The 4th Annual Tejano Music Festival, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos, will occur on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, starting at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, located at 68526 Avenida Lalo Guerrero in Cathedral City.
This year’s festival will feature a night of Grammy Award-winning bands including Rick Fuentes and the Brown Express, Hugo Guerrero as well as other awarding winning bands such as Tejano Highway 281 and local Tejano favorite Chalito Zapata y Los Traviesos. The musical lineup is presented by Tejano PowerHouse Entertainment and Diaz Enterprises.
Hector Gonzalez will also make his solo debut and release his new CD at this year’s event. Gonzalez is a Mexican singer-songwriter and accordion player. The singer/musician is notable for his traditional conjunto music, but he has also experimented with Tejano, Norteño & Gospel, and many genres from Latin music. Born in San Benito, Texas, Gonzalez has been playing accordion since age nine, taking influence from Valerio Longoria & Los Dos Gilberto’s conjunto roots.
Schedule (subject to change):
- 5 p.m. – Chalito Zapata y Los Traviesos
- 6 p.m. – Mayor Ernesto Gutierrez Welcome & Awards
- Posthumously Lifetime Achievements – Lalo Guerrero
- Community Recognition Award – Ruben Loredo
- Community Recognition Award – Jacinto Chad Cancino
- Jay Diaz Spotlight Award – Recipient to be announced that night.
- 6:30 p.m. – Hector Gonzalez
- 7:15 p.m. – Tejano Highway 281
- 8:15 p.m. – Hugo Guerrero
- 8:45 p.m. – Rick Fuentes & The Brown Express
- 10:00 p.m. – Accordion Showdown
A limited number of reserved tables for eight people are available for purchase at www.TejanoMusicFest.com. VIP Tables for eight are $160 (comes to $20 per person) and Tejano Tables for Eight are $140 (comes to $17.50 per person). These tables are going fast, so do not wait. Also available are individual seats for $20.00.
If you are coming from outside of the Coachella Valley, it is important to book your hotel accommodations now as this festival will occur during “season” and hotel rooms are going fast. Here is a listing of hotels in Cathedral City: https://www.tejanomusicfest.com/local-hotels/. Receive a discount on your stay at Holiday Inn Express, our host hotel. Use code TMF2022.
Tejano music brings together various forms of folk and popular music originating among the Mexican American populations of Texas. It has the essence of both English and Spanish lyrics and a mix of pop, country, and polka music.
Besides the music and dance, attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy Tejano-inspired food and beverages from local favorite Meester Zebra in Cathedral City.
The festival offers a limited number of tickets for reserved tables for those who want a guaranteed seat between dances. Reserved tables are not necessary as the music festival is a free event being offered by the City of Cathedral City. For those not purchasing a reserved table, there will be areas for you to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit in the Conjunto section.
For more information, please visit www.TejanoMusicFest.com.