Music originally drew inspiration from the great outdoors, which explains why flutes remind us of birds and bassists still have gills. Bring our collective history full circle with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a season pass to the summer-long Songs & Stories concert series at Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne (up to a $90 value). Kids under 10 are admitted for free, and other discounts exist based on age and CNC membership. Each performance runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on their scheduled date.
The Cibolo Nature Center lends a lush, earthy venue for singers and storytellers to ply their pied trade in the annual all-ages Songs and Stories concert series. Families arriving before sunset can enjoy meandering boardwalks and peregrinating pathways through the Center's vibrant habitats. Later, musicians bend strings and crush chords on the outdoor stage while attendees feed each other grapes atop regal folding chairs and giggling courtesans lounge on picnic blankets. This year's lineup proffers a plentitude of musical modes, including performances by rock, gospel, country, and Texas swing artists. When toe-tapping spreads throughout the limbs, make haste for the venue's movement-friendly dance floor.
In addition to rollicking live shows, Cibolo Nature Center defines itself through educational and conservational efforts, providing workshops for landowners on sustainable practices, an outdoor classroom series for kids, and a How to Speak to Plants tutorial.