Best Craft Beer Selection

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Sky High: Getting acquainted with Christopher Ware’s Paramour

Sky High: Getting acquainted with Christopher Ware’s Paramour

Food & Drink: Christopher Ware leads our group into a lofty conference space with mile-high ceilings, two giant wooden tables and possibly the comfiest... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/1/2014
Savage Love: Friend in Need

Savage Love: Friend in Need

Arts & Culture: A straight male friend practices sounding and has for years. I am pretty sure he does other things that he isn’t telling anyone about... By Dan Savage 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Hard Rock/Metal Band

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Hard Rock/Metal Band

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: 10/1/2014

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Around Town: Critic's Pick


Best Puro San Anto Festival

Tejano Conjunto Festival
Rosedale Park, 340 Dartmouth, (210) 271-3151,

There’s no better place on Earth to catch conjunto than San Anto, the regional mother of the genre. Among the many, many festivals held throughout San Antonio each year, nothing elicits quite the grito that the Tejano Conjunto Festival does. For the past 33 years, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, aided by energetic coordinator (and real deal conjunto player in his own right) Juan Tejeda, has brought the world’s leading tejano and conjunto musical acts and their fans to the heart of the West Side. This year, the jam-packed, three-day festival features some 25 acts, including a first-ever TCF appearance by the re-formed Texas Tornadoes (RIP Doug Sahm), local master Max Baca and Dutch wunderkid Dwayne Verheyden. There’s also workshops, special commemorative presentations, a free seniors dance by conjunto queen Eva Ybarra and plenty of traditional food, drink and merch to check out. For us, the trimmings don’t matter as much as witnessing a true San Antonio stroll around the large dance floor and the octagenarians that seem to reanimate when they hear “Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio” or “Clementina.” The affordable ticket prices (generally less than $20 per day) make it an easy way to unite San Antonians rich and poor, young and old. Mark your calendars for May 14 (the seniors’ dance), and May 16-18 (the main festival). If you miss this event, you’re missing a huge part of our city’s considerable charm.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus