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Booking Tejano Bands: What You Need to Know

  • Kassie Rae Phillips
  • July 29, 2020
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Tejano bands and their music are part of the musical heritage of Texas. Any Texas-based entertainment booking agency will do Tejano music booking as part of the normal course of doing business in Texas and the Southwest. In fact, the Tejano music genre and its counterpart on the Mexican side of the border, Música Norteña, has spread to many areas of the United States.

Tejano music is “Americanized” Norteño music. As it evolved, Tejano music incorporated the music of other Texas settlers in central and southern Texas, separating it from other Mexican varieties of music.  In fact, the word “Tejano” actually means “Texan” and refers to a Texas-Mexican. Tejano bands are also referred to as “Tex-Mex bands” by some to describe their music. You can see more information and history on the musical genre in our blog Norteño, Conjunto, Tejano Music Booking – Which is it?.

TSE Entertainment is a Texas-based entertainment agency booking many Tejano bands for events celebrating Texas’ great Hispanic heritage. During its 45-year history, TSE prides itself on booking hundreds of Tejano bands and individual artists as part that history.

Booking Tejano Bands Is a Priority for Many Celebrations

The range of occasions varies in heavily Hispanic populated areas. One of the most popular for many is the Quinceañera. This fiesta de quince años is a celebration when a girl reaches her 15th birthday. Of course, booking Tejano bands are a popular choice as the entertainment for wedding receptions in the Mexican American culture in the U.S. Tejano bands are also in demand for birthday and other private parties as well.

Today there are many festivals around the country celebrating Latin culture and accomplishments. TSE is pleased to book Tejano and Norteño bands as part of the festival entertainment for such events. Whether it’s the Salsa Festival in Maricopa, Arizona or the Grito Fest in Baytown, Texas, TSE knows the right band or artist for such events. After all, when you book a genre for many years, you get to know the best artists and Tejano bands. Not only the best performers, but which ones will show up on time and conduct themselves professionally throughout an event. Remember you want those attending your occasion to go away having thoroughly enjoyed the event. That’s why on-stage and off-stage conduct is important in booking Tejano bands.

That’s why working with an experienced Tejano band booking agency can help you find the right Tejano artists for your party, concert, or festival. Whether you are a talent buyer for a venue, or an individual needing to book the perfect Tejano band for your daughter’s Quinceañera, it’s best to work with a music booking agency that is experienced in the genre. TSE Entertainment books all types of Tejano artists year after year.  TSE also has its own expanding roster of  Featured Latin American Artist. Check them out below.

TSE’s Featured Tejano, Norteño and Latin Bands

Michael Salgado – A known name in Tejano music with both Country and Tejano roots. Michael has received many awards in the Tejano music industry, including “Best Song of The Year” from Tejano Music Awards with “Ya No Voy Aguantar”. Best Album Regional Mexican” from the Billboard Latin Music Awards. As well as being nominated for “Best Banda Norteño” at the 2012 Grammy Awards with his album Honky Tonks and Cantinas.

Bombasta – Bombasta is a horn-driven cumbia rhythms band with a high energy live performance and original tunes that everyone can dance to. This group of talent has been recognized as Artist of the Year and Best Latin Alternative Band by peers and publications across Texas! Hear their latest single Tanto Amore released April 20, 2020.

Tejano Highway 281 – A chart-topping Texas-based Tejano band that was named Best New Artist-Group at the Tejano Music Awards, and Best Tejano Collaboration Of The Year at the Tejano Music Hall of Fame Awards. They have reached the top of the charts with multiple singles and have created a unique style of Tejano/Conjunto music that is projecting to be the next big musical act in Tejano music.

Gupo Vida – Throughout their career as both a performing Country and Tejano band, Grupo Vida has received three Grammy nominations, and over one million YouTube views. Over the years Grupo Vida has shared the stage with major names such as Little Joe, Bob Gallarza, Joe Bravo, Jay Perez, and many others. They even toured on the Dixie Chicks “Fly” tour which also included opening acts Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, Ricky Staggs, and Joe Ely!

Yamila – Yamila is an authentic Cuban-Latin artist that has performed all over the world with her original Cuban dance music. Yamila has performed at large events such as the Oscars and LACMA, as well as on TV networks such as CBS, ABC, Showtime, and PBS. Having won two Grammy Awards and six Grammy nominations, Yamila is a charismatic performer that continues to sell out large venues and theatres across the globe.

Karina Nistal – A vibrant and charismatic singer/songwriter recognized for her extensive range and diverse collaborations. Karina has unique musical stylings featuring the best of Jazz, Soul, Reggaetón, Rap, and Dance. Her Cuban/Mexican heritage and Texas upbringing give her music an unforgettable edge. She’s the first artist to introduce the world to the genre ReggaeTron – a cutting-edge fusion of Electro & reggaetón.

All of the acts featured on our Latin American Artists Roster are professional musicians who are easy to work with and always provide top-notch live performances.   They all receive great reviews, or they would not be part of our roster. We are always looking to grow our roster with the best talent.  We also book the top Tejano bands and artists from the U.S., whether featured on our roster or not. TSE books Norteño bands from Mexico for U.S. events as part of our service to our clients.

Tejano Bands Booked by TSE Entertainment

Over the years TSE has booked numerous Tejano bands and talent. You can view a list of artists booked by TSE Entertainment, or check out the list of some of the big Tejano acts below.  There are many, many more as you would expect from 45 years of booking Tejano bands.

    • Michael Salgado
    • AJ Castillo
    • Siggno
    • Sonora Dinamita
    • Estrella Music Group
    • Solido
    • Ram Herrera
    • Fito Olivares
    • Max Beca & Los Texmaniacs
    • Los Terribles Del Norte
    • La Mafia

Not all Tejano bands are the same. To find the right one for your upcoming occasion, turn to TSE to help you in that process. If you are planning for a party, festival, or other event in the next year, it’s not too soon to get started. Remember our services are free until we find the right artists for your event.

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