The “National Beer of Texas” is inviting fans to win tickets to a one day concert on Saturday, October 24th at the historic Lone Star Brewery. Created in 1884 for business and recently restored for pleasure, the Brewery sits in the beautiful (but not as cool as Austin) city of San Antonio, Texas.
Texas faves like Austin’s Ben Kweller, San Antonio’s Charlie Robison and Dallas’ Jonathan Tyler will be performing as well as other boot-wearin’ artists. The event will feature food stands, and to quote the most delightful line of the Press Release… “concert goers will be able to enjoy Lone Star Beer.”
You have until September 30th to enter the sweepstakes online at www.LoneStarBeer.com for a chance to see the show (TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR), and to win some cool VIP-style prizes. (You must be 21 to enter)
Proceeds from product sales at the concert will go to Texas Music Project, a non-profit which works in conjunction with the Texas music industry, State of Texas, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education. All of these organizations help strengthen and restore music education to Texas schools.
After some time away, Drew Smith will be back performing @ MoMo’s in Austin, Texas every Wednesday night in August. (And I’ve been told the guests will be special). This includes an August 28th show for the venue’s nine-year anniversary.
Aug 27-30th – Momo’s 9 Year Anniversary Show, Featuring: Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir, T-Bird & the Breaks, Warren Hood, Dan Dyer, Suzanna Choffel, Wendy Colonna, Dustin Welch, Rachel Loy, Deadman, Kacy Crowley, James Hyland, Brian Keane, Matt Powell, Will Evans Project, Kalu James, Wisebird, Jeremy Nail, Dertybird, Sideshow Tragedy, Cause for Applause and more.
When: Saturday, August 1, 2009
Doors open at noon, show starts at 1pm.
Where: The Parish, 214 East 6th Street
Checkout Austin’s newest all-original, all-girl bands at the Girls Rock Camp Austin showcases. Camp bands will show off what they’ve learned at camp and rock the house with original tunes. Saturday’s showcase will also feature a silent auction for autographed rock (more…)
The Free Press Summer Fest is going on Saturday and Sunday, August 8th & 9th, from 12-10pm @ Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas. Get a one day pass for only $10, or a two-day for $16. This one isn’t in Austin, but it features some of our favorite Austinites and it’s well worth the trip! (How much are one-day’s for ACL again? $85?)
Faster than the Speed of Light! is an original Sci-Bi-Fi musical written and produced by Stanley Roy (Little Stolen Moments) and Jeremy Roye (Fiction, Archibald Adams); directed by Kelli Bland (A Thought in Three Parts, The Bird and the Bee) and performed by local musicians and actors. FTSL! is Salvage Vanguard Theater’s first co-production as a part of a new movement to hone in on the talents of local and independent Austin theater.
Showtimes: May 28th-30th : 8:00pm
June 4th-7th : 8:00pm
June 11th-13th : 8:00pm
Music-loving-Austinites: The Live Music Task Force meets tonight at City Hall (301 W. 2nd Street) @ 7:30pm to present their recommendations to the City Council. Come out and show your support. Power in numbers!