Have you made it to Blues on the Green this summer? If not, it is not to late! Tonight, August 8, is the fourth and final Blues on the Green hosted by 93.3 KGSR and will be featuring the Oh Hellos and Bidi Bidi Banda.
This beloved Austin tradion is 25 years old and takes place in the heart of the city at Zilker Park. The free concerts bring together thousands of Austinites (humans and four legged friends alike) for a few hours of fun and entertainment. Grab a picnic blanket, snacks, cold beverages and go enjoy the Live Music Capital of the country and everything it has to offer! Blues on the Green started off as a promotional event in the Arboretum, the original intention was to increase consumer traffic; the rest is history!
There are so many great wonderful and wacky things that we love about Austin, it is hard to contain it to just one blog. So here are a few more reasons to love, visit or even live in Austin.
What's a COTA?
We have the COTA. That would be the Circuit of the Americas unidirectional grade 1 3.427-mile racing track. So us lucky Austinites don’t have to globetrot to see the Formula One Unites States Grand Prix or the Motorcycle Grand Prix or even the American Le Mans. Even if you are not a hardcore race fan, the events can be appreciated by all sorts of fans. In fact, the evening concerts have nationally known artists that range from Taylor Swift, Kidd Rock, Willie Nelson and Twenty-One Pilots. Trust us when we say that it really doesn’t get any cooler than that!
Austin Grown - Austin Known
Austin use to be the best kept secret in the country. Well word has gotten out and now Austin ranks top in just about every national poll and report. Yet we are going to let you in on a few things that you can only know if you live in Austin.
There are several words that are a tell-tale sign that you are not from Austin. You need to be able to speak and understand Austin dialect if you are going to be an Austinite, so let us help you translate:
- Burnet Road is pronounce “BURN-it” not “Ber-NET” – make sure you place the accent on the first syllable
- Gruene, TX – one of the oldest dancehalls and most charming towns you will ever want to visit - is pronounced...
The debate continues as we determine the best places to cool down during the summer months. One thing that our team can agree on is frozen ice. We all have our favorites so we have compiled a list of trucks you "must visit" this summer. From shaved ice to sno balls, this is where we tell our friends to catch some relief from the summer heat.
Shaved Ice Island is a kid's and parent's dream alike. This is no ordinary ice stand; they pride themselves on offering gourmet snow cones. You can choose from fun flavors off their Gourmet Combo list like the Mango Lassi or the Moscow Mule (non-alcoholic), or get daring with their dill pickle snow cone. Not so adventurous? They have all the traditional flavors or you can create your own unique combination. They even offer organic ice pops!...