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Official poster unveiled for 2023 Tejano Conjunto Festival; lineup also released

More than 10,000 music fans are expected to pack west San Antonio for the much-beloved music event. Tickets are now on sale.

SAN ANTONIO — Nearly 30 bands are set to fill west San Antonio with the beloved notes of conjunto music said to have originated in South Texas as preparations continue for the 2023 Tejano Conjunto Festival

On Tuesday morning festival organizers unveiled this year's official poster, along with a lineup teasing performers from all over the region—including San Antonio's own Joe Zimmerle; Flavo Longoria and The Conjunto Kingz; and beloved Alamo City musician Flaco Jimenez.

"Some of the best groups over five days... de todos partes de Tejas," said festival founder Juan Tejeda, speaking to the various places the groups will come to San Antonio from. "You can expect the best in conjunto music. It's the granddaddy of conjunto musical festivals." 

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Juan Tejeda founded the Tejano Conjunto Festival more than 40 years ago, noticing that there was an opportunity to celebrate the festive genre.

As it has done every year in the past, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center held a contest to find a winning poster that bears the spirit of the festival. This year's official artwork features a hooded musician gracefully playing an accordion, herself bearing a halo of the iconic instrument. 

The artist, Elisa de Hoyos, was painting from what she knew; she says she's an accordion player herself, currently performing with three local groups after first picking up the instrument when she was 7. 

"I'm very proud of everybody that submitted something because they believed in themselves," de Hoyos said. "Just doing (the art), you grow from it. I paint for the pure joy of it." 

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Elisa de Hoyos is an accordionist, painter and music teacher. Her poster was selected as the winner of this year's contest.

Tejeda said he expects between 12,000 and 15,000 attendees at the festival, the musical performances of which take place May 19 to May 21 at Rosedale Park with other events scheduled for May 17 to May 18 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale, with weekend passes available for $45. 

See the full lineup below:

Friday, May 19

  • Joe Zimmerle y su Conjunto
  • Los Tellez
  • Javier Solis y los Unikos
  • Ruben de la Cruz
  • Ruben Garza
  • The South Texas Homies
  • Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers

Saturday, May 20

  • Conjunto Cats
  • Isaac De Los Santos y La Sangre Chicana
  • Ricky Guzman y Los Tres Ases
  • Conjunto Baraja de Oro
  • Los Cucuys de Rodney Rodriguez
  • Los Fantasmas
  • Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario Diaz
  • Lazaro Perez y su Conjunto
  • Los Garcia Brothers
  • Tony Tigre Saenz

Sunday, May 21

  • Cindy Ramos y su Conjunto
  • Grupo Azido 
  • The Tejano Boys
  • Los Badd Boyz Del Valle
  • Santiago Garza y Naturaleza
  • Los Conjunto Kingz de Flavio Longoria
  • Edgar Vasquez y su Conjunto
  • Eva Ybarra
  • Los Texmaniacs
  • Flaco Jimenez, special guest
  • Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos


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