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Happy Memorial Day Austin! I hope we all take a moment to remember why we’re celebrating, and why it’s such an important day for our country.

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I thought a fun way to pay tribute would be to enjoy the 15th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert & Sing-A-Long at the state capitol. The concert features songs of inspiration and patriotism to honor those who served our country.

For those that are having BBQ’s or celebrating on the water, please remember that it is a “no refusal” weekend. Don’t drink and drive.

May God Bless America and Austin, Texas.

When: Today, May 27th

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Location:
Texas State Capitol Grounds
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.acappellatexas.org/index.php/events/icalrepeat.detail/2013/05/27/181/-/15th-annual-free-memorial-day-concert

Join Matthew McConaughey, Jack Ingram, and Mack Brown for the inaugural Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) event taking place in Austin. Yes, you heard it right, some of Austin’s favorite names are coming together for a great cause. MJ&M is the first ever joint fundraising effort by Mack, Jack, and Matthew and will support organizations that positively impact the lives of children from across the country.

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MJ&M will take place on April 11-12, 2013 with multiple celebrity-filled, one-of-a-kind events throughout Austin. Grammy Award-winning artist John Mellencamp will headline its Gala Night on April 11 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson.

Mack, Jack & McConaughey will continue on April 12 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater with the Jack Ingram & Friends concert featuring Kris Kristofferson and also including Bobby Pinson, Bob Schneider, Randy Travis, Holly Williams, Radney Foster, Allen Shamblin, Todd Snider and more on April 12.

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They are anticipating a sell out event so get your tickets early. To purchase concert tickets please visit www.ACL-Live.com. Remember all proceeds from the event support select organizations that share MJ&M’s goal to empower kids.

To enter to win a set of tickets to the John Mellencamp concert on April 11 like & share this post. Winner will be announced Monday, April 8th.

To keep up to date with updated information on Mack, Jack & McConaughey follow them on facebook & twitter.

http://mackjackmcconaughey.org/

Yes , you can still enjoy the madness of SXSW without the luxury of a wristband/badge. The free shows are at Auditorium Shores are on of the best things for those that do not have credentials.

Free music plus the city as a backdrop are a sure good time.

As one that has experienced the free shows before here are some pointers:

  • Parking is NOT easy. Take a cab, ride a bike, get dropped off, walk. If you are there early you may be able to park at Palmer Event Center (yet you have to pay to park).
  • Be prepared for a crowd but it is a great time!
  • If you don’t have  a specific show in mind that you want to see late afternoon/early evening is a great time to head out because watching the sky turn from day to night with Austin as a backdrop is pretty incredible.
  • Also, feel fee to tag me on instagram @365thingsaustin so I can see your pictures!
The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.

The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.

Here is the line-up for the next few days.

Thursday March 14:

Friday, March 15 (Gates open at 3:30pm):

Saturday, March 16:

Location:
Auditorium Shores
800 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/auditorium-shores

I absolutely love Stevie Wonder. I’m so envious of everyone who’s going to be there when he lights up the stage at ACL, and since I can’t go this year and enjoy the real thing, this Stevie tribute show will work for me.

Momo’s is a great music venue that showcases lots of local talent. They have plenty of outdoor seating, and it’s perfect for Austin nights like tonight.

Stevie Wonder hits and a cocktail on a patio? Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m sold. Soul and Motown lovers will not want to miss this show!

Tickets: $15

Have a safe weekend everyone and have fun!

Location:
Momo’s
618 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.momosclub.com/