Paper Tiger, a small live music venue and bar on North Saint Mary's Strip, hosts national touring bands across an array of music genres but mostly focuses on rock, indie and alternative acts. The venue is also a showcase for emerging acts and local bands.
Paper Tiger History
Paper Tiger took over the building that formerly housed the White Rabbit, a punk-metal club that closed in 2014 after 18 years in business. Paper Tiger's owners extensively renovated the property, giving it an improved sound system, better visibility, and a striking new orange and white facade. The new venue celebrated its grand opening with a free three-night concert.
Paper Tiger Events
Paper Tiger's schedule features an eclectic and varied lineup of indie, hip-hop, country, punk, hardcore and rock bands. For its opening weekend, the venue presented a Texas legend, psychedelic rocker Roky Erickson, along with other acts from all over the world. Past performers at Paper Tiger include country-rock band Old 97's, the metal band Baroness, pop-rock outfit the Dandy Warhols, and Light, a band fronted by Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order fame.
Paper Tiger Seating Layout
Paper Tiger is an indoor/outdoor venue with a patio area and full bar. Seating is usually available on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue also hosts food trucks.
San Antonio, Texas
Paper Tiger is one of San Antonio's smaller, more intimate venues for live entertainment. At the other end of the spectrum are the AT&T Center, an indoor arena used for basketball and ice hockey games, large concerts and rodeos, and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts shows by world-famous performers and is home to the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio and Ballet San Antonio. The Alamodome also offers major sporting events, including college football's Alamo Bowl.
San Antonio's most famous tourist attraction is the Alamo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic mission known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" is the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, but its history dates back to its construction circa 1744. Contemporary landmarks of San Antonio include the River Walk, a network of riverside walkways lined with shops, restaurants and bars, and Tower of the Americas, a 750-foot observation tower with a restaurant at its summit. The city also boasts family-friendly attractions in SeaWorld and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park. The San Antonio Zoo, located in Brackenridge Park, is another popular tourist attraction.
The White Rabbit, Paper Tiger's predecessor, hosted some big-name acts, including Blues Traveler, Creed and Mudhoney, as well as the then-little-known Blink-182 and the Black Crowes.
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