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!
KUTX is happy to present the Sixth Annual Ney Day – a FREE celebration of women in the arts, sciences, and civic culture – Saturday, April 14 from nooon to 5 p.m. at the Elisabet Ney Museum. Our own Elizabeth McQueen is the official MC, and musical performers include:
- Bidi Bidi Banda performing the music of Selena on her birthday
- The Bluebonnets
- Chulita Vynil
- and more!
Booths from a wide variety of arts and social groups will be present, including:
- Women’s Community Center of Central Texas
- Girls Empowerment Network
- Design At IBM
- Girls Rock Austin
- Asian American Resource Center – City of Austin
- George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
- Little Cause Theater
- FRC Team 2881 – The Lady Cans
- Dougherty Arts Center, and many more!
There will be food!
- Tamale Addiction
- Daily Spread (aka The Kolache Lady!)
- Jim-Jim’s Water-Ice
- and more!
We will also spotlight the work of artist Catherine Lee with the exhibition Catherine Lee: The Ney Project, a ground-breaking indoor and outdoor exhibition of work by the World-renowned sculptor Catherine Lee, based in Wimberley.
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!
Think you know more than we do about music? Join KUTX for a special night of all-music trivia in honor of KUTX’s 5th Birthday. Your team can compete against KUTX hosts and staff in an epic battle of music knowledge. Thursday, Feb 15 at The Cactus Cafe. KUTX’s Taylor Wallace (who moonlights for Trivia512) will host. Trivia will range from indie to Top 40 (and everything in-between) with a special Austin round for Love Austin Music Month. Prizes for trivia winners and best team name, drink specials, ticket giveaways, and a night of supreme music nerdiness.
This is a fundraiser for KUTX, with proceeds benefitting this non-profit music service. Tickets are $9.89 per person in advance and $12 per person at the door. (Team maximum is 6 people.)
Round up your team of musicheads, come up with a prize-winning team name, and reserve your spot while there’s still room!
KUTX Music Trivia
2/15 @ Cactus Cafe
Doors at 6, Trivia at 7
Hosted by KUTX’s Taylor Wallace
$9.89 advance / $12 at the door – proceeds benefit KUTX