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First-ever Chaparral Music Festival brings the spirit of Fiesta to Northwest San Antonio

First Chaparral Music Fest brings Fiesta to Northwest San Antonio

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Northwest San Antonio is getting its very own Fiesta celebration on April 21. Photo courtesy of Fiesta San Antonio Commission/Betsy Newman Photography

Fiesta and Texas country music collide during the brand-new Chaparral Music Fest on April 21. Held on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, the official Fiesta event features an all-star lineup of Texas' best musical acts, as well as activities the entire family can enjoy.

The all-day event was conceived by UTSA and the San Antonio Parks Foundation after the organizations were tasked with bringing the city's signature event to the heart of Northwest San Antonio.

"When the city and Fiesta Commission challenged us to bring our Fiesta event to the northwest part of San Antonio, we couldn’t think of a better location or partner than UTSA," said Mary Jane Verette, president and CEO of SA Parks Foundation, in a release. The city's flagship university is hosting the fest outdoors on its UTSA Park West.

Leading the inaugural lineup is the Chris Saucedo Band from 5-6:30 pm, followed by George Navarro from 7-8:30 pm. Headliner Kyle Park closes out the day's festivities with what's sure to be a killer performance from 9-10:30 pm. 

Speaking of festivities, the day's highlights include lawn games, two-stepping lessons, local artists and merchants, a mechanical bull, and, of course, plenty of cold beer and tasty Texas treats. Attendees are also encouraged to bring "reasonably sized" lawn chairs and blankets to truly make a day of it. 

If the programming seems like a celebration of all things San Antonio, that's because it is. “Partnering with the San Antonio Parks Foundation and the Fiesta Commission is a perfect opportunity for the UTSA Alumni Association to further tie into the history and future of our community,” said Jana Kennelly, UTSA's assistant vice president for Alumni Relations and executive director of the Alumni Association. “Our vision is for the Chaparral Music Festival to become a favorite Fiesta tradition for all San Antonio families.”

Families looking to take part in the brand-new fest can purchase a $40 four-pack here. Kids under 12 and parking are free.