OH SNAP! Festival This Weekend at The Parish and Beale Street Tavern
At first glance, OH SNAP! simply seemed to be a clever name for the local music festival/benefit sporting that moniker. However, there’s deeper meaning beneath the surface. It was a catch phrase that the late Sergio Machado was known for by friends and colleagues.
The OH SNAP! Fest was organized in memory of the talented musician and student originally from Mozambique, Africa, who graduated from Southwestern University in 2005. Machado’s vibrant personality had made quite an impact upon his peers, and he was known for bringing people together through music and his humor. After graduating, he returned to his hometown to work for a local IT company for about three years, and had gotten married during that time. Tragically, Machado’s life was cut short when a drunk driver struck his car.
Machado’s friends created the festival in his honor to help raise funds for the Sergio Machado Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid for international students who come to Texas to study.
OH SNAP! kicks off with a pre-party Thursday at The Parish, 214 E. 6th St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The fest continues through Friday and Saturday with 50 bands performing on the stages of The Parish and the neighboring Beale Street Tavern, located just below The Parish. Doors open at 4 p.m.
The line-up is phenomenal: Hello Wheels, Ume, Whiskey Shivers, Mother Falcon, Burgess Meredith, Megafauna, The Patrice Pike Band, Guns of Navarone, The Noise Revival Orchestra, The Lemurs, T-Bird and The Breaks and many more. Visit the website for the full line-up and schedule.