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Maverick Music Festival

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“I think that the mission, in terms of the festival itself, has been unchanged from the beginning, and that is to bring acts that otherwise wouldn’t normally come to San Antonio to San Antonio. And I think that this year continues in that vein.”
This statement from Blayne Tucker, one-half of the driving force and promoter extraordinaire behind Maverick Music Fest (the other being Faith Radle), seems banal enough. What he went on to say, however, took me by surprise.
“Frankly, I see [Maverick] going one of two directions. … Because we’ve sort of tapped-out the footprint we’re at as a festival, the trajectory that it’s on seems to be bustling to a point where we need to … expand … Alternatively, I think it should cease altogether. One or the other.”
I don’t know why I assumed Maverick Music Festival, now in its fourth year, would operate in perpetuity at La Villita, growing in size, stature and talent offered with every trip around the sun, eventually hosting Beyoncé and Jay-Z as they co-headline the main stage; Givenchy sombreros pulled low over their eyes, classic Spurs-colored confetti pouring down on the reigning King and Queen of Pop. With this year’s festival playing host to the Flaming Lips and Public Enemy, that doesn’t seem like a totally ridiculous idea … does it?
But that just doesn’t seem to be the case. Unless, of course, Tucker and co. can find a more suitable venue(s) for the annual two-day party promoting our city and its gradual ascension into “Realest Music Capital of the World.”
Well, if this year does end up being the last, at least it will go out with a dang ol’ bang of radical, psychedelic proportions. Click here for the complete lineup and schedule. $39-$169, 5pm Fri, noon Sat, La Villita, 418 Villita, (210) 207-8614, maverickmusicfestival.com. — Travis Buffkin



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