Apr 20 2024


12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chaparral Music and Heritage Festival

San Antonio Parks Foundation Announces Silverada (formerly Mike and the Moon Pies), Grady Spencer & The Work and Rosie Flores to headline the 6th Annual Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival!

Where: Civic Park at Hemisfair

When: Saturday, April 20th, 12 PM – 11 PM

Admission: FREE and open to the public, all ages

Premium GA and VIP Culinary Experience upgrades available for 21+ patrons

Tickets can be purchased here. 

Hotel VIP Package:


The Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival, in the heart of downtown San Antonio, celebrates the music, flavors, and history of South and Central Texas! Texas country and Americana music fans revel in all things Texas at Civic Park at Hemisfair, the festival’s home footprint.

The festival will kick off free Loteria games with prizes from 12-2 pm led by Que Sabor! with visits by Fiesta Royalty and Lieutenant General John R. Evans with music by the USAF Band of the West Rock Band.

The Golden Knights, an expert team critical to our U.S. Army’s success, will complete a precision parachute jump into Civic Park at approximately 2:30 PM. What started in 1959 as a small competition team of skydivers is now an international icon. The Golden Knights have earned over 3,800 medals in competition while also achieving 348 world records in the process. We encourage you to bring the family out for this free opportunity to see our historic Golden Knights in Military City USA.

The John T. Floore Country Store Main Stage will feature top tier boot scootin talent starting at 5 PM. Our headliner is Silverada (formerly Mike and the Moonpies), supported by Grady Spencer & the Work and Rosie Flores!

Grab some friends and complete your party with fun Fiesta barbecue and tacos complemented by an icy margarita, cold Michelob Ultra, Tito’s Vodka and much more!

Produced by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival is deeply rooted in the belief systems and practices to protect, grow, nourish, and perpetuate an ecosystem of learning, camaraderie, celebration, and legacy that public parks provide to citizens and visitors as places to create and perpetuate their own storytelling for the now and future of San Antonio.

The festival helps the San Antonio Parks Foundation grow its storytelling and educational arm through interactive children’s activities, displays, and activations celebrating environmental conservation and resilience, outdoor recreation, and sustainable agriculture practices of south and central Texas.

Check out our partner hotels – Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, and the Grand Hyatt for Fiesta specials including a welcome package from Chaparral.

While General Admission to the festival is free and open to the public, a limited number of VIP Culinary Experience tickets are available to 21+ patrons who wish to elevate their Chaparral experience. The menu features traditional Texas cuisines reimagined using resilient and sustainable agriculture practices and local food producers. In addition to down home BBQ, VIP guests will enjoy complimentary beverages, private tables and seating for the duration of the evening, 5 PM to 11 PM. VIP Tickets can be purchased at $100 per person or $1,200 for a sponsored table of 8.

Tickets can be purchased here. 

Hotel VIP Package:

The festival will also offer a Premium General Admission ticket at $25, including premium seating and dedicated bar access.

General Admission access is free to all ages, and includes access to live music performances, local food vendors, biergarten, and artisan vendor market.

Commemorative, limited-edition 2024 Chaparral Music Festival t-shirts are now available and can be purchased at: https://saparks.org/product/2024-chaparral-t-shirt/.


Q: Where is Hemisfair? A: 630 E. Nueva St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (at Alamo St. across from the Fairmount Hotel)

Q: What items are prohibited at the festival? A: No outside food or beverages will be permitted to comply with TABC regulations. No coolers. No bottles. No weapons of any kind. All bags subject to search.

Q: Where can I park? A: There is parking available downtown and around Hemisfair on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Q: Can I use a ride-share? A: Yes, we encourage ride-sharing and public transportation. This is a accessible and walkable location.

Q: Can I bring my own food/drink? A: No outside food or beverages will be allowed inside the gates!

Q: Is the event really free? Are there any seats? A: Yes, this event is 100% free to the public for General Admission! There are $100 VIP Culinary Experience tickets that include seating as well as $25 Premium GA tickets that include dedicated bar access. Tickets can be purchased here. 

The San Antonio Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide enhancements to the parks of the City of San Antonio and County of Bexar, which improves the quality of life for all citizens.

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Connie Garza


Connie is a native San Antonian with roots planted deeply on San Antonio’s Southside. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Global Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Passionate about building strong communities, Connie loves acting as a connector to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and people to help each other reach their goals and work together. She works inbetween the Cultural Placemaking team and the Mainstreet Economic Development team, bringing vibrancy and support to urban core businesses to make downtown the place to be. When not at work, you can usually find her at the local plant nursery buying another plant, exploring new cafes/breweries, and spending time with family.

Priscilla Lopez


Priscilla or “P.Lo” as her teammates affectionately call her, has 20 years of corporate administrative experience. Priscilla attended The University of San Antonio with a focus on Business Administration. In her role as office “fixer,” she handles everything from communications and relationship management to IT sleuthing. On weekends you can find her enjoying a Truly poolside. She lives the vegan lifestyle and is  a proud member of the Peleton community.

