All throughout Austin you will find Latino-inspired and/or owned establishments around town, from the famous Juan in a Million restaurant to the beautiful Mexic-Arte Museum in the heart of our city. Austin is no stranger to the Latino culture and that is why May is marked as Latino Music Month. This marks the 11th year Austin has celebrated Latino Music Month with performances of Latino music in various venues across the city. Here are some events happening during this month where you can get your fix of Latino music:
Plaza at Austin City Hall
Each Friday in May around noon, there will be various Latino Music genres showcased! This is open to the public and completely free.
19th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
From May 4th through May 8th, you can catch films made by and/or about Latinos or Indigenous peoples of the Americas that will include Latino-inspired music. There are also volunteering opportunities which you can learn more about here. Tickets start at $30.
Los Master Plus Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
Check out Los Master Plus, a group from Guadalajara, México, with support by Master Blaster Sound System and Peligrosa at the Empire Garage on Friday, May 6th. Tickets start at $9.
SunSet Salsa and Bon Voyage Party “On The River”
Dance to your favorite Salsa, Cha Cha and Bachata while you watch the sun set over town lake on Friday, May 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m at Alta’s cafe. If you purchase early bird tickets (before May 6th), they are only $15!
Una Noche Caliente
The Mexic-Arte Museum is hosting an evening of music by Latin and Spanish composers featuring Danielle Belen, violin; Leah Nelson, viola; Daniel Lelchuk, cello; and Toby Blumenthal-Phillips, piano. There will be drinks, delicious tapas and a silent auction. Tickets start at $21.49.