Plus, Harry Potter apparates into San Antonio.
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93º | Partly cloudy | 10% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:26 a.m. | Sunset 7:19 p.m.

🎶 Can we get an encore?
Chill out at the Espee before the show. | Photo by SATXtoday team
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


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


Photo by @skylinedronetx

Alamodome | 100 Montana St
Capacity: 73,086

The Dome has hosted a variety of musical artists including Bad Bunny, George Strait, and Metallica. 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


Catch a show near the Historic Sunset Station.


Photo by SATXtoday Team

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 an indoor + outdoor venue, the newly renovated 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.
How frequently do you attend live music events?

A. Weekly
B. Monthly
C. Occasionally
D. Rarely
E. Never
Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • Music Match | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 7 p.m. | Freetail Brewing Co., 2000 S. Presa St., San Antonio | Free | Test your musical knowledge for a chance to win prizes.
  • Westside Creeks Restoration Project | Tuesday, Sept. 19-Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | San Antonio River Authority Boardroom, 100 E. Guenther St., San Antonio | Free | Join the San Antonio River Authority for a series of community information sessions about its creek design plan and meet the team behind the project.
  • Max & Iggor Cavalera: Morbid Devastation | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 7 p.m. | The Aztec Theatre, 104 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | $29.50-$40 | Rock out to this death metal group.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Discount Wednesdays | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 2:30 p.m. | Flix Brewhouse, 845 TX-1604 Loop, San Antonio | $5.25 | Make a trip to the theater with $5.25 movies.
  • Dollar Oyster Night | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 5-9 p.m. | Little Death Wine, 2327 N. Saint Mary’s St., San Antonio | Free | Come out for beer, wine and specials on East Coast oysters.
  • Nintendo Switch Tournament | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6 p.m. | Alamo Beer Co., 202 Lamar St., San Antonio | Free | Bring your own Nintendo Switch and compete with other gamers in Mario Kart + Super Smash Brothers for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
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News Notes
  • The South Texas Medical Center, University Health, and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts have opened applications for its Surgery Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15. The program provides reconstructive surgery at no cost to patients and their families. See if you qualify for the program.
  • Vice Versa Coffee & Music is asking the community for help keeping its doors open after a broken AC this summer set the business back financially. The coffee shop is asking patrons to simply purchase a coffee, share its events, or donate directly to its GoFundMe.
  • Now boarding Platform 9 ¾ . The Majestic Theatre announced that “Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert” is coming to the Alamo City on Friday, February 2. Relive the magical film score with a live orchestra and movie scenes. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
  • The Lantana Spa at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has finished renovations on its poolside cabanas. The private cabanas offer a host of amenities with your booking including unlimited mimosa service, seasonal fruit, and a dedicated cabana server. Book an appointment online today.
  • Drank Soda Shop in Stone Oak released its Drank of the Week, The Outlaw. The drink combines Root Beer, coconut + strawberry syrup, with cream. Sound like your vibe? You can visit Drank Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • The San Antonio RoadRunners revealed its medal design for the Rocky Horror Trail Run. Runners who cross the finish line can snag this seasonal jack-o-lantern commemorative medal for your bragging glory. Registration is open and the race is on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6 a.m.
  • Locally-owned photo printing lab, Digital Pro Lab, is teaming up with Chingonas Con Cameras to take its Photo Nights to the streets of downtown San Antonio. All photography backgrounds are welcomed and the event is on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Registration is $25 and the deadline to sign up is tomorrow.
It’s okay, we’ve all been there
We’ve all made those San Antonio mistakes before. | Photo by Frederick Gonzales
Whether you were born + raised in the 210 or a transplant from out of town, we have all made some rookie mistakes when it comes to the Alamo City.

Earlier this month, we asked our readers what rookie mistake they’ve made in San Antonio. Hoping you would spare a new local from shame, here’s what our subscribers said:

Jennifer N. said, “I moved here from a mountainous area that cools down considerably at night. I went out at night in the middle of July dressed prepared for a cool mountain evening. Long sleeved black shirt, jeans and boots.” Ouch.

Sylvia L. pointed out, “Not knowing there are two Jones Maltsbergers (one is close to the airport and another intersects Thousand Oaks). Drove me nuts when I first started driving.”

Check out Lisa B.'s morning commute: “A commute that goes through four school zones no matter which route I take.”
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I recently visited Drank and ordered the Chupacabra. It comes with Big Red, blue raspberry + coconut syrup, and it is delicious. I highly recommend this spot if you’re like me and are in need of a sweet drink fix that’s nonalcoholic.

Now I just have to bring my dad. When I was younger, he would pick me up from summer camp and bring a large cup of mystery soda and I had to guess the flavor. Now he’s going to have to guess the drink that I get him.
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