South Shores District Development, headed by Grayco Partners, has announced it will be providing a rent-free space within its 20 acre development on E. Riverside Drive to local musician support and educational non-profit organization Austin Music Foundation (AMF).
While it’s been proposed many times over the years – in the Downtown Austin Plan of 2011 and the Imagine Austin Plan from last year, to name two places – the city has not yet finalized its support for the creation of the Red River Cultural District.
City Parks Department staffers Jesse Vargas and Marty Stump got barked at by a packed house of angry and frustrated dog owners on Tuesday night, who were there to comment about the staff’s now-final recommendations to ban dogs—on leash or off—from the Auditorium Shores lawn.
If you opted out of the festival this last weekend but live in the vicinity, the shows were brought to you—bass-lines and kick drums pounding through your living room walls, seismic enough to make you turn off your own stereo system to avoid even greater dissonance.
Being surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people for three days straight can get tiring! Luckily, there's plenty within walking distance of Zilker Park, whether you're looking to cool off, grab a non-food truck bite to eat or just take a stroll.
Poking through the Austin City Limits Festival website to see who's playing on which of the now-necessary two weekends, I found a problem with the site. The listings for each weekend were identical save for the local bands at the bottom.
In a few short weeks, hundreds of thousands of music fans will take to Zilker Park for the first Austin City Limits Festival that will be spread across two weekends for six days of shows. This weekend, about 2,000 people will gather in Utopia, Texas, for a very different scene.