And a good time was had by all.
See you at the next one!
Join us! A Free Public Concert at Central Market in Central Austin. Strings in the Park is a first ever, family-friendly, Austin-unique, Fall weather, public concert promoting Austin’s original music and community green spaces. All are welcome.
Parking Free, Too
This event is 100% no cost to attend -- and the parking is free, too. You may park at any of the spots in the retail parking lot in front of Central Market or in the adjacent parking lot at Heart Hospital; over 1,000 parking spaces total.
Simply park and walk over, with or without a picnic blanket. Come enjoy yourself alone or with a date(s).
The lawn at Central Market features picnic tables, cafe tables, tons of seating, trash cans, a large lawn, a popular playground, a lively creek and turtle pond, a walking trail, shady oak trees, and the world class amenities of Central Market: clean bathrooms, cooked-to-order cafè, broad menu, fresh pastries, hot coffee, select wines, select beers, salads, sandwiches, deserts, and more.
join us SUNDAY afternoon:
NOV 4TH, 2018
1:00PM - 4:00PM
1pm - Lawn opens
2pm - Concert on the lawn
at: Central Market
4001 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Guy Forsyth is an Austin music legend who began his career playing blues in 1990. He has since become an internationally renown frontman, guitar-player, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, covering several genres. Guy has acted and appeared in several films, mastered several martial arts, and toured the world. He is cofounder of The Asylum Street Spankers and The Hot Nut Riveters, and currently leads the Guy Forsyth duo, trio and Blues Bands in shows all over the US and Europe. Guy describes himself as a “modern American Songster.” His powerful voice, diverse talents, affable personality, and all-original material are unparralleled. guyforsyth.com
Will Taylor is one of Austin's most innovative creatives. Genre-blending composer, multi-instrumentalist, classical string player, arranger, bandleader, sideman, and producer, Will has been a string player with orchestras all over Texas for more than thirty years. He's toured with Turtle Island String Quartet and his own groups. Via his project, Strings Attached, he has collaborated with: AJ Croce, Bob Schneider, Daniel Johnston, Dar Williams, Eliza Gilkyson, Gary Clark, Jr., James McMurtry, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kat Edmonson, Kelly Willis, Pearl Jam, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shawn Colvin, and Stephen Bruton, to name a few. Will has released three albums under his own name and ten albums as leader of Strings Attached. We are excited to partner with Will and his nonprofit Strings Attached Cares throughout this series. willtaylor.com
We're doing this event is to raise awareness of Austin’s green spaces and Earth’s biointegrity. We want people to come outside, enjoy themselves and make a local to global connection. We are proud to kick off this series with our friends Will Taylor and Guy Forsyth, two of Austin's homegrown, musical treasures. Both of these gentlemen have worked for decades as proud Austinites to make original music, and the world, a better place. We are pleased to have support for this free public event from our generous sponsors:
STUDIO BALCONES, a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), designing landscapes that inspire connections between people, nature and urban life. studiobalcones.com
HEB CENTRAL MARKET, a gourmet grocery store chain, featuring full service restaurant, cooking and wine classes, and catering services. centralmarket.com
AUSTIN COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM, the City of Austin's program to support public performances open to residents and tourists. austintexas.gov
AUSTIN WOMAN'S FEDERATED CLUB, the AWFC is an all volunteer organization dedicated to living the volunteer spirit, addressing social issues, and providing ways and means for solutions in Austin and beyond. awfc.today
AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION partners with the Austin, TX community to enhance people’s lives by making public parks, trails and green spaces better through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support. austinparks.org
BIOINTEGRITY is dedicated to promoting globally-scaled ecosystem-based solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. With matching donations, our supporters have offset Austin's community-wide carbon footprint more than 2X, helped save thousands of threatened species, and so much more, by protecting Earth's most fertile ecosystems. biointegrity.net
Will Taylor’s nonprofit group STRINGS ATTACHED CARES brings high quality, interactive, live string music to low-income audiences in public schools, memory, nursing, and retirement centers and supports Austin musicians by paying them to serve the community with their gifts. We are excited to partner with SAC throughout this series. willhelps.com, austincreativealliance.org
The mission of the AUSTIN CREATIVE ALLIANCE is to advance, connect and advocate for Austin’s arts, cultural, and creative communities in order to strengthen and protect the character, quality of life, and economic prosperity of our region. ACA has been an invaluable partner. austincreativealliance.org