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31 Concerts Happening in San Antonio in 2019 That We're Totally Excited About 

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We're fully aware that we're going into the new year in just a few days – but we can't help but ask anyway: what year is it?! With acts coming to the Alamo City in 2019 like Kiss, the Beach Boys, and New Kids on the Block, it's hard to believe that we're going forwards and not backwards. On the other hand, with both popular and fresh acts like Ella Mai, Black Violin, and Ariana Grande, it's perfectly believable. Regardless of your taste, there's a name on this list that will excite just about every music lover. 2019 is *definitely* going to be a great year.
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Puddles Pity Party
$35-$100, Tue March 19, 7pm, Empire Theater, 226 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
Known as “the sad clown with the golden voice,” Puddles the Clown will be returning town, like many of the names on this list, in March. Made famous from his appearance on America’s Got Talent, and is currently famous for his extensive touring across the United States and appearances at festivals worldwide, Puddles will be bringing your favorite tunes with, of course, his own vintage twist.
Photo via Instagram / puddlespityparty
John 5 and the Creatures
$18, Sat March 2, 7pm, The Rock Box, 1223 E Houston St, (210) 255-3833, therockboxsa.com
Excited to return to San Antonio, John 5 will be returning to in March to perform at the Rock Box. Bringing intense guitar solos, prog-rocky nu-metal, and guest star Jared James Nichols, this is a show that true rock fans won’t want to miss.
Photo via Instagram / john5official
Xavier Omar
$18-$48, Sun Feb. 10, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
Get ready for some soul to visit San Antonio! This R&B artist on the rise has made big strides in the soul scene, even claiming San Antonio as the “launch pad” for his music. You better get your tickets while they’re available – his last tour sold out.
Photo via Instagram / xvromar
Ariana Grande
$107-$699, Fri May 17, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Full stop. Another big name that will be coming to San Antonio this spring and playing the AT&T Center will be Ariana Grande. Not much more needs to be said other than you should get your tickets while you can, because we’re guessing they’ll probably go fast.
Photo via Instagram / arianagrande
A$AP Rocky
$13-$179, Fri Jan. 25, 8pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
A$AP Rocky will be hitting the road this winter on Injured Generation tour, which will hit eighteen cities in the U.S., including a stop right here in San Antonio. This tour is coming shortly after the release of his third album, TESTING.
Photo via Instagram / asapmob
Watsky
$17-$85, Sat March 9, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
You heard us: Watsky will be visiting the Paper Tiger this March to spit some fast rhymes here in San Antonio. While he’s not the fastest rapper in the world, you better hold onto your eyebrows if you go to this show, otherwise they might just burn off.
Photo via Instagram / gwatsky
Weird Al
$35-$55, Fri April 26, 8pm, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org
Don’t even consider missing out on this comedy recording artist. Weird Al will be coming back to San Antonio during his 2019 Strings Attached tour. Unlike his previous, more intimate and original tour from 2018, 2019’s Strings Attached will feature not only his greatest hits, but also, for the first time, a full orchestra. And, we will not forget to mention, costumes and props.
Photo via Instagram / alfredyankovic
Black Violin
$19-$49.50, Fri March 22, 8pm, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org
With influences from R&B, funk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, and classical, Black Violin is the hip-hop duo that you won’t want to miss. Bringing high-energy shows and original hits, Black Violin is anything but your traditional violin concerto.
Photo via Instagram / blackviolin
Pink Martini
$34.50-$75, Wed April 10, 7:30pm, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org
Blending both modern and vintage, jazz and lounge, and upbeat and serious, Pink Martini was originally founded to combat the lackluster event music that founder Thomas Lauderdale often encountered. With a mini orchestra in the wings and lead singer China Forbes in the lead, this show is certainly worth putting on a black tie and watching.
Photo via Instagram / pinkmartini
Sevendust
$26.50, Sun March 3, 6pm, Vibes Event Center, 1211 East Houston, (210) 255-3833, vibeseventcenter.com
Sevendust will be returning to San Antonio in 2019, at the Vibes Event Center, bringing with them their nu-metal style to the city that once was the heavy metal capital of the world. While San Antonio gets its fair share of metal, fans can never seem to get enough. Don’t miss this awesome show with their special guest, Tremonti.
