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Your Weekend's Here: Party On The Tower Plaza; Zarzuela; & Summer Jazz Wrap Up

Aug 17, 2018

The is weekend here, and music events are planned throughout the city.

First off, head to the Tower of the Americas Friday for what Jennifer Boland, director of events, calls “Party on the Tower Plaza.”

“It's a free concert every Friday. We want to showcase our local talent here in San Antonio so we have everything from dance bands to country to rock,” she said. “Friday we have Dark City, which is an 80s rock band."


What: Party on the Tower Plaza

Where: Tower of the Americas

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Cost:  Free

Street parking is free after 6 p.m., and with dunking booths and face painting, there's plenty for the kids to do.

As to exactly where it's held, simply find the tower, and head to the bottom of it.

"You can't miss it," she said.


What: An Evening of Zarzuela

Where: Pearl Stable

When: 5:30 p.m., Sunday

Cost:  $25

Judith Rodriguez
Credit Wayne Holz / Contributed photo

Then, on Sunday, do you know what a zarzuela is?

"A zarzuela is a Spanish operetta," said singer Judith Rodriguez. "A lot of music that is romantic. It also has drama in there as well."

Rodriguez, along with Erich Schmidt, will be singing, and Anna Hakabyan will play piano for the zarzuelas performance at the Pearl Stable.

"I encourage you to come out and join us in the event that the Pearl and Casa de Espana has put together, and there are going to be tapas as well as beer provided by Pearl," she said.

Henry Brun
Credit Gregg Harrison / Contributed photo

The McNay Art Museum plays host to the last of its concert series, with Henry Brun and the International Trio on Sunday.


What: Summer Jazz Series

Where: McNay Art Museum

When: Noon, Sunday

Cost: Free to members; included with the cost of admission

Percussionist performer and KRTU jazz host Henry Brun are well known to San Antonio audiences.

“Our guests love attending our summer jazz concerts,” said Monica Rangel of the museum.

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