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Ready to rock the accordion: Latin artist AJ Castillo to perform at Bloomin ‘Fest | Entertainment

Temple Parks & Recreation has announced that Austin-based Latino artist AJ Castillo will perform on the CEFCO stage at the 13th annual Bloomin ‘Temple Festival on Friday, April 27.

AJ Castillo is known for his unique accordion sound and style, energetic live performances and extraordinary custom accordions. Having lent his musical talent to many artists through countless recordings and studio performances, at the end of 2008 he felt it was time to take center stage and introduce a new sound that pushed the boundaries of accordion music. From releasing his debut CD in 2009 to his CD in 2014 (Sin Límites) which debuted on Billboard at No.15 on the Latin Pop Albums chart to his most recent release in 2017, AJ is becoming an accordionist. , well-known singer, songwriter, performer and producer.

A native of Austin and a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Castillo was born into a family of musicians and was introduced to the accordion by his grandfather. He started playing the accordion at the age of 10 and began his professional music career at age 13. Today he reaches Latin music fans around the world and is recognized by professionals in the Latin music industry (as evidenced by his HOHNER, Inc. endorsement and collaboration on the 2017 Latin Grammy Award from the best regional song “Siempre Es Así”).

Bloomin ‘Temple 2018 will be held in the new Martin Luther King Festival Fields located at 301 S. Fourth St. in downtown Temple. The festival, which will be held on Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, will feature entertainment on two music stages featuring hip hop artists, Tejano, Red Dirt and Country Music, a kids’ zone, a carnival, and art vendors. and crafts.

For tickets and festival information, visit BloominTemple. com.

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