Blues on the Green Returns

KGSR releases Blues on the Green lineup for summer 2016

KGSR releases Blues on the Green lineup for summer 2016

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Austin's longest-running free summer concert series returns Wednesday, May 25. Photo by Jon Shapley

No Austin summer is complete without Blues on the Green, and on Monday, KGSR released the lineup for the 2016 free concert series at Zilker Park.

The 26th annual Blues on the Green kicks off Wednesday, May 25, with a special tribute to the one and only Antone's, which returned to its home in downtown Austin earlier this year. To mark the venue's rebirth, Mike Flanigin — with the help of legends Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, and Charlie Sexton — will play songs off his debut solo album, The Drifter.

Blues on the Green will continue once a month throughout the summer with performances from Wild Child, Sweet Spirit, Carson McHone, Max Frost, Hayes Carll, and The Suffers.

Last year, the number of concerts was reduced from six to four in an effort to keep the series free and keep Zilker Park in tip-top shape. All Blues on the Green shows start at 8 pm. Blankets, lawn chairs, dogs, and children are welcome, as are appetites. Vendors such as Black's Barbecue, mmmpanadas, Heros Gyros, Shake Shack, and Amy's Ice Creams will be onsite.

The 2016 KGSR Blues on the Green lineup is as follows:

May 25: An Antone's Celebration with Mike Flanigin, Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, and Charlie Sexton with the Peterson Brothers
June 22: Wild Child with Max Frost
July 13: Hayes Carll with Carson McHone
August 3: Sweet Spirit and The Suffers