Mueller and KUTX are excited to rock the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park again this year with another round of free, family-friendly concerts curated by KUTX and our Sunday-evening kids’ show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child.
Come a little early to grab your spot on the lawn (blankets are cool, but chairs aren’t) and grab your dinner from a food truck. We’ll have rock-and-roll face-painting for the kids by Faces By Juliet (no charge, but tips for the painters are welcomed.) We’ll also have coloring for the kids at the Mueller tent (where you can enter our #colorKUTX Instagram giveaway), additional activities from our sponsors, and cold beverages for the grown-ups.
We hope to see you at Rock the Park this year!
Rock the Park: Spring 2019
Mar 1 (rain date Mar 22)
6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – Dr. Joe
7:30 P.M. – Shy Beast
Apr 5 (rain date Apr 12)
6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – DJ Jester the Filipino Fist
7:30 P.M. – White Denim
May 3 (rain date May 17)
6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – TBA
7:30 P.M. – TBA
ADMISSION: Free! (We welcome tips for the face painters)
PARKING: Parking is $1/hour in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are also available around the park.
RECOMMENDED: We try to keep the volume at a reasonable level, but we still recommend hearing protection for younger children.
OK TO BRING: Coolers, picnic blankets, and stadium cushions (a.k.a., what we called “sit upons” at camp.)
NOT OK: Chairs, glass containers or alcohol are not permitted.
Rock the Park’s Spring 2019 season is brought to you by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, which now calls the Mueller Neighborhood home, with over 600 employees at its new headquarters in the heart of Mueller.
… and by locally-owned and operated Magic Pest & Lawn …
KUTX and Threadgill’s World HQ are teaming up so you can enjoy great live music in the garden, while helping alleviate food insecurity in our community. Join us every Friday in July for a FREE concert with some of our favorite local bands, where we’ll be collecting non-perishable food items for the Central Texas Food Bank.
Summer is a time of high need for Central Texans facing hunger. 1 in 5 children in our area are at risk for hunger; that food insecurity increases when school’s out for summer, and kids don’t have access to their school’s lunch program. You can join KUTX and Threadgill’s in helping the Central Texas Food Bank by bringing non-perishable food items for the collection bin at all Back to the Garden shows. Help your neighbors in need while enjoying music from some of the best music Austin has to offer!
Back to the Garden is generously supported by Austin Laser Dentist Helen Ragsdale, DDS.
Where: Threadgill’s World HQ 301 West Riverside Dr.
When: Every Friday in July from 6p-9p. Music starts at 7p.
How Much: FREE! (Remember to bring a non-perishable food item for our collection bin for the Central Texas Food Bank.)
July 6 – Alesia Lani @ 7 p.m. July 13 – Jeff Plankenhorn @ 7 p.m. Erika Wennerstrom @ 8 p.m.
July 20 – Christy Hays @ 7 p.m.
Bruce Robison @ 8 p.m.
July 27 – Molly Burch @ 7 p.m.
Cotton Mather @ 8 p.m.
The KUTX 5th Birthday Concert Series presents Jamila Woods, Sarah Jaffe, and special guest Iron & Wine this Saturday, July 14th at UT’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium.
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Reserved Seating: $45.00 and $35.00 in the Hogg Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.
**Use coupon code BOGO at checkout to buy one ticket and get a second for FREE!**
Jamila Woods: Jamila Woods’ cultural lineage – from her love of Lucille Clifton’s poetry to cherished letters from her grandmother to the infectious late 80s post-punk of The Cure – structure the progressive, delicate and minimalist soul of HEAVN, her debut solo album released in the summer of 2016 on Closed Sessions. “It’s like a collage process,” she says. “It’s very enjoyable to me to take something I love and mold it into something new.” A frequent guest vocalist in the hip-hop, jazz and soul world, Jamila has emerged as a once-in-a-generation voice on her soul-stirring debut.
Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Woods grew up in a family of music lovers. It took a surprise poetry class with a high school arts program for Jamila to finally find her metaphorical and literal voice. “Through poetry, I realized you are the expert of your own experience,” she says. Her poetry studies continued in college and in her professional career with Young Chicago Authors.
Sarah Jaffe: Sarah Jaffe was only twenty-two years old when her seasoned debut recording, Even Born Again, was released in 2008. Already a fixture in the fertile Denton, Texas musical landscape, her profile began to soar. Soon she was touring with artists as varied as Lou Barlow and Norah Jones, and was pushing her acoustic music into the electronic pop ether. Since then she’s had raves in Rolling Stone, made the rounds on the talk shows, collaborated with Eminem, placed her songs in a couple of films, and released a handful of absorbing albums and EPs. Her fourth and latest full-length, Bad Baby, like each release that has preceded it, finds Jaffe again moving in creative new directions. There’s a dance-floor propulsion, and Jaffe is quick to credit the newly spacious feel to her layered pop to her many collaborators, including photographers and illustrators.
Food Vendors: Eastside Kings, Juiceland, Wunder Pilz, Archie Dove BBQ, Pakal, Neon Rainbow & more TBA
Tickets start at $20
Golden Dawn Arkestra // Cosmonauts // Annabelle Chairlegs // Sailor Poon // The Sun Machine // Money Chicha // Kupira Marimba // Pearl Earl // Zoumountchi // Fogg // Glaze // Acid Carousel // The Millbrook // Estates // Mafaro // Ether Wave Light Show // more TBA
Wrangle your happy hour gang and join KUTX and Sound on Sound Fest for another Happy Hour at The Cactus Cafe, this Tuesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. It’s an afternoon of cool tunes, drink specials, and a chance to get in on a Sound on Sound Fest’s Student Discount ‘Pass’ Pre-Sale before anybody else. KUTX’s Taylor Wallace hosts the event, and will be giving away tickets to Sound on Sound Fest. This event is free and open to the public – invite your friends!
FEATURING FREE STAND UP FROM JT Kelley w/ Special Guest Yeti Prince Jr.
**MORE INFO HERE**
WHEN: 4:30p – 6:30p
WHERE: Cactus Cafe