The San Antonio Country Music Festival is coming to the South Side

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San Antonio’s First-Ever Country Music Festival is Coming to the South Side! The musical event will be hosted by Justin McClure of JAM Broadcasting 103.7 The Buck, a Kerrville family radio station. The company also owns four stations that cover the Texas Hill Country region.

The one-day event will take place Saturday, October 22 at Colt’s Sports Park at 11056 Applewhite Road. Buy your presale tickets for $15 here or pay $20 at the door on the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free. There will also be local vendors, food trucks and activities for all to enjoy. Bring your friends and family!

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San Antonio’s first-ever country music festival is coming to the South Side. (Live from the Southside)

With the growth of the country music scene in and around the state of Texas, San Antonio is one of the main cities that produces many talented singers, songwriters and musicians. San Antonio is known as the world capital of Tejano and for many years the city continues to host many festivals, events and gatherings for this genre of music.

The mission of the San Antonio Country Music Festival is to help bring the country music community together to showcase their musical talents and support music lessons at local high schools. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated this year to the McCollum High School Music Department to ensure music students continue to have the best opportunities available.

  • Here is the lineup for the San Antonio Country Music Festival:

Mario Moreno Music. (Live from the Southside)

About Mario Moreno Music

Country music singer/songwriter Mario Moreno was born and raised in south San Antonio and graduated from McCollum High School, class of 1996.

Coming from a family of musicians, Mario started singing at the age of 9 with his influences coming from his father, Mario Moreno Sr. Growing up on the South Side, he was also influenced by watching other alumni students of McCollum, Emilio Navaira and Ram Herrera, and other big names like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and of course George Strait.

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Starting his band in 2010, he has performed in and around the South Texas area including the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and the Y100 Morning Show. Staying true to country roots and enjoying writing his own songs led him to record a few of his own.

Mario’s musical career includes the recording of five original songs “Set Me Free”, “One Last Take”, “It’s Your Love”, “Just Friends” and “Never to Be Found”, which reached number 38 on the chart. Texas country radio. Music charts. His new single “Loving You” was recorded and produced at Stone Creek Sound Studios by Grammy-nominated producer Mack Damon.

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