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Published on May 28, 2024
San Antonio Sizzles with Diverse Summer Line-Up, from Free Make Music Day Fiesta to Rock Legends at AlamodomeSource: Facebook/City of San Antonio - Municipal Government

San Antonio's music scene is heating up this summer with a lineup that's as diverse as the city itself. Kicking off on June 21, the local Department of Arts & Culture and Texas Public Radio are joining forces to put on a free music extravaganza for Make Music Day San Antonio. This day-long bash, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. at the Texas Public Radio Headquarters, is set to feature a bevy of local talent including 16 the Olympus, Andria Rose, Apollo Black, and many more. As per the City of San Antonio's website, attendees are in for a unique opportunity "to experience the city’s diverse musical riches in a free and accessible way."

But that's just the start. San Antonio is ready to quickly churn out event after event, showcasing everything from choral concerts to symphonies in the park. Concert-goers can delight in an array of festivities like Samara Joy belting it out at the Carver Community Cultural Center on June 1, or the passionate renderings of Echoes in Time by the San Antonio Choral Society the next day. According to an announcement on the city's official site, every Thursday night from June 6 to July 25, the Summer Night City events will take over Texas Public Radio Headquarters with good vibes and great music.

Festivals are also in full swing, with the twenty-two-day Fiesta Noche Del Rio at the Arneson River Theater and the San Antonio Art & Music Festival, which plans to rock the historic Cavender Cadillac Showroom on June 15. Meanwhile, kids and families can get in on the action with Explore Opera for Kids!—a special event merging opera with education on the same day at McCreless Library.

A Juneteenth contemporary choral concert—presented by the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum—to be held at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts on June 18. Iconic rock legends Def Leppard and Journey, who are set to, undoubtedly, sell out the Alamodome on August 16. The city promises that these highlighted events are merely a taste of what's to come, visit the full calendar at as noted on their website.

Proving its musical mettle, San Antonio continues to charge forward as a certified Music Friendly Community. The city's commitment to the arts is on full display this summer, with a smorgasbord of events that are largely free and open to the public. As "Krystal Jones, Department of Arts & Culture Director" said in a statement, “Make Music Day will give all of our residents and visitors a chance to experience the city’s diverse musical riches in a free and accessible way.” With all these events in store, it seems the city is poised to not just embrace but to also notably celebrate its cultural vibrancy and the melodic talents of its inhabitants.