September 29, 2021
Los Fresnos, Texas It’s Conjunto Time in Los Fresnos. Texas and the Rio Grande Valley! The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center will be presenting the 28th Annual Conjunto Festival on October 15 & 16, 2021 at the Los Fresnos Memorial Park on 900 N. Arroyo Blvd. There will be 13 of the best Conjunto bands performing from the state of Texas for this unique, one-of-a-kind musical festival. Conjunto music is characterized by the 3-row button accordion and the bajo sexto. The music includes polkas, rancheras, boleros, huapangos, schottisches and redovas and it is a music to be danced to. The festival is the longest running festival that focuses on Conjunto music In the Rio Grande Valley.
This year we are extending 250 complimentary tickets for children 10 and under. The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center partnered with the NINOS, Inc., Head Start Center, the Boys Club, and Housing Authority to distribute the tickets. While this music is native to the border and the Rio Grande Valley, we felt it was important to target the youth to come to the festival as well as with their families. Conjunto music is over 100 years old, and it is important to teach our youth and the community at large of the importance of this musical tradition. We note that the Los Fresnos High School Conjunto Halcon under the direction of Conjunto teacher Juan Longoria is one of the best Conjuntos in the state of Texas.