Kick off your holiday season with KUT and KUTX at our annual Sing Along andTree Lighting, followed by the Downtown Austin Alliance’s Holiday Stroll.
The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, kicked off by KUT “Morning Edition” host Jennifer Stayton and 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 keepsake songbooks.
At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the giant tree at 11th St. and Congress Ave. After the tree lighting, stroll Congress Ave. between 9th and 11th streets for shopping, live music and entertainment for all ages.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
5 p.m. Holiday stroll begins
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
7 p.m. Holiday stroll continues until 10 p.m.
The Central Texas Food Bank is accepting non-perishable food donations, as well as monetary donations, at the staffed Food Bank tent, located in the 1000 block of Congress and the donation boxes near the tree. Over the past eight years, the Food Bank has raised 8,538 meals from the Sing Along and Stroll.
The Holiday Stroll has something for everyone including photos with Santa, a petting zoo, live ice sculptures, holiday arts and crafts, a live mural painting, local food trucks, artisan vendors and more. Plus, enjoy a full night of live music with performances by the Austin Children’s Choir, DJ Girlfriend, Shy Beast and more to be announced. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for details on the stroll portion of the evening.
UTOPIAfest is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary this weekend, November 2-4 at its new location on Reveille Ranch in Burnet, Texas. Get ready for the fest by catching up on some of the artists who will be performing this weekend!
UTOPIAfest Artists in Studio1A
UTOPIAfest Artists on the This Song podcast
KUTX and the Four Seasons are proud to present “I Want My All ATX,” a totally rad benefit concert and album release show for the latest All ATX compilation album, paying tribute to the bodacious tunes of the early MTV era. Join us Sunday, November 18 on the lawn of the Four Seasons hotel for live performances from A Flock of Seagulls, Mobley, Kalu and the Electric Joint, Night Glitter, and Alesia Lani.
This righteous 80s resurrection benefits All ATX, an umbrella organization supporting HAAM, SIMS, Black Fret and Austin Music Foundation. Tickets for this rain or shine event are on sale now. GA lawn tickets are $20 with VIP options also available.
Additional support for the “I Want My All ATX” benefit concert comes from Margin Walker Presents and Rock n Roll Rentals.
If you can’t make it down tune in or stream online!
5:00 P.M. A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
4:00 P.M. MOBLEY
3:20 P.M. NIGHT GLITTER
2:40 P.M. KALU & THE ELECTRIC JOINT
2:00 P.M. ALESIA LANI
“ALL ATX is an Austin music education based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, in addition to its education outreach, provides exposure and training to Austin-area developing musicians through an annual live performance concert and a related musical album compilation. In addition to featuring these musicians on the compilation and at the concert, it raises money for Austin’s music charities who aid musicians in the areas of health care and income support.
Currently, ALL ATX benefits the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), The SIMS Foundation, Austin Music Foundation (AMF) and Black Fret. Through supporting these organizations, ALL ATX is striving to make Austin the place that provides professional musicians with the resources needed to not only succeed at their craft, but to also maintain a healthy livelihood. ALL ATX helps Austin musicians with education and affordability solutions so that Austin continues to be “The Live Music Capital of the World.“
KUTX is proud to be a presenting sponsor of Swan Songs Serenade with host Jody Denberg taking the role of MC.
Swan Songs Serenade, will be held at The Community Center of Riverbend Centre for the Arts located at 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas 78746, from 6 – 10 p.m. on October 17 and will feature a seated dinner, a live and silent auction, VIP sponsor reception and a live concert by Austin-based country-soul band and 2018 Austin Music Awards “Best Austin Band” Shinyribs. Individual tickets for the event are $150 each; to purchase tickets and for up-to-date information on the event, please see www.swansongs.org.
2018 Swan Songs Serenade with Shinyribs
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6pm – 10pm
Riverbend Centre for the Arts Community Center
Austin’s hip-hop, R&B, pop and soul artists are beginning to take the city by storm. In appreciation of these artists’ creativity and hard work, KUTX and the Hakone Agency are putting on Austin’s inaugural Summer Jam event on Friday, August, 31st. The event will be hosted by Austin’s #1 hip-hop radio show, The Breaks, who have merged both national and local acts on their Saturday night radio show. The hosts, Confucius and Fresh, not only want to highlight the hottest artists in the city, but also to bring various pieces of our community together, uniting in appreciation of Austin’s vibrant music community. Peep the line-up below and get a taste of the live energy with videos and links to the artists’ Studio 1A sessions! We’ll see you August 31st at Barracuda.
Sponsored by: Austin Revitalization Authority, Great American Smiles, and EQ Austin