Concerts Calendar 7/15: Hispanic Fair, Tejano soul, disco

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Coming up:
Jenni Rivera faces lawsuit in stage assault
De La Rosa All-Star CD project nears completion
Roger Velasquez: making his mark in latest CD 'Quiero Besarte'
Reggaeton shows coming up

Outdoor festival, romantic Tejano and cumbias make up the choices for the weekend.

MazzJimmy8 287.JPGHispanic State Fair Annual shin-dig features top bands and artists. The lineup: Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz, Javier Galvan Y Fama, Pochimex, Los Kaballeroz, Grupo Karizzia, Artie V y Grupo Suave, Los De La Cumbia, Grupo La Zorra. Also a carnival, food booths offering turkey legs, hamburgers and agues frescas. Proceeds benefit San Antonio Parks Foundation, Rosedale Park. Free. Sunday, July 20.

Soulstruck Movement Variety band mixes disco, Top 40 and more. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 18. No cover. Also July 25, Final Cut.  Aug. 1, Jesse Deleon/Variety Band; 8/8 Xtremo 4; 8/15, Artie v Y Grupo Suave; 8/22, Pete Ybarra y Fuego; 8/28, Artie V Y Suave, Cadillac Anniversary; 8/29 Red Suace Rules , Mohagany Rush


Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Tight group offers a wide array of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway. Also 7/18, Frio Saloon; 7/19, George's Place; 7/26, Luckey Road Saloon; 8/9, Texas Star Freeport.

Jorge Alejandro y La Paz Top notch variety band plays funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Thursdsay. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Final Cut, Friday; Roger Velasquez, Saturday. George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday. Also George Rivas' birthday will be celebaretd July 30, a Wednesday with Joe Posada.

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Ramiro Herrera Tejano crooner brings mix of cumbias and polkas. Friday. Graham Central Station. Also July 25, Desperados; Aug 1. Bobby Pulido

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 busy working on his next CD due by mid-Sept.

Grupo Maravia Versatile group keep dance floor packed with rancheras, polkas and cumbias. La Movida. Saturday. 

Oscar Cruz y Escape Winsome band mixes cumbias, merengues, disco, oldies, Tex-Mex. Led by the talented singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz, the band also includes Alvaro Mendoza, vocals/percussion; Bert Ybarra, guitars; Abraham Humpries, bass; and Joe Gonzalez, drums. Chango's Havana Club, 23535 IH 10 West & Leon Springs Exit. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16.

Johnny P & the Wiseguy Swing time with this entertaining group. 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 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

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

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.

Flex Red-hot Panamanian singer Flex checks in at Club Rio on July 25. If you haven't heard of Flex you will soon. His pop hit "Te Quiero" is a reggaeton dance party tune. For tickets (210) 403-2582

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

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.

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

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

Final Cut Hawaiian Luau, presented by Ladies Auxillary, features versatile band whips up cumbias, Tex-Mex, funk, oldies, and more. VFW Post 76, 10 Tenth St. Saturday, July 26.

La Mafia vs Kumbia All Starz Top artists led respectively by Oscar De La Rosa and Armando Lichtenberger and A.B. Quintanilla III, go 'mano a mano' in huge Battle of the Bands. Central Pavilion Arena/Fairgrounds, 1213 Terrie Shamsie Blvd, Robstown. Aug 2. $20-$25. (361) 387-9000

Cancionero Mexicano Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Society and directed by Cristina Ortega, the event will include Voces de San Antonio and will showcase corridos, rancheras, serenades and more. 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Instituto Cultural de México, 600 HemisFair Plaza Way. $10. (210) 822-3247.

Texas 2008 Music Festival Featuring country, rock, Tex-Mex and more with 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.  

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.

Santana Rock guitarist back on the touring trail. Opening is Salvador Santana. Santana's latest CD is "Multi-Dimensional Warrior," due in August. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Sept. 19.

Latin Grammy Awards Annual awards show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network. 



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Where can I purchase Royal Jesters albums? I am looking for one that I owned years ago. The cover was beige and brown with only the Royal Jesters logo on the front.

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