Rock the Park

KUTX Shows

Rock the Park

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018

We’re excited to rock the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park this spring with another round of family friendly concerts curated by KUTX and Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with a kid-friendly act, followed by rock and roll for the grown-ups. Food trucks, fun, and live music on the lake!

Face painting runs from 6:30-8:30 P.M. – face painting by Faces By Juliet

Catellus Development, which operates the Mueller Development, will have an extra officer onsite for the event. They use off-duty, in-uniform APD officers at all large Mueller events for security.

Please note: No chairs, glass containers or alcohol are permitted at the park. Guests may bring blankets or stadium cushions (a.k.a., what we called “sit upons” at camp.)


March 23 (Rain Date: April 7)

Black Pumas @ 7:45 p.m.
Telephone Company @ 7 p.m.

April 27 (Rain Date: May 4)

Croy and the Boys @ 7:45 p.m.

Mr. Micahel Group @ 7 p.m.

May 18 (Rain Date: June 1)

Riders Against The Storm @ 7:45 p.m.

The Que Pastas @ 7 p.m.


PARKING: $5 in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are available around the park

KUTX LIVE at Four Seasons – SXSW 2018


KUTX LIVE at Four Seasons – SXSW 2018

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 14 || Thursday, March 15 || Friday, March 16

   Now in its eighth year, KUTX Live at The Four Seasons continues in 2018 with four days of early morning broadcasts live from the Four Seasons ballroom from 7 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, through Friday, March 16; and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 17. The event is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the main show, which includes a breakfast taco, KIND granola bar and bottomless coffee, is $15 per adult or $5 for children 12 and under.Limited self-parking is available in the hotel garage on a first-come, first served basis at a discounted rate of $5 per car until 1 p.m.

   All KUTX Live event proceeds in 2018 will benefit the Trail Foundation to support the organization’s Brazos Bluff project. Aimed at restoring, beautifying and enhancing the public parkland area directly beneath the hotel, the project will add a much-needed stopping point along the trail for people to take a quick stretch, meet for a picnic or watch a fiery sunset from a newly constructed viewing deck.

KUTX Live at The Four Seasons Lineup



Got little ones in tow? Spare the Rock Spoil the Child, our Sunday-evening kids’ show, will offer kid-friendly (but parent-friendly, too) sets between the main-stage acts each day. Those interested in attending only the children’s shows may purchase a wristband for $5 per adult or child; benefits still include the above breakfast treats, however the wristband does not allow entry to the main stage.

Spare the Rock Spoil the Child Lineup

WED. 3/14 THUR. 3/15 FRI. 3/16 SAT. 3/17
8:30 a.m. Red Yarn Ms. Kat Laura Doherty XXX
9:30 a.m. JareBear SaulPaul 123 Andes Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
10:30 a.m. XXX XXX XXX Sugar Free Allstars

Song Premiere


Song Premiere

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018

As a kid singing in his West Virginia church, Eric Burton loved watching people respond to the power of the human voice. After moving around the country with his family including stints in California and New Mexico, Burton finally settled in Austin in 2016 and quickly cut his teeth busking in the streets. Whether it’s a bar, coffee shop, house party or even as the subject of a short documentary called “Street Music”, Eric makes an impression everywhere he plays.A Black Moon Rising [1]

Fast forward to the early fall of 2017, and musician/producer Adrian Quesada found himself with some rare downtime and began to write and record a collection of soul leaning instrumentals with the intent of eventually making a full album. The only catch was he had no singer or lyricist for the songs.  Even in a town with so many talented musicians, finding the perfect voice was no easy task. He found himself putting out feelers for singers as far away as  L.A. until local producer Bryan Ray, a mutual friend of Burton and Quesada, connected the two via email. One session led to another and after completing more than an album’s worth of material in a few days, Black Pumas was born. The sound is at times psychedelic, funky, bold, cinematic, but above all, soulful and sincere. Their debut album will be out late summer on Karma Chief Records, a new subsidiary of Ohio based Colemine Records.

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3/11 @ Spiderhouse Ballroom – 11:30 p.m.

3/13 @ The Parish (Official SXSW Showcase) – 9 p.m.

3/15 @ Yard Dog – 3 p.m.

3/17 @ Hotel San Jose – 10 p.m.

3/23 @ KUTX and Mueller Present: Rock the Park – 7:45 p.m.

No Boys Allowed


No Boys Allowed

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a worldwide day of recognition and action for women and girls. KUTX will participate the best way we know how: with music! From 6am until 11pm, we’ll shine the spotlight on women – from singer-songwriters, to kick-ass frontwomen, to rappers  – from here in Austin to all 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:

6-9 A.M. – Elizabeth McQueen (Saturday mid-morning and This Song host)

9 A.M. to 12 P.M. – Susan Castle remains the queen of her mid-morning castle.

12-2 P.M. – Live Music Booker/Producer Deidre Gott gives Jay Trachtenberg the boot. (Will she play Dolly Parton? Our sources say yes!)

2-5 P.M. – Laurie Gallardo rocks her usual spot!

5-8 P.M. – For your afternoon drive home, KUTX’s Assistant Program Director Jacquie Fuller will take the wheel from Jody Denberg.

8-11 P.M. – Ladies Night with Taylor Wallace

Follow along on Instagram (@KUTX), too, where we’ll be sharing portraits from some of our favorite women artists who have come through KUTX.

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.

The Breaks

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s hip-hop show “The Breaks,” have curated an official SXSW showcase featuring nothing but Austin hip-hop, soul, and R&B acts. The lineup, hosted by Tee Double, includes Deezie BrownJake LloydThe TeetaMagna CardaSertifiedKydd JonesAlesia LaniJunior FlexwellTank WashingtonOmenihuThe BishopsHarry EdohoukwaDominican Jay and Chakeeta B. Get more #SXSBreaks Showcase info HERE!

#SXSBreaks @ Karma Lounge 3/16 

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.