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Posted on: October 1, 2021

City to Launch Music on the Square Concert Series, Accept State Designation

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Music on the Square Concert Series

On Thursday, October 7, the City of San Marcos will kick off Music on the Square, a new family-friendly concert series. Free concerts will be held every Thursday in October on the lawn of the Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Lawn games will be available for use starting at 5 p.m. Music will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and beverages in glass-free containers.

Each week, sets will feature musicians who began their music careers in San Marcos. The October 7 lineup includes:

  • Time of Night                                                                         6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Music Friendly Communities Designation Ceremony           7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • David Beck                                                                            7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Masks are encouraged, despite being an outdoor event, especially where social distancing is not possible. Free Pfizer vaccinations will be offered onsite to individuals 12 years of age and older. 

For more information about the Music on the Square concert series, contact the Main Street office at 512-393-8430 or mainstreet@sanmarcostx.gov

Music Friendly Communities Designation Ceremony

During the kickoff event, the City of San Marcos will receive the official designation of Music Friendly Community from the Texas Music Office. Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will present the designation at 7 p.m. The designation ceremony will include remarks from Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Derrick, Tara Miller of the Rock Bottom String Band, and David Beck.

Certification as a Music Friendly Community follows a months-long process that included a Texas Music Office-sponsored workshop, collaboration with local music education programs, and the establishment of an advisory board made up of local music industry stakeholders. Participation in the program provides communities across Texas a network for fostering music industry development and growth.

For more information about the Music Friendly Community Designation, contact Steve Anderson at sanderson@sanmarcostx.gov. For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov

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