Following a sold out performance with Pepe Marquez in February 2020, the band began to organize to expand beyond the role as a host band to also be a stand alone Oldies, Old School, Top 40, and  bilingual show band.
Next, please use the form below to inquire about scheduling XICANX for a concert, festival, or special event. Please provide us with as many details as possible e.g., date, time, city, location, production needs information, etc.
For immediate assistance, you may contact the XICANX team.
XICANX Office Online
Telephone: 720-300-9054  Email: 
To view and download a printable BIO DOC and PROMO DOC, click on the appropriate PDF DOC link below. To speak to a team rep call 720-300-9054.
XICANX Events Coordinator - Angel Barrientos
Telephone: 720-270-2134  Email: 
XICANX Band Leader - Ray Cruz
General Email Box and Social Media Links
The "XICANX PACKET" documents below contain a printable BIO, STAGE PLOT, INPUT LIST, and SCHEDULING INFO WORKSHEET document. To view the packet click on the PDF Doc icon below. When confirming a date, please download the Word Doc version by clicking the Word Doc icon and complete the scheduling worksheet contained in the document and return via email. 
The "XICANX PACKET" contains a printable BIO, STAGE PLOT, INPUT LIST, and SCHEDULING INFO WORKSHEET Document. To view the packet click on the PDF Doc icon below. When confirming a date, please download the Word Doc version by clicking the Word Doc icon and complete the scheduling worksheet contained in the document and return via email. Thank you!
XICANX Team Contact Information:
Welcome to XICANX - The Cruz Rendon Project
Friday, July 10, 2020
Joey Quinones and Thee Sinseers, 
XICANX Cruz Rendon Project, and Johnny "Old School" Avila 
Salon Real Event Center, 2200 W. Alameda Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80223 
(Subject to change with COVID 19 status)

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Colores - Northside Music Festival
Music from the streets with Xicanx and a national and local all star lineup
Celebrating Chicano traditions of our generations con musica de la calle
Details to be announced (Subject to change with COVID 19 status)
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Luminarias 19th Annual Christmas Dance
Featuring from the Land of 1,000 Dances, Mr. Pepe Marquez
Xicanx Cruz Rendon Project and Johnny "Old School" Avila
Salon Real Event Center, 2200 W. Alameda Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80223
For tickets, tables, and detailed information, click on the image above 
OR go to www.luminarias2020.com 
This site is organized to be user friendly on various levels. It provides information to the community as well as our friends and family. The site also serves as an office online to facilitate booking requests and efficiently provide information to event producers, promoters, and venues.
The group was formed in early 2020 by Denver artists Ray Cruz and Billy Rendon at the request of the La Familia Network Group for the purpose of hosting national artists being scheduled into Denver by La Familia.
"Its art, ‘Chicano’ is an evolutionary term. One of the main aesthetic characteristics of Chicano is traditional Mexican meets contemporary America... it’s where they meet, influence each other, and create something totally new."   - Cheech Marin -
The group is called XICANX (pronounced Chicano) and the Cruz Rendon Project after the group leaders, Ray Cruz and Bill Rendon, who are tasked with further developing and bringing the group to the "Show Band" level and standard. 
 Thank you for visiting and thank you for your support Denver.
A priority and goal in framing the group are that it represent these areas of music with excellence and also have the group accurately represent the cultural identity and diverse musical traditions of Mexican Americans or Chicanos... La Gente.
XICANX - The Cruz Rendon Project is a band collaborative project led by Denver veteran artists Ray Cruz (percussionist) and William "Billy" Rendon (vocalist and percussionist) in association with Denver's La Familia Entertainment Network. 
XICANX members also include Manny Garcia (Sax), Kenny Martinez (Sax), Rich Martinez (Trumpet), Holly Fay Holverson (Keys), Michael Skink (Drums), Jeff Andrews (Bass), Chris Maestas (Lead Guitar), and Veronica Gallegos (Vocals)
The XICANX music genre focus includes Old School, Oldies, Latin Rock, Top 40, and bilingual dance music. We are a 10 piece show band that can expand up to a 15 piece group to host and back national artists and for festivals, larger venues, and to fill the host band role for the annual RMPA Music Awards and Legends Tribute Show
Thanks for considering us.
Please look at OR download the "XICANX CRUZ - RENDON PROJECT PACKET" located below. It contains logistic, production, and show information that will be very helpful to you and save you a considerable amount of time.  
Ray Cruz - Band Leader
Telephone: 720-270-2134  Email: 
Angel Barrientos
XICANX Events Coordinator
Telephone: 720-300-9054   Email:
William "Billy" Rendon, Sr. - Band Leader
Telephone: 425-457-3350  Email: 
Telephone: 425-457-3350  Email: 
XICANX Band Leader - William "Billy" Rendon, Sr.