Concerts Calender 7/1: Jesse & Joy, Lonely Boys, Ybarra

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Mexican pop, country, rock/blues and Tex-Mex is on tap for a holiday weekend as July 4th festivals mark area celebrations.

Pete Ybarra & Grupo Fuego YbarraPete 4 2008.jpgSolid Tex-Mex band keeps the dance floor packed. Fans know Pete Ybarra was the original accordion player for Emilio Navaira when he started his band back in 1989. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. No cover. Also July 11, Artie V & Suave; July 18, Soulstruck Movement; July 25, Final Cut.

Willie Nelson's Family Picnic Massive July 4th festival featuring Los Lonely Boys, Merle Haggard, Pat Green, Ray Price, David Allan Coe and Del Castillo. Fourth of July Fest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. $27-$67 at Ticketmaster.

Maravia Veteran group plays variety of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Club Movida. Saturday.

Louis Shati Orchestra Solid Latin, salsa, Tex-Mex band whips up an alluring mixture of dance music. 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Arjon's International Club. Shati says he's been busy working on his next CD which he expects out by mid-Sept.

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Tight group offers a wide array of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway. Smoke can get dense at this low-ceiling bar.

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Oscar Rodriguez Virtuoso guitarist plays a hot mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. Grant St. Pizza, 8:30 p.m. Fridays; Pat O'Briens, 3 p.m. Saturdays.
Conjunto Experiencia Conjunto tops alineup that includes Los Aguilares, Virginio Castillo y Los Trobadores, Los Cachis, Conjunto Sereno, TNT Co., Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band, "El Pavo Grande" Salvador Garcia, and Abel y Xperiencia Band. Arturo's Sports Bar & Grill, 3310 S. Zarzamora St. Frida
Bernardo y sus Compadres Conjunto legends headline a bill that also features Los Homies de Andy Saenz and "El Pavo Real" Salvador Garcia 9 p.m. Friday. Lerma's, 1602 N. Zarzamora St. Also George y Mague, Hermanos DeLeon, 8 p.m. Saturday; Henry Zimmerle, Los Conjunto Kings de Flavio Longoria, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.


Los Palominos Neo-trad conjunto band headlines Thursday at Graham Central Station. Also July 4, Stampede; July 11, David Lee Garza; July 18, Ramiro Herrera; July 25, Desperados; Aug 1. Bobby PulidoJesse&Joy 2 2008.JPG

Jesse y Joy Young brother/sister duo from Mexico City has been riding a wave of popularity behind critically acclaimed debut album "Esta Es Mi Vida." Wednesday,July 2. Club Rio, U.S. 281 at Bitters. Free but ticket controlled by KRIO, Digital 104.1.

Jorge Alejandro y La Paz  Singer/songwriter Alejandro is a versatile artist who mixes cumbias, boleros, rancheras and more. Thursday. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Roger Velasquez & 
The Latin Legends,
Saturday; George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday.

Devil's Hollow Trio Rock band celebrates CD rerlease with a festival featuring (in order) Moreno Boys, CJ 7, DSeano & Housejacks, All-In Blues Band, Flywood. Sam's Burger Joint. Music starts 6 p.m., July 4. CD Release party is a send-off for Hollow Trio as the band is touring California in July  $8, all ages. Devils Hollow Trio also playing River Road on Thursday. Details:

Alvarez Vietnam Story Fundraiser Gathering will feature Patsy Torres, Liza Ybarra, and comedian Cleto Rodriguez. 8 p.m. Friday, July 4. Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop). $25. For more info contact Yolanda Ayala (210) 310-6377

Los Camaroneros de Fred Saldaña Solid band plays classic conjunto and the occasional blues. 5 p.m. every Sunday, Reptilez Sports Bar, 5418 Old Hwy. 90. 

Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers Solid conjunto band brings it on. 9 p.m. Saturday, July 5. Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1101 Patton St., San Marcos. Presented by Slick Entertainment Promotion.

Sean Castillo & the Hubcaps Solid band takes the stage 6 p.m. Sunday as part of the "Swing Factory":Sunday dance/concert series at Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway (just outside the loop). Cover: $5. All ages. 7-8 p.m. complimentary beginner swing Lessons by SASDS. Also, July 13, Harry & the Hightones; July 20, Johnny P & the Wiseguys, July 27, TBA.

