cactus cafe

Are you looking to try something new this Monday evening? The Cactus Café is hosting a very interesting discussion tonight examining the history and significance of fashion and rock n’ roll.

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They will dive beyond the classic leather jackets and torn jeans. Tonight they will analyze the way fashion has influenced the political landscape, the different between these looks being worn in high fashion vs. the streets, and much more.

For those interested in fashion, rock ‘n roll or history it would make for a great evening. If you are on Campus for this, I would recommend walking over to East Side King at Hole in the Wall afterwards and grabbing some food.

Admission: free

When: today, June 10

Time: 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Location:
The Texas Union: Cactus Café
2247 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78713

http://cactuscafe.org/events/views-brews-fashion-rock-n-roll/

As we sit on the eve of the craziness of SXSW, I thought a night of honoring legendary Townes Van Zandt was the perfect calm before the storm.

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The Cactus Café is a one of the better acoustic venues in Austin. Some legendary performers have graced the stage including Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Patty Griffin, and of course, Townes Van Zandt.

Townes Van Zandt’s birthday is today and the Cactus Café has been honoring the late singer/songwriter each year for the past 14 years.  Butch Hancock will be hosting tonight’s birthday salute.

Random Cactus Café fact — it’s the only place to buy alcohol on the University campus.

Admission: $25

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location:
The Student Union at University of Texas
2247 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas

 http://cactuscafe.org/events/15th-annual-townes-van-zandt-birthday-salute/

There was some controversy last year over the possible closing of the Catcus Café, one of the city’s most beloved music venues. However, the city, alumni, students and lovers of Cactus Café have spoken, and it’s here to stay under the new management of KUT.

The Cactus Café is a one of the better acoustic venues in Austin. Some legendary performers have graced the stage, including Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Patty Griffin and, of course, Townes Van Zandt.

Townes Van Zandt’s birthday was March 7th, and the Cactus Café has been honoring the late singer/songwriter each year for the past 13 years. Butch Hancock will be hosting tonight’s birthday salute.

Random Cactus Café  fact — it’s the only place to buy alcohol on the University campus.

Admission: $15

Time: Doors open -7 p.m., show starts at 7:30.

Location:
The Student Union at University of Texas
2247 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas

 

http://www.utexas.edu/universityunions/texas-union/scene/cactus-cafe-music

 

With all the recent news surrounding the renowned Cactus Café I felt that it was only appropriate suggest that you take advantage of it while you still can.

The Cactus Café is one of Austin’s famous acoustic music venues location on the University of Texas campus and has been party of Austin culture since 1979 and unfortunately is set to close this summer. Billboard magazine listed the Cactus as one of fifteen “solidly respected, savvy clubs” nationwide “from which careers can be cut, that work with proven names and new faces.”

The Cactus Café has gotten the careers of many favorites to a start including Robert Earl keen, Lyle Lovette, Alison Krauss, Townes van Zandt, The Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, and many more.

Since the close of the Cactus Café was announced the city has rallied around it in an effort to keep it open so we will see what happens in the upcoming months. If it is indeed time for their doors to permanently close and you are a live music lover, treat yourself and take it in while you still can.

Tonight Mike Doughty will be there at 8:30 right now. Tickets are $20 in advance at area HEB’s and the Erwin Center Box Office.

Location:
University of Texas Campus – Student Union
2247 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78713

http://www.utexas.edu/txunion/ae/cactus/index.php?section=ae

To find out more information about the efforts going on to “Save The Cactus Café” visit: http://www.savethecactuscafe.org/