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Songwriters gather at Cheatham Street Warehouse for weekly writing circle

Songwriters gather at Cheatham Street Warehouse for weekly writing circle

Nathanael Lorenzo

November 27, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music

Years after its founder’s passing, the Cheatham Street Warehouse remains a setting for the creative minds of Hays County. Jim Cunningham, San Marcos Daily Record columnist, and Kent Finlay, local songwriter, founded the venue. Finlay utilized the bar's stage for his songwriting circles which gave...

San Marcos radio hosts Kissing Alley concert series

San Marcos radio hosts Kissing Alley concert series

Ryan Torres

November 20, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music

San Marcos’ radio station, KZSM, hosted another installment of live music for the community during 3rd Thursday downtown walkabout, an evening devoted to the arts of San Marcos. Local businesses come together on the occasion to offer flash sales, drink specials and host live entertainment for attendees. The...

Float Fest 2018: Sunday recap

Float Fest 2018: Sunday recap

Diana Furman

July 23, 2018


Filed under Featured, Life and Arts, Music

A variety of sounds rocked music fans for nine straight hours the second day in a row at Float Fest. Guests filtered in during the day but, similar to Saturday, nighttime shows brought in the largest crowds. In 2017, Float Fest’s attendance fell over 10,000. This year, they applied for a permit...

Float Fest 2018: Saturday recap

Float Fest 2018: Saturday recap

Diana Furman

July 22, 2018


Filed under Featured, Life and Arts, Music

Festival goers painted with glitter and draped in tapestries danced for hours under the hot sun. This year’s Float Fest has been a celebration of sunshine, summer, and life. From Saturday July 21- Sunday July 22, Martindale TX hosted Float Fest along the San Marcos River. Guests camped, floated...

Review: Mason Lively livens up Texas country music scene

Review: Mason Lively livens up Texas country music scene

Diana Furman

June 23, 2018


Filed under Fine Arts, Latest, Life and Arts, Music

Underneath strings of lights and neon signs, June 22, Texas country music shook the walls of the Cheatham Street Warehouse. Mason Lively, 20-year-old Texas country musician from Inez, Texas, is currently touring across the state promoting his new album, Stronger Ties. At 9 p.m., an old jukebox...

Local band Beatnik Bandits steal the show

Local band Beatnik Bandits steal the show

Diana Furman

May 24, 2018


Filed under Featured, Latest, Life and Arts, Music

A local folk band has busked its way around San Marcos and plans on getting boots stomping and hands clapping outside of Texas. Christian Sparks, lead vocalist, has been playing music since he was 13 years old. It was a family tradition to sit around the campfire enjoying his father play songs on...

JMBLYA music festival hits Austin

JMBLYA music festival hits Austin

Sonia Garcia

May 6, 2018


Filed under Featured, Life and Arts, Music

JMBLYA attendees eagerly awaited the opening of the front gates May 5. Nothing from the crowds of people to the burning sun could have killed the shared excitement of the audience. For the second year in a row, the Austin showing of the JMBLYA music festival was hosted at Circuit of the America’s...

JMBLYA comes to in Austin this weekend

JMBLYA comes to in Austin this weekend

Sonia Garcia

May 4, 2018


Filed under Featured, Life and Arts, Music

Prepare to kick off the summer with dancing, live music and good vibes at the annual JMBLYA music festival. The festival is enticing music lovers with major rap headliners like J. Cole, Migos, Young Thug and Kevin Gates. This year the festival will take place on May 4 in Houston, May 5 in Dallas and...

Students dance before finals at River Fest

Students dance before finals at River Fest

Sonia Garcia

April 20, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music

Music, popsicles and free stuff are just what students needed before their focus shifted to finals week. Student Association for Campus Activities brought the 15th annual River Fest back to Sewell Park. Students kicked back April 19 by the river eating popsicles by Poptopia, playing carnival games...

Attacca Quartet gives back to music students

Attacca Quartet gives back to music students

Alyssa Weinstein

April 8, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts, Music

One internationally acclaimed modern quartet is bringing its professional experience to Texas State music students. This spring Attacca Quartet will be making its biannual visit to Texas State April 9-13. The group is composed of violinist Amy Schroeder, violinist Keiko Tokunaga, violist Nathan...

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