The 4th Annual Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival Presented by The San Antonio Parks Foundation, Michelob Ultra & John T. Floore Country Store
The 4th Annual Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival
Presented by The San Antonio Parks Foundation, Michelob Ultra & John T. Floore Country Store
VIP CULINARY EXPERIENCE TICKETS: https://bit.ly/ChaparralVIP2022
On the first Saturday of Fiesta!, Texas country and americana music fans revel in all things Texas for the fourth year in a row, and the second year at Hemisfair, the festival’s home footprint. After a red-hot June date in 2021, the San Antonio Parks Foundation is incredibly excited to welcome fans to Chaparral on April 2 for the sounds of country music torchbearer, Jon Wolfe; Lone Star music icon, Gary P. Nunn; Tex-flex flavored trio, The Last Bandoleros; infectious cosmic cowgirl, Kaitlin Butts; honkytonk soul siren, Madelyn Victoria; and United States Air Force Band of the West woodwind quintet, Nightwatch.
Produced by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, Chaparral Music & Heritage 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.
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. Under the shade of Texas oak trees, ticketed VIP guests will enjoy an on-site culinary experience curated by Don Strange of Texas. The menu features traditional Texas cuisines reimagined using resilient and sustainable agriculture practices and local food producers. In addition to complimentary food, VIP guests will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, private seating, and air-conditioned restrooms for the duration of the evening, 5 PM to 11 PM. Food service begins at 6 PM.
General Admission access is free, all-ages, and includes access to the Fiesta Food Halle, Biergarten, and artisan vendor market.
The San Antonio Parks Foundation would like to thank our Official Sponsors of Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival: Michelob Ultra, John T. Floore Country Store, LOLEA, Licor 43, Balcones Distilling, Union Pacific, KJ97, iHeart Media, NBC4, Fox29, CW35, and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The best introduction to Jon Wolfe is the basic yet not so simple fact that he’s a country singer and songwriter. Country music, as it was, is and always should be, with boots firmly standing on the bedrock of tradition and an eye focused on taking it into the future. And that, as any fan of true country knows, is no simple proposition.
“At heart, it’s all about being a great singer and storyteller.” It’s world-class country music from the American heartland, informed by the great singers that inspired Wolfe — like George Strait, Garth Brooks (a fellow Okie), Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Dwight Yoakam, to name a few — yet fired by his own contemporary energy and vision. Wolfe invites country music fans everywhere to dust off your boots, download or spin the single, and come see the electrifying live show that has everyone talking. The numbers don’t lie: Jon Wolfe is the torchbearer for country music.
Gary P. Nunn
Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and play most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. It’s no wonder that All Music Guide hails him as “a Texas music institution.”
The Last Bandoleros
The Last Bandoleros are a Tex-flex, pop-rock trio featuring San Antonio natives, Jerry Fuentes and brothers Diego and Emilio Navaira IV, sons of the late Tejano musician, Emilio Navaira. The band serves up a musical recipe marinated in tradition and served up with a touch of picante sauce, close harmonies and a triple shot of rhythm and blues, Tejano and tequila. Formed in the Alamo City during the 2010s, the group has built a steady buzz with a forward-thinking mix of styles, including power pop and Tejano, which the band christened “Tex-flex.”
Way out on the western plains, you can see storms make their way across the horizon. Lightning strikes brighten darkened masses of fearsome clouds as they roll on down the line. They sway and swirl giving the promise of rain. They thunder and clap with threats of hail or worse. Kaitlin Butts is a thunderstorm, a tornado warning, the siren wail of a small town’s caution system still in use. Behind her flowing locks of auburn hair, Oklahoma twang, and wry grin, grows a demanding voice and equally devastating storyteller. This high-rising Oklahoma native is steadily blooming into a quick-witted writer with the ability to pick the right details to make a song and story believable and real. She shifts between infectious cosmic cowgirl flare with lush desert-swept pastels, desired and heartfelt tearjerkers, and hard-bitten and calloused murder ballads. Through them all, she exhibits a knack for character and a nose for narrative.
Over 10 years ago, Madelyn Victoria Vallejo started her country music journey in the deep south terrain of Texas. Sharing roots with country superstar Freddy Fender, she is proud to call San Benito, TX her hometown, and San Antonio, TX her latest stomping grounds. Influences from nature, family, faith, hope, love, and life experiences led Madelyn to start storytelling through music. Her Neo-traditional sound mixed with hints of Tex-Mex honkytonk soul will get you in a real Texas two-step mood!
Madelyn Victoria has a love for all the arts. In 2006, she undertook training with Barbizon School of Talent in Dallas to perfect her showmanship and presentation. She was then selected by DMG Management of Dallas to attend the Modeling Association of America International Competition and Convention in New York in 2007 held at the Waldorf Astoria. Madelyn out-sang all other competitors to win the vocal competition and received awards and recognition in the Soap Opera, TV Commercial, and Photo Posing categories. To gain additional exposure that same year, Madelyn Victoria auditioned to perform with the Radio Disney Superstars of Dallas, was selected, and had the opportunity to be a part of the opening act for pop boy band sensation, The Jonas Brothers. Soon after, Madelyn was trained to become an acting and vocal performance coach for Barbizon, showcases for iPOP, and for Studio 92 in Dallas, TX. 2012 was also a big year for Madelyn Victoria; she was selected as the Caesar’s Palace Shania Twain Sing Off Winner out of competitors from all around the world.
United States Air Force Band of the West – Nightwatch
Nightwatch is the newest musical team from the United States Air Force Band of the West. Typically, a woodwind quartet, Nightwatch’s diversity of musicians and flexible instrumentation has led them to surprise and connect with their audiences in unique ways. Their mission is to honor military heritage through music, connect with the American public and inspire patriotism and excellence with all that they perform for.
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. 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-served 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.
Q: Is the event really free? Are there any seats? A: Yes, this event is 100% free to the public for general admission tickets! Seating is available in the VIP area along with private air conditioned restrooms and complimentary food and beverage.
Please direct all questions and sponsorship inquiries to email@example.com.
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.