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.
La Santa Cecilia
Named after the patron saint of music, this California band draws inspiration from Pan-American rhythms and rock sounds to create a modern-day hybrid of Latin culture through music. Cover is $25.
Texas Folklife at the Bullock Museum present the Big Squeeze finals, an annual accordion contest. Watch finalists from the Conjunto 16 & under and Conjunto 17-21 categories play it out for the trophy. Stick around after the competition for special performances by Josh Baca & the Hot Tamales and Elena Fainshtein.
Gina Chavez. Credit Renee Dominguez.
Blanton Museum Renovated Grounds Grand Opening
Celebrate the newly renovated Blanton Museum grounds with music from local Austinite and Latin Grammy-nominated artist Gina Chavez and award-winning producer Adrian Guesada. Enjoy picnics, lots of live music and new artwork in the fresh space. While you're there, be sure to check out "Molded by the Matrix," a printmaking exhibit by Cuban artist Belkis Ayón. Access to the grounds is free, but tickets are needed to access galleries.
Puerto Rican rap start Eladio Carrión is back in Austin after a successful show at SXSW in March. Find him at Emo's, tickets start at $65.
Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park
Mexican-American pop duo Ha*Ash is taking the stage for an energetic performance at Moody Amphitheater. Wear comfortable shoes, because this music will make you want to dance!
Rodrigo y Gabriela
ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Catch this Grammy Award winning duo for an evening of classic rock meets heavy metal and flamenco. Grab your tickets for a killer concert at an iconic Austin venue. Pricing starts at $41.
Arraiá do Projeto Brasil
Northwest Hills United Methodist Church
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of Brazilian culture at Arraiá do Projeto Brasil. There will be games, traditional foods, music and dance Quadrilha that kids and adults alike can experience.
Bass Concert Hall
Colombian superstar Feid will be making a stop in Austin this May. Don't miss your chance to see him live at Bass Concert Hall!
For more events celebrating Latino music, culture and heritage explore our full Event Calendar.
Header image Superfónicos at Mohawk. Credit Brittany NO FOMO.