Initial artist lineup announced for the relaunch of La Semana Alegre

Hemisfair will come alive for the two-day event with the sounds of live music across all genres

SAN ANTONIO — La Semana Alegre has announced its initial artist lineup for the festival’s relaunch this April.

The beloved music festival is making its triumphant return, being celebrated for the first time since 1995. 

According to a press release, the event will spotlight a diverse range of acts, each bringing their unique flavors to the festival.

The two-day celebration will be held from Thursday, Apr. 25 to Friday, Apr. 26, amidst all the fiesta fun.

The lineup for Thursday, Apr. 25 will feature some big names such as Texas icons the Toadies, San Antonio’s own Girl in a Coma, and Grupo METÁL Featuring Chris Perez. 

The lineup for Friday Apr. 26 features special performances by Legs Diamond and Joey King Carrasco. Other acts on the lineup include Grammy award-winning Ozomatli, Inner Wave, The Red Pears, Heartless Bastards, and many more.

More acts are expected to be announced soon.

In addition to live band performances, festival-goers can enjoy a unique DJ experience by The SoundCream Airstream, according to the press release.

Aside from the live music, attendees can enjoy a wide variety of food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available for purchase. Food vendors will include Fiesta classics like chicken-on-a-stick and gorditas, as well as other local favorites like The Beignet Stand, Naco Mexican, and Charcut Ari Boards with their signature charcuterie in a cup.

“We’re overjoyed to announce the music lineup of La Semana Alegre, setting the tone of what is to come for this reinvigorated music festival,” said Andres Andujar, CEO of the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation.

“Building on the legacy appreciated by past generations of La Semana, our aim is to provide music lovers with quality entertainment and cherished memories,” Andujar adds.

According to the event website, La Semana Alegre will benefit Hemisfair, supporting its mission to revitalize the site of HemisFair ’68 and create a vibrant, walkable urban district for the people of San Antonio.

For the full day-by-day lineup and ticket price information, visit their website here.

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