Music

This Fair Is Always Rocking!

Fiesta Arts Fair has a well-earned reputation for keeping fairgoers entertained with great, live music.  Local and regional favorites perform throughout the Fiesta Arts Fair weekend, on two (2) stages.  Just like the art and the food, the music at Fiesta Arts Fair can cover a wide range of tastes. From rock, folk and Texas roots, to blues, zydeco and indie, the styles may vary, but the quality of the music is always high.

2018 Music schedule

Saturday, April 21

Bud Light Music Stage 

10:45am – 11:45am Los Djangoleros
12:00 – 1:00pm  Los Fabulocos
1:30 – 2:30pm Kyle Cook
3:00 – 4:00pm Mitch Webb & The Swindles
4:30 - 5:45pm El Tule


McNutt Garden Stage

11:00am - 2:00pm George Gaytan  
2:00 - 4:00pm Los Djangoleros
   

Sunday, April 22

Bud Light Music Stage

12:00 – 1:00pm Henry Brun
1:30 – 3:00pm   Wendy Colonna
3:30 – 5:00pm Roberta Morales
         

McNutt Garden Stage

11:30am – 12:00pm  Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones
 12:00 - 2:30pm George Gaytan  
 3:00 - 4:30pm Georgia Parker  


*Performance times are subject to change. 

 

2018 Music Line-up

Roberta Morales

Roberta Morales is an accomplished musician, a singer, songwriter and guitar player who delivers a repertoire blends classic Mexican ballads, Brazilian and rock music. Whether she sings in English or in Spanish, Morales transcends language with personality, talent and irrepressible joy of performance. She is the real deal in the music industry.

Henry Brun

Henry Brun “Mr. Ritmo” to his fans, is hailed as one of the most talented and hardest working professional musicians and band leaders in Southwest U.S. Brun has recorded over 780 albums, including numerous Grammy and gold & platinum-award winning productions. In 1989, Henry Brun formed The Latin Playerz, a popular group noted for its blend of Latin, Rhythm and Blues, Swing and straight-ahead Jazz. The group regularly performs throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Cuba’s Festival Internacional Del Caribe, Puerto Rico’s Heineken Jazz Festival, Mexico’s Festival International de Jazz, France’s Jazz a Vienne, Switzerland’s Montreaux Jazz Festival, to name a few. Brun’s professional discipline and dedication to musical excellence has earned him the opportunity to perform and record with Arturo Sandoval, Vicki Carr, Charo, Los Lobos, Texas Tornados, Little Joe y La Familia and Los Super Seven, amongst others.

Wendy Colonna

Wendy Colonna is a seasoned troubadour who hails from the gulf coast of Louisiana but has called central Texas her home since 2000. Colonna’s songs echo swampy, southern tales of loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration. Her resonant, signature, grit-infused-honey voice can move from a sweet whisper to a full-on bayou-soul-shout without skipping a beat. Since 2014, Colonna has been writing and producing custom songs for advertisement for clients like Coca-Cola (A Happy Song) and the Southwest Louisiana Visitors Bureau. 

Kyle Cook

Kyle Cook has had a very high profile gig since 1996, when Matchbox Twenty, with Kyle as lead guitarist, first burst into the national scene with their landmark album Yourself or Someone Like You. Cook’s career has continued to evolve. The Indiana native is taking the culmination of his experiences and, for the first time, releasing an album that is all his own. Wolves, Cook’s first solo project, reflects his evolution as an artist, as well as his love for all forms of music. “After writing in Nashville for almost 10 years you collect a lot of songs,” Kyle explains. “I mean, you’re writing on your own constantly, but you’re also co-writing. So I tried to focus on the songs I wrote without the influence of others and then selected co-writes that fit the direction that I was naturally going toward.”

El Tule

El Tule formed in Austin in 2003 and creates a dynamic and celebratory concoction of Latin rhythms. Named after the Tree of Tule located in Oaxaca, Mexico, the band fittingly describes their music as being about history, art, and culture, focusing on legends and tales of the mystical. Through a captivating and highlighted horn section, stirring electric guitars, and a dance-inducing rhythm section, El Tule brings the sounds of cumbia, merengue, salsa, and reggae together with an occasional touch of rock and funk.

George Gaytan

George Gaytan is an accomplished Classical/Acoustic guitarist known for his blend of harmonious classics and melodic style. He has provided documentary music for PBS, University of Texas, Texas A&M, and Anthropy Arts, NYC. He has released six CDs and his music is featured on Bob Webster’s worldwide Radio Gardening Program on weekends. He has toured with Tish Hinojosa and most recently with Amy Grant’s Pieces of Our Lives Tour. Gaytan is also on the music faculty at the private college prep school Saint Mary’s Hall.

Los Djangoleros

Los Djangoleros play gypsy jazz, vintage swing, plus the odd cover in the "hot club" style of Django Reinhardt. Gypsy Jazz was a popular genre in the 1930s, especially in Europe, and has enjoyed a worldwide resurgence in recent years. This lively acoustic group has a passion for music and an infectious and danceable sound. Members include: Randy Grotheus, lead guitar and vocals; Renee Whipple, rhythm guitar and vocals; and Kim Mackenzie, violin/fiddle and vocals.

Los Fabulocus

Los Fabulocus roots rise from working-class neighborhoods of East L.A. They are a festive and energetic band performing in both English and Spanish. Formed in 2004 by accordionist, vocalist, songwriter Jesus Cuevas and drummer Mike Molina (both former members of "The Blazers") they are now joined by former bandmate Ruben Guaderrama on guitar, bajo quinto, Cuban tres and Tony Zamora on bass and vocals from the eclectic L.A. roots band Tremoloco. Los Fabulocus music crosses over generation to generation and includes original compositions and traditional songs from Rancheras and Rock n’ Roll to Cumbias.

Georgia Parker

Georgia Parker is a Western Swing artist out of Central Texas. With her performances, she channels the Texas history that the music is steeped in, and brings listeners back to a far away time and place. She is most noted for her complex swing guitar arrangements and a voice that sounds as if it were being played through a Victrola in the 1940s.

Mitch Webb & The Swindles

Mitch Webb & The Swindles  A small band out of San Antonio filled with great musicians has carved its own niche from the Americana music scene by embracing the rich musical heritage of San Antonio. This band sounds like San Antonio, a mixture of cultures and generations colliding and embracing each other. Mitch Webb’s songwriting style comes straight from the roots music melting pot of San Antonio. His band is continually compared to Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quintet and plays a special blend of country, rock-n-roll, and Conjunto found only in their region. Webb sings lead vocal and plays the guitar, and is joined by Grammy award winner Joe Reyes on guitar and vocals (Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, Texas Tornados), Chris Dodds (Two Tons Of Steel) on drums, Dave Wasson on guitar, Odie on bass, Ray Symczyk on keys and and banjo and usually either Michael Guerra or Josh Baca on accordion (Raul Malo and los Lobos & Tex Maniacs respectfully).

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Fiesta Arts Fair is open to the public

Saturday, April 20
10am – 6pm

Sunday, April 21
11am – 5pm

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