Fri, Aug 19


The Porch

Brave Combo with Shaws of Awe: A Benefit for San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Brave Combo and Shaws of Awe join us on Friday, August 19th for a benefit concert and donation drive in support of the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. Ticket link in event details.

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Brave Combo with Shaws of Awe: A Benefit for San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter

Time & Location

Aug 19, 8:00 PM – Aug 20, 2:00 AM

The Porch, 129 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About the event


The Porch presents



A benefit concert and product donation drive for


Friday, August 19, 2022 at The Porch

129 E Hopkins St. San Marcos, TX 78666

Monday, July 11, 2022 (San Marcos, TX) - The Porch is proud to present Grammy-Award Winning group Brave Combo with special guest Shaws of Awe on Friday, August 19, 2022 to benefit The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. In addition to donating all proceeds from the event to the shelter, the event is also a product donation drive and will feature a raffle with door prizes including a Shiner cooler.

Tickets for the benefit concert are currently on sale at Advance tickets are $15. Tickets are $20 the day of the show. This concert is a 21+ event. Doors 8pm, Concert 9pm.


Attendees are encouraged to bring product donations for the shelter. A full list of acceptable products to donate can be found here.


Trying to describe Brave Combo’s music requires a pretty extensive vocabulary – at least when it comes to musical styles. For the past three decades the Denton, Texas based quintet has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. They are America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey – offering what one critic recently wrote, “Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a music education.”

Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, to the orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Heads’ David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night’s Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City), Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for their work 7 times.

Brave Combo’s vivid music can be heard in the films David Byrne’s True Stories, Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, Late Bloomers, Fools Rush In, Envy, The Academy award winning The Personals. They appeared at Oktoberfest in the beloved American burg of Springfield on an episode of “The Simpsons” and in 2008 Brave Combo provided the musical score for PBS’s first ever animated series, “As the Wrench Turns” which resulted in an “Annie” nomination from the International Animated Film Society. Their music has also been featured on ABC’s hit series “Ugly Betty”, and Fox Television’s “Bakersfield P.D.” They have also contributed original music for ESPN and The Big Ten network.

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Hailing From The Texas Hill Country, Shaws Of Awe Encompasses Many Genres Into A Unique Fusion Of Funk, Soul, And Blues Thats Sure To Leave You Singin' And A Groovin' All Night Long!

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San Marcos Animal Services is dedicated to protecting the pets and people of the City of San Marcos. Our mission is to care for, protect and find quality homes for abandoned and neglected animals, aid in the reduction of pet overpopulation, and provide community education for the mutual benefit of animals and people.

The animal shelter is both the stray intake and rabies quarantine facility for all of Hays County, and is progressive about placing animals for adoption and rescue. SMRAS provides internship, volunteer and foster opportunities, adoption and outreach events, owner assistance, low-cost microchips, and referrals for free or low-cost spay/neuter.

Learn more about the shelter and how you can help:

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