Photo via Instagram / sevendustofficial
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New Kids On The Block
$39-$700+, Thurs May 16, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Isn’t this the band that they mention in the new IT? Regardless, bring back that childhood nostalgia not only by seeing New Kids on the Block, but Salt-n-Pepa, Naughty by Nature, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson, who will all be performing with them.
Photo via Instagram / nkotb
Born of Osiris
$18-$21, Sat Feb. 23, 6pm, Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E Houston St, alamocitymusichall.com
Did you know that, once upon a time, San Antonio was the heavy metal capital of the world? While the Alamo City no longer holds that title, we do host more than our fair share of hard rock and metal shows, including Born of Osiris, who is known for playing a sub-genre of metal called “djent.” And while you might come for Born of Osiris, they won’t be alone: Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer will be at Alamo City Music Hall as well.
Photo via Instagram / boocrue
Vince Staples
$30-$130, Sat Feb. 9, 8pm, Aztec Theater, 104 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com
Vince Staples began his career performing with Odd Future members’ projects and soon released a mixtape with Mac Miller titled Stolen Youth, before releasing his debut EP, Hell Can Wait in 2014. Bringing serious themes and well-rounded performances, Vince Staples is just one of the rappers on this list that we’re excited for.
Photo via Instagram / vincestaples
Iron Maiden
$49.50-$125, Wed Sept. 25, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Metal mammoths Iron Maiden will be coming back to San Antonio in September of 2019. This show will be a mix of old classics and fan favorites, along with some of their songs that the band feels have been lost to time, but are certainly worth revisiting. Catch the nostalgia bug along with them and get your tickets soon.
Photo via Instagram / ironmaiden
Kiss
$46.50-$1000+, Sun Sept. 8, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Can you believe KISS is coming to San Antonio? Now, whether this will truly, honestly be their last-ever tour is questionable (because these guys just love rockin’ so much), you still shouldn’t miss it. Called “The Final Tour Ever,” KISS will be playing all of your favorites from the 70s and 80s.
Photo via Instagram / kissonline
Justin Timberlake
$125-$281, Sat Jan. 19, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Following the release of his fifth album, “Man of the Woods,” Justin Timberlake will be bringing his Man of the Woods tour to Texas. He will be visiting Dallas, Houston, and, you guessed it, the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / justintimberlake
21 Pilots
$39.50-$79, Sat June 22, 7pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Another show where tickets might be in high demand will certainly be the 21 Pilots show, which will take place at the AT&T Center just as summer begins. Though San Antonio wasn’t originally a tour stop during their 2019 Bandito tour, one was added due to popular demand.
Photo via Instagram / twentyonepilots
Michael Bublé
$67-$777, Wed March 27, 8pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
All the way from Canada, Michael Bublé will be visiting the States during March, where he will play in San Antonio at the AT&T Center. Are you swooning with us yet?
Photo via Instagram / michaelbuble
Julio Iglesias
$59-$125, Wed Feb. 27, 8pm, Majestic Theater, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
Arguably one of the most notable Latin music artists in history, Julio Iglesias will be performing some of his timeless classics during his fiftieth anniversary tour, during which he will make a stop in San Antonio. You can catch this legend at the Majestic Theater on February 27.
Photo via Instagram / julioiglesiasofficial
Shawn Mendes
$49.50-249, Tue July 23, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Set your clocks for May 19 so that you can be one of the first to grab seats to this highly anticipated show. Dubbed “Shawn Mendes: The Tour,” this will be his third world-wide tour, which will cover much of North America and even Europe. Try to keep your fangirl screaming at a minimum when you score tickets.
Photo via Instagram / shawnmendes
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Car Seat Headrest
$22, Sat March 2, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
This indie lo-fi band, which began as a solo project for singer/songwriter and instrumentalist Will Toledo but that has now blossomed into a full-blown band, is returning to the Paper Tiger in March. Having churned out at least ten albums since inception, the wide variety of emotions expressed in their tunes will give you all the feels.
