San Benito Conjunto Festival

Photo by Randall Maxwell.

San Benito celebrates the homegrown music of South Texas on October 23-25, 2015 with the 24th Annual Conjunto Festival. Put on by the Narcisco Martinez Cultural Arts Center, the festival ($5 per night) showcases 16 bands, including headliners David Farias on Friday, Boni Mauricio and Mingo Saldivar on Saturday, and Ruben Vela Jr. on Sunday. The center’s Plaza San Benito hosts the event, which features a bustling dance floor, as well as food and drink vendors. The late Narcisco Martinez, regarded as the father of conjunto, lived most of his life near San Benito.

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