Concerts Calendar 7/8: Liberty B, 5-Star, DLG, Palominos

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Coming up:
Kany Garcia back on tour
Roger Velasquez:  family connection on new CD

Big brass Tex-Mex, Tejano, and cumbias make up the choices for the weekend.

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

David Lee Garza Versatile Tejano band takes the stage. Friday. Graham Central Station. Also July 18, Ramiro Herrera; July 25, Desperados; Aug 1. Bobby Pulido

Artie V & Suave Versatile group blends dance, oldies, Top 40 and more. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Friday, July 11. No cover. Also July 18, Soulstruck Movement; July 25, Final Cut. www.myspace.com/cadillacbar

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Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Tight group offers a wide array of funk, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Lucky road Saloon. Also Thursdays at Bar on Broadway, 2411 Broadway.

Five Star Band Top notch variety band plays funk, oldies,Tex-Mex and more. Friday. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, Thursday. Maravia, Saturday. George's All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday.

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 has been busy working on his next CD expected out by mid-Sept.

Los Camaroneros de Fred Saldaña Solid band plays classic conjunto and occasional blues. 5 p.m. Sundays. Reptilez Sports Bar, 5418 Old Hwy. 90.
 
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. Saturday, July 12. Blessed Sacrament Hall, Oblate at Shannon Lee. Tickets are $75 percouple and include a full meal, refreshments and door/raffle prizes. For tickets/reservations call Ricardo Gonzalez (210) 833-1213
 

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.

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Oscar Cruz y Escape Winsome band mixes cumbias, merengues, disco, oldies, Tex-Mex and more. Led by the talented singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz, the band also includes Alvaro Mendoza, vocals/percussion; Bert Ibarra, 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. www.oscarcruzandescape.com

Harry & the Hightones 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 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 www.fiestanochedelrio.com.

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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 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: www.txmusicfest.com  

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. www.tejanoticket.com.

Latin Grammy Awards Annual awrads show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network.   www.grammy.com/Latin/News/ 

  

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