Several downtown San Antonio streets will be closed Friday and into this weekend due to a live jazz event at Travis Park and damage caused by Thursday’s storm, according to the City’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department (TCI).

After storms brought down 165 feet of scaffolding on the AT&T building downtown Thursday night, the City of San Antonio is closing the 300 block of Martin Street between Navarro and Jefferson streets. Wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour toppled the scaffolding, causing damage to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church nearby and injuring three people.

On Friday and Saturday, the San Antonio Parks Foundation is putting on the 36th annual Jazz’SAlive. The event will take place in Travis Park, and the City is closing streets around the park during the event. Navarro, Pecan, and Jefferson streets around Travis Park will be closed from 5 a.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Sunday. Travis Street will be closed from Saturday through Sunday at 5 a.m.

Soul band Tomar & the FCs from Austin kick of Jazz’SAlive on Friday evening. The two-day festival also features five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves, who takes the main stage on Saturday night. Attendees can enjoy a 1920s-themed pop-up jazz club at St. Anthony hotel on Friday night and an “instrument petting zoo” on Saturday morning in Travis Park. More than a dozen other musical acts will fill downtown with their sound this weekend. Find the full schedule of events here.

Police officers will be in the area to help people navigate around street closures.

Jackie Wang

Jackie Wang is the local government reporter at the San Antonio Report.