Gary Clark Jr. Announces First Annual Maverick Music Festival
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Gary Clark Jr., in conjunction with The Traffic King of Sound, is excited to announce the 1st Annual Maverick Music Festival featuring Gary Clark Jr., The Toadies, Girl in a Coma, Arum Rae, and Henry + the Invisibles on Saturday, March 23rd, at Maverick Plaza inside historic La Villita in beautiful, downtown San Antonio. Daytime events are free and open to the public, while tickets for the nighttime lineup are available for purchase in advance for $28 plus fees at: www.maverickmusicfestival.com.
Clark, along with his management team and partners in San Antonio, TX, decided to build the festival to reinvigorate the music scene in San Antonio. An Austin native, Clark sees the event as an opportunity to bridge the gap between the vibrant Live Music Capitol of the World and neighboring San Antonio, TX, only 80 miles away.
This new, all-ages experience includes daytime programming from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which features incredible local musicians who'll provide the soundtrack of San Antonio to residents and tourists alike, followed by a Stellar set of national acts from 6 p.m. to Midnight to close out a big, bright, and starry night of amazing music. Both segments provide art and food villitas (little villages for y'all non-Texans) that showcase some of the best local creative and food pioneers of the San Antonio area. There will also be tons of interactive fun to keep festivalgoers engaged all day.
About Maverick's Musicians:
Funky, hip, and full of soul, Gary Clark Jr. is a rock man for a new generation. The virtuosity Clark displays, along with the tone resonating from his cherry-red Epiphone Casino guitar, put most modern rock shredders of today to shame.
The Texas band The Toadies is, at its core, a raw, commanding rock band - an intense, swirling vortex of guitar rock built around Vaden Todd Lewis' "wrong" songs and abstract lyrics. The Toadies are best known as the creators of the 1995 grunge staple "Possum Kingdom."
Girl In A Coma has left a permanent tattoo on the hearts of music lovers with their piercing songs and nuclear performances. They've blazed a singular trail since Nina Diaz joined the band at age 13 and have found champions and comrades along the way, including Joan Jett who signed them to her label, Blackheart Records.
In 2013, a group of music lovers born and raised in San Antonio, Texas came together and decided to take their love of quality live concerts to the next level. They combined their prior music industry experiences to organize a music festival right in the heart of their hometown's historic downtown. The first Annual Maverick Music Festival was created and, like magic, an amazing lineup of Texan headliners fell into place.
Maverick Music Festival is partnering with Miller Coors, Yelp, Deep Eddy Vodka, Gibson/Epiphone, Beacon Audio, Puro Pinche, San Antonio Current, the San Antonio Public Library, and The UTSA Paisano to bring an unforgettable day of entertainment to downtown San Antonio.
Photo by: Frank Maddocks