Ever since the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts opened a little over two years ago on the grounds of the former Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio has been a new prime stop for all kinds of entertainment, bringing comedy shows, concert tours, and guests that otherwise might not have come to our city. The ability to bring in new performers and performances bodes well for our city, its residents, and speaks to the testament that San Antonio can support all kinds of acts. But more importantly, the Tobin Center is also the resident home for important local organizations like Ballet San Antonio, the San Antonio Symphony, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA), and OPERA San Antonio, among others. A facility like the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts shows that San Antonio cares about the arts and the impact it has on current and future generations to come.
With all that being said, there are plenty of quality shows to catch at the Tobin Center that fit anyone's taste. If you’ve yet to catch a show at the Tobin Center (What are you waiting for?), here are three great reasons to visit next week for all you music lovers out there.
Abbey Road Live | March 14
If you missed the “OK Computer Live” show put on by YOSA and local musicians last summer, then here’s an event not to miss! This time around, the YOSA Philharmonic and about a dozen local bands will “Come Together” to perform live The Beatles’ classic album Abbey Road. The featured local bands include Buttercup, December’s End, Deer Vibes, Femina-X, Fishermen, the Marcsmen, Octahedron, the Please Help, Ready Revolution, Sioux & Fox, Sugar Skulls, and We Leave at Midnight. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Catch the after-party where you can hang with the artists, sponsors, and other fans. Click here for more event info.
One Night of Queen | March 15
If you can’t have Freddie Mercury (RIP) and Queen, then you can at least have the next best thing: Gary Mullen & The Works. If you’re not familiar with Gary Mullen, he got his start on the British television show Stars in Their Eyes back in 2000 and has been making waves ever since for his Freddie Mercury impersonation. Gary and his four-piece band have been touring the globe as One Night of Queen for years and even received an invitation by Queen lead guitarist Brian May to attend a show for a meet-and-greet. If you need further convincing still, check out the video below for a sample of the good time you can expect. Click here for more event info.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters | March 17
Robert Plant has had exceptional staying power in the music business since his Led Zeppelin days, embarking on a solo career and touring with several different bands that eventually led him to his current outfit with the Sensational Space Shifters. Plant still sounds as amazing as ever, and his stage presence appears to be just as lively and energetic as it did back in his heyday. With the Space Shifters, you’ll probably still get a couple of classic Zeppelin tracks that’ll inevitably transport you back to the ‘70s, but you’ll also hear new sounds that draw influence from electronica and African beats and rhythms. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters is an event not to be missed for nostalgic Zeppelin fans. Click here for more event info.