The ESB Mexican-American Cultural Center (ESB MACC) will host its first annual MACCnífico - a celebration of Austin Tejano & Latinx music and culture. This three-day event showcases local musicians and performing artists who contribute to Austin’s diverse Latinx art community, inviting the public to celebrate the biggest week of live music in Austin at the MACC. With music, dance, theater, food trucks, on-site activations, and a mercado by Frida Friday ATX, it will be a “magnificent” display of Austin’s Latinx culture, so in other words, “MACC-nifico”!
MACCnifico is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 17, 18, and 19. It will take place outdoors on the MACC Zocalo, the open plaza that has always served as a gathering place for large events. Admission to the event is free of charge, The event is all-ages and alcohol-free.
Thursday 3/17- Performances that highlight the MACC’s artist residency program, LAAP (Latino Artist Access Program). Past LAAP performances at the MACC have included live sets by singer-songwriters, theater productions, live comedy shows, and even traditional folkloric dance. All LAAP artists have been invited to contribute a performance or presentation. See the full list of LAAP artists here.
Friday 3/18- A Tejano music night with local bands that are continuing the strong Tejano and Conjunto traditions of Central Texas. Our beloved Tejano musicians have a tradition of performing in East Austin and have played such venues as the Pan American Recreation Center’s Summer Concert Series and various folk festivals in the area. Expect lots of dancing and plenty of reunions with family and friends!
Saturday 3/19- A Latino/a/x music showcase that can mix genres such as cumbia, salsa, reggae, funk, world, rock en español, and more! This final evening of performances on Saturday night will showcase the incredible diversity in Austin’s Latino music scene, especially those bands that have expanded beyond traditional genres with their own modern twist.
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Guests are advised to arrive early to chat with various community outreach tables, vendors, and local organizations. If you’ve never been to Austin, come find out about the work being done in our communities! And for local attendees, connect with organizations that further the MACC’s mission to preserve, promote, and facilitate an appreciation for Latinx culture and connect to our ever-growing community.
Capacity at this event is limited due to social distancing measures. Guests who RSVP on Eventbrite will receive emails before the event with any important information on check-in procedures, parking, etc. Guests are advised not to attend if they have been exposed to COVID-19, have a recent positive COVID-19 diagnosis, or have been ill.
The ESB MACC will also offer a concurrent digital event for those who cannot attend in person. Since capacity is limited, anyone can watch the musical performances live streamed to your computer, tablet, or phone! The event will be available to watch on www.MACCnifico.net as well as the MACC Facebook and Youtube.
Event Website: www.MACCnifico.net
Facebook Events: March 17, March 18, March 19
Videos: Youtube Playlist
Thursday, March 17 Performers:
Ballet Folklorico de Austin, ¡ESCANDALO! Improv, Javier Jara, Mauricio Callejas, Monique Dache, Teatro Vivo, Fisterra
Friday, March 18 Performers:
Stefani Montiel, Leonard Davila & Street People, Veronique Medrano, Monica Saldivar, The Bronze Band
Saturday, March 19 Performers:
Kiko Villamizar, The Los Sundowns, Nemegata, Easy Compadre!