It may be music festival season in Austin, but San Antonio isn’t too far behind.
The Rustic is a new food, bar, and live music venue at The Rim, and brings San Antonians live music seven days a week, free of charge.
The venue highlights local artists but has plans to bring larger, national touring acts to their stage as well.
Belinda Hartwig, the vice president of economic development at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, says that hospitality and tourism are among San Antonio’s biggest industries that include the live music scene.
“It’s one of the largest industries in our city. Last year's economic impact was at $13 billion. That includes live music events and tourism,” she said.
Hartwig also said that music is well on its way to being a top attraction in San Antonio, with people coming in from across the state to visit venues and music festivals and, thus, spending money in the Alamo City.
The Mala Luna Music Festival is happening later this month and will bring in big names like Future, Li'l Wayne, and Wiz Khalifa, along with thousands of fans.
The Botanica Music Festival will also bring more big names in early March.