Alumni Association


This Fair Is Always Rocking!

Fiesta Arts Fair has a well-earned reputation for keeping fairgoers entertained with great, live music. Local and regional favorites perform throughout the Fiesta Arts Fair weekend, on two (2) stages. Just like the art and the food, the music at Fiesta Arts Fair can cover a wide range of tastes. From rock, folk and Texas roots, to blues, zydeco and indie, the styles may vary, but the quality of the music is always high.

2023 Music Lineup

Saturday, April 22

Mays Family Foundation Music Stage 

11:00am – 12:00pm  Mariachi Los Paisanos
12:30 – 2:00pm David Beebe 3
2:30 – 4:00pm Spies Like Us
4:30 - 5:45pm Sonora Hechicera

McNutt Garden Stage

11:00am - 2:00pm George Gaytan  
3:00 - 5:00pm UTSA Guitar Duo: Andrew Rubio & Eduardo Lopez

Sunday, April 23

Mays Family Foundation Music Stage

11:30am – 1:00pm UTSA Jazz Combo
1:30 – 3:00pm   Los Callejeros de San Anto
3:30 – 5:00pm Guy Forsyth Band

McNutt Garden Stage

11:30am - 12:00pm Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones
12:03 - 2:00pm Georgia Parker & Ian Stewart
2:30 - 5:00pm George Gaytan

*Performance times are subject to change. 

2023 Line-up

David Beebe 3 draw from the varied and rich musical traditions of West Texas, Central Texas and the Gulf Coast, the David Beebe 3 round out their enthusiastic sets with a healthy portion of classic swing standards. Moving nimbly between Sinatra, Sahm, surf and classic soul, the band creates a high energy atmosphere without the high-volume levels of larger groups. The group re-formed in 2021 shortly after a long hiatus- existing in different past incarnations as the El Orbits and the Continentals.


George Gaytan is a professional classical, acoustic guitarist. He has provided music for PBS Documentaries, University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A&M Educational DVD's. He's recorded and toured with Tish Hinojosa and toured with Amy Grant and most recently performed with her at a benefit for Austin City Limits. Gaytan also played for King Felipe IV and Queen Letizia of Spain on their recent visit to San Antonio. He has five recording out with a new one All Roads lead to Home out this year. He is on the Music Faculty at Saint Mary’s Hall College Prep School and will be teaching guitar at Amy Grants’ Barefoot Republic Camp this summer.


The Guy Forsyth Band is an Austin, Texas-based ensemble fronted by musician, singer, storyteller, and songwriter Guy Forsyth. With its ever-changing array of top-tier musicians, the band has won several Austin Music Awards while delivering diverse roots music, especially the blues, both classic and original, in which the story always comes first. The band earned a ten-year residency at legendary Antone’s nightclub, “the home of the blues,” and recorded several records on the house label. It has opened for Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Dr. John, B. B. King, and Lucinda Williams, among many others. The band toured northern and western Europe extensively pre-pandemic, playing festivals and clubs almost every year— releasing several live recordings on a Dutch label. They look forward to finally returning to old haunts in 2022 and beyond.


Georgia Parker is a Hill Country Texan through and through. Her sound is of a quality and character that can only be acquired over many years of listing to country greats, and she channels the Texas history that the music is steeped in and brings listeners back to a faraway time and place. She is most noted for her complex swing guitar arrangements and a voice that sounds as if it were being played through a Victrola in the 1940s.

Los Callejeros de San Anto is the sideband to Piñata Protest and shares most of the same members. Instead of writing original songs Los Callejeros focus on covering classic Tex-Mex, conjunto, tejano, norteño, cumbia, country, and oldies that helped create the soundtrack of San Antonio, TX. With covers from artists such as Flaco Jimenez, Nick Villarreal, Ramon Ayala, Celso Piña, and Johnny Cash, this band has had many dance floors grooving all around Texas. They have made performances at several official Fiesta events, The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, clubs and festivals of all sizes, quinceñeras, weddings, and backyard parties of all types.


Mariachi Los Paisanos is quickly becoming one of UTSA Music's most beloved and fastest-growing ensembles! The group traces its ties to the heart of San Antonio's Hispanic cultural identity through mariachi music with its traditional instrumentation, songs, and trajes. The mariachi ensemble frequently performs in the San Antonio metro area as well as in UTSA Recital Hall and during commencement ceremonies. Instrumentation in this ensemble typically features guitar, violin, trumpet, guitarron, bajo sexto, and vihuela. The ensemble is under the direction of Michael Acevedo and is open to students from all majors.


For almost 30 years, Spies Like Us has been pumping the infectious sounds of ska to the masses. Raised in San Antonio, they are nine friends who have poured their hearts and souls into the music they love. Spies Like Us has gained a reputation for their energizing shows, fun lyrics, and catchy horn lines. They have toured extensively throughout Texas and played with some of the major pioneers of the ska movement, including The Skatalites, The Specials, The English Beat, The Toasters, Bad Manners, and so many others.


Sonora Hechicera is an all-female cumbia band based out of San Antonio, Texas. The band is comprised of talented musicians who have all worked together through their various musical endeavors throughout the years. This group of women has come together to create something that is one of a kind. Many of our members are music educators and one of our main missions is to provide young female musicians representation in the San Antonio music community and beyond. We also strive to keep the music we grew up with in the hearts and ears of the next generation.


The UTSA Guitar Duo, comprised of graduate students Eduardo Lopez and Andrew Rubio, is a performing ensemble branch of the UTSA guitar studio. Formed under the direction of Dr. Isaac Bustos, the UTSA guitar duo has performed all around central Texas. Their music is comprised of classical guitar arrangements of Spanish classical music, renaissance tunes, and South American dances by Jorge Cardoso and Astor Piazzolla.
  UTSA Jazz Combo is comprised of seven UTSA music students performing on piano, bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, alto sax and tenor sax. They perform compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter as well as by members for the UTSA Jazz Combo.
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