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Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros coming July 25, 2013

Walt Wilkins has been called a genius, more than once, and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans, and he is, and has, all of that. With The Mystiqueros, Wilkins has created something of a Texas Hill Country super-group that features great singers and songwriters. Onstage and in the studio, Wilkins, Bill Small and drummer Ray Rodriguez make up the core of the band and are joined by a swirling mix of amazingly talented friends, original MQ Marcus Eldridge, Corby Schaub, Brian Langlinais and Jimmy Davis to name a few. The music of The Mystiqueros is highly reminiscent of 70s country rock from Texas and the West Coast and blues and soul that members grew up listening to and features high-quality songwriting and musicianship, rhythm, and vocal arrangements.
– From Walt Wilkins about site

Come see Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros at San Marcos Plaza Park at 7:30 p.m.
401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
– For mapping information, see Summer in the Park maps on the right or on mobile device tap here.

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Brave Combo on July 18, 2013

bcbio2011“Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, ‘Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education.’

“Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, to the orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night’s Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City) Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times.

“Brave Combo’s vivid music can be heard in the films David Byrne’s True Stories, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, Late Bloomers, Fools Rush In, Envy, The Academy award winning The Personals. They appeared at Oktoberfest in the beloved American burg of Springfield on an episode of “The Simpsons” and in 2008 Brave Combo provided the musical score for PBS’s first ever animated series, “As the Wrench Turns” which resulted in an “Annie” nomination from the International Animated Film Society. Their music has also been featured on ABC’s hit series “Ugly Betty”, and Fox Television’s “Bakersfield P.D.” They have also contributed original music for ESPN and The Big Ten network.

“Keyboardist, guitarist, accordionist, and singer Carl Finch founded the band in 1979, releasing their first records on the band’s own Four Dots Records. Alongside Finch for most of Brave Combo’s 30 years has been multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Barnes, who joined in 1983. Barnes is known for his lively and imaginative stage wear, as well as playing an array of reeds and woodwinds, harmonica, pennywhistle, guitars, you name it, sometimes in multiple, simultaneous combinations. Rounding out the current line-up are trumpet player Danny O’Brien, drummer Alan Emert, bassist Little Jack Melody and Ginny Mac on accordion.

“Brave Combo continues to tour extensively and is currently working on their next CD release.” – From the About page of the Brave Combo website.

Brave Combo will be playing at the San Marcos Plaza Park on July 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
– For mapping information, see Summer in the Park maps on the right or on mobile device tap here.

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San Marcos Summerfest on 07/04/2013

Independence-DayCome celebrate the fourth of July with us at San Marcos Plaza Park.

For more information, visit Summerfest San Marcos Entertainment web site.

For general information, please contact the
City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation (512) 393-8400
or San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau (512) 393-5930.

The Summer in the Park concerts will resume the week after.