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I am one of those people that was a Pat Green fan long before his name was mainstream. Tonight he is celebrating 20 years of music at ACL Live.

It will be an AMAZING night of music where Pat might be joined on stage by some familiar faces from his past 20 years in the business.

When: today, January 23rd

Time: 8:00 pm

Location:
ACL Live
301 Willie Nelson Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

http://acl-live.com/calendar/pat-green-2016

Photo Credit: http://houselist.bowerypresents.com/files/2011/02/img_2716.jpg

Today’s blog is dedicated to Austin’s Elvis lovers, because tribute shows don’t get any better than this one. Twice a year, once on his birthday and once on the day he died, Ted Roddy and his band pay homage to Mr. Presley.

This show attracts Elvis fans of all ages.  The first set relives his early years and the second set is a Vegas-style Elvis show with a horn section and backup singers.  You’ll feel like you’re minutes away from Graceland.

Long live live music in Austin, and long live the King!

Admission: $25, tickets available at the door

When: Today, January 9

Show Time: 7 pm

Location:
The Continental Club
1315 South Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.continentalclub.com/Austin.html

Photo Credit: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1896416/images/o-ELVIS-PRESLEY-facebook.jpg

The big finale on December 23 at Symphony Square will feature 2.5 hours of music by the Stardust Orchestra, performing jazz style Christmas music. Also, the Austin Symphony String Quartet will perform in the Mercantile Room during intermission to keep the music going. Brick Oven will have food and beverage on site for purchase. This will be one you definitely don’t want to miss!

Admission: free

When: today, December 23rd

Time: 6pm

Location:
Symphony Square
1101 Red River
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.austinsymphony.org/events/christmas-in-the-community/

Well, Monday has arrived. On one hand, the weekend’s over, which is a bummer… On the other hand, it’s Motown Monday at The Highball and it’s a holiday week!

What does this mean? A guaranteed great time dancing and listening to soul/funk music. If your dancing skills are a little rusty and you’d like to freshen them up, Go Dance offers swing dance lessons free of charge!

Once you’ve got your dancing shoes on, from 9-12 pm, you’ll be jamming out with Matchmaker Band and the Nightowls. With sounds of Motown, soul, and funk, it won’t be hard to get on your feet and to dance the night away.

When: 8-9 pm FREE swing dance lessons by Go Dance
9-12 pm Live music by Matchmaker Band/The Nightowls

Location:
The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

http://thehighball.com

I love the holidays in Austin. Not only am I best suited for the “cold” weather the season brings, but the closer we get to Christmas day the thinner the city’s population gets. While the UT students are stuck on I-35 trying to get home to DFW and the brogrammers pack every Jet Blue flight on their way home to Pasadena, the rest of us get to enjoy one of the rare times during the year where Austin is almost, kind of quiet.

That is, until night falls.

No one knows how to party like Austin locals, and no Austin local throws a party like the DJ collective Peligrosa (you may have seen them listed as the Peligrosa All-Stars). This cutting-edge music and artists’ co-op was founded here in the heart of Texas in 2007 and to celebrate their eight-year anniversary, some of the collective’s top performers are doing a mini-tour of the Lone Star State sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy.

Peligrosa’s contemporary Latin sound combines elements of cumbia, salsa, reggeaton, tropical bass, funk, rap and more that resonates across boarders and generations. . Touring Europe, North and South America with their innovative Latin American rhythms, the crew is bringing it home with this once-in-a-lifetime Texas tour.

Peligrosa-Austin

Along with stops in Houston and Corpus, Red Bull Music Academy is bringing the show to Austin’s own Empire Control Room & Garage. Performers include:

 

If you’ve never attended a Red Bull Music Academny party before, this is the perfect opportunity to try your first. Sometimes they suffer lines around the block, but with the weather dropping and the crowds wearing December-thin, you’ll have an even better chance to get a primo spot up front by the stage. That doesn’t mean you want to arrive late. When there’s free entrance with RSVP, the venue tends to fill up fast. Plus, you’ll want to get there early for free goodies provided by Peligrosa and Red Bull Music Academy.

When: Friday, December 18th, 8pm-2am

Where: Empire Control Room & Garage

RSVP

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Join the conversation: @RBMA #Peligrosa8

Article written by Dani Barrow for 365 Things Austin

Cover photo courtesy of Red Bull

Well, Monday has arrived. On one hand, the weekend’s over, which is a bummer… On the other hand, it’s Motown Monday at The Highball! 

What does this mean? A guaranteed great time dancing and listening to soul/funk music. If your dancing skills are a little rusty and you’d like to freshen them up, Go Dance offers swing dance lessons free of charge!

Once you’ve got your dancing shoes on, from 9-12 pm, you’ll be jamming out with Matchmaker Band. With sounds of Motown, soul, and funk, it won’t be hard to get on your feet and to dance the night away. 

