Dear Past or Prospective Sponsor,

WP_20140731_20_53_00_ProPlanning efforts for Summer In The Park, a summer music series presented by the San Marcos Performing Arts Association, are in full preparation mode for the 29th consecutive season. The purpose of this letter is to request your consideration for sponsoring this wonderful community event. Summer In The Park is a significant ‘labor of love’, but requires financial support from many community minded people and organizations in order to continue bringing great entertainment to our citizens on the Plaza Stage each summer.

2015 SITP Intro Letter (370kb / .pdf file)

Come Thursday August 8 2013, Two Tons of Steel

TWOTONS“Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk.

“The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.

“Releasing “Two Tons Of Steel” in 1994 and “Crazy For My Baby” in 1995 on Blue Fire Records, a sponsorship deal with Lone Star Beer quickly followed. Dead Crickets, renamed Two Tons of Steel in 1996 began traveling outside of Texas, including stops at the Grand Ole’ Opry in Nashville, Tenn., the National Theater in Havana, Cuba, and European tours, to greet fans who had embraced their Texas-born sound. In 1996 they released “Oh No!” on their independent label, “Big Bellied Records.” They followed up the passion project with a live recording at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas, taped during a Two Ton Tuesday Show 1998.

“In 2013, the band marks 18 years of “Two Ton Tuesday Live from Gruene Hall.” The summer-long event drew 13,000 fans in 2012 and more than 150,000 fans since it began its annual run in 1995.”
– From Two Tons of Steel web site.

Come see Two Tons of Steel at San Marcos Plaza Park on Thursday night, August 8, 2013 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.

This is the last concert of the Summer in the Park 2013 concert series.

If you tweet or post a Facebook message about Summer in the Park 2013, use hashtag #summerpark2013.

Two Tons of Steel social media:

See the photos or videos from the show.

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.

See the pictures and videos from this concert.



Here’s an example of Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros.

See the pictures and videos from this concert.