There is always a show going on somewhere in the Live Music Capital of the World® and May, Latino Music Month, is no exception. From Cinco de Mayo celebrations and anniversary shows to festivals, we've curated a list of events to attend this month.
4/29/2 - 5/1/22
Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
A free and family-friendly event, Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival offers a weekend full of conjunto music. Enjoy a wide variety of talent and food vendors at the three different venues, Central Machine Works, The Far Out Lounge & Stage and Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater.
Cinco de Mayo at the Arboretum
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with local Latin music artist Darin Layne at the Arboretum. Dance to sounds of jazz, Latin and Brazilian Choro and sip on margaritas from Simar Seafood Cantina.
Sip & Swim with Grupo Massa
Vibe out to live music from Grupo Massa while sipping a specialty cocktail at the Hotel Van Zandt pool. Tickets include a day pass to the pool, food and drink service from Geraldine's and complimentary sunscreen & WiFi.
Fiesta Austin Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Hispanic history, heritage and culture at this family-friendly annual event. Enjoy a day of dancing, live music from Mariachi Corazon de Tejas, art and traditional food.
Orquesta Akokán & Money Chicha
Comprised of members from Grupo Fantasma and Brownout, Money Chicha is a must-see act in Austin. Experience the blended styles of Peruvian and Colombian music to create a sound referred to as “chicha” music at iconic Austin venue, Antone's. Cuban big band Orquesta Akokán will bring the heat with unconventional mambo grooves.
La Mujer 2022: A Celebration of Womxn
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
La Mujer is a multidisciplinary festival highlighting accomplishments of inspiring mujeres and Mexican-American women. Chulita Vinyl Club will take the stage at the outdoor plaza, mixing beats and facilitating hands-on art activities. While you're there, visit the vendor marketplace hosted by Frida Friday ATX.
Enjoy an afternoon of classical vocal music from Kimberly and Carlos Monzón at Waterloo Park. The free event features opera, Broadway and Spanish songs, complimentary drinks from Tito's Vodka, Rambler Sparkling Water and 4th Tap Brewery.
Bidi Bidi Banda & DJ Kick It
Hang out on the large, tree-shaded backyard at Meanwhile Brewing while singing along to Austin's first all-star Selena tribute band - Bidi Bidi Banda. The show is all ages with a small cover fee.
Grupo Fantasma and the king of Latin Soul Joe Bataan are coming together at the iconic Paramount Theatre. Grupo Fantasma, the GRAMMY Award winning band, is thrilled to return live at The Paramount Theatre with their biggest concert since the pandemic. The show features the legendary Joe Bataan who made waves in the industry with releases on Fania Records and his own Salsoul label. The show is also brought to you by KUTX Presents.
Sazon Latin Food Festival
Ani's Day and Night
Nosh on authentic dishes from Puerto Rico, Peru, Honduras, Mexico and more while the live DJ (to be announced) spins top hits from Latin America. This family-friendly event is free to the public.
For more events celebrating Latino music, culture and heritage explore our full Event Calendar.
Header image featuring Superfonicos, credit Brittany NO FOMO.