January 03, 2020 Slideshows » Music

15 Concerts Happening in 2020 That San Antonio Should Look Forward To 

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What the heck, y’all. It’s 2020 and since we’re still in the weird time warp that is the first and last week of the year, we sort of feel like we’re living in the upside down. To help us get our footing, we’ve begun to look ahead at some of the amazing shows coming to San Antonio and bigger events happening in Texas that we think will be worth the drive.
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Big Freedia
$22-$25, Sunday, January 19, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com
Big Freedia shows are like going to church. A church of booty-shaking.
Photo via Facebook / Big Freedia
Brittany Howard
Sold out, Tuesday, March 24, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., theaztectheatre.com
Frontwoman for the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard has made it clear she is quite capable of holding her own as a solo artist.
Photo via Facebook / Brittany Howard
Circa Survive
$25.50, Thursday, May 28, 6:30pm, Vibes Event Center, 1211 E Houston St, vibeseventcenter.com
Circa Survive have easily become the most well-known post-hardcore acts and for good reason. Matching mesmerizing guitar melodies with Anthony Green’s iconic tenor voice, the band have reached legendary status.
Photo via Facebook / Circa Survive
Dance Gavin Dance
$30, Wednesday, March 18, 6pm, Vibes Event Center, 1211 E Houston St, vibeseventcenter.com
Dance Gavin Dance are quickly becoming an iconic post-hardcore act. Punctuated by noodling guitar melodies, screams and singing, the band does a damn-near perfect songs.
Photo via Facebook / Dance Gavin Dance
Deafheaven
$18-$23, Sunday, April 19, 8pm, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com
Matching post-rock elements with the shrieking vocals and blast beats of blackmetal, Deafheaven have managed to gain an enormous following with this fun amalgam.
Photo via Facebook / Deafheaven
George Winston
$39.50, Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 7pm, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir, tobincenter.org
George Winston has this folk style of piano playing that’s garnered him an enormous fanbase.
Photo via Facebook / George Winston
Harry Styles
$39.50-$159, Tuesday, August 11, 7pm, AT&T Center, One AT&T Center Parkway, attcenter.com
Bringing back this sort of ‘60s style pop back, former One Direction star Harry Styles has broken out solo and we’re here for it.
Photo via Facebook / Harry Styles
Kamasi Washington
$30, Thursday, March 12, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., theaztectheatre.com
Arguably one of the most exciting rising artists in the world of jazz, Kamasi Washington’s music in insane.
Photo via Facebook / Kamasi Washington
Krokus
$59.50-$302, Saturday, September 19, 7pm, Sunken Gardens Theater, 3875 N. St. Mary's St., sanantonio.gov
Krokus is heading out on their final tour and their bringing along Dokken and a few more acts that San Antonio helped make big back in the '80s.
Photo via Facebook / Krokus
The Mountain Goats
$25-$28, Thursday, April 30, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com
Weird, folksy and damn good songwriters, the Mountain Goats are one of those bands you don’t miss when they come to town.
Photo via Facebook / Mountain Goats
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Austin City Limits
While the lineup has yet to be announced, you’ll be sure to catch more than a few San Antonians at this festival, which in years past has featured Lizzo, Radiohead, Jay-Z and Metallica.
Photo via Facebook / ACL
New Fame
March 13-22, sxsw.com
While there’s a ton of bands playing SXSW, there’s always some new bands to check out alongside some well-known acts. Up and coming rap duo New Fame is one of the former and their live show alone is worth the trip into the madness that is downtown Austin during SXSW.
Photo via Facebook / New Fame
Orville Peck
$25-$125, Sunday, March 15, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com
Queer, country and sexy as fuck, Orville Peck is putting the cunt in country. Photo via Facebook / Orville Peck
Rage Against the Machine
Thursday, March 26, El Paso
Does Rage Against The Machine need an introduction? While the iconic political rap/rock act isn’t coming to San Antonio, they do have a date in El Paso and yes, we’ll be caravaning.
Photo via Facebook / Rage Against The Machine
Symphony X
$25, Friday, June 12, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., theaztectheatre.com
Brutal, progressive and heavy as fuck, Symphony X are one of the best band in prog-metal.
Photo via Facebook / Symphony X
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Big Freedia
$22-$25, Sunday, January 19, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com
Big Freedia shows are like going to church. A church of booty-shaking.
Photo via Facebook / Big Freedia

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