Should you happen to be in San Antonio, Texas, on the first full weekend in June, you’ll want to do more than remember the Alamo or take a fine stroll along the city’s renowned River Walk. Which is to say, you’ll do well to spend some time at the 8th annual San Antonio Summer Art & Jazz Festival, which this year will run from Friday, June 4 until Sunday, June 6 in Crockett Park.
As the festival’s name implies, the event features an arts-and-crafts festival to complement a whole lot of delicious Texas vittles and 10 free jazz concerts. This year’s line-up includes several local and regional acts (such as San Antonio’s own Zarabande, George Morin, the Regency Jazz Band and the Billy Ray Shepard and The Main Event Band) as well as out-of-state talent like Detroit-based soul-jazz flutist Althea René and the festival’s headliner, Seattle-born smooth-jazz pianist Dan Siegel (pictured above).
Expect temperatures in Texas’ second largest city to tip into the in the warm 90s during the day before dipping into the cool 70s at night. Expect to eat well and to meet lots of happy people. And above all, expect good music and a great time.
For more information, including a complete list of events, go to: www.sanantoniosummerartjazzfestival.com.