Inaugural Chancla Academy Rock Festival celebrates San Antonio’s local rock scene

The free event is happening on April 8 at Alamo Beer Company

Chancla Academy Rock Festival is taking place at Alamo Beer Company, located at 202 Lamar St. from midnight to noon on April 8. (Live from the Southside, Live from the Southside)

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Chancla Academy Rock Fest is happening for the first time at Alamo Beer Company, located at 202 Lamar St. on the Northeast Side, from 12 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, April 8.

The free event aims to celebrate San Antonio’s rock scene by showcasing local talent and bringing together business owners.

Attendees can jam out to 15 local bands and artists who are performing on the festival’s two stages.

An estimated 45 local vendors will set up shop under the Hays Street Bridge, so guests can listen to music while supporting their favorite small business.

Chancla Academy was founded by Joe Coronado, who envisioned an event that highlights musicians and embraces the community of the Alamo City.

“We want people to discover new music, feel heard and seen by others and believe that there is much more out there for the San Antonio community,” he said.

Coronado also invited five young bands to play at the event to encourage up-and-coming musicians to pursue their dreams of playing music.

“We hope the festival will inspire the youth to continue their passion for music and showcase their talents,” Coronado said.

Here’s a list of performing artists:

  • Upon a Burning Body
  • Aztec Eagles
  • Eyes Like Fire
  • Roshii
  • Makaria
  • Skum
  • Andy Gnosis
  • Above My Enemy
  • 40% Dolomite
  • Any Color You Like
  • Forever for Now
  • Perfect Season
  • Grieved
  • Silent Minority
  • The Broken Page
  • Cauterized in Balance

Sponsors include:

  • Twang
  • Iguana Burritozilla
  • Big Star Music Academy
  • Lumanite Productions

For more information, contact founder Joe Coronado at 210-769-7722 or

This article initially appeared on Live from the Southside.

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