One Minute to Midnight concert at CNC
The final performance in the Cibolo Nature Center's 2010 Songs & Stories outdoor concert series - amid the oaks and the evening stars - will take place from 8:30 to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne with One Minute to Midnight returning for the big band's 11th year.
One Minute to Midnight serves up an eclectic mix of jazz, soul and contemporary rock, from Cole Porter to Motown soul and from big-band swing to Sting. Based in San Antonio, OMM is fronted by Boerne residents Jill Mason and rockin' physician Mark Mason. Admission to the concert is $10; $7.50 for CNC members; $5 for those 65 and up; and free for children 12 and younger. OMM is performing gratis to benefit the Cibolo Nature Center.
Concert-goers who come early on Sept. 11 will have a chance to preview and purchase several pairs of cowboy boots, hand painted by area artists, during a special "Sole to Soul" reception that begins at 7:30 p.m. The colorful boots will serve as table centerpieces during the CNC's annual gala, "Celebrate the Cibolo: Where Nature & History Meet," on Oct. 2.
The 2010 Songs & Stories concerts offer a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, conjunto, rhythm and blues, country and more. Sponsors are H-E-B, Frost, and the Brandon Gallagher-Manning Memorial Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation (an endowment supporting Cibolo Nature Center).
Voted Best Event in Kendall County in 2008, Songs & Stories runs from April through September each year in an outdoor venue like no other.
Nestled into 162 acres of natural lands, the Cibolo Nature Center protects native Hill Country habitat, including cypress-lined Cibolo Creek, made accessible with trails, a boardwalk, a pavilion and a picnic area, in addition to education facilities and a Visitor's Center. Dedicated to conserving land and water for people and wildlife, the CNC is widely recognized for its science-based nature-education programs for children and adults
Songs & Stories family-oriented concerts take place on the outdoor stage next to the Visitor's Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets, kids and grandparents, picnic fare and friendly dogs on leashes. Proceeds help support the Cibolo Nature Center's education and outreach programs. To learn more, visit http://www.cibolo.org/ or call (830) 249-4616.
Located in Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds, the Cibolo Nature Center's mission is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship.