San Antonio Current Celebrates 25 Years With Anniversary Bash


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Chelsea Bourque

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SAN ANTONIO — Rounding out a quarter-century as San Antonio’s free, award-winning, alternative newsweekly, the Current will take over Maverick Plaza in historic La Villita from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, to throw a celebratory bash of epic proportions.

The Miller Lite-sponsored event will celebrate all things 1986: the music, the dancing, and yes, maybe even a few shoulder pads — partygoers are strongly encouraged to dress the part. With local bands and DJs playing ’80s music throughout the night, and food and drinks available for purchase onsite, this is one retro celebration you won’t want to miss. For a party favor not to be beat, copies of the Current’s 25th Anniversary Compilation CD — featuring local musicians covering tracks exclusively from 1986. Also free to party people, copies of the Current’s 25th Anniversary issue published earlier this year.

When: 7-11pm Saturday, September 24, 2011

Where: Maverick Plaza in La Villita Historic Arts Village, South Alamo at Nueva.

“This is the party every publisher, editor, ad rep, or delivery driver that has ever worked here has been waiting to throw,” said Michael Wagner, publisher of the Current. “It’s a milestone deserving of a huge ‘thank you’ to the city for making us a trusted part of their lives all these years.”

Rewind the cassette to 1986, the year the Current’s signature brand of witty, incisive journalism burst out of a downtown basement and San Antonio’s distinctive cultural scene found its voice. Though the paper maneuvered quickly through three different ownerships before Times-Shamrock put it on firm financial footing and began to grow it year by year, the Current has come to be known as an important source of investigative journalism and cultural critique.

Editor’s note: Interviews available upon request. This 21-and-up event is free to attend; no tickets required.

The Current, a Times-Shamrock publication issued every Wednesday, is distributed to more than 850 locations citywide. For the past 25 years, the Current has been dedicated to providing the city of San Antonio with access to a free and challenging news and opinion and proudly boasts the most comprehensive events calendar in the area.

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