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Alamo City Music Hall?

Alamo City Music Hall?

NEW VENUES ALAMO CITY MUSIC HALL AND ALAMO CITY CLUB

(Formerly Backstage Live) 

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Given the reputation of ScoreMoreShows, I have high hopes for the re-branding of Backstage Live. The aged Houston St. warehouse is definitely a nice spot for a 1,500 person venue, but has always left much to be desired. I believe that with a strong commitment to sound and production upgrades, better crowd control, bar design and customer service, the new Alamo City Music Hall will be a great venue.

Parking and security issues will hopefully be addressed. Too many nights have proved confusing for patrons to get in and out of the area and I’ve seen a couple skirmishes that have trickled into the adjacent street and bars.

One of my favorite San Antonio Spots, Tucker’s Kozy Korner, is right across the street so with collaboration, this could lead to great live shows with a quality pre/post hang at Tucker’s.

 

Alamo City Music Hall is launching as a new San Antonio music & entertainment venue, which will reside in the location previously held by Backstage Live at 1305 E. Houston Street. The venue is currently undergoing a major rejuvenation, including a new state-of-the-art sound system, dynamic lighting, revamped green rooms, and renovated ticketing and box office operations, all of which will contribute to a brand new exceptional concert experience for music fans.

 

The venue is comprised of two rooms: the Alamo City Music Hall and Alamo City Club.

ScoreMore Shows will use the new venue (both Hall and Club) as their home base for San Antonio shows. The Texas-based concert promoters have been bringing highly anticipated performances to San Antonio since 2010 and are best known for booking hip-hop stars like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, ScHoolboy Q, and more at the White Rabbit. ScoreMore will be joined by promoter Twin Productions, who will also be bringing shows to the new venue, and all tickets purchased for Twin Productions shows at Backstage Live will be honored. Alamo City Music Hall will also be open to other established promoters in the market.

 

The first concert in Alamo City Music Hall will be Yung Lean on December 8, 2014, which is a ScoreMore Shows performance moved from a previous location, to be followed by Tyler, The Creator on December 12. Additionally, Wale’s performance on February 7, 2014, previously scheduled to play Backstage Live, will also be held at the Hall.

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“The goal of the Alamo City Music Hall is to bring amazing and memorable experiences to music fans at a great venue,” says venue owner, Sylvia Fernandez. “We are so fortunate to be working with a stellar cast of music lovers to make the Hall a venue the city can be proud of.”

 

San Antonio native Kevin Hayden, who has been with ScoreMore Shows since 2010, will oversee all grassroots marketing efforts for both Alamo City Music Hall and Alamo City Club. Jason Sabala, previously at Emo’s and Antone’s in Austin, will also join the team, having been brought on by venue owner Sylvia Fernandez as a consultant to enforce quality control, to ensure that fans and bands alike have the best experience possible.

 

Alamo City Music Hall and Alamo City Club are located at 1305 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas 78205. More information is now available at www.ScoreMoreShows.com, as the Alamo City Music Hall website, www.AlamoCityMusicHall.com, will debut on Monday, December 1 prior to the official venue opening Monday, December 8.  In the meantime, follow Alamo City Music Hall on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AlamoCityMusic, on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AlamoCityMusic, and on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/AlamoCityMusic to stay up to date on all Alamo City Music Hall happenings.

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Stephanie

November 25th, 2014

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