Fiesta Noche Del Rio Huge summer revue underway at Arneson Theater. Performances will includes the Fiesta Noche del Rio cast, including Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez and Willie "El Curro" Champion. The Fiesta Noche Del Rio, which features the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas in a seven-act outdoor performance, has been held each summer for 50 years. It's considered the longest-running outdoor musical revue of its kind in the U.S.

Presented by the Alamo Kiwanis Club, the show has raised more than $3 million for local children's charities. The summer season runs through Aug. 9. with performances at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $5-15. Group and military discounts are available at H-E-B stores. For tickets, call (210) 226-4651 or visit

Main Plaza High Noon Music Series lunch-time music in the Plaza continues Tuesdays through Fridays through August, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Main Plaza Conservancy's High Noon Music Series. High Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays features jazz music; mariachi music is showcased on Wednesdays. High Noon Fridays features an eclectic mix of Latin music. Raza en la Plaza - 'People in the Plaza;' series is 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturday, through August (except Fridays in July). Also Sunday Tocaditas with Foxy & Rabbit, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Liberty Band Summer_Bash_07-12-08_001.jpgLiberty Band Headlines "Dance the Night Away" Summer Bash. Fountain Bleau, 8353 Culebra. $8-$10 tickets on sale at Janie's and Del Bravo records and also Fountain Bleau,. 8 p.m. July 12. (210) 789-2484

Oldies But Goodies Bash Annual Blessed Sacrament Church fundraiser features Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band with special guest Rudy T. Band is Rocky Hernandez, drums, Nando Aguilar, bass; Sammy Luna, sax and Bobby Villa, lead guitar. July 12. Blessed Sacrament Hall, Oblate at Shannon Lee. Tickets are $75 and include a full meal, drinks and door/raffle prizes. For tickets/reservations call Ricardo Gonzalez (210) 833-1213Palominos concert 6 2008.jpg

Los Palominos Conjunto group team up with Dallas Tejano band Grupo Stampede. Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1101 Patton St., San Marcos. 8 p.m. Friday, July 11.

Dancing Under the Stars Weekly Thursday night jam session on the patio hosted by Los Hermanos De Leon with special guests who drop in. Regulars include Andy Saenz of the Homies, Salvador "El Pavo" Garcia of Los Pavo Reales, Bene Medina, Coy Serna, Mambo Ibarra, Henry Galvan, Flavio Longoria. Thursdays, Bosmans, 672 Elks @ Zarzamora. Details: myspace. com/bosmanshbk1

Flex Red-hot Panamanian singer Flex checks in at Club Rio on July 25. If you haven;theard of Flex you will soon. His pop hit "Te Quiero" is a reggaeton dance party tune. Call the club for tickets (210) 403-2582

Los Tovares Solid Tejano band headlines Lucky Roads, Lytle, Texas. July 25.


Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution Austin band headlines "Primetime Tejano Music RamosRuben 2.jpgfest" featuring Gary Hobbs,Tex-Maniacs, Los Gallos, Los Texas Wranglers with special guest Augustin Ramirez. Fiesta Gardens, Austin. 2-10 p.m. Sunday, July 27. $5 Details call (512) 845-3136

Texas 2008 Music Festival Will feature country, rock, Tex-Mex and more. Bands include David Lee Garza, Intocable, Los Lobos, Los Horoscopos de Durango. Labor Day, Aug. 29-Sept.1. Reliant Arena and Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. Details:  

Noelia Pop singer from Puerto Rico is on a tour for her new CD "Volverte a Ver," that brings her to Club Rio. Aug. 21.  

Azul "Noche Azul de Esperanza" features singer/songwriter Azul will present boleros. Also performing will be Joel Dilly, Paul Ward and Bett Butler. Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave. Wednesday, July 9. $5.

Tejano Music National Convention Debut in Dallas for three-day conference. Featuring Sunny Sauceda, Jay Perez, Shelly Lares, the Royal Jesters, Michael Salgado, Ruben Ramos and more. Dallas Convention Center, Dallas. Aug. 15-17.



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