credit: Kim Galusha

Presented by Spurs Night and Celebration of STEAMBOAT 1874 Austin

Joe King Carrasco

Mar 14, 2024

3:00pm – 3:30pm CT

Community Concerts at Lady Bird Lake

Known as the King of Tex-Mex rock and roll, Joe King Carrasco, creates a stylistic borderland of pop rock and Latin rhythms. His cross-cultural stew blends cumbias, calypso, salsa, surf, reggae, and Latin-tinged polkas. Born in a dusty little west Texas town where he started playing in garage bands, he eventually joined up with future members of the Texas Tornados and in 1979 released his 1st LP titled Tex-Mex Rock & Roll. He later formed a band in Austin, Texas featuring Vox organ-driven Tex-mex pop and soon the band was playing chic New York venues and generating lines around the block. Signing with England's legendary Stiff Records, he toured extensively consistently delivering high energy performances. Joe's had interviews in Rolling Stone and performed on SNL and MTV. His song Party Weekend is still known as the quintessential party anthem and made him a household name to MTV viewers across the world. Joe, a Texas Hall of Fame inductee, continues to tour, write music, record musicians, act in independent films and relentlessly search for the perfect desolate Mexican beach to hang out with his 3 Jack Russell Terriers.

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Free to the Public
Austin, TX, United States
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