Entertainment insiders praise San Antonio for the eclectic mix of styles and performers in the city's music scene. See it first-hand at one of these great live music venues near our Springs San Antonio luxury apartment communities.
1. Billy's Ice
1193 Loop 337, New Braunfels
3.1 miles from Springs at Creekside
You won't have a problem finding Billy's Ice...just look for the big barn with the gold star on the front. This year Billy's is celebrating its 10th anniversary of showcasing the best in local music, from metal to country to rock. Live shows are held nearly every night, many at no charge. Get $2 domestic beer or $3.50 imported brews during Happy Hour from 4–7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Do you have a hard time staying in your seat once the music starts? Cowboys DanceHall's 70,000 square-foot facility includes one of the biggest dance floors around and weekly lessons for both beginners and intermediates. In addition to shows by local honky-tonk and country acts, Cowboys has its own house band called Sunset Riders. Tickets for shows are available on the website and there is a cover other nights, but Cowboys offers frequent specials for reduced or free admission.
Fitzgerald's adds a twist to its music calendar by including a number of exciting cover bands paying tributes to iconic singers and groups such as Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Journey. If you'd rather participate than watch, head to Fitzgerald's on Mondays for Open Mic Night or Sundays for Jam Night. Fitzgerald's also has a popular outdoor stage with a full bar and "swing" seats.
You might not expect it from a "burger joint," but Sam's is a lively music club with the best sound system in town. Nearly every night you'll find shows featuring a mix of local and national acts interspersed with events like wine-and-paint classes. And yes, Sam's serves up delicious burgers including their signature one-pound "BigUn Monster." Tickets are general admission, and for an extra fee you can reserve booth seating for four to six people.
5. Luna Music Bar & Lounge
6740 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio
13.7 miles from Springs at Live Oak
Looking for a change of pace from rowdy rock 'n' roll nights? Customers love the "swanky" ambiance of Luna, a club that offers live music in styles such as jazz, reggae, funk and R&B. Luna serves a menu of appetizers to accompany their creative cocktails, and some of San Antonio's best food trucks can often be found outside on weekends. Admission is free on Wednesday salsa nights, while the cover is only $5 on Thursday and $10 on weekends.
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