May 16, 2022



San Antonio bringing new tunes location to Deco District

A new music venue popping up in San Antonio’s Deco District is a aspiration understood for community musicians.

Matador Manufacturing Household, a area scheduling, output and recording organization, is creating a music and situations location named The Starlighter at 1910 Fredericksburg Road. 

Matador is the creation of neighborhood artists and musicians Jason Valdez, Selena Rios, Jacob Guerrero and his spouse Kayla. 

Starlighter will fill a 1,600-square-foot making that is catty corner from an additional Deco District staple, Deco Pizzeria. Ideal now its just a large open home with a bathroom and aged storage spot, Jacob states, so Matador continue to has to the soundproof the interior to get prepared for reside displays by the end of September. 

From still left to correct is The Starlighter crew, which includes Selena Rios, David Valdez, Jacob Guerrero and Kayla Guerrero. 

Matador Output Property

“My grandpa utilised to explain to me that he had a band when he was in the military,” Jacob says. “So I took inspiration for my grandpa and we are using that as a venue title.”

This location is a desire that is coming accurate immediately for the musicians and artists involved. Matador Output was established significantly less than two months, Jacob claims. He was initially in the band Shed Task with Valdez about eight years in the past.

Valdez has been seeking for a creating for three months.

The Deco District constructing effectively fell in his lap about a week ago, when Valdez met the operator of bicycle store Black Gold AF at the Deco Bazaar. Black Gold just moved in to the spot and was working with the before long-to-be Starlighter developing as a showroom.

Black Gold’s proprietor enable Matador just take about the lease on Monday, Jacob claims. 

The Starlighter will get started with showcasing regional markets, artists and live displays before booking greater functions, Jacob suggests, but are living shows are not the only options for the venue. 

Jacob’s spouse is the founder of regional merch and jewellery store Puff Puff Poms, and Rios sells plants and pots by way of Jollipot Crops, so offering up spaces to neighborhood store homeowners and creators is important to what The Starlighter will grow to be. 

“The strategy is not just to live as a songs location, but also be just a location for creatives,” Jacob claims. “Maybe we have an artwork gallery for one particular weekend, or have a vogue present, or have a marketplace for for sellers. It truly is definitely just endless prospects.” 

The Starlighter is already calling for vendors for its initially market place party in September.