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You’d love to catch some live music to let off a little steam, but you’re alone in a new city and not quite sure the best place to seek it out.
We got you, fam.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of San Antonio’s best music venues. Hope it helps your search.
17619 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 204, therustic.com
Always free, Dallas-based venue The Rustic brings in some of the best Americana from around the country while also hosting quality local acts. On top of the music, the bar serves up a surprisingly wide venue of homestyle food and a wide selection of Texas-brewed beers
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle, tobincenter.org
All ages, unless specified
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2718 N. St. Mary’s St., thelimelightsa.com
A little more intimate than the Paper Tiger, but no less eclectic, the Limelight has emerged as a tour stop for underground hip-hop, metal, punk and artists exploring other edgy genres. Known for a chill atmosphere and top-notch sound system, the venue also hosts a lot of local artists’ album release shows. So, if you’re wanting to dig a little deeper into SA’s music scene, Limelight is a good spot to start.
2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com
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6740 San Pedro Ave., lunalive.com
Wednesdays and Thursdays 18+ / Fridays and Saturdays 21+
Luna may be one of the city’s best kept secrets. Who’d think that a club located in a nondescript — from the outside anyway — brick building near North Star Mall, hosts some of the city’s best jazz in a classy yet relaxed setting. Pro-tip: impress a future significant other and bring them here on a first date.
104 N. St. Mary’s St., theaztectheatre.com
From Lauryn Hill and Mastodon to Marilyn Manson and Snoop Dogg, the Aztec Theatre hosts high-caliber touring acts whose audiences too big for venues such as the Paper Tiger but not enough to fill the AT&T Center. Make sure you explore the vintage theatre’s interior, which features Aztec architectural features and statues with eerie glowing eyes.
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