Inaugural Music festival on San Antonio's Eastside Oct. 20

Sep 27, 2012

San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) has announced its first music festival will take place next month.

On Oct. 20, San Antonio's Eastside will be flooded with Jazz, R&B, Salsa, Tejano, Blues, Country and just about every other type of music.

SAGE is hosting the festival that touts itself as a celebration of diversity on the Eastside. SAGE executive director Jackie Gorman said that while recognizing culture, the festival will also be a fundraiser for the non-profit.

"It's an opportunity to bring people to the Eastside who might not often have a reason to come visit us, and show what a great place the Eastside really is," Gorman said. "And we want to highlight the new venue, the Wheatly Heights Sports Complex, so we can do all of those things at one time."

The SAGE Music Festival has a theme poster designed by local artist Anthony Edwards. He said one single image wouldn't be enough to describe the event, so he made a collage.

"I took a series of photographs of my work and juxtaposed them on the poster," said Edwards. "So there's a saxophone player, there's images of people dancing in motion."

Edwards is donating the $1000 cash prize for designating to the poster to the local chapter of the National Society for Black Engineers forĀ  Middle and High School student programs.

The Sage Music Festival will be on Oct. 20 at the Wheatly Heights Sports Complex.

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