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.

2022 Music Lineup

Saturday, April 2

Mays Family Foundation Music Stage 

11:15 – 12:30pm  Los #3 Dinners
1:00 – 2:15pm Mitch Webb & The Swindles
2:45 – 4:00pm Slim Bawb & The Fabulous Stumpgrinders
4:30 - 5:45pm Volcán


McNutt Garden Stage

11:00am - 2:00pm George Gaytan  
3:30 - 5:00pm Mitch Webb & Joe Reyes
   

Sunday, April 3

Mays Family Foundation Music Stage

12:00 – 1:00pm Georgia Parker
1:30 – 3:00pm   The South Austin Moonlighters
3:30 – 5:00pm Los Callejeros de San Anto
         

McNutt Garden Stage

11:30am - 12:00pm Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones
 12:00 - 2:30pm George Gaytan 
 3:00 - 4:30pm Big Cedar Fever


*Performance times are subject to change. 

 2022 Line-up

Big Cedar Fever is a string swing band out of central Texas that specializes in classic western swing and jazz. Three-part harmonies and tight musical arrangements draw listeners in, only to be taken away by the classic style and lyrics that relic another time and place.

George Gaytan is a professional classical, acoustic guitarist. He has provided music for PBS Documentaries, University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M Educational DVD's. He's recorded and toured with Tish Hinojosa and toured with Amy Grant and most recently performed with her at a benefit for Austin City Limits. Gaytan also played for King Felipe IV and Queen Letizia of Spain on their recent visit to San Antonio. He has five recording out with a new one All Roads lead to Home out this year. He is on the Music Faculty at Saint Mary’s Hall College Prep School and will be teaching guitar at Amy Grants’ Barefoot Republic Camp this summer.

 

Los #3 Dinners have been laying down a strong rock and roll vibe in SA for 40 years! It started at the original Friendly Spot where crowds spilled out into the streets to dance. Texas Monthly named the Dinners the Best Local Band in Texas in 1980, and they are still going strong…. The Current also named the Dinners as the best Rock Band in the Last 20 Years! Los #3 Dinners (who used to call themselves Los #2 Dinners) have played at just about every club, party room, backyard pachanga, river parade, Fiesta event, big stage, tiny stage, and truck bed and continue to pound out the rock and roll for SA. Los #3 Dinners current lineup includes: Terry Garza-bass and vocals; Jake Perales-drums; Frank Karpienski-lead guitar and Lenny Friedland-vocals, guitar and jokes. Still around, still underground!

 

Los Callejeros de San Anto is the sideband to Piñata Protest and shares most of the same members. Instead of writing original songs Los Callejeros focus on covering classic Tex-Mex, conjunto, tejano, norteño, cumbia, country, and oldies that helped create the soundtrack of San Antonio, TX. With covers from artists such as Flaco Jimenez, Nick Villarreal, Ramon Ayala, Celso Piña, and Johnny Cash, this band has had many dance floors grooving all around Texas. They have made performances at several official Fiesta events, The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, clubs and festivals of all sizes, quinceñeras, weddings, and backyard parties of all types.

 

Georgia Parker is a Hill Country Texan through and through. Her sound is of a quality and character that can only be acquired over many years of listing to country greats, and she channels the Texas history that the music is steeped in and brings listeners back to a faraway 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.

 

Slim Bawb & The Fabulous Stumpgrinders are a two-time Grammy Nominated South Texas Swamp trio based out of New Braunfels. “Slim Bawb” plays bass with his feet while singing and playing guitar, mandolin, banjo, or resonator. His gravelly and gritty voice brings the swamp to every show. “Lil Howard” Yeargan adds the accordion, mandolin, and harmonica & Gabe Wilson on drums. With almost 200 years of combined musical experience, these three guys sound like a whole bunch of Cajuns in the swamp stompin’ and squeezin’.

 

The South Austin Moonlighters deliver their own unique brand of Americana music with organic, show-stopping vocal harmonies, incredible musicianship, and well-crafted, heart-felt songs. The joy of making music is a tangible and contagious part of the Moonlighters’ live shows. They are often compared to The Eagles, Little Feat, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young—but the Moonlighters have a voice all their own.

 

Mitch Webb & The Swindles is a small but mighty band out of San Antonio filled with great musicians. They have carved their 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, and Webb’s songwriting style comes straight from the roots music melting pot of San Antonio playing a special blend of country, rock-n-roll, and Conjunto found only in this region. Webb and guitarist, Joe Reyes will also perform a duo set.

 

Volcán is a South Texas based indie Latin project formed in late 2014. The group boasts a full rhythm section (comprised of drums, congas, bongos, timbales, and bass), a full brass sections (comprised of trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, and mellophone, a state champion accordionist, a prolific lead guitarist, and best-in-class vocals. Volcán is all original, opting never to use covers despite their dedication to bringing traditional cultural sounds to a new generation of Latinos; creating pieces of music that stretch the definition of what traditional Latin music can be and modernizing our favorite classic sounds.

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