42nd Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio

When: May 15 - May 19, 2024

Where: The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 303 Dartmouth St., San Antonio, TX 78237

Experience the Heart of South Texas Music at the Tejano Conjunto Festival!

  • World-Renowned Celebration: The Tejano Conjunto Festival in San Antonio stands as the premier event for Conjunto music, hailed as the first and longest-running festival of its kind in the nation. Celebrated for its pivotal role in promoting this cherished South Texas tradition, the festival attracts around 10,000 enthusiasts from Texas, the United States, and globally, including Mexico, Europe, and Asia.

  • Stellar Lineup: Under the expert direction of Cristina Ballí and production by Dan Margolies, with TCF founder Juan Tejeda as advisor, the festival showcases the best in Conjunto music. Attendees can expect performances from legendary artists, rising stars, and heritage award winners at iconic venues like Rosedale Park and the historic Guadalupe Theater.

Event Highlights:

  • Seniors Dance: Kick off the festival with a free dance event for seniors on May 15th at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9186, featuring music by Los Hermanos DeLeón and Felipe Perez y sus Polkeros. The day also marks new inductions into the Hall of Fame, accompanied by a special dinner and dance on May 16th.

  • Hall of Fame Celebration: On May 16th, honor past Hall of Fame inductees at a special dance event, boasting performances by Bene Medina y su Conjunto Águila, Eddie “Lalo” Torres, Santiago Jimenez. Jr., Boni Mauricio y Los Máximos, and Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era.

  • Conjunto Concerts Galore: From May 17th to 19th, Rosedale Park will be alive with the sound of Conjunto music. The concert series features a diverse lineup, including student conjuntos, celebrated bands, and renowned musicians like Los Texmaniacs with Flaco Jimenez, ensuring a rich, immersive experience for all attendees.

Why Attend?

  • Cultural Immersion: Dive into the heart of South Texas culture with a festival that embodies the spirit and tradition of Conjunto music.

  • Diverse Music: Enjoy a wide array of performances that cater to all tastes, from traditional tunes to contemporary beats.

  • Community and Celebration: Join a growing community of music lovers, dancers, and musicians in celebrating a genre that brings people together across borders and generations.

Mark Your Calendars: This is more than a festival; it's a testament to the enduring appeal and cultural significance of Conjunto music. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to the genre, the Tejano Conjunto Festival promises unforgettable moments and captivating music. Don't miss out on this vibrant celebration of South Texas heritage!