Friday, March 1, 2013

Wake up call: "KUTX Live at the Four Seasons"

KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, and Four Seasons Hotel Austin invite music fans to “KUTX Live at the Four Seasons,” which connects music fans to some of the SXSW Music Festival’s most anticipated artists.
Produced by KUTX 98.9, the four early-morning music broadcasts will feature 25-minute sets. Performances will be broadcast live on KUTX 98.9.
The event is open to the public on a first-come, first served basis; no SXSW badges or wristbands required. Admission is $10 per day, which includes a breakfast taco, granola bar and unlimited coffee. All proceeds benefit the Seton Shivers Cancer Center.
WHEN:     Wednesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 16, 2013
Wednesday, March 13
7 a.m. — Amy Cook
8 a.m. — Little Green Cars
9 a.m. — Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside
10 a.m. — The James Hunter Six
Thursday, March 14
7 a.m. — Wheeler Brothers
8 a.m. — Lone Bellow
9 a.m. — Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
10 a.m. — Robyn Hitchcock
Friday, March 15
7a.m. — Dana Falconberry
8 a.m. — Frightened Rabbit
9 a.m. — Josh Ritter
10 a.m. — The Relatives
Saturday, March 16
8 a.m. — Kelly Hogan
9 a.m. — My Jerusalem
10 a.m. — Lianne La Havas
11 a.m. — True Believers
WHERE:   The Four Seasons Hotel Austin Ballroom (98 San Jacinto Blvd.). Parking is available near the hotel and guests may self-park in the hotel garage at the discounted rate of $5 per car.

Official Free SXSW Music: Here's the band schedule at Auditorium Shores

There will be FREE concerts at the SXSW Auditorium Shores Stage on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin on March 14th, 15th and 16th, 2013.

This year's lineup at the Auditorium Shores Stage:

Thursday March 14:
Friday, March 15 (Gates open at 3:30pm):
Saturday, March 16:


Comprehensive list of Unofficial Free SXSW Shows, Mar. 14-18, 2013

The web site has positioned itself as a terrific central information source for free shows during SXSW.

Bookmark the link and you will have the updated list at your fingertips:

Dates: March 14-18, 2013

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Zilker Park Kite Festival 2013

March 3, 2013 is your day to fly a kite in Austin, Texas, at the nation's oldest kite festival!

The Annual Zilker Kite Festival is one of Austin’s best-known events. Held on the first Sunday of March, it is the kick-off to the hundreds of springtime activities in Austin. Everyone is welcome to attend, including pets. There is no admission to attend or to participate in the contest.

Most folks come out to see the spectacular sight of hundreds of kites in the sky and to enjoy a spring day in the park.

rain date: March 10, 2013

36th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship

Welcome to the annual competition of the best and worst puns with two core events: "Punslingers” and “Punniest of Show”?

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will host the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Brush Square Park, behind the O. Henry Museum, at 409 East 5th Street.

The 36th Annual Championships will feature music by the Greatest American Heroes and food trucks from the Peached Tortilla and Mmmpanadas.

The event is free and open to the public.

Date: Saturday May 18, 2013 from 11am-5pm
Location: O. Henry MuseumAddress: 409 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78701-3705

 Details from the City of Austin web site:

2013 Statesman Capitol 10,000

The Statesman Cap 10K is an annual Austin tradition. Approximately 25,000 participants will complete the 6.2 mile race.

The start line is at Barton Springs Road and South Congress Avenue near the Austin American-Statesman. The race finishes on West Riverside Drive along Lady Bird Lake on Auditorium Shores.

Start time:  Sunday, April 7, 2013. 8:00 a.m.

Packet pickup will be April 5th and 6th at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Austin Convention Center.

The 2013 Capitol 10,000 race map is below:

For more details:

The 12th Annual Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up


The 12th Annual Lonestar Round Up features custom cars, hot rods and live music at 
Travis County Expo Center in Austin, Texas.

For more fun, stroll along South Congress Ave.

 on Friday and Saturday for the "unofficial" display of vehicles parked along the Avenue. Enjoy the live music at the Continental Club or Jo's Coffee.

 The main event is at the Expo Center Friday and Saturday, April 5th and 6th, 2013.

Additional activities: 

Thursday, April 4th - 
Welcome BBQ sponsored by the Meatheads, Thunderbolts and Kontinentals car clubs.

Sunday, April 7th @ 11am - Cruise to Ski Shores. 
Meet up at Jo's Coffee on South Congress, and enjoy a beautiful Hill Country cruise out to a classic burger joint on the water at Ski Shores Cafe.

For more info: