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Close out Spring Break with a family-friendly concert and book festival featuring local and national musicians and authors! Families are invited to come celebrate music and books at this year’s Rock + Read at The Domain on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 2-5:30pm.

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Join us on the lawn between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dillard’s for live music, readings by local children’s and young adult book authors, crafts, giveaways and lots of fun! This is a FREE event for kids of all ages.

MUSIC LINEUP

2:00 The Que Pastas
2:30 RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)
3:00 Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
3:30 The Deedle Deedle Dees
4:00 Little Miss Ann
4:30 Joe McDermott Kids Music
5:00 Sugar Free Allstars

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Susan Kralovansky
Emma Virjan
P. J. Hoover
Christina Soontornvat
Jessica Lee Anderson

Stop by the craft-making tent to make a book marker, jump on one of the Springfree Trampolines that will be set up throughout the Domain II, get your child’s face painted, take picture in the photo booth provided by Capital Pediatric Group, have your caricature drawn, win giveaways, and more!

Thanks to our sponsors, The Domain, Austin Diagnostic Clinic and Springfree Trampoline, for making this event possible.

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 • 2 – 5:30 pm

Where: Amy Donovan Plaza in The Domain, Austin

Cost: FREE!

365 Things to do in Austin (Family) is a proud sponsor of the much loved Family Music Meltdown, a free event with live music and activities for kids of all ages. This annual event brings both national and local bands to Pan Am Park on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 for a one-day show happening during Spring Break and SXSW.

In partnership with The City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department, Family Music Meltdown has become a favorite with Austin families. Now in its fourth year, Family Music Meltdown won’t disappoint with an amazing lineup, activities for children of all ages, food trucks, and a good time for all!

The music lineup includes:

The Groundwork Music Orchestra
Red Yarn
The Deedle Deedle Dees
Ralph’s World
RIDERS AGAINST the STORM (RAS)
Strumero
El Tule

AdvertisementIn addition to the live music lineup, there will be hands-on art-making activities with Creative Action, trampolines to jump on courtesy of sponsor Springfree Trampoline, adoptable dogs to love on from the Austin Humane Society, several local nonprofits showcasing what they do in our community, and much more! Emoji’s Grilled Cheese, Whole Foods and Uncle Louie G’s will be onsite selling food and beverages.

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What: Family Music Meltdown

When: Wednesday, March 15, from 3 – 6:30 pm

Where: Pan Am Park’s Hillside Theater, 2100 E. 3rd Street, Austin

Cost: FREE!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/967595346673716/

Many thanks to Springfree Trampoline for making this event possible and FREE for all to attend!

KUTX Live at Mueller

When: Friday, May 6, at 7 pm

Where: Mueller Amphitheater, 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin

Enjoy free live music with the family-friendly Jarbear kicking off the show for kids at 7 pm. The Octopus Project for adults happens at 8 pm.

Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, at 8 pm

Where: Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Road, Austin

The City of Austin, in coordination with Austin Shakespeare, presents William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Join us for our 32nd year of Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park for a military-themed version of Shakespeare’s supernatural story of ambition gone awry.

Touch-A-Truck

When: Saturday, May 7, from 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th Street, Austin

Kids of all ages can play on a wide variety of vehicles while learning about how they help serve their communities. There will also be live music, food trucks, and a Kid Zone complete with a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and much more. All proceeds benefit

Fiddlestick Bow Shop Concert for Kids

When: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 am

Where: Fiddlestick Bow Shop, 801 Tillery Street, Austin

Bring the family out to enjoy live music, breakfast tacos and friends! Bring your picnic blanket or folding chair and have some fun with your little ones. $5 per adult and free for kids.

Umlauf Family Day

When: Sunday, May 8, from noon – 8 pm

Where: Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road

Family Days offer special, hands-on programs designed for families with children, 4-10 years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the Umlauf while engaging in creative activities. Listen to stories, do yoga in the garden, watch sculpture demos, enjoy live music and more. FREE!

Still undecided on how to spend Mother’s Day? Check out Things to do on Mother’s Day in Austin.

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Austin’s annual Violet Crown Festival is back with art, live music, activities for the kids and more on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Free and open to the public, this event is a great way to spend a day with the family while supporting the neighborhoods of Brentwood and Crestview!

Live Music Lineup:

  • 10 am – Fee First
  • Noon – Youth rock band
  • 1 pm – Fingers and Lips
  • 2 pm – Ron Titter Band
  • 4 pm – Don Leady and his Rockin’ Revue

Kid’s Activities Include:

  • Juggling
  • Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds
  • Tree Man giant (tree walking around the festival)
  • Face painting
  • Belly dancing
  • Spin art
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Mother’s Day card making station
  • Robotics demonstrations
  • Giant Jenga
  • …. Much more!

Food and drink items will be available for purchase at the festival.

What: Violet Crown Festival

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Brentwood Elementary School, 6700 Arroyo Seco, Austin

Cost: FREE

Follow the Violet Crown Facebook page for updates and for additional information.

 

A new music series – KUTX Live at Mueller – kicks off on Friday, May 6th 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

KGSR has released their line up for this season’s Unplugged at The Grove. It’s a pretty great line-up.
april 10 WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
april 17 DIRTY RIVER BOYS
april 24 TBD
may 1 CAROLYN WONDERLAND
may 8 CHARLIE MARS
may 15 THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
may 22 BOB SCHNEIDER
may 29 QUAKER CITY NIGHT HAWKS
june 5 SHAKEY GRAVES
june 12 RUBY JANE
june 19 JAMES MCMURTRY
june 26 RECKLESS KELLY
july 3 JOE KING CARRASCO
july 10 WATERLOO REVIVAL
july 17 THE WARREN HOOD BAND
july 25 SHINYRIBS
july 31 TBD
aug 7 EMILY BELL
aug 14 TBD
aug 21 BAND OF HEATHENS
aug 28 DALE WATSON
sept 4 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
sept 11 TBD
sept 18 TBD

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Admission: free
When: thursdays
Time: 8:00 pm
Location:
Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas
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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/

If you are looking to listen to some live music and enjoy some of the fun of SXSW but do not want to attempt to go downtown, Guero’s on South Congress has a great line-up on their outdoor stage.

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South Congress was alive with the energy and excitement that comes along with SXSW yesterday. It is a great alternative to headed downtown. This stage is free & open to the public.

Today their live music line up starts at noon.

When: today – Sunday, March 17th

Time: noon – 8:00 p.m.

Location:
Guero’s Taco Bar Outdoor Stage
1412 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

http://www.guerostacobar.com/calendar.php

I happen to like drinking in hotel bars. Don’t ask me why, but for some reason I always enjoy it. The Hotel San Jose lounge is one of those places I always seem to forget about. It’s one of the most peaceful and eclectic spots in town to grab a glass of wine or a nice cocktail.
Tonight David Pulkingham is playing in the hotel lounge. The location is low-key and somewhat like a bungalow. It’s the perfect mix for a mellow Monday evening.
If you’ve never been, Hotel San Jose is a fantastic hotel. It gives you a really authentic taste of Austin smack dab on South Congress.
When: Tonight
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location:
1316 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704