Producers/Directors Guillermina Zabala and Enrique Lopetegui
discuss the story and making of Juanito’s Lab, a new documentary film
about Juanito Castillo, the 22-year-old blind button accordionist
and musical wiz-kid konjunto jazz loko karnal de San Anto.
Unedited film clips from the documentary will be shown.

Wednesday, May 16/Guadalupe Theatre/7:30-11pm/$10 pre-sale $15 door
New Directions in Conjunto Music
7:30 Nick Gaitán and The Umbrella Man (Houston)
8:30 Piñata Protest (San Antonio)
9:30 La Santa Cecilia (Los Ángeles)

Thursday, May 17/Guadalupe Theatre/6:30-9pm/$65 & $100**
Special 31st Annual Gala Celebration Dinner & Baile
Honoring the Inductees into the Conjunto Music Hall of Fame
Best of the 30th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival 2011 CD Release Party
8:15 Bernardo y sus Compadres
9:00 Rick De la Rosa y Los D Boyz

Friday, May 18/Rosedale Park/6pm-12am/$15 per person*
5:30 Opening Ceremonies/Poster Contest Exhibit & Awards
Puro Conjunto Pesado: Dos de Houston, Corpitos y el Valle
6:00 Impozzible (Houston)
7:00 Los Tremendos Cinco (Corpus Christi)
8:00 Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Díaz (Houston)
9:00 Los Fantasmas del Valle (Mercedes)
10:00 Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos (Corpus Christi)
11:00 Los Dos Gilbertos (Edinburg)

Saturday, May 19/Rosedale Park/1pm-12am/$18 per person*
Puro Conjunto Pesado: Hecho en Tejas
1:00 Student Showcase: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center * Conjunto Heritage Taller * Conjunto Palo Alto/Palo Alto College * Estrellas de Acordeón/Houston Accordion Performers Palmview High School/La Joya Independent School District
3:00 La Familia Mauricio (Corpus Christi)
3:30 Crystal n The Crew (Pasadena)
4:10 Los Conjunto Kidz (Victoria)
5:00 Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia (Austin)
6:00 Conjunto Prestigio (Dallas)
7:00 Edgar Vásquez y sus Muchachos (Laredo)
8:00 Rubén De la Cruz y su Conjunto (Edcouch)
9:00 Joel Guzmán Sarah Fox y Conjuntazzo (Austin)
10:00 Rio Jordán featuring Juanito Castillo (San Antonio)
11:00 Albert Zamora (Corpus Christi)

Sunday, May 20/Rosedale Park/1-11pm/$18 per person*
Puro Conjunto Pesado: Así se baila en San Anto
1:00 Los Padrinos
1:40 Los Hermanos De León
2:40 Eddie “Lalo” Torres y Anita Paiz y su Conjunto
special presentation by Salvador García y Los Pavos Reales
3:40 Lobo IV
4:40 Eva Ybarra y su Conjunto
5:40 Max Baca y Los Texmaniacs
special presentation by Dwayne Verheyden
6:40 Santiago Jiménez Jr. y su Conjunto
7:40 Bene Medina y el Conjunto Águila
special presentation by Nick Villarreal
8:40 Mingo Saldívar y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas
9:40 Flaco Jiménez y su Conjunto
10:30 Accordion Conjunto Jam


Saturday, May 19/Guadalupe Theatre/9-10:30am/$40
Accordion Tuning, Maintenance & Repair Workshop
Tim Schofield, Hohner Accordion Repair and Parts Supervisor,
will teach you how to tune the reeds of your accordion and
maintain it in tip-top playing shape. Accordion tuning kits
will be available for purchase. For registration, call 210.271.3151.

Saturday, May 19/Guadalupe Theatre/10:30am-12:30pm/$40
Button Accordion & Bajo Sexto Workshops
Master Button Accordion and Bajo Sexto maestros Joel Guzmán
and Max Baca will conduct this concurrent two-hour workshop.
Basic chords and scales will be explored, along with the playing and
accompaniment of different conjunto rhythms. The two workshops will
come together at the end for an impromptu performance and conjunto jam.
For registration, call 210.271.3151.

* 3-Day Rosedale All-Events Pass
$35 GCAC Members
$40 Non-Members

** $65 Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Dinner & Baile,
plus, a Best of the Tejano Conjunto Festival CD and TCF 2012 Magazine
$100 Conjunto Music Hall of Fame Dinner & Baile,
plus, a 3-Day Rosedale All-Events Pass,
a Best of the Tejano Conjunto Festival CD and a TCF 2012 Magazine
For reservations call 210.271.3151. Limited Seating

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