Announcing our next concert…

Join us on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019 for a Free Public Concert at Central Market in Central Austin. Strings in the Park is a family-friendly, Austin-unique concert for a healthier planet — celebrating Austin's environmental awareness, natural beauty, musicians, and food. 

Special Guest: Kevin Russell (Shinyribs, The Gourds)


Parking is Free

This event is 100% no cost to attend and the parking is free, too. You may park at any of the spots in the parking lot in front of Central Market or in the adjacent lot at Heart Hospital; over 1,000 parking spaces total. Please carpool or bike if you can!

Simply park and walk over with or without a picnic blanket. Come enjoy yourself alone, with Mom, or with a date. Sit on the lawn or at one of the many tables onsite.

The lawn at Central Market features picnic tables, cafe tables, tons of seating, a shady deck, a covered deck, trash cans, a large grassy play area, a popular playground, a lively creek and turtle pond, a walking trail, shady oak trees, and the world class amenities of an HEB Central Market: clean bathrooms, cooked-to-order cafè, daily menu, fresh pastries, hot coffee, select wines, select beers, salads, sandwiches, deserts, and more. Hope you can join us!


join us SUNDAY afternoon:
MAY 12TH, 2019

Mothers’s Day!

2:00PM - 5:00PM

2pm - Lawn opens
3pm - Concert on the lawn

at Central Market North
4001 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756


The Artists

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Kevin Russell is primarily known as a singer, bandleader, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, uke, mandolin, and banjo). His first band, The Gourds, is legendary. His current band, Shinyribs, just won Best Band at the Austin Music Awards for the 2nd year in a row. No mortal with a soul can resist Kevin’s infectious grooves, down to Earth lyrics, sweet and soulful singing, guitar mastery, or colorful clothes. We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the second guest artist in this series.


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 performed with orchestras all over Texas for more than thirty years. He's toured with Turtle Island String Quartet and his own groups. As an arranger, Will has collaborated with: AJ Croce, Bob Schneider, Daniel Johnston, Dar Williams, Eliza Gilkyson, Gary Clark, Jr., James McMurtry, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kat Edmonson, Guy Forsyth, Kelly Willis, Pearl Jam, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shawn Colvin, and Stephen Bruton — to name a few. We are excited to partner with Will throughout this series.

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Our Sponsors

We're doing this event is to raise awareness on the importance of Earth’s biointegrity, and we’re super thrilled to have the support of Austin’s finest hometown food and beverage companies. See the amazing list below. Come outside, enjoy yourself and make a local to global connection. We are proud to present the second concert in this series, with friends Will Taylor and Kevin Russell, 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 also very pleased to have generous support for this free public event from our partnering sponsors HEB Central Market and 

presenting partners 


HEB CENTRAL MARKET, a gourmet grocery store chain, featuring full service restaurant, cooking and wine classes, and catering services.


KUTX is Austin's premier public radio venue for original music by today’s best artists, nationally and locally.




Will Taylor’s nonprofit group STRINGS ATTACHED CARES brings live 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.,



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.

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