Nov 15, 2023 - Things to Do

Lonesome Rose celebrates 5 years on St. Mary's Strip

A blue neon sign reads "The Lonesome Rose" next to a neon yellow rose over a bar entrance.

A well-known venue for music lovers in San Antonio. Photo: Courtesy of Oscar Moreno

The Lonesome Rose, the local music hub and bar off the St. Mary's Strip, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week with a series of events and specials.

The big picture: It didn't take long for the Lonesome Rose to become a go-to on the Strip for local live music.

  • The establishment made a name for itself in a nightlife district long known for its varied music scene over the decades.
  • Now it's celebrating five years of business following finished road construction on North St. Mary's Street.

What's happening: Wednesday through Sunday the honky-tonk bar will host musical performances, karaoke and dance lessons.

The event lineup is:

  • Cowboy Karaoke, 9pm Wednesday, free
  • Garrett T. Capps & NASA Country, The Sons of Hercules, and Hickoids, 8pm Thursday, $8 in advance, $10 at the door
  • Dale Watson, Santiago Jimenez, Jr., and Christine Roberts & the So and So's, 8pm Friday, $20 in advance, $25 at the door
  • Brennen Leigh, Los Texmaniacs, and The In & Outlaws, 8pm Saturday, $8 in advance, $10 at the door
  • The Texases, DJ Big Tex, and Dance Lessons, 5pm Sunday, free

Plus, a special food and drink menu will be available for the anniversary events.

  • The menu includes Texas wagyu pit beef sandwiches, smoked pit turkey, poutine, pizza logs, nuggets and french fries.
  • A specialty shot called Neon Moon is made with vodka, mango and lime.

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