Working toward the cause of beautifying San Marcos environment, Keep San Marcos Beautiful and the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department added a splash of entertainment to their routine.
Green grass of San Marcos Plaza Park was nowhere in sight last Thursday night when the lawn was flooded with lawn chairs and picnic blankets of people from San Marcos and even New Braunfels getting ready for the start of a one month long Spring Concert Series hosted by Keep San Marcos Beautiful together with Parks and Recreation Department. In order to educate and engage attendees into preserving community’s environment, the evening began with speed art competition, where volunteers could create their favorite 80s themed art pieces out of recyclable material, such as VHS tapes, cassettes and floppy disks. Meanwhile the other guests were enjoying some music and fueling up on snacks and Blue Bell ice cream in anticipation of the big act of the night, featuring Texas based eccentric band, The Spazmatics. Finally, the announcement ended the wait, and the crowd exploded in cheer.
So, the climax of the night was reached, and the Spazmatics, hitting up the stage, officially opened the Spring Concert Series filling up the evening air with the sound of their unique brand of 80s New Wave.
To keep the 80s spirit and to show their love to the band, a number of guests dressed up appropriately showing off their long socks, headbands and neon colors. The event also featured local artists selling their art and eco vendors promoting their initiatives. Student chairman from Texas State recreation program Adam Berglund explained how the concert helps the San Marcos environment and the main idea behind it.
“Keep San Marcos Beautiful initiative began a few years ago, and they started partnering these outdoor events as a way to educate and endear the outdoors to the public and help promote it as a good, alternative resource to recreation.”
– Adam Berglund
Starting last Thursday, the Spring Concert Series will continue every Thursday evening through April 10. Remaining acts for this season will include The Georges with Ashleigh Stone, The Crystal Creek Boys with The City Limits Us All, and The Black Market Club with Christina Murphy.
Veronika Kondratieva, KTSW News