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The Blanton’s award-winning series returns with performances exploring the museum’s interior and exterior spaces. Come enjoy music from:

New Music Co-op
Kraken Quartet
Brooklyn-based sound artist Michael Schumacher (diNMachine)
Xander Harris
Dr. Bleep
Ted Carey
Mark McCoin
Matt Steinke / Octant
dancer Rosalyn Nasky
Zac Traeger
Doug Lausten
House of Kenzo
Ryan Padgett
New works performed by Michael Pisaro, the Los Angeles-based composer and guitarist recently profiled in The New Yorker.

Other highlights include robotic instruments that will play the plants in the Blanton’s courtyard, a participatory work for iPhones and trombone choir, and numerous sound installations in elevators, auditoriums, and exhibition spaces.

When: Today, September 25th

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Price: SoundSpace is included with museum admission. Adults: $9; Seniors (65+): $7; Youth (13-21): $5; Child (12 & under): Free; Blanton Members: Free

Location:
The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

Looking for the perfect golfing getaway in the beautiful Texas Hill Country? You’re in luck. The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa has a package that highlights so much of what this region has to offer.

Green to Gruene includes a round of golf on one of their four championship courses and transportation to the historic and trendy little town of Gruene, located along the Guadalupe River within the city limits of New Braunfels, Texas, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio. They’ll get you there via a 45-minute shuttle ride and when you arrive, you can roam the antique shops, galleries, and restaurants or dance the night away at Gruene Hall, the Lone Star State’s oldest dance hall, which has played host to country greats from George Strait to Willie Nelson.

When: The package is available through December 30, 2016.

Details:

  • Luxury resort accomodations
  • One round of golf per registered adult per stay at any of the four courses
  • Bucket of Shiner Bock upon arrival
  • Roundtrip transportation for one day during your stay to historic Gruene, Texas

For more information, or to book your getaway, click here!

It’s hard to believe, but ACL Fest is coming up on its 15th year. The 2016 edition will take place September 30-October 2 and October 7-9 in Zilker Park. (Check out the full lineup here.)

To celebrate, the organizers of the epic live music festival have announced several improvements that will make us spectators much more comfortable. We’re talking family entrances, more shade, better restroom facilities, added perks to the Platinum Ticket, a new Austin Kiddie Limits experience, and a wine bar, just to name a few. Here’s a complete guide to what you can expect.

Comfort, Shade, and Flushable Toilets for Everyone!

ACL Festival is opening up the park so fans have more space, and making sure there’s plenty of shade to go around. The Rock Island Stage has been relocated for better crowd flow, and new spaces have been opened for fans to relax at Rock Island and in the southeast end of Zilker Park. There fans will find even more shade and easy access to Austin Kiddie Limits, along with new amenities including the Miller Lite Game Hall and Wine Down, ACL’s new wine bar. Grabbing a bite at ACL Eats and a cold one at the expanded Barton Springs Beer Hall will be more comfortable with added shade and picnic tables to take a load off between performances.

A welcome new addition in 2016: improved restroom facilities! This year, every restroom in the park will be upgraded to environmentally friendly, flushable toilets.

Finally, they have made it easier to cool off and stay healthy. Fans will find more CamelBak Hydration Stations providing free water and misting stations throughout the park. In addition, bodegas will sell snacks, fresh fruit, trail mix, and festival must-haves like sunscreen, ponchos, socks, eye drops, allergy meds, and more.

Family Perks

Austin Kiddie Limits  has a new home under the lush, shaded southeast end of Zilker Park. Kids and their parents can enter through the new Family Friendly Entrance located off Barton Springs Road, in between the Barton Springs Entrance and Robert E. Lee Road, in addition to stroller-friendly family lanes at both main gates. When families register for Tag-a-Kid this year at the Family Friendly Entrance or the Info Tent just inside the main gates, each child will receive an RFID-enabled wristband. In the event that a child is separated from their parent, they have a reliable and fast way to reunite them.

VIP Life Gets Even Better

New amenities have also been added to the Platinum Ticket. The luxury, air-conditioned Platinum Lounge has relocated to a tree-filled oasis in the southeast end of Zilker Park, with direct access to the VIP Grove. Platinum ticketholders can skip the line at the main gates and enter through their dedicated entrance on Barton Springs Road and they can enjoy lunch and dinner prepared daily by celebrity chefs and special wine tastings. Plus complimentary lockers, complete with phone charging, and exclusive viewing areas in front of stages. Platinum Tickets are still available here.

