Conjunto awards ceremony this weekend

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SAN BENITO — A festive night filled with awards, music and dancing is in store for the self-proclaimed birthplace of conjunto music.

The Texas Conjunto Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host its 18th annual Induction Awards Saturday, June 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in San Benito.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

During the ceremony, four Valley musicians Higinio Guzman, Martin Zapata, Joe Sanchez and Lupe Saenz will be inducted into the museum’s historic hall of fame.

A portrait of the inductees, their biographies and memorabilia will be placed on display alongside more than 80 hall of fame inductees who are believed to have played a role in the conjunto world.

Following the ceremony, Frutty Villarreal y Los Mavericks will perform from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.

To reserve a table for the Induction Awards, contact (956) 245-5005.

Presale tickets cost $10 and tickets purchased at the door of the event cost $12. To purchase tickets, visit the San Benito Chamber of Commerce or call (956) 361-9111.

ahernandez@valleystar.com