When: 8-9 pm FREE swing dance lessons by Go Dance
9-12 pm Live music by Matchmaker Band 

Location:
The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

http://thehighball.com

Circuit of The Americas is excited to announce the return of the fourth annual COTA Fan Fest to Austin today through Saturday, October 24. Fan Fest is a free celebration of motorsports and music held in the heart of downtown Austin during the annual FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX race weekend.

Public Enemy leads the all-star lineup for this year’s COTA Fan Fest. Also confirmed to perform are DJ, producer and label head A-Trak; jazz-funk band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; Latin-rockers Ozomatli; and more. With over 235,000 guests from across the globe partaking in last year’s F1 race weekend, Circuit of The Americas looks to take Fan Fest to the next level in 2015 by spreading the three-day party across downtown Austin.

Rainey Street will now host the Fan Fest main stage and venues across downtown will offer an eclectic array of musical performances and activities. The Mohawk, an anchor of Red River; the legendary Continental Club; along with Austin Rocks; Banger’s Sausage House; Bungalow; C-Boy’s Heart & Soul; Concrete Cowboy; Half Step; Hangar Lounge; Parkside; Speakeasy; Summit Rooftop Lounge; TenOak; The Backspace; The Belmont; The Market; Toy Joy; Vulcan Gas Company; and Wild About Music are all slated to participate in this year’s festivities as official Fan Fest venues.

More information on the initial acts set to perform throughout Circuit of The Americas’ Fan Fest weekend are included below. Please check out circuitoftheamericas.com more information leading up to the Fest.

RAINEY STREET BUD LIGHT STAGE:

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

7:00 p.m. – Money Chicha
8:30 p.m. – Ozomatli
10:30 p.m. – Mayer Hawthorne

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

7:00 p.m. – Holiday Mountain
8:30 p.m. – A-Trak
10:30 p.m. – Public Enemy

BANGER’S SAUSAGE HOUSE:
Boss Street Brass Band / Urban Achievers Big Band

CONTINENTAL CLUB:
Ruby Jane / Mother Hips / Romi Maves

SPEAKEASY:
Suede / Radiostar

THE MOHAWK:
Dana Falconberry / Matt the Electrician / Little Brave / Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires

THE BELMONT:
Sam Riggs / Crooks / Soul Asylum / Meat Puppets / Ben Baxter / Gold Field / Hotel

Apparitions

THE BLACKHEART:
Mrs. Glass / Swingset Junkies / Those Nights / Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit / The Refrains / Eagle Claw / Dikes of Holland / Black Elevator Comedy Open Mic / Shane Cooley / Young Readers / The Holy Child / Josh Buckley

VULCAN GAS COMPANY:
Gorgon City / Cedric Gervais / Gold Rush Army

CONCRETE COWBOY:
Official Red Bull After Party ft. Celebrity Guest DJ

PARISH:
Blitzen Trapper / The Domestics / Noah Gundersen / Whitehorse / Gang of Four / The New Regime / Matoma / Prince Fox and Boehm / Tobias Jesso Jr. / Wet

SCOOT INN:
Other Loves / Way Down Wanderers / Possum Posse / Rusted Root & Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Flow Tribe

SUMMIT ROOFTOP LOUNGE
3LAU / Dirty South

*Cover charge at the door of each venue may be applicable*

With a recording career spanning over two decades, Dale Watson is basically a state– hell, national– treasure, rocking roadhouses and dance halls with his signature brand of honky-tonk and country swing. This guy is the real deal, and once you’ve seen him, you’ll be back every week.

For a few special Thursday nights, come out to The Highball for a night of country dancing and drink specials with Dale Watson!

When: Tonight and select Thursdays

Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Location:
The Highball
1120 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thehighball.com/events/detail/14574/

Photo Credit: npr.org

Sissy: You a real cowboy?
Bud: Well that depends on what you think a real cowboy is?
Sissy: Know how to do 2-step?
Bud: You bet.
Sissy: Wanna prove it?

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the iconic love story of Bud and Sissy, The ABGB invites you to come join them for a BIG night of music, dancin’, and Honky-Tonkin’.

An all-star group of Austin Musicians and Special Guests will be performing all 30 songs featured in the movie and soundtrack. 

It’s a week before Halloween, so you’re invited to dress the part: headed down to Gilley’s nightclub Pasadena, Texas circa 1979- big hats, big hair, big belt buckles, turquoise, feathers, suits, boots, tank tops, cutoffs, and everything in between. There will be prizes for Best “Dolly Parton” female (or male) and one male and one female “Best Urban Cowboy Costume”!!

Capacity inside is limited and we want to give folks room to dance. Tickets to go inside and dance will be $10 at the door (doors 7:30). They’ll also be video simulcasting the show outside in the Beer Garden with a bull-riding photo booth. And they’ll have the outdoor bar open with beer and food available. Weather permitting, of course.

When: today, October 22nd

Time: 7 pm

Location:
The ABGB
1305 W. Oltorf Street
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/951630684875375/