1100 E Levee St
Brownsville, TX 78520
The 7th Annual Freddie Gomez Memorial Conjunto Concert is sponsored by the South Texas Conjunto Association, the Brownsville Society of the Performing Arts, City of Brownsville’s Main Street District and Charlie Clark Valley Nissan. The Free Public event includes an In Memoriam ceremony for Departed Musicians, a presentation of Lifetime Conjunto Honor Certificates, Accordion Students Ensembles, Youth Musical Performance Showcase and a Conjunto Music Dance Competition with cash prizes. A Street Dance follows at 7:30 pm featuring the Sons of Conjunto Legends, Santiago Jimenez JR, Ricardo Guzman Jr. and Gilbert Perez Jr. Chair and Table Seating available, Food and Beverages on Sale.
Jiménez is one of the best-known “conjunto” artists, a unique style born in Texas that is anchored by the accordian. The genre that blends the sounds of the American southwest and Mexico, was also made famous by his father, Santiago Jiménez.
Jiménez won a National Heritage Fellowship for his lifetime achievement. Apart from his father, his brother is accordionist Flaco Jiménez, who has won six Grammy Awards, including a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.