Choir at the Cactus

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Choir at the Cactus

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Think you can’t sing? Always sitting out karaoke nights? KUTX & Rock It Choir’s Choir at the Cactus is a new monthly event designed to prove you wrong!

Find your voice (and some bonus confidence) with a rock sing-along and fun group voice lesson from Rock It Choir’s Julie Blake (who trained with Seth Riggs, vocal coach to Stevie Wonder, the late Prince, Madonna, and more!) And if you need a little … er, liquid courage … the Cactus’ bar is at the ready with beer and cocktails for those 21 and up.

Each month, you’ll learn a song from an artist pulled right from KUTX’s playlist (we’ll reveal the artist on the air, but you won’t know which song until you arrive!) In addition to learning a song (and having a great time), you’ll help raise money for a different Austin music non-profit every month.

Choir at the Cactus happens one Saturday per month from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and is an all-ages event. Paid parking is available in the San Antonio Garage at San Antonio and 24th Streets.

Choir at the Cactus: No rehearsals! Show up and learn to sing!

Tickets for the July event are on sale now!
$10 adults / $5 for 12 and under

July 20 – The Beatles; proceeds benefit KUTX
Aug 17 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Sept 21 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit Beyond the Grade
Oct 19 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit The Austin Music Foundation
Nov 16 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit Swan Songs
Dec 7 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit SIMS Foundation

Summer Sessions at The Long Center

Austin Music Experience

Summer Sessions at The Long Center

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

Each year, Black Fret‘s members assemble a “class” from the best and brightest emerging voices in Austin’s music scene. Throughout the year, Black Fret supports these artists with financial grants, mentorship, and professional development.

Join KUTX and Black Fret on the lawn of the Long Center for live music from current and past Black Fret nominees. Summer Sessions brings these artists together for you for three Friday evenings this summer. Enjoy the music, plus food and drink, right in the heart of Austin.

Black Fret Summer Sessions

Doors open at 5:00 P.M., music starts at 6:00 P.M.
Free admission
All-ages event


Friday, June 7

Akina Adderly
Carson McHone
Swimming with Bears
Bright Light Social Hour

Friday, July 19

Jaimee Harris
Sydney Wright, Graham Wilkinson & Kalu trio
Trouble In The Streets

Friday, Sept 6

Tomar and the FCs
Riders Against The Storm

Horizontes Presents: Radio X


Horizontes Presents: Radio X

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

KUTX’s Sunday-evening Latin Music show, Horizontes, is excited to team up with Radio Coffee and Beer to bring you Radio X. Happening Thursday evenings in June at Radio Coffee and Beer, Radio X is a free, live Latin-music series. Join Horizontes host Michael Crockett for an evening of live music and drinks on Radio’s charming, Texas-style patio (with an indoor option, as well.) Need dinner? Food trucks from Veracruz All-Natural Tacos and Dee Dee Thai will be onsite.

Radio X
Thursdays in June, starting at 8 P.M.
Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd.
Free admission

June 6: All Rhythms*
June 13: Money Chicha
June 20:  Superfónicos
June 27: Rey Arteaga & Son Y No Son

* Supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department
Keep On Truckin’


Keep On Truckin’

Posted by on May 31, 2019

It’s always in your ears … time to put it on your head!

KUTX’s trucker-style hat will proclaim your love of The Austin Music Experience wherever you go! Our premium hat is constructed of sturdy 100% cotton canvas in front, with an embroidered KUTX patch. In the back, it features an adjustable, snap-back closure and black mesh panel to keep your noggin’ aerated by the sweet summer breeze.

Here’s how to get it:

Join the community of listeners who support KUTX by becoming a Sustaining Member at $7.50 per month, and you can choose the KUTX Trucker Hat as your thank-you gift. Simply sign up via this online form, and we’ll ship your hat to you in the mail. (Your first $7.50 will be automatically deducted, then again every month until you decide to change it.)

Already a Sustaining member? We’ve got a way for you to get a hat, too!

Over 85% of what it takes to keep KUTX operational comes from our community. Membership support allows KUTX – a non-profit public radio station – to continue our work of introducing ears all over the world to Austin music. We’re grateful for your support, and hope you rock your hat with pride!

Got a question about membership? We’re here for you – holler!



International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a worldwide day of recognition and action for women and girls. KUTX is participating in the best way we know how: with music!

Join KUTX at the Cactus Cafe at 8 P.M. for a live-music celebration of Austin’s 2nd Annual ATX International Women’s Day 2019, with performances from Cecilia + the Broken Hearts, Tiarra Girls and Leti Garza y La Banda. 

Can’t get out to the Cactus to celebrate? KUTX has you covered! From 6am until 11pm, we’ll shine the spotlight on women – from singer-songwriters, to kick-ass frontwomen, to rappers  – from here in Austin and around the world. (We can’t promise you won’t hear some men singing – how else do we honor awesome lady drummers and guitarists?!)

What’s more – we’re kicking the men out of the studio. The entire day will be hosted by the Women of KUTX:

On-Air Schedule

6:00-9:00 A.M. – Elizabeth McQueen

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. – Susan Castle

12:00-2:00 P.M. – Jacquie Fuller

2:00-4:00 P.M. – Deidre Gott

4:00-7:00 P.M. (Old School Dance Party) – Laurie Gallardo

7:00-11:00 P.M. (Left of the Dial) – Taylor Wallace

Follow along on Instagram (@KUTX), too, for stories and portraits celebrating women in music!

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Join the 2019 Campaign: #BalanceforBetter. See more Austin events here.