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The weeklong party SPI prepped for Spring Break


Multiple music performances will rock South Padre Island this month for college and high school students alike.

Gary Ainsworth, public information officer for the City of South Padre Island, said Spring Break 2016 began Feb. 27 for the city, when Rice University was first let out for the vacation. On March 4, Baylor, Texas Christian and Southern Methodist universities will begin their Spring Break and South Padre will expect more students to head to the island.

Texas Week runs March 13-19.

“That’s the week that none of us look forward to,” Ainsworth said. “I don’t mean that literally. … You have 25 state universities that are out here, plus the other 30 or 40 [from] the rest of the nation [that will end up congregating] here. From a work standpoint we’re all really busy. We’re all prepared for it. We’ve been preparing for it since January. … If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

This month, Ainsworth is expecting a sales tax revenue ranging between $25,000 and $50,000.

The city would like to emphasize that glass of any kind is banned from the beach because the majority of injuries in the past were mainly due to broken glass.

Numerous musical events across the city will take place throughout the month, including Foam N’ Glow “World’s Largest Foam Party” at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $75 and the show will feature Mashd N Kutcher, Jayceeoh, Corbin Kelly and others.

Clayton’s will also host nighttime shows with DJ Skribble on March 14; Casey Donahew Band, March 15; T-Pain, March 16; French Montana, March 17; Kesha, March 18; Kid Ink, March 19; and Young Thug, March 20.

Separately, Clayton’s will also hosts its free Mega Beach Party that include several music performances, such as QUINTINO on Sunday; IheartMemphis, March 16; Crizzly, March 17; TWRK and OG Maco, March 18; and Prince Fox, March 21.

The Isla Grand Beach Resort, the former site of Coca-Cola Beach, will feature Lil Dicky at noon Wednesday.

Ultimate Music Experience(UME) will begin March 16, opening up with main performers DJ Snake, followed by Kaskade on March 17; Porter Robinson, March 18; and Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, March 19.

For more information on hotel pricing and booking, visit www.sopadre.com/find-lodging. Tickets for UME can be purchased at www.umesouthpadre.com.

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