KUTX invites you to step inside the Bullock Museum for three FREE themed nights celebrating culture, community, and Texas history. The first “Cool Summer Nights” is Friday (6/22) from 6 – 9 p.m. – “Rodeo! The Exhibition”: a salute to rodeos, stock shows and all things western. There’ll be a dancefloor with lessons for the untrained, leather craft, a chili spice making station, and other activities. More info at sotryoftexas.com.
Cool Summer Nights: Rodeo! – 6/22
Cool Summer Nights will kick off with a salute to rodeos, stock shows, and all things western in celebration of Rodeo! The Exhibition. The Museum’s lobby will become a dance floor complete with lessons for the untrained. Guests can also try their hand at leather craft or create the perfect spice blend to make chili.
Cool Summer Nights: Art – 7/13
Our second Cool Summer Nights highlights the amazing range of visual arts found in Texas in conjunction with the exhibition Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic. Guests can watch artists create paintings inspired by the Museum’s galleries before their eyes, or try out a variety of visual arts techniques for themselves.
Cool Summer Nights: Music – 8/10
The final Cool Summer Nights will take inspiration from Austin’s thriving music culture and the Museum’s exhibition celebrating the history of Austin City Limits. Guests can pick up a ukulele and experiment, experience contemporary opera or try their hand at song writing.
The KUTX 5th Birthday Concert Series presents Jamila Woods and Sarah Jaffe, Saturday, July 14th at UT’s Hogg Memorial Auditorium.
Special Guest: TBA
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Reserved Seating: $45.00 and $35.00 in the Hogg Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.
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.
It’s back! The Wine Down presented by Charles Smith Wines returns for a sixth year with six more evenings of free music and bites, plus local pop-up shops and, of course, wine. The 2018 series at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live (3TEN ACL Live) continues previous partnerships with the 2ND Street District, Visit Austin, and KUTX, with proceeds once again benefitting the Austin Music Foundation.
The Wine Down presented by Charles Smith Wines 2018 Schedule:
Austin Music Foundation presents Kalu James & The Electric Joint
The Sour Notes 10th Anniversary Show + 7-inch Release
bites by Taverna / pop-up shop by Sneaker Politics
Austin Music Foundation presents Blackillac
On May 24–27, 2018 in Austin, Texas, Hot Luck: Live Food & Music will return to honor the soul, sweat and DIY diversity of the food and music world. Created and founded by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, this Texas-sized get-together is the true Austin festival experience blending world-class culinary talent and live music. Hot Luck is what happens at the fire—in the flames. It’s where the inspiration turns into food. And that food feeds the people, and the music, and the next round of crazy ideas that flicker to life.
This event doesn’t feel like a festival; it is more inspired by friendly tailgates, family reunions, get-togethers and potlucks of our past and present—with a few differences. It’s a fun, chef-driven, celebration of fire, food, music, and camaraderie. And surprises, lots of fun surprises.
An a la carte eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin’ boots.
Hot Luck is proud to donate a portion of the festival’s proceeds to The SAFE Alliance. The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. Visit safeaustin.org to learn more about this amazing organization.
A wide variety of food and music events comprise Hot Luck. Tickets for individual events will go on sale at 4pm CST on Wednesday, February 21st, along with the chef lineup, initial music programming, and new events.
Here are a few of the performing bands who have also had KUTX sessions. Check them out!
See y’all there!
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
BOB SCHNEIDERJD MCPHERSONCALEXICO
JAMESTOWN REVIVALWADE BOWENRAY WYLIE HUBBARD
THE GRATEFUL BALL FEATURING THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS & JEFF AUSTIN BAND
BALSAM RANGE SEAN MCCONNELL THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
DONNA THE BUFFALO WILL HOGEDARLINGSIDE MOTHER FALCON
THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYSSTEVE POLTZJEFF AUSTIN BAND THE CLEVERLYS
FRONT COUNTRYBILLY STRINGSCOLTER WALLTHE DEER THE WAR & TREATY
GALEANOTHE PETERSON BROTHERSWE BANJO 3
3% MILK (MEMBERS OF MILK DRIVE, THE DEER & THE GREENCARDS)
POSSESSED BY PAUL JAMES LEY LINE THE STACKS
TOMAR & THE FCS JON STICKLEY TRIO FRANKIE LEONIE
AND MORE TO COME!