Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival Artist Spotlight: Nick Villarreal

Nick VillarrealNick Villarreal was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. A member of the Zimmerle family, well-known for their musical talent, it was almost inevitable that Nick would continue in his family's footsteps. Nick's first music teacher was his grandfather, James Zimmerle, who first taught Nick how to play the accordion at 5 years old. James then moved on to teach his grandson how to master el tololoche, bajo sexto, and drums.

Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival Artist Spotlight: Conjunto Calidad

Conjunto CalidadConjunto Calidad is an exceptional group based out of Seguin, Texas. Like their name implies, Conjunto Calidad aims to put on a quality show every time. Johnny Moreno and Frank Sanchez founded Calidad when Johnny wanted to gift his mother a live band for her birthday. Conjunto Calidad was born and they've been going strong ever since. Johnny Moreno is Conjunto Calidad's accordionist. He started his musical journey at a young age.

Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival Artist Spotlight: Roger Arocha y Su Conjunto

Roger ArochaRoger Arocha was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. While growing up in San Anto, Roger was exposed to the music of Henry Zimmerle, Toby Torres, Los Alegre de Terán, and the original "Flaco," Santiago Jiménez Sr. An admirer of the Jiménez family style, their influence is heavily imbued within Roger Arocha y su Conjunto's musical aesthetic.

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