Mexican American Experience offers free music during SXSW

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Mexican American Experience offers free music during SXSW

Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 28, 2014

Let the accordion rhythms move you during the fourth annual Mexican American Experience festival at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center on March 12-13. The free event, which is open to the public, features performances from veteran musicians and emerging talent.

Among the performers is Little Joe y La Familia, a pioneer of the “brown sound,” who plays a fusion of norteño, country, blues, rock and Tejano. Also, Grammy award-winning artists Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox will lead a tribute to late accordion master Esteban (Steve) Jordan.

The ESMACC courtyard area opens at 4:30 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be sold, and attendees are encouraged to take lawn chairs. No ice chests are allowed. Keep up with the latest lineup information online here.

Here’s a look at some of the artists announced so far:

March 12

-Little Joe y La Familia

-Tejano musician Gary Hobbs

-Ashley Borrero, first place winner of the first annual Tejano Idol contest

-Street People

March 13

-Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox lead a tribute to late accordion master Esteban (Steve) Jordan

-Rick Fuentes (accordion/keyboard and vocalist with Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution)

-JR Gomez (vocalist with Los Kumbia All-Starz)

-Julian Olivarez, up-and-coming accordionist

-Joel Guzman y Conjuntazzo

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