Musicians, Bands and DJ's Grace the Live Music Scene in San Antonio

There's a surprising number of San Antonio bands, singers and DJ's on the scene these days. Although they can't compete with Austin's music scene just yet, you're sure to find some unique and exciting live music the next time you're in the Alamo city.

Concrete Jungle is a favorite hang out to simply relax and enjoy some chill music with some incredible tiki cocktails. You'll find some awesomely unique acts here, including one that resembles the well-known Flight of the Conchords. While Concrete Jungle can be a great stop on a tour of Southtown bars, it's also the kind of place you might find yourself spending the whole evening. The drinks are affordable and the bar food is on point!

Popular indie bands enjoy playing at Sam's Burger Joint, which is a large venue that comes with a side of delicious burgers and fries. Popular bands, such as Girl in a Coma, have been known to play here.

To get a true taste of Texas, make sure to add Cowboy's DanceHall and Gruene Hall to your list. Gruene Hall is an iconic venue that could tell some amazing stories, if those walls could talk. The fact is no matter what kind of mood you're in, you'll find some great live music to reflect it!

King William District

Rosario's, which has been around now for over 20 years, has transported itself from a local favorite to a critically-acclaimed restaurant. They have been featured in Southern Living, Texas Monthly and The New York Times, and have been listed as...  Read More

Monte Vista

The White Rabbit is one of only a few alternative rock venues in San Antonio, and one of the only ones large enough to have a raised stage. Some of their upcoming shows will showcase For the Fallen Dreams, Hudredth, Upon This Dawning, Sworn In...  Read More

Go to Cowboys Dancehall for some boot-stomping fun and authentic live Texas music! They are located on the northeast side of San Antonio and are probably the largest and most impressive music venue in the city. Besides great music and country...  Read More

Swig Martini Bar

Follow the long bar that meanders through Swig and you'll likely find your way to a Hemingway Classic from the extensive cigar list, or perhaps a Flirtini with pineapple juice and champagne. At one of the only martini bars on the River Walk,...  Read More

San Antonio

The Liberty Bar is a popular hub in Southtown for dining and live music. It's the perfect place to kick back and relax while enjoying some fantastic food and low key but exceptional music. While it can get crowded, as long as you have a table...  Read More

Olmos Bharmacy is a local's favorite for good food and live music. Back in the "old days," this place was a Pharmacy, built in 1938, that was eventually turned into a restaurant. Now, when you walk into the Olmos Bharmacy, it's like walking into...  Read More

The Cove is quickly becoming one of the most popular venues for local live music in San Antonio because of their relaxed atmosphere, great food and quality entertainment. This is the kind of place that looks like it belongs in a movie. This...  Read More

Although Gruene Hall is located outside the city limits of San Antonio, it's worth the extra gas to get to what has now become an iconic venue. Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is considered the oldest running dance hall in Texas, and the Central...  Read More

Many people in San Antonio claim that Sam's Burger Joint is the best place to see live music. In fact, for the second straight year, they have been awarded BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE by San Antonio Magazine. In terms of a good ol' relaxed place to...  Read More

Concrete Jungle
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Concrete Jungle is a tiki bar. What's a tiki bar? Well, they were popular in the 30's, 40's and 50's after WWI. Ever heard of the Singapore Sling? In San Antonio, there aren't many post-prohibition era bars, and perhaps none as lovingly...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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