San Antonio has always been considered a cultural hub of Texas, but did you know it is largely considered to be the new live music hot spot of Texas? With a rich history, diverse population, and a welcoming atmosphere, San Antonio is a top tourist destination for music lovers.
You will find no shortage of live musical events, from concerts to local band nights and everything in between; there is something for every music fan. Here are all the best ways to experience live music in San Antonio:
Summer Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss
San Antonio is home to several music venues where you can catch major concerts from big-name acts or find more intimate performances where you can find a new artist to fall in love with. Many up-and-coming artists will play at The Aztec Theatre located in the downtown district. Not only is this performance venue a work of art, but since 1926 the theater has hosted top performances.
This summer, you can expect headliners like All Time Low, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Clutch, Poppy & PVRIS, and more. Check out their entire lineup and start making plans.
If you are looking for more cultural performances, check out The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which includes popular musical acts and classical musical performances. Find all upcoming shows and performances online.
The Alamo City is Home to Several Music Festivals
The Alamo City’s diverse culture can not only be found in its historical landmarks or cultural hubs but also in the many music festivals happening all year long. Summer is no different and is sure to be jam-packed.
Here are a few festivals to keep your eye on:
Fiesta Noche Del Rio Time: June 9, 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm Location: Arneson River Theatre | 418 Villita St.
The Alamo Kiwanis Club presents the Fiesta Noche Del Rio for its 66th season. Experience Mariachis, Flamenco guitar, dancing, singing, and a host of cultural activities. This is a San Antonio tradition you won’t want to miss.
Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Recital Time: June 30th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | 100 Auditorium Cir.
Can’t get enough of mariachis? Then come to the Mariachi Extravaganza Summer Recital. Not only will there be 50 young mariachi vocalists, but there will also be soloists and many breathtaking performances.
San Antonio’s Local Music Scene is Thriving
San Antonio is not just a destination for major concerts and music festivals, but you can catch plenty of local performers and bands in the Alamo City. San Antonio is host to many talented musicians who perform at clubs, bars, and other musical venues around town.
A great first top to check out is Howl at The Moon, which is part patio and part piano bar. You will find two grand pianos at the center of the venue where plenty of dueling piano fun will be had. Grab a drink, take in the views, and dance the night away.
If you want to get your heart racing, why not head over to Merkaba, where live music is held nightly and DJs take the stage every Thursday through Sunday. There are plenty of appetizers, cold drinks, and room to shake it all over the dance floor.
Check out the other pubs and clubs that make up San Antonio’s exciting nightlife.
Make Live Music A Focal Point of Your Next Vacation
San Antonio’s music scene is thriving and diverse, with something for music lovers of all ages. So as you plan your trip for 2023, take a look at some of the major stars headed to the Alamo City:
- Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons | June 15 | 7:30 p.m.
- Peso Pluma | July 16 | 8 p.m.
- MANA | September 2 | 8 p.m.
- P!nk | September 25 | 6:30 p.m.
- Guns N’ Roses | September 26 | 6 p.m.
- Alejandro Fernández | September 30 | 8:30 p.m.
- Jonas Brothers | October 5 | 7:30 p.m.
- Shania Twain | October 12 | 7:30 p.m.
- SZA | October 15 | 8 p.m.
- Chris Stapleton | October 19 | 7 p.m.
- Romeo Santos | October 21 | 8 plm.
- Aerosmith | November 1 | 7 p.m.
- Luis Miguel | November 4 | 8 p.m.
- Intocable: Evolucion Tour | November 22 | 8 p.m.
- Andrea Bocelli | November 29 | 7:30 p.m.