Think you can’t sing? Always sitting out karaoke nights? KUTX & Rock It Choir’s Choir at the Cactus is a new monthly event designed to prove you wrong!
Find your voice (and some bonus confidence) with a rock sing-along and fun group voice lesson from Rock It Choir’s Julie Blake (who trained with Seth Riggs, vocal coach to Stevie Wonder, the late Prince, Madonna, and more!) And if you need a little … er, liquid courage … the Cactus’ bar is at the ready with beer and cocktails for those 21 and up.
Each month, you’ll learn a song from an artist pulled right from KUTX’s playlist (we’ll reveal the artist on the air, but you won’t know which song until you arrive!) In addition to learning a song (and having a great time), you’ll help raise money for a different Austin music non-profit every month.
Choir at the Cactus happens one Saturday per month from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and is an all-ages event. Paid parking is available in the San Antonio Garage at San Antonio and 24th Streets.
Choir at the Cactus: No rehearsals! Show up and learn to sing!
Tickets for the July event are on sale now!
$10 adults / $5 for 12 and under
July 20 – The Beatles; proceeds benefit KUTX
Aug 17 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)
Sept 21 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit Beyond the Grade
Oct 19 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit The Austin Music Foundation
Nov 16 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit Swan Songs
Dec 7 – Artist TBD; proceeds benefit SIMS Foundation
Each year, Black Fret‘s members assemble a “class” from the best and brightest emerging voices in Austin’s music scene. Throughout the year, Black Fret supports these artists with financial grants, mentorship, and professional development.
Join KUTX and Black Fret on the lawn of the Long Center for live music from current and past Black Fret nominees. Summer Sessions brings these artists together for you for three Friday evenings this summer. Enjoy the music, plus food and drink, right in the heart of Austin.
Doors open at 5:00 P.M., music starts at 6:00 P.M.
Friday, June 7
Swimming with Bears
Bright Light Social Hour
Friday, July 19
Sydney Wright, Graham Wilkinson & Kalu trio
Trouble In The Streets
Friday, Sept 6
Tomar and the FCs
Riders Against The Storm
KUTX’s Sunday-evening Latin Music show, Horizontes, is excited to team up with Radio Coffee and Beer to bring you Radio X. Happening Thursday evenings in June at Radio Coffee and Beer, Radio X is a free, live Latin-music series. Join Horizontes host Michael Crockett for an evening of live music and drinks on Radio’s charming, Texas-style patio (with an indoor option, as well.) Need dinner? Food trucks from Veracruz All-Natural Tacos and Dee Dee Thai will be onsite.
Thursdays in June, starting at 8 P.M.
Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd.
* Supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department
Think you know more than KUTX about music? The Austin Chronicle did – on February 5th, they ended KUTX’s winning streak by taking first place in KUTX’s Austin Music Trivia. Will they win again, will KUTX wrest back the title, or will YOUR TEAM take it from us both?
Save the date for the next round of KUTX Music Trivia, where the theme will be [drumroll, please]: THE ROOTS OF INDIE ROCK! Your team can compete against Team KUTX and others in an epic battle of music knowledge. It all goes down Tuesday, April 16 at the Cactus Cafe – led once again by KUTX evening host and trivia master Taylor Wallace. There will be awesome prizes for the winning team, plus drink specials and a night of supreme music nerdiness for all.
This is a fundraiser for KUTX, with proceeds benefitting this non-profit music service. Tickets are $5 per person in advance and $10 per person at the door. (Team maximum is 6 people.)
Round up your team of musicheads, come up with an awesome team name, and start studying! Get your tickets here.
KUTX Music Trivia: The Roots of Indie Rock
Tuesday, April 16 @ Cactus Cafe
Doors at 6 P.M., Trivia at 7 P.M.
Hosted by KUTX’s Taylor Wallace
$5 advance / $10 at the door – proceeds benefit KUTX
Established in 1987, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has been catering to Roots and Americana enthusiasts alike for the better part of the past three decades. Per the namesake, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has its attendees temporarily moving into the town of Tillman, Texas for several days of Country-Time and Rock pleasure; and it’s easy to see why with artists such as Jeff Bridges, Shakey Graves, and Lake Street Dive in past attendance.
This year’s lineup features notable Studio 1A alumni such as Shinyribs, and Wild Child; Among headliners Brandi Carlile, Jason Isabel, as well as a myriad of other boot-rattling artists. The festival runs from Thursday April 11th to Sunday April 14th, and you can grab tickets as well as check out the rest of the stellar lineup at the Old Settler’s Festival website.
Also Check below to see the live Studio 1A performances from festival performers Shinyribs, and Wild Child.
“Trouble Trouble” by Shinyribs
“1996” by Wild Child
Written by Felix Kimbrell – KUTX Intern