Blues on the Green Returns Triumphantly
In its 24th year, Blues on the Green comes jam-packed with incredible musical acts and delicious catering.
Music, food, sunshine, the Austin skyline and a blanket on the grass: Blues on the Green is back.
The concert series, in its 24th year, kicks off on May 28th, going every other Wednesday at Zilker Park until Aug. 6th. It’s free to attend, as it’s always been, and has a jam-packed list of musicians and bands this year:
May 28: Saints of Valory, the Wind + the Wave.
June 11: Heartless Bastards, Dana Falconberry.
June 25: Shinyribs, Tameca Jones.
July 9: Grupo Fantasma, Greyhounds.
July 23: Robert Ellis, The Nightowls.
Aug. 6: Charlie Mars, Quiet Company.
All of the bands are based in Austin and have achieved a great deal of success.
Saints of Valory, for example, have rocked Coachella and are signed to Atlantic Records. And Quiet Company has won several awards and have recorded with Blue October’s Matt Noveskey. The acts this year are also diverse, ranging from Dana Falconberry’s beautiful and melodic folk to the upbeat Latin sounds of Grupo Fantasma.
While many people bring their own food and drinks to save money, it’s worth mentioning that there will be some excellent vendors at this years’ festivity. Freebirds will be present, for those burrito cravings, and Daily Juice, to atone for eating mistakes. There will also be sushi, pizza, gyros, tea, coffee, frozen bananas and ice cream.
Yes, Amy’s Ice Creams will be catering the events.
Parking is available at the event, though it gets packed and costs $5. Parking at nearby Lou Neff Road is not allowed, and parking in the neighborhoods surrounding Zilker Park is discouraged. Many park a little further away and walk or take a bus (route 30 and route 3 get close).
Whatever the route, Blues on the Green will continue its tradition of being an Austin gem.