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Give these San Antonio live music venues a listen

We’ve made a concerted effort to orchestrate this roadmap, so you can focus on finding the artists you adore.

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Chill out at the Espee before the show.

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Hear that? It’s the scintillating sound of San Antonio’s live music venues beckoning you to a performance you’ll never forget.

The concert scene is truly unmatched in our area — from the Paper Tiger to the Alamodome, there’s a stage for any type of tune. To get to know them all, you must do three things.

Put your hands in the air, wave ‘em like you just don’t care, then lay your eyes (and ears) on our guide.

Arenas/Stadiums

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In addition to concerts, the dome hosts a variety of events like monster truck shows and graduations.

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AT&T Center | 1 AT&T Center Parkway
Capacity: 19,000

Built in 2002, the AT&T Center has been the home of the San Antonio Spurs, as well as numerous events + famous performances such as Garth Brooks, Harry Styles, and Lady Gaga.

Alamodome | 100 Montana St
Capacity: 73,086

San Antonio’s football stadium has seen the Spurs’ NBA Championship win in 1999 and is the current home of the San Antonio Brahmas and the UTSA Roadrunners football team. To this day, the Dome hosts a variety of events. Ask any San Antonian who went to an NISD school — they graduated in the Dome.

Tech Port Center and Arena | 3331 General Hudnell Dr. Acc Rd.
Capacity: 3,100

One of the newest venues to hit the local stage, this arena opened in 2022 with the Smashing Pumpkins to celebrate. The center also boasts a LAN gaming center to host Esport events and tournaments.

Concert halls

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Catch a show near the Historic Sunset Station.

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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | 100 Auditorium Cir.
Capacity: 1,738

The Tobin Center is home to orchestra and theater performances, but also has two other music venues inside — there’s the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater and the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza (perfect for outdoor movies and concerts.)

The Espee | 1174 E. Commerce St.
Capacity: 3,175

Both indoor + outdoor venue, the Espee offers stunning views of the Alamodome and the Tower of the Americas. The venue was once a train station but is now a hub of entertainment and can even be rented for your special occasion.

Aztec Theatre | 104 N. Saint Mary’s St.
Capacity: 1,500

From concerts, to themed music parties, to even comedy shows, this downtown venue has seen it all. The theater is one of the oldest venues on this list and has been open since 1926.

Outdoor settings

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See an outdoor concert at thus amphitheater.

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The Rustic | 17619 La Cantera Pkwy Unit 204
Capacity: 3,000

Bites to eat, good drinks, and live music is the perfect combination. Often having free live music in the evenings during the summer, the Rustic is perfect for a morning brunch or a late-night jam session.

Civic Park | 210 S. Alamo St.
Capacity: 15,000

The latest development in San Antonio will offer not just green space access, but will also host events and outdoor programming. Don’t miss: Civic Park opens on Friday, Sept. 29 with the launch of the Jazz’SAlive Festival.

Amphitheater at the Pearl | 303 Pearl Pkwy
Capacity: 1,000

This hidden and intimate spot is a great place to beat the heat with lots of tree cover. On occasion you’ll find a musician or a free outdoor movie showing at this theater. It is also a peaceful spot to get lost in a book.

Sunken Garden Theater | 3875 N. Saint Mary’s St.
Capacity: 4,800

Programming at this outdoor theater include jazz concerts, Shakespearean dramas, and comedy shows. The venue also hosts the Taste of New Orleans during Fiesta and the Margarita Pour-off each year.

Floore’s Country Store | 14492 Old Bandera Road
Capacity: 2,000

Located in the heart of Old Town Helotes, this neighborhood music venue is a rain or shine type of performance. Floore’s offers a full service bar for all of your drinking needs.

Intimate spaces

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Spend a night at local jazz club Jazz, TX at the Pearl.

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Jazz, TX | 312 Pearl Pkwy Building 6, Suite 6001
Capacity: 100

Located at the Historic Pearl, this underground jazz club offers nightly performances + shows, as well as drinks and small bites to eat.

The Rock Box | 1223 E. Houston St.
Capacity: 1,000

Located in Dignowity Hill, this live music venue and bar often has live music going on, but make sure to check the age limit, it varies per show.

Paper Tiger | 2410 N. Saint Mary’s St.
Capacity: 1,000

Hosting all kinds of musical events from indie, punk, noise, hardcore, hop hop, electronic to country, this venue is local gem and a great place to bring friends and enjoy a show. The Paper Tiger offers a main stage and a small stage for events.

LUNA | 6740 San Pedro Ave.
Capacity: 100

LUNA is an 18+ venue with retro pastel styling and offers both indoor + outdoor seating. Be sure to catch the musician-owned food truck, Blues Pit on Thursday-Saturday nights.

Pink Zeppelin Books & Records | 8373 Culebra Rd. #107
Capacity: 50

Book and record store by day, alternative rock venue by night. The venue is located on the far Westside of San Antonio and is an underground music gem for anyone looking to dive deeper into the alternative music scene.

Restaurants/Bars/Cafes

Fitzgerald’s Bar | 437 McCarty Rd. #101
Capacity: 220

This isn’t your average live music venue. The space often hosts an open mic night allowing you to either perform solo, with a band, or a combination. Join the venue’s open mic on every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night.

The Lonesome Rose | 2114 N. Saint Mary’s St.
Capacity: 300

This neighborhood hony tonk is serving up refreshing margaritas and a host of musical entertainment. Featuring a vintage neon jukebox, the establishment opened in 2018 along the Saint Mary’s Strip.

The Starlighter | 1910 Fredericksburg Rd.
Capacity: 100

Since 2021, the Starlighter is your one stop shop for touring bands, drag shows, and local artists. The venue also hosts a variety of vendor markets throughout the year.

Dulce Suenos Coffee | 1904 Fredericksburg Rd.
Capacity: 50

This coffee shop is a small and intimate space to study + socialize with during the day. Later on at night it hosts open mic nights and jazz jam sessions with extended hours and serves alcohol.

Vice Versa Coffee & Music | 123 Heiman St.
Capacity: 60

This local coffee spot often hosts jazz and vinyl nights but is also a great study spot and retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown city life. You can event rent the venue for private events, photoshoots, and more.

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