Pan-Am Hillside Summer Concerts - To Do Musica —
August 12, 2020

Pan-Am Hillside Summer Concerts – To Do Musica

By Liz Lopez

Little Joe & La Familia
Little Joe & La Familia


The Oswaldo A.B.Cantu Pan-Am Hillside Summer Concert Series 2018 returns this year to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Austin’s longest running outside concert series and is hosted by A.B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center Community Advisory Board. Held every Tuesday in July, the free, family friendly shows begin on July 3, celebrating the holiday and ending with a grand finale on Saturday, August 4. Suggested items to take with you include blankets and lawn chairs, can drinks (no glass containers), and sunglasses. Plan to arrive early. There will be free street parking available all around the park area at 2100 E 3rd St. The following is the lineup and is subject to change. It is recommended to view the Facebook pages for the weekly artists scheduled for the Pan-Am Hillside Summer Concert Series.

July 3 – 6 p.m. J.R. Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits; 7 p.m. David Farias; 8 p.m. Chente Barrera with special guest Ram Herrera. Honoring: Manuel Donley, Ben Marines, Shorty Ortiz, Frank Nunez, and Alfonso Ramos.

July 10 – 7 p.m. Bidi Bidi Banda; 8 p.m. Devin Banda; 8:15 p.m. Sunny Sauceda. Honoring: Gracie Limon, Darlene Camacho, Rocky, Tom Renteria, Manuel Navarro, Golden Gloves, Joel Lozano.

July 17 – 6:30 p.m. Los Diamantez, 7:15 p.m. Nikki Lopez; 7:30 p.m. Los Texas Wranglers with special guests Joe Bravo and Augustin Ramirez; 8:30 p.m. Santiago Jimenez and Flaco Jimenez. Honoring: Sendero, Joe’s Bakery, Brown Distributing, Donn’s BBQ, Fiesta Patrias.

July 24 – 6:30 p.m. Trampia & Lench Martinez; 7:00 p.m. Los A-T Boyz; 8:15 p.m. Ruben Ramos & the Mexican Revolution. Honoring: Lalo Campos, Rosita Ornelas, Marcelo Tafoya, Isidro Lopez, Jose Jaime Garcia Jr, Fred Cantu, La Prensa, Peggy Vasquez.

August 4 – 5 p.m. Oaxaca Arte En Movimiento; 6 p.m. Nash Hernandez Orchestra; 7 p.m. Michelle Chel; 7:30 p.m., Yayo Castillo y Rumores; 9 p.m. Little Joe y La Familia. Honoring John Trevino, Richard Moya, Gonzalo Barrientos, Lloyd Doggett, Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin PARD Dept, Council Member Sabino “Pio” Renteria.

Dawn and Hawkes

Dawn and Hawkes have been collecting healing stories and songs of bravery and good hope, and are ready to share them on their new album “The Other Side” available everywhere on July 6. The artists stated, “In the last year, we stored our possessions and lived on tour while writing a collection of new songs. We found inspiration from what we saw around us: American deserts and mountains to the South Australian coast while navigating a shared journey through mortality, grief, the after-life and compassion for differing perspectives. When we returned to Austin, we began building our new home and recording the new album. ‘The Other Side’ chronicles chapters of life, of history, and of the paths we’ve crossed and traveled.”  Album Credits: Miranda Dawn – vocals, acoustic guitar Chris Hawkes – vocals, acoustic, baritone, electric and bass guitars, piano, Wurlitzer, percussion, production, engineering, mixing Zeke Benenate – upright bass, additional engineering Clint Simmons – drums. Trevor Nealon – Hammond, Mellotron. Chico Oropeza – mandolin. Artwork by Ellie Hammack.

The album release show will be Friday July 6, 8 p.m. at the Cactus Café, 2247 Guadalupe St. Tickets available at Summer and fall tour dates to follow and visit

Tejano Music Alliance of Texas will host a big line up with artists from Austin and Central Texas. $10 tickets at the door. 512- 496- 4930 for table reservations. Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20 at 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. H &H Ballroom 4404 Brandt Rd. For more information, visit TMAT via their Facebook page.

The 80H Project will release new music with a CD release party on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd, Ste. 600. For more information, visit the artist Facebook page.

The Austin Public Library welcomes you to a panel discussion about Austin’s lesbian music scene and LGBTQ+ history on Saturday, July 7 at 3 p.m. at the Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe St. This discussion accompanies the photography exhibit “We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive,” which presents images of Austin’s lesbian musicians and activists of the early 1990s.

Discussion panelists are Jana Birchum, a staff photographer at the Austin Chronicle for over a decade, and Kate Messer, who currently serves as Communications Director for Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan of Council District 6. Curran Nault is the discussion moderator. He holds a PhD in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a joint lecturer in RTF, Asian American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies.

The exhibition “We’ll Just Rock for Ourselves: Selections from the Lisa Davis Photograph Archive” focuses on Davis’s documentation of the lesbian music community in Austin during the early 1990s. Lisa Davis earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986 and remained in Austin working as a staff photographer for the Associated Press. She also freelanced for numerous publications. The panel discussion and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information call 512-974-7480 or visit



Let’s dance around the world together. There are two great shows with world music: Bamako Airlines, Wache, Roleros Cosmicos, Rattletree on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. – 12 midnight, and Cilantro Boombox, The Human Circuit, Dj Manny perform on Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. $6 presale tickets on Eventbrite. Later in the month, Grupo Massa (8 p.m.), Atash (10 p.m.) and Roland and the Roots (12 midnight) take the stage Friday, July 27 with a $10 cover at The Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd.

Mariachi music by Mariachi Corazon De Tejas on Thursday evenings Don Darios’ Cantina, 8801 S. IH 35, Ste D. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Visit the restaurants Facebook page for updates.

The Castaneda Project performs weekly on Tuesdays at Cedar Street, 208 W. 4th St. with no cover charge. Thursday, July 5 they will be at the Speakeasy. They perform in many venues in Austin and beyond and are celebrating the release of their new music, “Labor of Love Live.”

Patricia Vonne (joined by Rick Del Castillo, Scott Garber, Hector Munoz and David Perales- set time 8 p.m.) and Joe King Carrasco (9:30 p.m.) will be performing Saturday, July 7 at Threadgill’s South, 301 W. Riverside. The new album, “Top of the Mountain,” is available at the listening station at Waterloo Records. Visit for more live dates.

Reina del Cid

Part singer-songwriter, part rock band, you can find Reina del Cid at the intersection of lyrical storytelling and scorching solos. In January of last year, Del Cid released a music video for the song “Death Cap,” filmed in Iceland and directed by the band’s longtime creative collaborator, Jason Ho. Their music has been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR, and Baeble Music. Their new release “Rerun City” is out now. Sunday, July 29 at 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets at The Sahara Lounge.

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