To Do Música, June —
July 2, 2020

To Do Música, June

By Liz Lopez

Trio Los Vigilantes
Trio Los Vigilantes

To Do Música is TODO Austin’s monthly take of all the best música events in Austin – banda, tejano, conunto, ranchera, cumbia and more.


Trio Los Vigilantes will be in rare form performing acoustically–no microphones, speakers or amplifiers getting in the way of the lush harmonies of three voices. Saturday, June 10 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Ruiz Branch of the Austin Public Library, 1600 Grove Blvd. All library programs are free and open to the public.

cosa nostra j bobadilla
Cosa Nostra

Salsa Night with J Bobadilla & Cosa Nostra La Banda (formerly named Salsa Brava and founded in San Antonio) perform along with a DJ on the breaks. The band members have extensive musical careers with over 15 years of experience and are from different nationalities–Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and America–and perform the greatest hits in Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and Cha Cha. Their 2015 salsa CD, “Incomparable,” is available on CD Baby and other online outlets. Friday, June 30. Doors 9 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. performance. $13 (with salsa class) or $10 show. Bring your own beverages. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St.

Rey Arteaga and Son y No Son return to play Cuban dance beats Wednesdays at the Continental Club Gallery  in June and July. Arteaga is on vocals & congas; Carmelo Torres (timbales), Ben Bradshaw (bass), Paul Matthews (piano), Oliver Steck (cornet), and also with series appearances by Russell Scanlon (guitar), Gordie Johnson (on trés) and Glenn Rexach (guitar). Show from 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. $5 at door. ¡Que reventón de ritmo! 1315 S Congress Ave.

Austin’s own Mariachi Capitál on Wednesdays, starting at 7 p.m., at DK Maria’s Legendary Tex Mex, 1807 W. Slaughter Lane.

The Rockdale Chamber of Commerce presents the Buckin’ Bulls & BBQ event and the Tejano Night featuring Los A-T Boyz (7:30pm) and AJ Castillo (9:15pm) on Friday, June 2 at Fair Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Open to all ages.

mariachi capital
Mariachi Capitál

The Chisholm Trail Roundup will have a BBQ and Chili Cook-Off June 2-3 at the Lockhart City Park. Thursday, June 8. The weekend includes many more activities, including live music by Justin Trevino from 10:30 p.m. – midnight, among others. A $20 day wristband includes access to all music stages, rodeo, fairgrounds and vendors and weekend wristbands are also available. Details at or (512)398-2818.

The 64th Annual Luling Watermelon Thump is a “fun for the whole family” festival. The Luling Watermelon Thump Association is a 501(c)(4) organization which raises funds for local scholarships, fellow non-profit and civic organizations as well as local agricultural producers.

The four day festival has live music, with free shows on Thursday, June 22 (Texas Unlimited Band and Sunday); Friday, June 23 (Mike Ryan, Hayes Carll); Saturday, June 24 (Copper Chief, Ronnie Milsap and Diamond Rio); and Sunday, June 25 (Lance Lipinsky & the Lovers and Darrell Mccall). There is a fee for the shows on Friday. Children 12 & under are free all weekend. Advance tickets (price includes the grounds admission fee) are available. 421 E Davis St., Luling, TX, 78648. More details at

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