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 zydeco and indie, the styles may vary, but the quality of the music is always high.

2017 Music schedule

Saturday, April 22

Bud Light Music Stage 

10:45am – 11:45am West Kings Highway
12:00 – 1:00pm  Los #3 Dinners
1:30 – 2:30pm Fishermen
3:00 – 4:00pm The Naggins
4:30 - 5:45pm Ruben Moreno


McNutt Garden Stage

11:00am - 2:00pm George Gaytan  
2:00 - 4:00pm Paul Sprawl
   

Sunday, April 23

Bud Light Music Stage

11:15am – 12:15pm   Rachel Laven
12:30 – 1:30pm   Rudy Tee and King Pelican with Thomas David Dyer on keyboards
2:00 – 3:30pm Guy Forsyth
4:00 – 5:00pm Sisters Morales
         

McNutt Garden Stage

12:00 – 3:00pm  George Gaytan 
 1:30 - 2:00pm Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones


*Performance times are subject to change. 

 

2017 Music Line-up

George Gaytan

George Gaytan is an accomplished Classical/Acoustic guitarist who 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. He has also published a book Momentary Heroes about his father’s ship sailing the Pacific during WWII.

Rachel Laven

Rachel Laven is a young yet seasoned singer songwriter with 15 years of professional stage experience. This Texas native is known for turning eyes and ears with her electric vocals and her provocative songwriting. She has performed nationally and internationally at festivals, theatres, house concerts, and small venues alike. Rachel new album won the 2016 NewFolk Songwriting Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Laven grew up in a musical family in San Antonio, Texas. She performed with her parents cover band at the age of 5, started songwriting at 10, and recorded her first full length album at 13. .

Rudy Tee y Los Pelicanos Del Rey

Rudy Tee and King Pelican is comprised of San Antonio's pioneer of Chicano rock & roll, Rudy Tee Gonzales meeting the electric surf and twang killers King Pelican. Featuring special guest Thomas David Dyer on keyboards. As one of the major pioneers of Chicano rock 'n' roll and later a successful Tejano singer, Rudy Tee Gonzales helped put San Antonio's famous West Side Sound on the map, inspiring others to follow. This special collaboration between Rudy and King Pelican showcases material Rudy hasn’t done since the early 60‘s. The new act captures the true sound and excitement of the era when Rudy was playing all over Texas, California and Mexico City. King Pelican has the big chops and driving beat to really showcase the raw energy of Rudy Tee and this collaboration is a must-see. 

Paul Sprawl

Paul Sprawl has been playing guitar, singing and writing songs since he was a boy. His music uniquely combines percussive guitar techniques with bottleneck, tapping, harmonica and a baritone voice. Whether documentaries of real world characters met traveling, flights of guitar fascination, or cinematic visions with visual detail, Paul Sprawl's songs come from a lifelong creative process reaching far, wide, and deep.He plays all over North America and several countries in Europe. Born and raised in California, he and his dancer/choreographer wife are currently building a place for artists to find refuge and inspiration in Big Bend, Texas.

The Naggins

The Naggins are San Antonio's only Irish Folk/Rock Septet, performing the traditional, and not so traditional tunes of the Emerald Isle. Formed in 2015, The Naggins' have entertained crowds large and small. Their high energy performance style aims to bring people together, bring them to their feet, and above all...bring the Craic. - Sláinte!

West King Highway

West Kings Highway based in San Antonio, creates its own original sound with a combination of musical styles. Bringing together jazz, Americana, and rock influences, along with singer songwriters from the past 30 years, West Kings Highway writes music that speaks to a wide audience. The band is comprised of lead singer and guitarist John Carrera, saxophonist Noah Peterson, and bassist Pete Matteson. With a blend of smooth melodies and crafted songwriting, West Kings Highway is a south Texas crowd pleaser.

Fishermen

Fishermen is an American Indie rock, soul band from San Antonio, and have fast become fan favorites at area music and performance events.

Los #3 Dinners

Los #3 Dinnersare San Antonio’s very own legendary garage band rockers. They have been around town forever at every club, party, fiesta, and big stage event where people go to cut loose. They have a number of CD’s out and their radio hits include “Livin’ Inside The Loop”, “Can’t Stop, Gotta Rock”, and “Down in SA”. Their style is true garage band with strains of rock, blues, reggae, surf, country and punk as well as doctored up covers of 60’s party rock favorites. Audience participation is encouraged and the band always has a bag of maracas for the crowd and fans get up on stage and sing, dance or just act weird! Their upbeat carefree approach to rock and roll has made them a San Antonio favorite for decades!

Sister Morales

Sisters Morales The best music knows no boundaries, transcends borders and genres, and mixes, matches and melds styles into something all an artists’ own. Doing just that comes naturally to Sisters Morales. A veritable spectrum of sounds and styles can be heard in the music created by Lisa and Roberta Morales, but their music is rooted in the Southwestern spirit of Texas (their San Antonio home), Arizona (where they grew up) and Mexico (their family and cultural roots.) The Sisters Morales are Border Rock.

Guy Forsyth

Guy Forsyth is a guitarist, singer, interpreter, and songwriter. From the mid-90s, Forsyth’s guitar playing and singing became well known to blues fans in and around Austin, Texas, where as sideman or leader or solo artist he stays very active. Forsyth’s repertoire, while couched in the blues form, ranges widely and incorporates elements of rock, R&B, folk, jazz and contemporary pop. In addition to his fiery guitar playing and smoky singing, Forsyth also plays lean harmonica. His recordings show him to be a dedicated player with the ability to work his band, and by extension his listeners, into an enthusiastic lather.

Ruben Moreno

Ruben Moreno is a remarkable entertainer who grips his audiences with his sizzling style of Creole soul and honky-tonk zydeco, soulful vocals, and timeless accordion skills. Ruben is known by many as one of the hottest rubboard artists in the world, and is now staking his claim as a premiere, mainstream vocalist who can squeeze the box with the best of them.

Helpful Information

Fiesta Arts Fair is open to the public

Saturday, April 21
10am – 6pm

Sunday, April 22
11am – 5pm

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