Michael Cirlos


Michael began his studies and volunteer work at Webster University Thailand with a focus on international relations and Buddhism. After returning to San Antonio and graduating from UTSA, Michael began photographing and telling the stories of people in Downtown San Antonio to help connect and increase awareness of our vibrant urban culture. Michael’s work has appeared in several news media organizations, and has produced digital content for small- and large-scale marketing campaigns for Red Bull, COSA Department of Arts and Culture, World Heritage Office, National Park Service, and others. Michael is a former Pecha Kucha San Antonio Speaker, best-selling author at Trinity University Press, entrepreneur, and adventurer.

JanIe Garza


Janie is a native of Corpus Christi, TX and has made San Antonio her home since 2012. Her 15+ years’ experience allows her to serve a broad range of functions that allow the organization to operate efficiently, including, accounts receivable/payable, record management, information technology, office management, and assisting with human resources. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting local art museums, and enjoying a German beer in Southtown.

Matt Sirgo


Matt graduated from Texas Tech University in 2016 with a Dual Major in Media Strategies and Honors Arts & Letters with a minor in Italian (Benvenuto a tutti!). Matt oversees the marketing, public relations, and digital content for Centro. After sharing the story of Downtown San Antonio on digital channels, he enjoys creating TikToks about LGBTQ+ media. His mug graces a Fiesta Mural on the St. Mary’s Strip just north of Downtown. You can’t miss it. 

Elizabeth Burt


Liz is a passionate underutilized space evangelist known for collaboration matchmaking + play based troublemaking (snow, pumpkins, and Parisian mimes included). She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy studying Public Administration (#BirdsUp)! More recently, she oversaw the award winning Activate Houston Street Initiative, a placemaking action plan to reinvigorate the historic pedestrian corridor in the heart of Downtown, which is recognized as a Best Practice in Public Space Management by the International Downtown Association, for which she is also a proud Emerging Leader Fellow.

Jacqueline Lucio


Jacque is a longtime downtowner with a deep passion for community service. She oversees Centro’s Clean & Safe and Homeless Outreach services, which aim to create a more beautiful, welcoming, inclusive, and hospitable downtown. For nearly two decades, Jacque has lived in downtown San Antonio and has been actively involved in the transformation of the urban core. Through her work with nonprofits, local government, and news media, she’s continually focused on championing more sustainable, diverse, and equitable communities. Jacque has led efforts to support asylum seekers, served as communications director for City Council District 5, and served in public affairs role for Clear Channel Outdoor San Antonio. Jacque studied Mass Communications and Mexican-American Studies at UTSA.

Sarah Esserlieu Khalil


Sarah is a passionate urbanist who has spent the majority of her career on downtown revitalization efforts. Downtown is the best part of any city where you can find the finest history, culture, life, and beauty. Sarah has a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of California, San DiegoSarah enjoys visiting small local businesses, enjoying foodie culture, cooking, hiking, and visiting the cities of the world. 

Andi Rodriguez


Andi is a long-time urban champion and leads Centro ‘people projects which tell our stories and bring us joy, such as Centro’s Art Everywhere and Zona Cultural. Serving on the Leadership Council of Urban Land Institute, she is a former city Planning Commissioner, Founding Chair of the Hemisfair Conservancy, Co-founder of Power of Preservation/PROM, former Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and immediate past Chair of Leadership San Antonio. Andi considers herself a servant leader; she has an MS in Architecture/Urban Planning, and enjoys advocating for the unifying power of art, history, and public space.



Kandice is a Sunnyvale, CA native and has made San Antonio her home since 2014She graduated from University of Argosy in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and continued to complete her Master’s in Business Administration from University of Phoenix 2020. She has worked in downtown San Antonio for years, bringing 15+ years of accounting experience to the organization and has been tasked with promoting and developing the city’s urban core. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, managing her family’s businesses, and enjoys cooking and baking.  

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Trish– aka Captain Marvel – believes that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. With her intellect and a passion for making a difference, there is no doubt that Trish is built for speed and performance to find solutions to problems most find too vexing to conquer.  In fact, a Lamborghini has nothing on this force of nature.

A native San Antonian with a degree from Trinity University, Trish has a deep and abiding love for the Alamo City. She has led successful campaign initiatives for 25 years that have literally changed the landscape and face of the community.

Though Trish doesn’t have the ability to see the future like Captain Marvel, she has been called a visionary and wants to bring big ideas to bear regarding the future of downtown.

Before Trish became President/CEO of Centro San Antonio, she founded two full-service marketing and communications firms that she led for 20 years – both of which were headquartered in downtown.  She was also an active member of Centro during that time serving as board chair twice and providing leadership as the entity transformed from The Downtown Alliance to Centro San Antonio. 

When Trish isn’t blazing trails throughout the urban core, she is honing her superpowers of strength and agility on a bike at a spin studio – on pace for a remarkable 1,200 rides. We told you she was built for record-setting speed!  She’s also a supermom to her two kids Scott and Maddie who provide the fuel to her sparkle and non-stop energy.