He Created the Tex-Mex Rock Genre! Check Out a Free, Live Concert by Joe King Carrasco
Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Shiner Beers is proud to announce a free concert series on the first Thursday of every month. On October 3, Joe King Carrasco and The Chanklas will perform. Get ready to dance your flip flops off at this fun event!
Joe King Carrasco, who is known as the king of Tex-Mex rock 'n' roll, mixes Nuevo Wavo rock and Latin rhythms. In the 7th grade, he started playing in garage bands in the west Texas town of Dumas. He was often found on the beaches of Mexico, falling in love with the Mexican music. Back in Texas, he formed the band Joe King Carrasco and El Molino, which included many of the future members of the Texas Tornados. He released "Tex-Mex Rock & Roll," his first LP, in 1979.
In 2002, Carrasco was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. In March 2012, he was honored by The Texas Music Academy with a Lifetime Achievement Award. At the Austin Music Awards in 2012, he was inducted a second time into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, this time as "Joe King Carrasco and The Crowns." His songs can be heard in several films, including "Caca De Vaca" in the 1983 film Breathless.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Riley P. Dog Park, a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization is to establish a fenced-in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canines and citizens can exercise and socialize in a clean and safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.
Andrews Distributing, iHeartMedia, Inc. Corpus Christi and the Island Moon are proud partners in the concert series. Awesome prizes will be raffled off at each concert. Don’t miss this fun, free event at Waves Resort Corpus Christi on Thursday, October 3rd!
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Thursday, October 3, 2019—6:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Waves Resort Corpus Christi
14353 Commodores Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78418