If you want to get even fancier, the first-ever Feast Under the Stars will take place between Weekend One and Two on Thursday, October 6 at Zilker Park. Six award-winning chefs will prepare a locally sourced five-course meal. This exclusive event will feature select wine pairings for each course, while the chefs reveal the creative approach to their dishes. Tickets are limited and available now.

If you haven’t cemented your fest plans yet, it’s not too late for you. 1-Day Sunday General Admission Tickets for both weekends are still available, as well as 1-Day & 3-Day VIP Tickets and 3-Day Platinum Tickets. Happy festing to us all!

It should be a beautiful night for some live music, so post up at one of the city’s best new spots! Join Irene’s for the second week of Austin-based singer/songwriter and Renaissance Man Dan Dyer‘s residency. YETI is sponsoring Dan’s Hippy Tonk, which features his heartfelt “Funktry” (soul/folk/country) tunes on the piano and guitar.

When: Today, September 8th

Time: 9-10:30 p.m.

Location:
Irene’s
506 West Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Sunday Funday has never been so fun. I recently found myself at Super Soul Sunday at icenhauer’s and it’s now become my Sunday staple.

The Nightowls take the stage from 4 – 7 pm and put on a Motown show like no other. It essentially turns into one huge dance party with everyone jamming out to their favorite tunes.

When: Sundays

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Location:
icenhauer’s
83 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/icenhauers

Tonight’s Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. The city at sunset is a beautiful backdrop to the music. Don’t forget to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket!

Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play a variety of music, everything from jazz and  light classical to pop selections and film scores.

Admission: Free

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

2016 Schedule
July 31 – Big Band

August 7 – Strings
August 14 – Brass
August 21 – Woodwinds
August 28 – Big Band

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

Sound on Sound Fest is a brand new festival that will feature a wide variety of music acts spanning all genres, as well as stand-up comedy, panel sessions, onsite camping, and more across three days in the heart of Central Texas. Key performers at the inaugural event will include Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, and Phantogram, as well as a wide range of indie, hip-hop, and EDM talent from Run The Jewels, Big Boi, Young Thug, Death Grips, and Wale to Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, FIDLAR, Mac Demarco, Descendents, Thursday, FLAG, A-Trak, Boys Noize, Aesop Rock, Thundercat, and over 40 other acts.

Beyond all of the music, Sound on Sound will offer ticket buyers a truly unique festival experience at the beloved Sherwood Forest Faire. Located just east of Austin and set in the beautiful Lost Pines region of Central Texas, Sherwood Forest Faire is a 23-acre permanent renaissance village that features over 100 buildings including shoppes, pubs, restaurants, and stages. Additionally, the festival will have several shuttle and transportation options to ensure the safest experience for fans in Austin and beyond.

SOUND ON SOUND FEST – 2016 MUSIC LINEUP

  • Beach House
  • Explosions In The Sky
  • Phantogram
  • Run The Jewels
  • Purity Ring
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Big Boi
  • Descendents
  • Death Grips
  • Young Thug
  • Thursday
  • Mac Demarco
  • Guided By Voices
  • FLAG
  • Wale
  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
  • Boys Noize
  • A-Trak
  • FIDLAR
  • The Dead Milkmen
  • Youth Of Today
  • STRFKR
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Carcass
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Wild Nothing
  • Aesop Rock
  • Cursive
  • Touché Amoré
  • Bob Mould
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Girls Against Boys
  • Baroness
  • Thundercat
  • Empress Of
  • Car Seat Headrest
  • Shannon and the Clams
  • Hinds
  • METZ
  • Protomartyr
  • Baio
  • Recover
  • Bully
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Alex G
  • The Range
  • Turnstile
  • Denzel Curry
  • Pouya
  • Monkeywrench
  • Kero Kero Bonito
  • Good Riddance
  • Beach Slang
  • Old Man Gloom
  • Into It. Over It.
  • The Relationship (Feat. Brian Bell of Weezer)
  • Diet Cig
  • White Lung
  • Youth Code
  • Planes Mistaken For Stars
  • War On Women
  • Open Mike Eagle
  • American Sharks
  • Hard Proof
  • Radioactivity
  • Boyfrndz
  • Calliope Musicals
  • Magna Carda
  • Night Drive
  • Moving Panoramas
  • Leopold and His Fiction
  • Boombaptist
  • Protextor
  • Piñata Protest
  • Orthy
  • Anya
  • Die Young
  • Emily Wolfe

