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.

Musician Alejandro Escovedo on stage with guitarist in Austin Texas
Alejandro Escovedo. Credit Jeff Harris.

5/1/19-5/5/19
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
AFS Cinema and Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
While not a music event, this 5-day International Film Festival is still a great opportunity to learn more about various Latinx cultures through film and special events. Some screenings require a badge, but many more are free and open to the public. All events at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) are free.
cinelasamericas.org

5/5/19
Bidi Bidi Banda 5-Year Anniversary Show with Como Las Movies
Mohawk
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with local Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda, made up of talent from some of Austin’s favorite Latin bands. Accompanying them will be synth-cumbia group, Como Las Movies.
bidibidibanda.com

5/3/19-5/5/19
Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival
The Barn and Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
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 two different venues, The Barn and Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater.
ranchoalegreradio.org

5/11/19
Money Chicha
Continental Club
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, The Continental Club.
continentalclub.com

5/11/19
Roots & Rhythms Presents: Candela!
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Get the whole family moving this weekend with an afternoon family event hosted by Roots & Rhythms at the MACC. Enjoy live music from two Austin bands: Hard Proof, whose Afrobeat funk has been an Austin institution for more than a decade, and El Tule, whose blend of various Latin genres has motivated crowds at festivals like Old Settlers Fest, Pachanga, Austin Reggae Fest, SXSW and more.
austintexas.gov/macc-events

5/11/19
Superfónicos Single Release Show
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Superfónicos is celebrating the release of their latest single, "Cumbéalo" at the MACC. They will welcome special guest musicians from Africa, Colombia, Mexico and Texas throughout the evening, celebrating cumbia music.
superfonicos.com

5/17/19
Rhythm & Vine Series Feat. Brownout & Lesly Reynaga
3TEN
Don't miss the first in a series of summer concerts at 3TEN ACL Live, featuring local 9-piece Latin funk band Brownout and breakout bilingual songwriter Lesly Reynaga. Part of the proceeds from each ticket sold benefits the Austin Music Foundation.
3tenaustin.com

5/17/19
Peligrosa
The North Door
Peligrosa is a party full of DJs, visual artists and dancing. This Friday night dance party offers something for everyone: whether it is tropical bass, cumbia, salsa or perreo.
ndvenue.com

5/25/19
El Tule at Hot Luck Festival
Barracuda
El Tule will surely get you dancing with their blend of cumbia, salsa, reggae, merengue and Afro-Latin. Having played numerous festivals and venues around town, El Tule’s Hot Luck show at Barracuda is sure to deliver.
hotluckfest.com

For more events, explore our full Event Calendar and plan your next trip with the Ultimate Field Guide to the Corazón of Austin!

Contributed by Mara Techam, Visit Austin Music Marketing Intern.