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.

2024 Music Lineup

Saturday, April 20

James Avery Main Stage

11:00 – 12:00pm  Mariachi Los Paisanos
12:30 – 2:00pm The Chris Cuevas Project
2:30 – 4:00pm Mitch Webb & The Swindles
4:30 - 6:00pm Nina & The Gypsies

McNutt Garden Stage

11:00am - 2:00pm George Gaytan  
3:00 - 5:00pm TBA UTSA Guitar & Flute Duo

Sunday, April 21

James Avery Main Stage

11:30am – 1:00pm Miss Neesie & Tin Can Trio
1:30 – 3:00pm   Dale Watson
3:30 – 5:00pm El Combo Oscuro

McNutt Garden Stage

12:30 - 2:00pm Mitch Webb & Joe Reyes
2:30 - 5:00pm George Gaytan

*Performance times are subject to change. 

2024 Line-up

Dale Watson has flown the flag for classic honky-tonk for over two decades and the kipper of the true country music flame. He’s christened his brand of American roots “Ameripolitan” to differentiate it from current crop of Nashville-based pop country. The Alabama-born, Texas-raised Watson may be the hardest working entertainer today and is rapidly approaching legendary status. He is a country music maverick, a true outlaw who stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.


El Combo Oscuro is a psychedelic cumbia outfit hailing from the sweat-drenched discotecas of Austin, Texas. Their sound combines the psychedelic trills of the vintage organ paired with gnarled guitar stylings and a thumping rhythm section that creates an impenetrable wall of psychedelic Latin sounds.


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.



Mitch Webb & Joe Reyes Mitch Webb’s songwriting style comes straight from the roots music melting pot of San Antonio. Grammy award winner guitarist Joe Reyes is a guitar virtuoso and performs locally in multiple bands.

Mitch Webb & The Swindles are a small band out of San Antonio filled with great musicians has carved its own niche from the Americana music scene by embracing the rich musical heritage of San Antonio. This band sounds like San Antonio, a mixture of cultures and generations colliding and embracing each other playing a special blend of country, rock-n-roll, and Conjunto found only in their region.


Mariachi Los Paisanos, under the direction of Michael Acevedo, 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.


Miss Neesie & The Tin Can Trio is a San Antonio-bred/based resonator guitar-powered, rhythm-driven quartet. The band’s blues-based belt-it-out repertoire runs the gamut from ‘20s and ‘30s classics to original tunes.


Nina & the Gypsies are a circle of independent artists, a closely bonded group of friends who resonate with a shared love for the same genres of music. Discovering like-minded artists is truly a gift, characterized by humility kindness, passion, and creativity. Together we are the Gypsies.


The Chris Cuevas Project is a high energy blend of Blues, Funk, Soul and Jazz. They perform both original and cover music within the same genres. You can hear amazing covers by artists such as Al Green, Etta James, SRV, James Brown and Ray Charles to name a few with their original music blending seamlessly into the performance. The Chris Cuevas Project show is a powerful and emotional musical journey that will leave you stuck to your seat to the end!
  The UTSA Guitar and Flute 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.
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