San Antonio’s Cowboys Dancehall under scrutiny after video appears to show huge concert crowd

Lee Dresie San Antonio News


  • Facebook / Melanie Martinez

Texas bars may be under capacity regulations due to COVID-19, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at video purportedly shot at a recent Cowboys Dancehall performance.

San Antonio’s Cowboys, known for huge dance floors and live country music shows, is under scrutiny after a Facebook user posted footage Sunday afternoon appearing to show concertgoers there packed shoulder-to-shoulder.

Facebook user Melanie Martinez shared the 27-second clip, which she said was shot at the venue, presumably during Saturday night’s sold-out Cody Johnson concert.

Cowboys officials were unavailable for immediate comment on the footage.

“Here we are following the rules and so many businesses have been suffering because of this pandemic,” Martinez wrote. “While places like Cowboys Dance Hall [sic] are allowing these concerts to take place! Wow this is pathetic! This is the problem!”

Martinez tagged local news stations KENS5 and KSAT, urging them to investigate. She added that such a gathering should never have been allowed to happen.

At press time, at least two other live music shows on the dance hall’s website were listed as being postponed.

Editor’s note: Since this story was first posted, Martinez has changed the privacy setting of the clip so it is only available to her Facebook friends.

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