City of San Marcos to launch Music on the Square concert series and accept state designation – Corridor News

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Staff reports

SAN MARCOS – On Thursday, October 7, the city of San Marcos will launch Music on the Square, a new series of concerts aimed at families. Free concerts will take place every Thursday in October on the lawn of the historic Hays County Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Lawn games will be available from 5 p.m. The music will start at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chairs and drinks in glassless containers.

Each week, sets will feature musicians who started their musical careers in San Marcos. The program for October 7 includes:

Hour of the night 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Designation ceremony for music-friendly communities 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
David Beck 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Masks are encouraged, although this is an outdoor event, especially when social distancing is not possible. Free Pfizer vaccines will be offered on site to people 12 years of age and older.

For more information on the Music on the Square concert series, contact the Main Street office at 512-393-8430 or [email protected]

Designation ceremony for music-friendly communities

At the launch event, the city of San Marcos will receive the official designation of Music Friendly Community from the Texas Music Office. Community Relations and Outreach Specialist Chip Adams will present the designation at 7 p.m. The nomination ceremony will include remarks by board member Melissa Derrick, Tara Miller of the Rock Bottom String Band and David Beck.

Certification as a music-friendly community follows a multi-month process that included a workshop sponsored by the Texas Music Office, working with local music education programs, and creating an advisory board of local players in the music industry. Participation in the program provides communities across Texas with a network to foster the development and growth of the music industry.

For more information on the Music Friendly Community designation, contact Steve Anderson at [email protected]

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