San Antonio has always been a place for great music. Our music legacy—from artists Robert Johnson, Willie Nelson, and Lydia Mendoza to genres of conjunto, blues, R&B, and country—is central to the story of American music. Stable Hall, San Antonio’s newest venue, is a place where performances are presented through this multilayered music prism in a setting that channels an intimate early 1900s theater, a classic Texas dance hall, and a state-of-the-art concert venue.
Located in one of Pearl’s most heralded buildings, Stable Hall will honor the roots of our region and showcase the best in live music. The creative programming will feature national touring artists, regional musicians, and be dedicated to showcasing the sounds of San Antonio’s native sons and daughters.
At the core of all great music is a foundation of rich relationships. The team charged with stewarding Stable Hall’s future is no exception. From a noted music buyer to the brains behind San Antonio’s booming Pearl district to a Dallas-based creative concept company, our leadership team has music deeply entrenched in its roots.
Dallas-based WoodHouse is the concept developer, operator and partner behind Stable Hall’s reimagining. The project is being led by music-industry veteran and WoodHouse Principle W. Brandt Wood, alongside managing partner and San Antonio native Erick Schlather.
Both Wood and Schlather bring three decades of experience conceptualizing and operating music venues, restaurants and festivals. Notable projects include Dallas’ Trees (900 capacity), Gypsy Tea Room (1600 capacity), Rhythm Room (300 capacity) and infamous Dallas restaurants including The Green Room and Jeroboam. Wood is also a co-founder of Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee, which is currently planning its tenth anniversary. Schlather was also a founder of San Antonio’s The Monterey and Hot Joy restaurants.
Pearl is a dynamic neighborhood built around the historic Pearl Brewery, which operated from 1883 to 1999. Located just north of downtown San Antonio on the banks of the San Antonio River, it is home to architecturally significant buildings like the brewhouse and stable—both built in 1894—and numerous plazas. Today, Pearl is home to dozens of unique culinary concepts, one-of-a-kind retail, weekend markets, residential communities, innovative office tenants, the San Antonio campus of the Culinary Institute of America, and the award-winning Hotel Emma. Pearl is a vibrant district where the community gathers to play, work, and live; it is a place where things are made and celebrated with purpose and sincerity. We invite all to gather and experience the best of what San Antonio has to offer. Learn more atpearl.com.
WoodHouse is a concept developer and operator that creates, owns and operates experiential concepts in the hospitality, food and beverage, private social club, music and entertainment spaces. Current projects include Dallas-based private social club, Park House, which will open its second location in Houston later this year; the award-winning, chef-driven Mexican restaurant, José, which was named D Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Dallas (2021) and was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef Texas (2022, 2023) and Best Hospitality (2022); T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, TX; Citizen House private members club, set to open in Oklahoma City in late 2024; the Elevation Hotel & Spa in Crested Butte, CO; Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tennessee; Stable Hall music venue at the historic Pearl district in San Antonio, TX; and The Moore, a landmark destination in the Miami Design District, comprised of a private members club, hotel and a collection of restaurants, retail, exhibition and event space, which will open later this year in Miami, FL. For more information, visit www.woodhouseus.com.