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Austin Gets Rain, Music, and a Deluge of Latino Culture

Posted: May. 21st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Not everything was perfect for Austin's Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival this year, but with the appearance of several big names and stellar performances, the yearly festival was not without its highlights. Artists like Sheeqo Beat, 3BallMTY, and Intocable let the music flow over the course of the event, drawing in massive crowds and celebrating Latino culture.

Since 2008, the annual, family-friendly Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival has showcased the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on American culture. That includes rock, alternative, Tejano, mariachi, cumbia, salsa, electronic, funk, hip-hop, and their many blends and mash-ups. A portion of the proceeds benefited FuturoFund, a collective effort to engage the Austin community through philanthropy and leadership.

My journey to this year's festival was long and wet. What normally takes a bit over two hours took almost four due to traffic and a string of strong thunderstorms that blew over Texas that day. The show was postponed for about an hour on Friday night due to the heavy rains, which made for an interesting and very fun dance party under the covered pavilion near the main stage as the show continued with a strong performance by DJ trio 3BallMTY.


The Austin City Limits Music Festival has revealed the lineup for the October music festival that for first time, will extend it’s festivities over two weekends.


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