DTSA Open Stage, a new Facebook Live open-mic broadcasted from the heart of downtown launched this Spring with help from Downtown Inc and Calle Cuatro Marketplace.
The second installment of DTSA Open Stage airing this Saturday, June 27th will bring together performances and pop-up patios that have opened across downtown. Join us for a quick tour of some of the tastes and sounds you're likely to encounter this weekend through the DTSA Open Stage program.
Chevita's and Ayn Liu
Ayn Liu is 12 years old and started piano lessons at age four followed by guitar and ukulele lessons at the age of nine. She began playing in front of crowds at 11 and she has already performed at Segerstrom Center for the Arts talent competition “OC Center Stage” and on Season 4 of NBC’s “Little Big Shots with Melissa McCarthy.”
Ayn will be performing from the new patio at Chevita's where they specialize in cool, refreshing juices like this Coconut, Nuts and Tamarindo Raspado.
Native Son Alehouse and SAINT
Native Son Alehouse's patio is one of the coolest places to hang out in downtown with great views of 4th Street and the Spurgeon Clocktower. Right now, they are featuring Spanish Coke and Frozé, two delicious slushees, perfect for cooling you down and putting a smile on your face.
Speaking of smiling faces, SAINT will be performing from the patio for DTSA Open Stage. Just like the Frozé's, SAINT creates a versatile blend of English and Spanish lyrics with her Cuban-American piano compositions that fuse the rhythm of soul, blues, and pop.
Coffee Muse and Briana Harley
Downtown's Coffee Muse is synonymous with the words "community" and "coffee." The friendly owner, Ricardo, says "This is your community. Your coffee shop. We built this together." His mantra has attracted a loyal following of "bean-worshipping" fans. Many of these fans have musical talents like regulars DJ LexiKhan, Briana Harley and Kilson Street.
On the patio this week, the coffee will be "on the rocks" and singer/songwriter Briana Harley will be rocking with her own original music inspired by her life-long expsorue to contrasting energies from rock to pop, film scores and the avant garde, chamber and chorale pieces.
The Den Cafe and John Roseboro
John Roseboro shares his music with the hopes he has a light to shine that makes lasting connections with those who have an ear to hear. What better place to pour sweet honey in our ears than from the heart of the Artists Village and The Den Cafe. Amidst the most romantic setting in the City, we'll enjoy John Roseboro featuring Lizzy and the Palm for a special drop-in set as he entertains the mask-clad patrons at The Den Cafe's Daily 3pm-4pm Happy Hour.
Beyond these great patio pairings, there will be additional performances streamed from Mega Furniture and Next Round DTSA. Tune in Saturday on DTSA's Facebook Live.
Story by Maria @thehottortilla and Ryan Smolar
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