San Marcos Like a Local

San Marcos mayor honors local music pioneer Kent Finlay

March 3, 2014

Mayor Daniel Guerrero recently honored Kent Finlay, musician, songwriter and mentor to hundreds of Texas songwriters and performers with a special proclamation. Finlay has cultivated and inspired such great stars as George Strait, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Todd Snider, Charlie Sexton, Randy Rogers and Terri Hendrix. Finlay opened the doors of Cheatham Street Warehouse in June of 1974 as a music hall to nurture Texas music and continues to mentor Texas songwriters. His “Songwriters Circle” and “Song Swap” nights offer new talent a platform for their musical exploration and development.

Learn more about Cheatham Street Warehouse HERE.

Pictured from left to right are Mayor Guerrero, Melissa Millecam, Kent Finlay, Sterling Finlay, Elly Del Prado Dietz, Sage Allen and City Council Member Shane Scott. At back is a banner featuring Finlay’s daughter HalleyAnna Finlay. (Photo by Don Anders).