Years ago, we had the pleasure of meeting and talking with brothers Raphael and Paquito Rodriguez of Los A-T Boyz, and we've been friends ever since. We were struck by their great attitudes and giving spirit, and continued to notice that their band was always available for any kind of benefit or jamaica or wherever else they were needed.
During that interview, we learned that Paquito had already battled and survived neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that typically affects children. Unfortunately, Paquito finds himself fighting cancer again.
To help him in his battle, Austin's Tejano community is joining forces to raise money for his medical expenses. Join us Sunday November 8th at the Moose Lodge for an all-day event with a dozen different bands donating their time to help Paquito when he needs it most.
Here are the details:
What: Paquito Rodriguez Benefit
Who's playing: Street People, Cañonazo, Calle Seis, Art Tigerina Band, Big Band Tejano, Lo Nuestro, Jaime Rodriguez y Grupo Remedio, Devin Banda, Los Texas Wranglers, Conjunto Los Pinkys, Conjunto Puro Corazon, and more!
Where: Moose Lodge, 2103 E.M. Franklin Ave, Austin TX 78724
When: Sunday, November 8th, 11:50 a.m. to 10 p.m.
How much: $15 cover, kids under 12 free with paying adult
All proceeds go to Paquito Rodriguez to help cover his medical treatment
Can't make it to the event? You can always support Paquito by giving online through GoFundMe.
Want to know more about Paquito and Los A-T Boyz? Listen to our interview.