Welcome to the Ernie Garibay and Cats Don't Sleep Website

Ernest "Ernie" Garibay, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, has been singing in nightclubs, neighborhood bars, hotels, weddings, and Fiesta events for the last 35 years starting in 1966 with the Laveers, then on to the Bits of Soul, all the while performing Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Funk music. After serving 2 years in the U.S. Army in Germany, returned home to San Antonio in 1970, worked in various clubs along the Riverwalk.
In 1973, Ernie started touring for Buck Ram Productions, backing such acts as the Platters, California Malibu's and Mr. John McCormick. After almost two years of touring, returned to San Antonio to perform with the RoadApple Band until it's demise in 1979.
Since the early 80's, Ernie has been working with some of San Antonio's finest musicians and entertainers that continue to excite, impress and touch thousands in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Through the years, Ernie also has been blessed with the honor of being selected to perform the National Anthem at some of the San Antonio Spurs games.
During the last 10 years, Ernie has performed at many different events held at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Theatre, from the Valentine's Oldies Show to the Salute to Motown Revue.
In 1999, Ernie Garibay received the "Jimmy" Westside Rhythm & Blues Award for his contribution in the field of Rhythm & Blues.
Since Ernie's brother (Randy Garibay) passing in May, 2002, Ernie has stepped in to continue performing with his late brother's band, Cats Don't Sleep.
At the moment, Ernie & the Cats perform at Dick's Last Resort on the River Walk as well as many other venues. (See schedule below)

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Cats Don't Sleep members are:

Ernie Garibay - vocals & bass | Bugs Garza- drums | George Gonzales - guitar | Jim Waller - sax & keys

If you want to make tracks to go see Ernie and the Cats this schedule might help

September 2005

Fri - 2nd ......................... My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Sat - 3rd ................ Rolling Oaks Sports Bar & Grill (8:00 - 11:30) 5550 Mountain Vista - 655-4745
Sun - 4th ......................... Market Square (6:00 - 8:00) Mariachi Stage (across from Mi Tierra)
Fri - 9th ......................... My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Sat - 10th ........................ The Downtowner (9:30 - 1:30) 800 W. Houston - 313-7689
Fri - 16th ........................ My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Fri - 23rd ........................ My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Sat - 24th ........................ The Downtowner (9:30 - 1:30) 800 W. Houston - 313-7689
Fri - 30th ........................ My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington

October 2005

Fri - 7th ......................... My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Sun - 9th ....................... BENEFIT BAR-B-QUE & DANCE FOR "BABY DIEGO GARIBAY-GARZA"
At: My Brother's Bar - 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Ernie Garibay’s grandson "Diego Garibay-Garza" was born premature on June 17, 2005 weighing only 1 lb.13 oz. He finally got to go home on September 11, to his Mom & Dad (Jennifer Garibay Garza & Salvador Garza). We will be selling Bar-B-Q plates for $5.00 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. The money collected will go towards the hospital & doctor bills that have been mounting up due to his very early arrival. Live music from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.
Featured guests: Michelle Garibay-Carey & Planet Soul, Randy Garibay Jr. w/Stone Groove, Urban Urbano, Hector Tobias, George & Aaron Prado, Jack Barber & Ernie Garibay & Cats Don’t Sleep, along with some other great & wonderful musicians. No cover but donations will be accepted.
Fri - 14th ........................ My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Fri - 21st ........................ My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Sat - 22nd ........ Corpus Christi Jazz Festival (6:30 - 7:30) with guests Al Gomez and Jim Waller
Fri - 28th ........................ My Brother's Bar (9:30 - 1:30) 845 N. St. Marys @ Lexington
Sat - 29th ........................ The Downtowner (9:30 - 1:30) 800 W. Houston - 313-7689
 
To book Ernie & the Cats: Office: 210-340-4949 / Cell: 210-827-3600
or Email: ernie@erniegaribay.com

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