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Yesterday I went out for Soul Sunday at Icenhauer’s and had an absolute BLAST! The Nightowls are a band that does all that Motown stuff that you can’t help but move to and it’s just so fun.

Aside from doing that show on Sundays they’re also part of Motown Monday at The Highball. If you haven’t been out to the new Highball, this is an excellent excuse to come check out the new digs and hear great music. I am a huge fan of The Matchmaker Band as well so dancing around to both of them in one night has my name all over it!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for next Sunday at Icenhauer’s. The Nightowls play from 4 – 7 pm.

When: Mondays

Time:       Matchmaker Band 9pm

The Nightowls 11:15 pm

 

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

http://thehighball.com

Photo Credit: The Nightowls Facebook Page

Today we celebrate John Lennon, a one of kind sing and songwriter. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate and pay tribute to him than tonight’s show at The Saxon Pub with Ray Willie Hubbard, Bruce Robinson, Fastball, Kelly McWee, Ben Kweller, Lucas Nelson and more.

If you’re looking for other John Lennon fun around town, Threadgill’s south is also having a tribute tonight. http://www.threadgills.com/events/john-lennons-birthday-tribute-9-orchestra/

Happy Birthday Mr. Lennon, we’ll sing our favorite Beatles song a little louder today.

Admission: $20

When: today, October 9th

Time: 8pm

Location:
The Saxon Pub
1320 Lamar Square Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thesaxonpub.com/2014/09/23/patrice-pike-13/

Photo: clubic.com

Wow! What a perfect first weekend of ACL. Let’s start by congratulating twitter user @JeffBerres for winning two wristbands to weekend two via our friends at AT&T U-verse. Jeff posted the following picture of this graffiti art boom box, which you can check out during weekend two as well!

Jeff Berres Tweet

The weather was amazing this past weekend, but during the hottest parts of the day, it was really nice to be able to seek shelter under the AT&T tent.

The ‘AT&T Footprint’ (tent) is located between the Art Tents and the Samsung Stage. Inside you’ll find a live-stream of the onstage performances currently happening around the festival. You’ll also find a plethora of phone chargers, friendly AT&T staff members explaining the benefits of GigaPower, and live street art creations from local artists.

We saw a ton of really great shows throughout the weekend, but the AT&T tent was always our rally point, as it provided a chance to catch some shade and a phone charge without missing any of the action.

It’s looking like Weekend Two’s highs will be in the 90’s! Needless to say, we’ll be spending even more time in the tent!

This post was made possible through my association with AT&T. The prize was provided by AT&T, but AT&T is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of AT&T.

ACL is only three short days away,  so I took a quick swim through the middle of the line-up for a few bands that I think you should know about. I’m assuming you’re already familiar with Pearl Jam, Eminem, etc so those are left out. As are any EDM mentions… nothing against it, they just don’t convert well into a playlist across multiple genres.

I’ve left the playlist open, so feel free to add your own favorites if you have a Spotify account. See you at the Fest!

Photo by Ashley Garmon

I’m actually going to say it again — this fall weather we’re having is just phenomenal! It would be a crime not to get outside and enjoy some of these Autumn nights, which brings us to the Fall Concert in the Park.

It’s a perfect night Austin Symphonic Band’s fall concert. Take this as an opportunity to wind down at the end of the weekend and enjoy a great performance. Some of you may know that they also do a fantastic show for Father’s Day in the park as well.

Make a night of the event. Don’t forget snacks, a blanket or chair and get ready to watch the stars come out to the tune of the Austin Symphonic Band.

Having so much free music is one of the perks of living in the Live Music Capital of the World, and we are one lucky city because of it.

The Pecan Street Festival is also happening today.

Admission: Free (may have to pay for parking)

When: Tonight, September 28th

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location:
Zilker Hillside Theatre
2100 Barton Spring Roads
Austin, Texas

http://www.austinsymphonicband.org/Schedule/details.php?id=133

Summer is officially coming to an end. Blues on the Green is done for the season and tonight is the last Do512 Sound & Cinema of the season. Trailer food, live music, and a movie make the perfect trifecta so I’m sad to see this one go.

