MXTX: A Cross-Border Exchange

presented in partnership with Fusebox Festival & Frida Friday ATX
Location: Moody Amphitheater, Waterloo Park
Date: April 16, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Gather with us as we honor and celebrate the tapestry of people, traditions and historical ties woven between Texas and Mexico.

Frida Friday ATX will host an intersectional BIPOC, Queer, Latinx and local creatives-centered mercado y más featuring 35+ booth, hands-on family and children’s activities, a youth DJ workshop, and live music from DJ Mexican Blackbird, Diggy Dutch, Miss Leslie Nava, and Cecilia and the Broken Hearts, and more!

The celebration culminates with the live MXTX world premiere featuring a mixed chamber ensemble and DJ performing fourteen unique pieces of music created through collaborative exchange of forty DJ- producers and composers from both side of the Rio Grande. MXTX is co-curated by Orión García, Coka Treviño, Felipe Pérez Santiago, and Graham Reynolds and seeks to balance representation across many categories of identity, including geography, gender identity, and genre.

Attendance is free and open to the public, guests are encouraged to reserve tickets online, available NOW!

Event Highlights

4:00 PM 10:00 PM – Frida Friday ATX Mercado Y Más curated by Las Ofrendas

  • 35+ local, BIPOC, Latinx, and Queer creatives & artisans
  • Live Music from DJ Mexican Blackbird, Diggy Dutch, and Miss Leslie Nava
  • Live Artists & Gallery Art Exhibits by Nikki Diaz, Carmen Rangel, Monica Ceniceros, Mel Navarro, Laura Clay, Valerie Mercedes Schmidt, and more
  • Hands-on Family & Children Activities with Con Mi Madre, Latinitas, Avance , and Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

4:30 PM 5:30 PM – Youth DJ Workshop with Hope 4 Hip Hop

7:00 PM Ceilia and the Broken Hearts