Photo via Instagram / notcarseatheadrest
Beach Boys
$50-$80, Tue March 19, 8pm, Majestic Theater, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
What year is it? This tour, Then & Now, will mark over 50 years of music for the Beach Boys. In March, they will be bringing good vibrations back to San Antonio, where they will play the Majestic Theater. Why don’t you buy your parents a ticket while you’re at it?
Photo via Instagram / brianwilsonlive
The Fab Four
$34.50-$59.50, Sat Oct. 12, 7pm, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org
In case you didn’t know, the Fab Four are a Beatles tribute band. Not only will they be imitating classic Beatles’ tracks and style, but they also sport the iconic fashion of your favorite fabulous crew.
Photo via Instagram / fabfourband
Ella Mai
$?, Thurs March 28, 7pm, Aztec Theater, 104 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com
The true vocal ability of Ella Mai is something that fans rave about, saying that her voice live doesn’t sound very much at all different from the studio versions of her songs. Get ready to enjoy a great performance by an up-and-coming artist.
Photo via Instagram / ellamai
Toro y Moi
$25, Sat Jan. 26, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
This artist’s music can be described as spanning and meshing different genres, but can, ultimately, also be described in one word: chill. Maybe we’d also describe it as funky and smooth all at the same time as well, which is why this show is so worth seeing when he returns to the Paper Tiger in January.
Photo via Instagram / toroymoi
Death Grips
$22-$25, Mon March 25, 7pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
Bringing a sort of punk-ish hardcore rap sound, Death Grips certainly has a following here in San Antonio. Their upcoming show at the Paper Tiger in March will certainly be a can’t-miss for anyone who likes avant-garde and experimental performances, especially those who haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing it before.
Photo via Instagram / bbpoltergeist
Carrie Underwood
$44-$94, Mon May 6, 7pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Get ready to ugly cry for Carrie Underwood tickets when she brings her Cry Pretty tour to the Alamo City. This American Idol alum has certainly graduated beyond her fame and made a name for herself with singles such as “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” and, of course, “Cry Pretty.”
Photo via Instagram / carrieunderwood
Death Cab for Cutie
Sold out, Tue April 2, 7pm, Aztec Theater, 104 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com
If you have merely dabbled in the indie music scene within the last 20 years, you’ve probably heard of Death Cab for Cutie. This show will be in support of their ninth album, Thank You for Today, and it will be a dream as the entire album was generally well-received by critics. Don’t miss your chance to see this band, which has been so important in the indie music scene.
Photo via Instagram / deathcabforcutie
Whitesnake
$49.50-$208, Wed April 17, 7pm, Aztec Theater, 104 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com
Probably, a lot of us were conceived to Whitesnake songs. Try not to think too hard on that one while you’re buying your tickets to this glam rock show, being held at the Aztec Theater in April.
Photo via Instagram / whitesnake
P!nk
$51-$246, Thurs March 21, 7:30pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
P!nk, with her powerful voice and high-octane shows, is set to return to the AT&T Center in March. Don’t miss the Beautiful Trauma world tour, which critics claim has both more chill, emotional tracks, as well as high-energy ones. Because P!nk is just one of the big names that the AT&T Center will be hosting in this upcoming year, you should probably start saving up for tickets right now.
Photo via Instagram / pink
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Buckethead
$22.50, Wed March 6, 7pm, Aztec Theater, 104 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com
Elusive and avante-garde, Buckethead will be returning to San Antonio’s Aztec Theater in March. Though mostly a solo artist, he is known to have played with some big names like Serj Tankian, Axl Rose, and Iggy Pop. And though he is known for being mysterious, something about the Alamo City keeps him coming back again and again.
Photo via Instagram / bucketdead
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Puddles Pity Party
$35-$100, Tue March 19, 7pm, Empire Theater, 226 N St. Mary’s St, (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
Known as “the sad clown with the golden voice,” Puddles the Clown will be returning town, like many of the names on this list, in March. Made famous from his appearance on America’s Got Talent, and is currently famous for his extensive touring across the United States and appearances at festivals worldwide, Puddles will be bringing your favorite tunes with, of course, his own vintage twist.
Photo via Instagram / puddlespityparty

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