March is the Month of Music
By Jesús Aguado
The second Magic Town Music Festival will feature world class music, music that “not even the Rolling Stones” could surpass.
Sat, Mar 14, and Sun, Mar 15, 1-11pm
Ancha de San Antonio 22
Tickets in advance at Aldama 42 and
Ancha de San Antonio 22
US$45 one day; 74 for two days
In 2014 the first festival was held and, although there were several changes at the last minute, such as the canceling of the headliner, Delbert McClinton, or the change of venue, the festival was successful and accomplished its goal of raising money for the children of Casa de los Ángeles, a nonprofit organization.
Carrie Cameron, producer of the festival, commented that the first year was a learning experience and, regardless of the changes, they raised US$7,000 for the organization. “We did not lose money” she said, remarking that they even saved some money to start this year’s festival. “It was a great festival, and people commented that it was the best event that San Miguel has ever had. That made me feel good,” said the producer.
Cameron assured that the Magic Town Music Festival is not a one or two-year festival. She wants to improve it and make it the biggest and best festival that everybody talks about and wants to attend. In addition she commented that more than 100 people have already purchased tickets directly from the United States—besides musicians and singers—and are coming down exclusively for the festival, and everything is just to help the children of Casa de los Ángeles.
It is not just another gringo festival, assures the producer, or an event just for old people. The Magic Town Music Festival includes young bands that also sing songs in Spanish, like Pila Seca and Oh Whitney, a multicultural band made up of young musicians and singers. “I have tried to have more Mexican bands, but there is not enough commitment from them,” Cameron stated, while she assured that she will try her best for next year. According to Cameron, people should attend this event because the venue is impressive and it features world-class music.
Some of the bands and singers scheduled to perform are The Maylee Thomas Band, Etta and Bob Brit, Silvie Rider-Young, Stephanie Urbina Jones, Karen Hart, and Ken Bassman. It will take place at the Centro Cultural Allende on Ancha de San Antonio 22. Also, there will be a food court and vendors who will donate a percentage of their sales to Casa de los Ángeles. There will be an auction that includes bidding on a trip to the beach in a private jet, among other activitiess.
Tickets for this event are for sale in advance on Aldama 42 and at Ancha de San Antonio 22 also on line www.magictownmusic.org. A ticket costs US$45 for one day and US$75 for two. The VIP tickets have a price of US$100 in advance for one day and US$175 for two. These tickets include nonalcoholic beverages, food, and six cocktails besides access to the lounge area, where performers will be present.