Tricentennial Commission To Include Local Music Festivals As Officially Sanctioned 300th Anniversary Events

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550+ community events will enrich the commemorative year

SAN ANTONIO, TX (June 14, 2017) — The Tricentennial Commission announced today it would expand its Community Partner opportunities to include music festivals. The move from promotion of a single event to an inclusive opportunity intends to elevate San Antonio’s music scene and highlight the city’s rich musical legacy on a larger scale. As Community Partners, local music festivals will gain the opportunity to market themselves as an official part of San Antonio’s 300th anniversary commemoration, attracting first-rate bands and highlighting local talent.

“One of the guiding principles of the Tricentennial is that it should showcase our city’s diversity, inclusiveness and authenticity,” said Edward Benavides, CEO of the Tricentennial Commission. “In that spirit of inclusivity, we recommended a redesign of the music festival component of the commemoration to allow for multiple festivals and their organizers to thrive as Community Partners. The Tricentennial welcomes all genres of music festivals so that we can best reflect the volume of musical expressions that bring our city to life.”

The current list of Tricentennial Community Partners includes more than 550 local organizations that will enrich San Antonio’s 300th anniversary experience through activities that reflect the city and county’s unique history and diversity. Events range from art performances, historical reenactments, food festivals, community 5Ks and now, music festivals.

The Tricentennial Community Partner application is open through Aug. 1, 2017. Organizations are encouraged to apply online at to become a part of San Antonio’s 300th anniversary.

San Antonio’s 300th anniversary kicks off on New Year’s Eve and serves as a catalyst for cultural, educational and service-oriented initiatives, and as a center point for artistic impressions of all kinds. The city’s unique flavor and sounds are at the core of the commemoration.
About the San Antonio Tricentennial:
In 2018, San Antonio will mark its 300th anniversary: a rare, historic event that will be remembered for generations. The Tricentennial Commission, a public nonprofit, leads the way in celebrating and commemorating our 300 years by developing a year of educational, artistic, and entertaining events. As San Antonio takes the world’s stage, key initiatives include: History & Education, Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Commemorative Week. The yearlong commemoration will celebrate our memorable past and propel us into our equally remarkable future. You are invited to join our community and be a part of the next chapter in San Antonio’s legendary story. Visit for more information.


Michael Vela
Marketing and Communications Manager
Tricentennial Commission

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