Three-day GA tickets are on sale now at for $169 plus tax and shipping. Additionally, three-day Treat Thy Self passes are also available for purchase for $445 plus tax and shipping. Treat Thy Self perks include preferred viewing areas, expedited entry, exclusive food and drink offerings and happy hours, dedicated lounges and restroom facilities, and additional amenities that will be announced later this summer.

Sound on Sound Fest will also offer onsite camping for just $115 plus tax and shipping. This ticket is a standalone pass allowing access only to the camping grounds, and it does not grant access to the festival performance grounds. Additional GA and Treat Thy Self camping upgrades are available upon checkout. Single-day tickets, as well as parking passes, will also be available for purchase in the coming months.

When: November 4th – 6th

For more information on the Festival, please visit www.soundonsoundfest.com and for more information on Margin Walker Presents, check out www.marginwalkerpresents.com.

Follow Sound on Sound Fest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOSFestTX, on Twitter at @SOSFestTX, on Instagram at @SOSFestTX, and on Snapchat at @SOSFestTX for updates and special promotions. The Festival’s official hashtag is #SOSFest.

We still don’t know what the fate of Fun Fun Fun Fest will be, but a highly anticipated music festival from Margin Walker Presents—the new venture of from Graham Williams, co-founder of FFF Fest—was just announced this morning. Right out of the gate, and without any bands officially named, it’s getting lots of attention. The festival will be called Sound on Sound Fest and it’s scheduled to run November 4-6. Mark your calendars for June 28; the full lineup and location details will be unveiled at 10:00 a.m. CT, and then weekend and single-day tickets will go on sale.

With Williams at the helm, Sound on Sound will no doubt host big-name talent, but so far the promoters are only saying that it will feature a “diverse mix of nationally acclaimed and up-and-coming music acts, as well as comedians.”

For more information on the Festival, please visit www.soundonsoundfest.com and for more information on Margin Walker Presents, check out www.marginwalkerpresents.com.

Follow Sound on Sound Fest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOSFestTX, on Twitter at @SOSFestTX, on Instagram at @SOSFestTX, and on Snapchat at @SOSFestTX for updates and special promotions. The Festival’s official hashtag is #SOSFest.

Tonight’s Hartman Foundation Concert in the Park will be the perfect way to wind down the weekend. These weekly concerts are one of Austin’s true summer treasures. The city at sunset is a beautiful backdrop to the music. Don’t forget to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket!

Each week features a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony. They will play a variety of music, everything from jazz and  light classical to pop selections and film scores.

Admission: Free

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

2016 Schedule

June 5 – Strings
June 12 – Woodwinds
June 19 – Big Band
June 26 – Brass

July 10 – Woodwinds
July 17 – Strings
July 24 – Brass
July 31 – Big Band

August 7 – Strings
August 14 – Brass
August 21 – Woodwinds
August 28 – Big Band

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

 

A new music series – KUTX Live at Mueller – kicks off on today and runs through May 20th. For the first three Fridays in May, gather friends and family to enjoy live music at the Mueller Amphitheater. The fun starts at 7pm with a kid-friendly act, hosted by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child and is followed by rock and roll for the grown-ups afterwards.

Pack a picnic, bring blankets and lawn chairs, and prepare for an evening of fun for the whole family!

The Lineup:

May 6
7 pm – Jarebear
7:45 pm – The Octopus Project

May 13
7 pm – El Tule
7:45 pm – Tameca Jones

May 20:
7 pm – The Que Pastas
7:45 pm – Hard Proof

Couple of items to note:

  • Food trucks will be on-site with food and drinks available for purchase.
  • Free parking is located in the garage adjacent to the Thinkery.
  • The 7:45 pm start time is an approximate time.

What: KUTX Live Music at Mueller

Where: Mueller Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin

When: Friday, May 6, 13, & 20, 2016

Time: 7pm kid-friendly music; 7:45 (approx.) adult music

Cost: FREE