To Do Música, April 2017 —
July 8, 2020

To Do Música, April 2017

By Liz Lopez

El Tule, this month at Guero's Taco Bar


Spread The Rumor! Yayo Castillo y Rumores are coming to the Texas Star Saloon in Maxwell on Saturday, Apr. 1. More information on the artist and venue Facebook pages.

The 6th Annual Git Down will be held on Friday, Apr. 7 at 6 – 11 p.m. with live music by Doug Moreland, The Boss Jaguars, and Cojunto Los Pinkys. Classic cars, BBQ, great friends and good times. Slow Pokes Brisket Shack, 737 FM 1626, Manchaca, Texas 78652.

Gaby Moreno

Gaby Moreno will be coming to Austin with her IlusiónTour at the Cactus Café on Apr. 9. For more information on her tour, visit

“Viernes Sociales” with DJ Fabian Cuero will be held the first Friday of every month beginning  April 7, 9 – 10 p.m. Beginner/Intermediate Bachata class taught by Sidney Joseph Jr. and Social Dancing with DJ Fabian Cuero from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. $15 for class (includes social), $10 for social only. BYOB- take your favorite drink. Esquina Tango Austin.

Arturo (Turo) Lomas Garza is the 2017 inductee to the Austin Jazz Society Hall of Fame. He regularly played congas, timbal, bongos, cowbell and hand percussion, and was a regular at Austin’s Liberty Lunch, Houston Rockefeller’s, and Corpus Christi and San Antonio Jazz Festivals. Turo also performed and recorded with many other Austin musicians. As VP for Fable Records and a studio musician, he worked on countless productions for a variety of Austin musicians. A tribute concert is set for Sunday, Apr. 2, 3 – 5 p.m. at Chez Zee. For more information and tickets visit

Tejano Heritage Celebration

The Tejano Heritage Celebration, a collaborative effort between three organizations, will be held on Saturday, Apr. 8 to recognize the fifth anniversary of the unveiling of the Tejano Monument on the State Capital grounds, as well the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Austin Tejano Music Coalition.  A Mexican-American history symposium is offered from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Stephen F. Austin Building, in the GLO Auditorium.

At noon, a presentation by State officials will be made at the Capitol building south steps and the 2014 Tejano Idol winner, Monica Saldivar, will sing the National Anthem. A portion of concert starts at 1 p.m. with Conjunto Baraja de Oro at the TXDOT Parking Lot #27.

The Tejano Monument Anniversary Ceremony will be held by the Tejano Monument on the Southwest Lawn of the State Capitol grounds from 2 – 2:30 p.m, April 8th, 2017. This is sponsored by the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin. The event is free and open to the public with music by The University of Texas Mariachi Paredes.

The following bands are scheduled to perform and are subject to change. Big Band Tejano at 2:30 p.m.; Veronica Flores (2016 Tejano Idol winner) at 3:30 p.m.; Powerhouse Avizo Band at 4 p.m.; Mario Macias (2013 Tejano Idol winner) at 5 p.m.; Shelly Lares at 5:30 p.m.; Monica Saldivar (2014 Tejano Idol winner) at 6:30 p.m. and Ram Herrera at 7 p.m.

It is suggested to take lawn chairs, but no glass containers, tents or canopies allowed. No sales of any type will be allowed on state property per rules and guidelines. For more information and to RSVP for free visit

El Tule is host to “Baile Para Alonso” in memory of their friend Alonso Rey on Saturday, Apr. 1 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Guero’s Taco Bar, 1412 S Congress Ave. El Tule will also perform at Hotel Vegas on Cumbia Night along with DJ Albert & Adan and Parranderos De La Kumbia on Friday, Apr. 7, 9 p.m.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Planet Music Series Presents Austin Samba’s The Big Easy on Saturday, Apr. 1 at the Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr. No cover. 7 p.m.  Special guest Dr. Zog Zydeco.

Austin Samba will be cooking up a gumbo of classic New Orleans tunes simmered in Brazilian percussion and spiced with beautiful choreography. Enjoy a wild mash up of Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Jerry Lee Lewis and Clifton Chenier that celebrates the irresistible joy of Mardi Gras and Carnaval with rhythms and dance from throughout Brazil. Free dance lessons.

Latin at Heart

Latin at Heart brings its big romantic rock n’ roll sound to the stage at The Backstage at El Mercado Saturday, Apr. 15. Special guest Deann René with Kyle Judd!

Celebrate the Butler School of Music World Music Week with The University of Texas at Austin Mariachi Ensemble on Sunday, Apr. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Singer/songwriter and former ensemble member Lesly Reynaga will be the featured artist at this concert. 2406 Robert Dedman Dr, Music Building (MRH), Recital Studio. Free admission and parking available in San Jacinto Parking Garage.

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