David Farias (left) and JR Gomez (right) will perform in the finale. | Photos: Thomas Vasquez / Tommy Gunz Photography
ALICE, Texas — Some of the best accordionists in the world will descend on Alice, Texas next month for afree Conjunto Festivalthat is boasting theBiggest Accordion Shootout Finalein Tejano History at La Vision Park on November 12 – 13, 2021.
The event created byQuartermoon Productionswill feature Grammy-winning and legendary accordionists in the finale includingDavid Farias,JR Gomez,Josh BacaofLos Texmaniacs,Anthony TrevinoofSouth TX Homies,Lucky Joe,Frankie Caballero,Sunny Sauceda,Boni Mauricio,Joel Vasquez,Pete Ybarra, and the “Squeezebox Girl”Christina Valdez.
Grammy winner David Farias, who will also perform withLos Hermanos Fariason Saturday, November 13, spoke toTejano Nationabout his participation in the finale. “I feel honored, it’s going to be a big accordion abuse with four, five, six accordion players up there so at the end it’s going to be a grand finale,” he said. “It’s going to be great. All these years, I’ve been doing music and being a part of this grand finale of all the accordions at this conjunto festivalde parte de(from) Quartermoon Productions with Mr.Jim Luna, it’s going to be good!”
Grammy winner JR Gomez, who will hit the stage on Saturday with his band,Los Conjunto Bandits, tellsTejano Nationhe’s excited to be a part of history. “It’s awesome. I’ve done some accordion shootouts before with maybe three or four guys but this one’s going to top it — top it to the max — we’ve got great accordion players,” he said. “It’s an honor to be a part of that and do something that’s never been done before with that many accordion players, so it’s an honor to be a part of that.”
“The Squeezebox Girl” Christina Valdez will be part of the “Biggest Accordion Shootout Finale in Tejano History” | Courtesy photo
The event will feature performers on two nights including:
Friday, November 12
- Marcos Orozco
- Los Chamacos
- Los Texmaniacs
- Los Garcia Bros
- Martin Reyna
- Grupo Pression
Saturday, November 13
- Lucky Joe
- Los Hermanos Farias
- JR Gomez Y Los Conjunto Bandits
- Sunny Sauceda Y Todo Eso
- South TX Homies
- Boni Mauricio
The event is free, but limited VIP tickets are available atmyticketgenius.com. Doors open at 5pm each day. La Vision Park is located at 1013 South Highway 281 Bypass in Alice, Texas. For more information call Quartermoon Productions at 979-665-1923.