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You may be familiar with the Austin Symphonic Band from their annual Mother’s Day Concert at The Capitol, or their Father’s Day Concert in the park. Both events are very popular each year, and this is a great opportunity to check out the band in an acoustically-perfect environment!

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They’re having a jazz night with special guest Boston Brass. For 27 years, the world-famous Boston Brass have treated audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. This special concert will offer something for everyone!

The new AISD Performing Arts center just opened a few months ago, so this is a fantastic chance to see the their new digs in Mueller.

Tickets: $10 Adults / $6 Students/Seniors

When: Saturday, April 18th

Time: 8:00 pm

Location:
AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan
Austin, Texas 78723

Tickets: www.AustinSymphonicBand.org

Floating. Camping. Live Music.

One year in, and Float Fest is quickly becoming one of my favorite summer festivals. This year’s lineup promises to keep the momentum going with a diverse bill that includes hometown favorites Ghostland Observatory, and co-headliners Phantogram, and Local Natives.

We’ll continue to provide details and tips as the event approaches (we’re officially Float Fest veterans now), but in the meantime, check out this announcement video then visit their website for the full lineup and info on camping, tubing and general awesome-ness.

When:
August 28-30th

Where:
Cool River Ranch
San Marcos, TX

http://floatfest.net

Motown Mondays are the most fun you can have on a Monday night in Austin. The night starts with FREE swing dance lessons from Go Dance Studio followed by The Matchmaker Band and The Nightowls.

You may be familiar with my love affair with The Nightowls from their residency at Icenhauer’s Super Soul Sunday but many don’t know they also do Motown Monday with The Matchmaker Band.

The Matchmaker Band has the same vibe as The Nightowls; fun, funky and if you’re not there you’re missing out! As someone who has been to Motown Monday, I can tell you there’s no topping it. Once you start dancing you won’t stop until the night is over. You get lost in the tunes and before you know it the night is over.  There’s nothing else in town offered like this, so add it to your ‘to-do list’ today. For those wondering about drinks, The Highball also offers a mix of rotating cocktail specials.

Here’s a little preview of what you can expect, if this doesn’t have you dusting off your dancing shoes then I don’t know what will.

Admission: Free

When: Every Monday

8:00 pm – Free Swing Dance Lesson
9:00 pm – The Matchmaker Band
11:15 pm – The Nightowls

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

http://thehighball.com

Today’s blog demanded to be a rain or shine event because looks like we are in for a wet one. Tonight local Bob Schneider is playing at Little Woodrow’s and if you’ve ever seen Bob then you know it’s going to be awesome!

The concert is rain or shine!

When: today, April 11th

Time: 8 pm

Location:
Little Woodrow’s Southpark Meadows
9500 South Interstate 35
Austin, Texas 78748

https://livevibe.ticketbud.com/bob

Yesterday we had Movies In The Park and today Mueller Lake Park is brining us Music In The Park! Spring time is full of free fun around town! Tonight pack a picnic and head out for live music from Rich Restaino and The Obits.

Right now the weather looks a little dicey but by this afternoon it looks like it should clear up! That being said, be sure to check the Facebook Event page for updates before heading out!

Free parking in available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery.

Admission: free

When: today, April 10th

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78723

https://www.facebook.com/events/364927800365384/

Photo Credit: Music In The Park Facebook Page

ACL is coming back this year October 2rd-4th & 9th-11th to Zilker Park. Without further ado here are the names released so far for this year’s line-up!

Get your wristbands here ——-> http://www.acl2015.com

Thanks to everyone who played along. As soon as the real line-up is released we will be sure to let you know! 

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KGSR has released their line up for the 22nd season of Unplugged at The Grove. This is Austin’s longest running free concert series! It’s a pretty great line-up.

Admission: Free

When: Thursdays – September 17th

Time: 8pm

Location:
Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.kgsr.com/promotions/unplugged-2015

April 9 Jamestown Revival
April 16 Amy Cook
April 23 Dirty River Boys
April 30 The Night Owls
May 7 Carolyn Wonderland
May 14 Alpha Rev
May 21 Alejandro Escovedo
May 28 Charlie Mars
June 4 Dale Watson
June 11 The Oh Hellos
June 18 Quiet Company
June 25 Rocket Boys
July 2 Shiny Ribs
July 9 Mike Barfield
July 16 James McMurtry
July 23 Ray Wylie Hubbard
Aug 6 Uncle Lucius
Aug 20 Suzanna Choffel
Sept 3 Walker Lukens
Sept 17 Jimmy Lafave

 

Deep Eddy cocktails, live music and food trucks are what’s in store for Live at Deep Eddy Distillery.

If you have not made it out to the new distillery, here is a great way to spend an afternoon. While you’re poolside, Deep Eddy Vodka just launched their Lemon vodka, and it feels like sipping summer in a drink. So be sure to try one of those cocktails while you’re out there.

Today, March 27th , Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Marmalakes at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 28, Live welcomes the Whole Foods food truck from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and live music from Quaker City Nighthawks at 3:00 p.m.

When: Last Weekend of every month

Time: 11 am – 8 pm

Location:
Deep Eddy Distillery
2250 E HWY 290
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Mark you calendars! Austin’s favorite soul band is releasing  their debut Vinyl , Good As Gold and they’re having a party to celebrate!  Their good friends Akina Adderley and The Vintage Playboys will be joining them, and if you’ve ever seen The NIGHTOWLS play you know it’s going to be one heck of a dance party! They always rock the house with those old time favorites that you can’t seem to get enough of. There’s no doubt you’ll leave craving more tunes and researching when you can see them again!

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This show WILL sell out so get your tickets early so you can join the fun! You don’t want to miss it. Get your tickets HERE!

Admission: $10

When: Friday, May 8th

Time: Doors 9 pm , Show 9:30 pm

Location:
Stubb’s Indoor
801 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549871185274209/

There’s no replacement for seeing them live but this may get you excited for the fun!

For the last week SXSW seemed to take over the headlines. However, the rodeo has been in town and will go on for another week!

You can enjoy the rodeo without going to the concert, as the fairgrounds will be alive all day with Texas-style fun. The fairgrounds will be packed with BBQ cookouts, pony rides, puppet shows, carnival rides and games.

The concert area isn’t huge, so all the seats are pretty good. It’s fun to watch some of the rodeo events before the show. We are Texans, after all, so I’m sure we can all appreciate a little bull riding or a good calf scramble.

Here is the schedule:

March 23- Tyler Fair
March 24 – Boyz II Men
March 25 – Sublime With Rome
March 26- Martina McBride
March 27 – Lee Brice
March 28 – Kevin Fowler

Location:
Travis County Expo Center
9100 Decker Lane Road
Austin, Texas 78724

http://www.rodeoaustin.com

Photo Credit: Amanda Blair Godwin