The Tobin Center Welcomes Doc Watkins and his Trio this Holiday Season for “The Music of A Charlie Brown Christmas”

A two-week run with 16 performances in Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater – transformed into a holiday cabaret not to be missed.


Very limited socially distanced tickets and tables

on-sale Friday, October 16th at 10am

With his Pearl district jazz bar Jazz, TX closed for maintenance and renovations, Doc Watkins has moved his popular annual holiday concerts and will take up residence in The Tobin Center’s intimate Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater this year.  Along with his Jazz Trio, Watkins will bring holiday cheer to the audience with “The Music of A Charlie Brown Christmas” featuring the tunes of this beloved holiday classic along with other seasonal standards.  The Christmas cabaret show will premiere Tuesday, December 8th at 7:30 PM and run for 16 performances through Sunday, December 20th at 7PM.  Performances will be held at 7:30PM on Tuesdays – Thursdays, 8:00PM on Fridays, 4:00PM and 8:00PM on Saturdays, and 2:00PM and 7:00PM on Sundays.  Very limited tickets are available for each performance due to social distancing needs and safety standards. Individual seat tickets will be available for $55 each and tables (for up to four guests) will be available for $260 when tickets go on-sale to the public this Friday, October 16th at 10am.  Tickets will be available in person at the Tobin Center Box Office (100 Auditorium Circle, SATX, 78205), by phone at 210-223-8624 and online at

Doc Watkins is a pianist, vocalist, bandleader, and the owner of Jazz, TX. He also co-hosts the weekly radio show, “Live at Jazz, TX” which airs Saturday nights on Texas Public Radio. Watkins currently performs over two hundred shows per year with multiple groups under his name, and has released seven albums to date, covering multiple genre including Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Texas Swing.

Watkins received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and moved to San Antonio in 2006. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Europe, and has performed twice at Carnegie Hall.

In 2016, Watkins opened his own music venue, Jazz, TX, and performs there regularly with his groups. Deeply committed to the heritage and tradition of Texas music, Watkins includes a wide variety of styles at Jazz, TX including Jazz, Blues, Texas Swing, Mariachi, Salsa, and Folk music. His latest album release features Big Band arrangements of classic Texas Swing tunes.

Watkins currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jessica and their four children. He is a self-declared enthusiast of Texas BBQ.