The 2018 festival will be held in Tilmon, Texas, just southeast of Lockhart, April 19-22. Our new home features rolling hills and wooded areas with space available for both Tents and RVs or Trailers. Catch up with friends, make new ones — and definitely bring your instruments for some late night jams around the campfires.
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS RAILROAD EARTH
I’M WITH HER – SARA WATKINS, SARAH JAROSZ, AOIFE O’DONOVAN
THE GRATEFUL BALL FEATURING THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS & JEFF AUSTIN BAND
CALEXICO RAY WYLIE HUBBARD BALSAM RANGE DONNA THE BUFFALO
DARLINGSIDE THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS STEVE POLTZ JEFF AUSTIN BAND
FRONT COUNTRY BILLY STRINGS COLTER WALL THE DEER
THE PETERSON BROTHERS WE BANJO 3 SOPHIE SCOTT (2017 YOUTH COMPETITION WINNER)
AND MORE TO COME!
Willie Nelson gets the credit for bringing the hippies and the rednecks together in 1970’s Austin. They wore their hair long and played outlaw country at the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters and at honky tonks all over Texas. A particularly Texan version of Twang was born in our backyard and this year we celebrate the cosmic cowboy with story and song at our annual Heart of the City event. Come get cosmic y’all!
Heart of the City benefits SIMS Foundation and the Austin music family. SIMS provides life-saving mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members.
The benefit will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at Emo’s with a VIP cocktail party at 7pm.
with a Special Tribute to George Reiff by Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer.
Click here for all ticketing and concert information.
Congress Ave. Saturday, Dec. 2
Once again, KUT and KUTX annual Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll kicks off the holiday season.
The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen. Rusty on the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve got you covered with complimentary commemorative songbooks.
At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the Capitol tree. After the tree lighting, we stroll Congress Avenue for shopping, live music and entertainment for all ages.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
5 p.m. Downtown stroll
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
7 p.m. Downtown stroll continues
The Central Texas Food Bank is accepting non-perishable food donations at each event entrance, as well as monetary donations at the staffed Food Bank tent, located near 1005 Congress. Last year’s event raised more than 1,400 meals for Central Texans facing hunger; over the last five years, it’s raised more than 9,800 meals.
The Downtown Stroll will feature live music by Gina Chavez, Riders Against the Storm, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes, and more. Plus, dance performances, the Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, carnival games, arts and crafts, and Santa Claus. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for details on the stroll portion of the evening.
Special thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible: Whole Earth Provision Co., Maudie’s Tex-Mex, Segner’s Jewelers, Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, The Bullock Museum and our event beneficiary Central Texas Food Bank.
Project ATX6 is a music documentary project that, each year, selects six musicians from Austin, Texas to showcase at international music festivals. With the idea of showcasing the versatility of Austin’s music culture, we engage these musicians in the chance to travel by train, ferry, or any means imaginable to showcase their music on the international stage. After 4 years in existence, Project ATX6 has traveled to music festivals in France, Germany, England, Japan, and Canada.
Project ATX6 Finale: Into the Great Wide Open
@ Stateside Theatre on 11/29
2017 ATX6 Musicians
(follow the links for music, videos and more)
SISI BERRY (of Torino Black)
ACEY MONARO (of Go Fever)
COREY BAUM (of Croy and the Boys)
We’re excited to rock the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park this fall 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
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.)
Oct. 27 (Rain date Nov. 3)
Nov. 17 (Rain date Dec. 1)
**KUTX will be collecting instruments for kids at the Nov. 17 KUTX Live at Mueller as part The Hispanic Alliance’s Fall Into Music drive. Look for a collection point next to the KUTX tent!**
PARKING: $5 in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are available around the park.