Austin, Texas – Austin-based non-profit organization Rancho Alegre Radio today announced its Spring and Summer event season, which includes its First Sunday Conjunto Tardeada Series and the 6th Annual Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Festival. All events celebrate and showcase traditional, accordion-driven Texas Conjunto music.
The tardeada series kicks off Sunday, March 3r from 6 to 8 p.m. with Joe Zimmerle y Su Conjunto at One-2-One Bar (1509 South Lamar). After a couple of years with Los Thunderbirds, bandleader and drummer Joe Zimmerle is continuing the famous San Antonio Zimmerle family tradition with a rock-solid conjunto of his own, which he founded last year. The group has already recorded a couple of singles and is hard at work on their first album. The group played at the 2018 Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Festival at Stubb’s in Austin last year. The series continues the first Sunday in April, June, July, and August with conjuntos from all over Texas and cover charges are $7 per person.
The annual Rancho Alegre Conjunto Music Festival will return for its sixth year on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, the event will take place at The BARn (6218 Brodie Lane) and will end the weekend Sunday, May 5 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (801 Red River Street). Although the complete lineup will be announced March 30t, one of the highlights will be honoring Conjunto legend Gilberto Perez and his 60 years in music. Admission to this event is free and all ages are welcome. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Wolf Pak Radio will be broadcasting live from the event all three days, and longtime production partners Compadresmusic, Full Gallop and GA Productions return this year to produce the show. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities are available.
For more information, visit ranchoalegreradio.org.