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Some of our favorite food trailer’s will be on site to provide snacks and dinner. You’ll find Frank, The Peached Tortilla, Yeti Frozen Custard, Garbo’s Maine Lobster, Whole Foods, Uncle Louie G’s, and Boomerang’s.

Pets unfortunately are not invited to the party.

August 20: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind with The Octopus Project

Admission: Free

Food Trailers Open: 6 pm
Sunset Concerts Begin: 7 pm
The Movie Begins: 8 pm

Location:
The Long Center Terrace
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://thelongcenter.org/event/sounds-cinema/

Tonight is the LAST Blues On The Green of the summer. That means summer is officially starting to wind down.

Blues on the Green is a classic Austin summer experience. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sunset and hearing some live music at Zilker Park with downtown as a backdrop. It’s pretty incredible.

Blues on the Green veterans know the drill, but for first time attendees here is the rundown: You can bring in two factory sealed water bottles, blankets, chairs and your dog (must be on a leash at all times). The number one piece of advice I would say, is ride you bike /carpool or walk if you can. Parking and traffic around Zilker tonight can cause quite the headache.

They’ll have plenty of food vendors set up in case you’re hungry including Freebirds, How Do You Roll, Daily Juice, Southside Flying Pizza, Lambert’s FoodaPalooza, Heros Gyros, Bananarchy, Henri’s, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

If you’re new to Austin, go. It really is a rite of passage for living in this great city.

Blues on the Green lovers  — Text “Blues” to 29217 to join the Blues on the Green alert club and get access to exclusive information and contests.

Admission: Free
August 13 – Shinyribs

Music Starts: 8pm

Location:
Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.kgsr.com/botg/

The annual summer series, Wine Down Wednesday at ACL Live is coming to a close this month. Tonight is the second to last one of the season.

Each week a different restaurant from the district and surrounding downtown area will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Thorny Rose Wines. There will also be pop-up shops from local retailers.

Schedule:
August 11th – Dawn & Hawkes with bites from The Bonneville
August 25th – The Harvest Thieves with bites from Mama Fu’s

Admission: free

Time: 5 – 7 pm

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

http://acl-live.com/news

It’s already that time again! There are only TWO more Blues on the Green this season!

Blues on the Green is a classic Austin summer experience. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sunset and hearing some live music at Zilker Park with downtown as a backdrop. It’s pretty incredible.

Blues on the Green veterans know the drill, but for first time attendees here is the rundown: You can bring in two factory sealed water bottles, blankets, chairs and your dog (must be on a leash at all times). The number one piece of advice I would say, is ride you bike /carpool or walk if you can. Parking and traffic around Zilker tonight can cause quite the headache.

They’ll have plenty of food vendors set up in case you’re hungry including Freebirds, How Do You Roll, Daily Juice, Southside Flying Pizza, Lambert’s FoodaPalooza, Heros Gyros, Bananarchy, Henri’s, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

If you’re new to Austin, definitely plan to go at least once this summer. It really is a rite of passage for living in this great city.

Blues on the Green lovers  — Text “Blues” to 29217 to join the Blues on the Green alert club and get access to exclusive information and contests.

Admission: FreeAugust 6- Charlie Mars
August 13 – Shinyribs

Music Starts: 8pm

Location:
Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.kgsr.com/botg/

The popular Friday night concert series is in its eleventh season. These family friendly concerts on the Lone Star Plaza are a perfect place to spend a Friday evening. Tonight is the last one of the season.

This is a great time to come check out the Bob Bullock Museum as the museum will be open and free during the concert. Don’t forget to grab your blankets, chairs and bug spray as you come enjoy the free show under the star at the Bob Bullock Museum.

It really is a treat to hear some fantastic music and explore the wonders of the Texas History Museum.

For other events happening this weekend check out our Weekend Top Picks.

Admission: free

When: today, July 25th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location:
Bullock Texas History Museum
1800 Congress Drive
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/plan-your-visit/upcoming-events

 

Photo Credit: http://www.textraveler.com/p/bob-bullock-museum/