Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio


The 32nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio took place May 15-19 at the Guadalupe Theatre and Rosedale Park and featured over 30 of the very best acts in Conjunto Music, New Directions in Conjunto Music Night, Accordion and Bajo Sexto Workshops, Accordion Students Recital, and plenty of dancing, food and fun.

There were performances by many greats of the conjunto and tejano music world including Flaco Jimenez, Mingo Saldivar, Boni Mauricio, Los Texmaniacs, Gilbert Garcia, Eva Ybarra, Sunny Sauceda and many, many more. The festival is brought to you by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

In addition to the live performances, Grammy award winning, master button accordion maestro and Hohner Artist Joel Guzmán conducted a workshop covering basic chords and scales, along with the playing and accompaniment of different conjunto rhythms. Tim Schofield, Hohner Accordion Repair and Parts Supervisor, held an Accordion tuning, maintenance and repair workshop teaching visitors how to tune accordion reeds and how to keep their accordions in tip-top playing shape.