Free Week Adds Some Latin Flavor
Austin is all about the music and Free Week is just a great way in which the city’s venues show their love to the folks that support them throughout the year. Free Week is an annual event that takes place during the first week of January and during which some of the city’s best independent live music venues do away with cover charges and allow music lovers to see and hear great acts for free. The idea behind the projects is to give residents in the Live Music Capital of the World a chance to see their favorite local artists while also discovering new talent. The event also gives up and coming bands a chance to perform in front of large crowds.
With Free Week in mind, local Latino lifestyle and music publication Austin Vida has just announced its full lineup of shows in support of the event. According to their communiqué, it just so happens that Free Week correlates directly with Austin Vida’s three-year anniversary.
"Free Week for Austin Vida is about celebrating our three year anniversary,” said Austin Vida's Editor-in-Chief Ian Morales. "Providing Latino bands and musicians with the opportunity to play quality shows is something that we are very proud of."
Austin Vida’s Free Week events are presented with the participation of The City of Austin, Pachanga Latino Music Festival and media partners Red River Noise and SATX Music.
Austin Vida will be presenting four showcases:
Wednesday, January 4: Featuring Mariachis Del Infierno, Heather Go Psycho, The Sweethearts, Pinata Protest and Sober Daze at Red 7 (611 East 7th St.)
Thursday, January 5: Featuring Friday Avenue, Vinyl Dharma, Pop Pistol and Politics at Frank (407 Colorado St.)
Friday, January 6: Featuring Kalua, Vitera, Maneja Beto and the Chris Perez Project at Stubbs BBQ (801 Red River).