WATCH: Matthew McConaughey holds virtual concert to raise funds for Texans impacted by winter storm
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew McConaughey watches player warmups before the game between the Texas Longhorns and the LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Actor and Texas native Matthew McConaughey is hosting a virtual concert, titled “We’re Texas,” at 7 p.m., Sunday, to benefit those affected by Winter Storm Uri through the Just Keep Livin Foundation’s Texas Relief Fund. I’m Matthew McConaughey hailing from Austin, Texas and together #WereTexas. Join me and so many talented folks from Texas on Sunday, 3/21 at 7pm CT. Head to my https://t.co/xm9l02GWxK Let's get Texas and Texans back on their feet again - giddy up to give back @jklivinfndn pic.twitter.com/VSoPe1ydwT — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 20, 2021“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” McConaughey said in a release. The ‘We’re Texas’ virtual event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas.
Cowboys Dancehall receives 2 citations for two-day Cody Johnson concert and large crowds
“The majority of people are trying to follow the guidelines from Cowboys’ Dancehall,” Garcia said. The city office has now decided to issue Cowboy’s Dancehall two citations for this past weekend’s events. City staff members say the venue has now received a total of seven citations for violating the COVID-19 safety ordinance since the pandemic began. Cowboys Dancehall staff have not returned our request for comments on this past weekend’s events. Related: Cowboys Dancehall cited twice for social distancing violations on Friday
The Big Give 2020: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA)
SAN ANTONIO Looking for a worthy cause? The Big Give is tomorrow and you can help young San Antonio musicians foster a lifelong love of the arts. Fiona spoke to Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) music director Troy Peters on Wednesday about the teen music program and how its helping to transform children into world class musicians. You know, the kids who go through the YOSA experience dont all become professional musicians, but they all develop a larger sense of their potential, Peters said. Check out a performance from last season (before COVID-19) in the video below.
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Trace Adkins concert heading to Stars and Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels
SAN ANTONIO An exclusively filmed concert featuring Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins is coming to a drive-in theater in New Braunfels. The three music stars will perform in the concert that will play at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In on July 25. Encore Live is presenting the virtual show following the heels of Garth Brooks, who put on digital concerts for the Stars and Stripes Drive-In and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in June. This summer, drive-in shows emerged as entertainment destinations because they allow social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The show with Shelton, Stefani and Adkins is also playing at several other drive-ins across Texas on July 25.
Tobin Center sponsors free concert with Agarita
SAN ANTONIO The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is re-opening its doors to hold a free concert with Agarita. The concert entitled A Community Celebration will take place at 7 p.m., June 13 and will feature Agarita, a local ensemble of musicians from the San Antonio-area. Ignacio Gallego, Agarita cellist, said the goal of the show was to showcase the talent in the community. What greater opportunity to have than to bring all different arts, Gallego said. All different art forms that represent San Antonio into an event to celebration us, our city and our community.Dont feel comfortable attending, or cant make the show?
Garth Brooks concert to be played at 300 drive-in theaters
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country. Brooks announced the June 27th concert event on Thursday. The concert will be created in Nashville, Tennessee, and tickets at each showing will be limited. The concert event will follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates. There will be rules on spacing between vehicles, protective equipment for staff, contactless payment and limited capacity in restrooms.
Prince and the Revolution concert from 1985 to stream on YouTube all weekend
Well, in this case, party like it’s 1985, but regardless, you’ll be dancing to some classic Prince hits, thanks to his official YouTube channel. A live concert of Prince and his legendary band, The Revolution -- in Syracuse, New York in 1985 toward the end of their “Purple Rain” tour -- will be available to stream on YouTube all weekend beginning Friday, May 14 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Viewers can donate money while watching the stream, and Google will match it. The concert was originally released as a VHS back in the day, so Prince fans who have been there from the very beginning might have seen this show. It should be a treat for newer Prince fans who never got to see the man himself in action, especially at the height of his career, when “Purple Rain” was first released.