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We’re excited to announce several talent additions to the lineup in partnership with NPR Music and Austin NPR affiliate KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience! We’ve collaborated with NPR’s Latin music program Alt.Latino and KUTX 98.9 to curate an exciting array of performers that will be featured on a signature “KUTX + Alt.Latino” stage during the festival on Saturday, May 16 at Fiesta Gardens.
The public radio stage will showcase a roster of acclaimed acts from across the country including: live electronic Afro-Columbian collectivePalenke Soultribe; Mambo big-band Orkesta Mendoza, returning to Pachanga for the third time , Pan-Latin American cumbia band Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta, led by former Austinite and Maneja Beto frontman Alex Chavez; and Los Angeles’ modern day torch singer-songwriter Irene Diaz.
We will also feature a performance by Austin’s first all-star Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda to honor the twentieth anniversary of the iconic singer’s death.
“We are excited to be part of Pachanga Fest this year,” said Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras. “Here at Alt.Latino, my co-host Jasmine Garsd and I work very hard to present the best in Latin Alternative music, and doing that live from a stage connects these fabulous musicians with a wonderful audience. It’s really what Alt.Latino and NPR Music are all about!”
“We’ve been huge Alt.Latino fans since its inception,” said Pachanga Latino Music Festival Founder Rich Garza. “Their contribution to the festival is a great opportunity to showcase Pachanga on a national platform and expand our reach even further to more Latin music fans.”
“KUTX is really excited to invite fans to pick the act that will kick off the “KUTX + Alt.Latino” stage,” said Matt Reilly, KUTX program director. “We’re hosting a social media contest starting April 22, which provides a great opportunity for up-and-coming acts to receive some great exposure at one of our favorite festivals. You can connect with us through www.kutx.org.”
Pachanga tickets are now inclusive of all taxes, fees and donations. In addition, “Pachanga Ganga” pricing has been extended up until the day of show.
“Pachanga Ganga” GA and VIP ticket prices are as follows: GA, $39; and VIP, $79. As of May 16, prices will increase to $50 for GA and $89 for VIP. The festival is also offering a limited number of “H-E-B 4-Pack” ticket packages. The 4-Pack includes four GA tickets to the festival for $117 making it a “buy 3 get one free” deal.
For more event information visit http://pachangafest.com/