With the second weekend of Austin City Limits Music Festival underway and a weekend weather forecast with a good chance of rain, it’s looking like last weekend was the weekend to stay dry. No one would dare complain because everyone knows we need the rain…right? Put on your rain gear and enjoy.
I’ll be leaving the Lake Travis area and heading into traffic, possible rain, and crowds on my way to Stubb’s for an official ACL late night show and an evening with Wilco—a band that justifies leaving the bubble…at least I thought so when I was offered the ticket. If you’re not heading downtown to the festival, here are the live music events in the Lake Travis area for you to enjoy.
Friday 10/11 – Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and a VERY special guest. Doors open at 7 pm – showtime 8 pm. Get there early for this up close and personal meet and greet. Tickets for this event are $50 and you can purchase them here. Who is this very special guest?
The Austin Jazz Festival isn’t happening until next weekend, but I wanted to give you the heads up.
Saturday 10/19 – The Backyard will host the Austin Jazz Festival beginning at noon. The event, which benefits the Austin Area Urban League, features national jazz legends Ronnie Laws, Tom Browne, Debra Laws and Eloise Laws. General admission tickets start at $25. Visit The Backyard for purchasing and more information.
Steiner Ranch Steakhouse
Friday 10/11 – The Sophisticates – This band can play everything from “Sinatra” era material to the most current hits. They like keeping it mellow until everyone is done eating. The dance floor will get crazy when the sun goes down.
Saturday 10/12 – Duck Soup – a rock ‘n’ roll band from Austin, Texas that plays many genres of music. Affectionately known as “the Unofficial Band of the PGA Tour”, making people smile and feel like they’re still in high school. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’re in high school when dancing at the SR Steakhouse?
Friday 10/11 – The Kopy Kats – Classic rock dance music that is entertaining, exciting, and fun. Just check out their Facebook Page to see what the Starlight Terrace dance floor looked like when they played in August.
Saturday 10/12 – The Eggmen – Austin’s premier Beatles Tribute Band – Nothing is Real.
Sunday 10/13 – The Brew – A Latin jazz band based in Austin, Texas and formed around three brothers, Michael, Mark and Joe Rodriguez, who have played together for more than 30 years. The Brew will be performing year round at The Oasis beginning this Sunday.
The Hill Country Galleria Saturday Night Concert Series
Saturday 10/12 – Will Taylor & Strings – Pop, Classical, Rock and Jazz String Quartet. The music begins at 7pm in the Hill Country Galleria’s outdoor amphitheater. Spread out a blanket, place a delivery order with All-Star Burger, and enjoy dinner with your music.