We often get called on to DJ a number of events in the San Antonio area, from weddings to quinceañeras to Fiesta parties. Over the past year we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the demand for our services in the San Antonio area. As a result, we are excited to announce that starting in October, we are opening a second location with 2 resident DJs to better serve the San Antonio metropolitan area. Here are 4 reasons we decided on San Antonio as our next city:
1. It’s a Pretty Cool City
Austinites might think they live in the coolest city in Texas, if not the entire U.S., but San Antonio is increasingly trendy in its own right. While Austin is overrun by hordes of tourists who flock for glimpses of the live music scene, the more subdued San Antonio offers residents and visitors alike a unique experience. In 2015, San Antonio was dubbed one of the five “Secretly Cool Cities” by the Huffington Post who cited landmarks such as the 14-mile-long River Walk, the Tobin Performing Arts Center, the Pearl Brewery District, and the King William District as some of the city’s coolest attractions. We couldn’t agree more that San Antonio is pretty cool.
2. The City is Booming
The 2nd most populous city in Texas after Houston, San Antonio has some wonderful highlights including the State’s best Tex-Mex, a rich history, a diverse population, notable landmarks like the Alamo and River Walk, and a unique flavor that sets it apart from other Texas cities. It’s no wonder that people are moving here in droves. Apple Movers, one of the area’s best companies for moving, reports that they’ve seen a huge influx of people relocating to San Antonio in the last few years. Some of their customers, they say, are fleeing the traffic and outrageous living costs of cities like Austin. Between 2010 and 2016, San Antonio’s population grew by 8.55%. With all these additional San Antonio residents, we have more than enough San Antonio parties and weddings to keep us busy spinning tracks.
3. Did Someone Say Fiesta?
For 125 years, the residents of San Antonio have been celebrating the annual Fiesta, a weeks-long event that pays homage to the city’s rich heritage. Originally started as a parade to commemorate the lives lost in the Battles of San Jacinto and the Alamo, Fiesta San Antonio now boasts 11 days of activities and events, include parades and live music, that celebrate what it means to be from San Antonio. Picture loads of scrumptious food, bright and vibrant colors everywhere, and an anticipatory buzz in the air, and you have Fiesta. Of course, we also love Fiesta because of its rich musical tradition. Live music plus DJed events keep 3.5 million party-goers dancing for the entirety of the celebration.
4. It Has Incredible Venues
San Antonio boasts some of our favorite wedding and special event venues in the Hill Country. Here are a couple of our favorite places to DJ in downtown San Antonio:
- Pearl Stable: The Pearl Brewery was founded in San Antonio way back in 1883, but was shut down in 2001 after the label was sold to Pabst. Today, the historic brewery site has been revitalized and transformed into a beautiful entertainment district, replete with restaurants, shops, and one of our favorite wedding venues. The Pearl Stable once housed the brewery’s horses, which were key to transporting supplies and finished product before the brewery had motorized means of transportation. Now, the meticulously renovated stable is used as a special events venue, with room for up to 300 of your favorite people to dance the night away.
- Hotel Valencia: Everyone loves San Antonio River Walk, and if you want an unforgettable wedding experience, the River Walk is the place to have it. Hotel Valencia sits right on the banks of the San Antonio river, and is the perfect place to throw a fete your guests will never forget. One of the most romantic wedding ceremonies we’ve witnessed was held in the hotel’s intimate courtyard area, followed by a long night of dancing and partying in the hotel’s tastefully decorated ballroom.
Of course in addition to several other remarkable downtown venues, San Antonio’s outskirts also have some great ranch settings for a more Texan-wedding vibe. Any way you slice it, San Antonio is a great play to live, play, party, and DJ. We’re happy to now call San Antonio our 2nd home.