Proud to Celebrate 90 Years in the Heart of San Antonio The Historic Majestic Theatre is Launching Its Summer Programming with 90th Birthday Bash
San Antonio’s downtown historic theatres, The Majestic Theatre and Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, are excited to announce a variety of entertainment experiences this summer. June marks the Majestic Theatre’s 90th anniversary which will be celebrated later this month with an event featuring birthday cake, live music and food trucks during Lunch Break on Houston Street. Also beginning this month, both The Majestic and Empire Theatres will welcome a variety of theatrical performances, concerts, comedians, and other live events, as well as offer their recently launched happy hour tours. Theatre fans, locals, and visitors alike can be sure to include The Majestic and Empire in their summer entertainment itinerary, whether it’s to escape the heat or enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary evening.
“Thanks to the community’s commitment to the performing arts and our historic gems, the Majestic Theatre has been the Crown Jewel of Houston Street, entertaining San Antonio for 90 years,” said Emily Smith, General Manager of The Majestic and Empire Theatres.
Summer 2019 programming includes, but not limited to:
Happy Hour Tours at The Majestic: June 24, July 1 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Cool off and join The Majestic for a series of summer happy hour tours of the historic, renowned space. The happy hour tours feature a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the theatre’s 90 year history, architecture and character, led by a knowledgeable tour guide and a trip backstage. Guests will experience insider tidbits throughout the tour and have the option to sip on Frosé, wine, local craft beer. In celebration of the Birthday month, a complimentary “Crown Jewel” cocktail will be included. Tickets cost $25 per person and are available at the Majestic Theatre Box office or online at ticketmaster.com. A portion of ticket proceeds support the Las Casas Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship Program.
Majestic’s 90th Birthday Bash at Lunch Break on Houston Street: June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join the City of San Antonio, Centro San Antonio and the Majestic Theatre for Lunch Break on Houston Street, located in front of the Majestic at 224 E Houston St. The downtown lunchtime event will include live music, food trucks like Pho-U Vietnamese Cuisine and Mi Taquito Arandas Jalisco, outdoor games, and prizes. The first 90 guests will enjoy a complimentary piece of birthday cake generously provided by CENTRO San Antonio. This event is free and open to the public.
Band of Heathens: June 30 at 8 p.m. at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Americana stalwarts The Band of Heathens recently went into their hometown studio in Austin, TX to record their own version of the classic Ray Charles album “A Message from the People.” In a time where the downtrodden need a voice again, the Heathens have delivered the message paying homage to one of the most important voices in American song history. The band will be doing some limited touring to support this release with a two-set show; one set will be the performance of the Ray Charles album and another set will be The Band of Heathen’s own brand of American music. Tickets are $29.50.
Michael McDonald: July 10 at 8 p.m.
As part of the 2019 Bud Light Concert Series at the Majestic Theatre, St. Louis native, Michael McDonald, is welcomed to the Majestic. With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes and personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There,” plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit “I’ll Wait.” Tickets for the show start at $49.50.
Latin History for Morons: July 27 at 8 p.m. and July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Endless critical and audience acclaim direct from Broadway. Chalk it all up to the mad genius of Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo, standing at the head of the class in his one man show, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS. Due to high demand, the Majestic has added a second show for San Antonians to enjoy. Ticket prices begin at $39.50.
Camp Broadway: July 29 through August 2 all day
Presented by Las Casas Foundation and taking place at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, Camp Broadway’s Original Summer Program enables theater-loving kids, ages 10 to 17, to develop their confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance. The staff immerses children in an authentic Broadway rehearsal process that allows all campers to be successful regardless of experience level. Inspired by Broadway’s cherished works and steeped in its grand traditions, Camp Broadway is designed to build confidence, inspire creative expression, and instill well being in both aspiring artists and future audiences. Enroll here.
Wiz Khalifa: August 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, Wiz Khalifa, joins the Majestic for The Decent Exposure Tour. Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS in 2011. ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Ticket prices start at $55.50.
George Lopez: August 9 and August 10 at 7 p.m and 9:30 p.m.
Hilarious and ground-breaking star of TV, movies, and stand-up comedy George Lopez brings The Wall World Tour to the Majestic Theatre for four performances. Tickets begin at $40.50. VIP packages will be available.
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band: August 19 at 7:30 p.m.
As part of the 2019 Bud Light Concert Series at the Majestic Theatre, singer, composer, and Texan, Lyle Lovett, is live at the Majestic. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Concert tickets start at $45.
The B-52s: 40th Anniversary Tour with Special Guests OMD and Berlin: August 21 at 7 p.m.
The B-52s join the Bud Light Concert Series at the Majestic Theatre. With now over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why The B-52s remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands.
Tickets for the Majestic & Empire Theatres are available in person at Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800.982.2787. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. For a full list of events and more information, please visit: http://www.majesticempire.com/calendar.
About The Majestic Theatre:
The Historic Majestic Theatre is located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1929 by John Eberson for Interstate Theatres, the Majestic was intended to be the most modern building in South Texas and was the first in the state to be totally air-conditioned. The Majestic remains one of the finest examples of atmospheric theatres ever built, receiving National Historic Landmark status in 1993. The Majestic Theatre is home to the Broadway in San Antonio series, along with a variety of live entertainment experiences.