SAN ANTONIO – Rising new talent on the Tejano music scene will receive exposure during the Young Tejano and Conjunto Talent Night at San Antonio’s Alamo Depot Sports Bar on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
The free show, showcasing young Tejano and Conjunto artists, is expected to occur monthly to give unknown singers and musicians an outlet to perform their craft in front of Tejano fans.
Young Tejano and Conjunto Talent Night is the brainchild of photographers Vic Gonzales and Bobby Villela. The duo’s cameras very often capture many young, talented artists trying to break into the very tough and competitive music industry.
“The idea to have these young artists come together under one roof was discussed in detail and plans were quickly formulated to provide them a public forum to perform their music on stage,” Gonzales told TejanoNation.
The first “Young Tejano & Conjunto Talent Night” was held in July and was extremely successful. Performers ranged in age from 12 years old and up. The event was so successful that many other artists both young and seasoned took interest and plans quickly went underway to have a second event. Diva Tequila of San Antonio and Hacienda Records from Corpus Christi offered to sponsor all future events.
Plans are already underway to expand this to other cities such as Corpus Christi, Houston and Dallas, to provide aspiring young artists with an opportunity to showcase their talent and help promote them through various use of media outlets.
Artists scheduled to perform at the November event include Phoebe Marie, Tejano Idol contestants Veronica Flores, Jaime Flores, Crystal Nicole, Gracelynnd Gomez, Jessica Mendoza, Madalyn Hernandez and more. Special guest appearances from Ray Ray de Los Agues and Miss Latina San Antonio.
Alamo Sports Bar is located at 1157 East Commerce in San Antonio.