Posts tagged ‘free music’

April 16, 2012

Austin: Give 5% to Mother Earth

The third year of the “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign has blown up in Austin, with over 120 businesses committing to donate five percent of gross sales on April 21st, the Saturday of Earth Day weekend, to six non-profits that dedicate their time and energy into making Central Texas a better place.  The business list is absolutely amazing. And getting better every day.

By George, SoLa, Solid Gold, Moss, Guero’s, Fabi + Rosi, Hotel San Jose Lounge, Amelia’s Retro – Vogue & Relics, Alamo Drafthouse and so many more!  The 5% Day will take place on Saturday, April 21st this year – the Saturday of Earth Day weekend. The campaign will benefit HCC, Texas Land Conservancy, Clean Water Fund, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Sierra Club, and Tree Folks.

Here’s an Earth Week event list:

Tuesday, April 17th – Visit Amy’s Ice Creams and Phil’s Ice House on Burnet Road or South Lamar Boulevard! Say “Earth Day” when you order and up to 20% of the day’s sales will benefit “Give 5% to Mother Earth!” Click here to view the event on

Wednesday, April 18th – Whole Foods Market will be hosting a Community Giving Day at both locations! Five percent of sales will benefit the “Give 5% to Mother Earth” campaign. Also, grab some friends and join us on the patio at the Downtown location on Wednesday evening for live music by Austin icon, Alejandro Escovedo! Click here to view the event on

Thursday, April 19th – Head on down to Shady Grove for a Hippie Chick and great live music by Hudson Moore at Unplugged at the Grove! Five percent of food sales on Thursday benefit the campaign partners! Click here to view the event on

Saturday, April 21st – Eat, shop, play, and more at participating businesses all over Austin including Half Price Books, Solid Gold, Royal Blue Grocery, Jo’s Hot Coffee, Zocalo Cafe, Doc’s Backyard, The Rattle Inn, and many more to support “Give 5% to Mother Earth!”

July 5, 2011

[UPDATED] Austin: Wine-Down Wednesday

Update: Tomorrow’s Wine Down is CANCELLED.

In its stead, check out the first-ever open-to-the-public (normally just VIPs are invited) Davis Cup Draw Ceremony with Asleep at the Wheel, at ACL Live on Thursday. Tickets are $5 and benefit the Joplin Tornado Relief Fund.

Draw Ceremony at ACL Live

Doors at 11am, program and performance at noon.  The teams, including the US and Spanish teams, will be present at the event and the draw will be performed by Ray Benson. More information and tickets at What a lunch break, huh?

Original post:

Have you heard about ACL Live’s popular Wine Down Wednesday nights? Basically, someone awesome comes to play, free food from awesome 2nd Street restaurants is had, with happy hour prices on Clos du Bois wine.

The series was so popular in June that they’ve added two July dates: Dan Dyer (who, I will add, played at my friend’s April wedding!) on July 6th with complimentary food (while it lasts) from Malaga Tapas & Bar and Wendy Colonna on July 13th with complimentary food (while it lasts) from TRACE.

Wine Down Wednesday is free and open to the public and takes place from 5 – 7 pm.

“Wine Down Wednesdays are a great way to celebrate the middle of the week, “ said Rose Reyes, Director of Music Marketing for ACVB. “Great Austin music, a world-class venue, fine wines and a breezy porch makes this the perfect spot for visitors and locals alike.”

For more information on the schedule of dates,

… don’t be scurrrrred of falling glass!😉


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