Guided by the artistic resurrection of La Villita’s arts community, a cadre of music lovers from San Antonio united their passion for music, in an effort to elevate live concerts in the Alamo City to the next level. Armed with a wide array of collective experience from different backgrounds, they organized a music festival in the heart of San Antonio’s historic downtown. As a result, the first annual Maverick Music Festival was born in 2013 with headliners Gary Clark, Jr., The Toadies and Girl in a Coma. The response was amazing with tickets for the first year selling out in advance. People from all over Texas and as far as Alaska, California, and New York came to our city to partake in the festivities.
In 2014, the festival expanded to two days and three stages. Over 40 bands performed at the festival with buzzworthy headliners like Phantogram, Twin Shadow and Washed Out and alongside established acts like Psychedelic Furs and Candlebox attracted over double the attendance of the first year with 11,000 concert goers attending. In 2015, the festival reached capacity both days. Now in its fourth year, Maverick Music Festival seeks to continue bringing a high quality concert experience to La Villita and contributing to the revitalization of San Antonio’s downtown.