KLRN’s newest digital series City Showdown premieres Monday, March 20 at 7PM on KLRN’s website and YouTube channel. The series promotes local talent and encourages civic awareness in an exciting cross between the Eurovision Song Contest, and the once-popular “Our Part of Town” talent show.

This friendly, hyperlocal competition showcases ten artists that each represent one of San Antonio’s City Council districts. Over five weeks, the series seeks to engage, educate, and entertain the community by raising awareness of San Antonio’s municipal boundaries and highlighting the talented artists who call this city home.

City Showdown features original music from contestants with a diverse array of genres that span from pop to mariachi, rock ‘n roll and more. Online viewers will be prompted to vote for their favorite contestants at klrn.org/cityshowdown. Votes will be tabulated by district. Those living outside the City of San Antonio – from Alamo Heights to Boerne and beyond – can still participate by including their zip code when they vote.

“KLRN is all about connecting to our community,” said Ian Cruz, KLRN’s Community Engagement & Media Manager, who also serves as the series’ host. “City Showdown is a unique celebration of the ultra-talented artists in San Antonio, and a great way for residents to learn more about our City Council districts.”

The winner of City Showdown will be featured on an episode of KLRN’s original art program The Beat.

Visit klrn.org/cityshowdown to meet the contestants, learn more about your district, and vote for your favorites. KLRN’s City Showdown premieres online Monday, March 20 at 7PM.

KLRN is a Lone Star Emmy-Award Winning public television station for South Central Texas, broadcasting to a 33-county radius from San Antonio to Laredo and surrounding areas. The mission of KLRN is to open a world of lifelong learning through trustworthy and enriching programs on-air, online, and in the community through four broadcast channels, community engagement events, and a robust educational department that reaches children, families, and teachers. KLRN is committed to informing, entertaining, and inspiring our diverse and growing communities. Learn more at www.klrn.org.