Summer is rapidly approaching, but luckily Austin's influx of cool happenings will keep you busy. Greet the solstice with friends at Scholz Garden or sample the flavors of Black Austin History at the Peached Social House. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, June 20
Wine & Food Foundation of Texas presents Toast of Texas
Texas Monthly and the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas team up for an immersive tasting experience featuring their “Top Texas Wines of 2018.” Guests can mix and mingle with more than 20 acclaimed Texas winemakers and sip their showcased vino alongside barbecue prepared by LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue. Live country music will fill the evening air at Mercury Hall courtesy of local band Warm Sugar. For tickets, visit the Toast of Texas website.
Greater Austin Black Chamber presents Taste of Black Austin
The culinary impact of black Austinites is celebrated at the Peached Social House. The experience will examine the impact of black culture in Austin through the historical context of food. This year’s theme, "Green Book," was inspired by the trusted Negro Motorist Green-Book, which listed several locales, including some in Austin, that were deemed safe and welcoming to black travelers. Guests can sample bites from some of Austin's brightest culinary stars, including Joi Chevalier; Adrian Lipscombe; and the 2019 CultureMap Tastemaker Rising Chef Star of the Year, Amanda Turner.
Friday, June 21
Scholz Garten presents Summer Solstice Celebration
Greet the new season with cold beer and live music at Scholz Garten. Event highlights include a captivating visual art installation and psychedelic rock by The Matt Gilmour Band. Additional live performances by The Cuckoos, Sixteen Deluxe, and Danny Johnson of Steppenwolf will keep the party going. All ages are welcome.
Saturday, June 22
Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival
Nonstop live performances, pop-up activations, and interactive experiences take over the Austin360 Amphitheater, courtesy of Rockstar Energy Drink. The Disrupt Festival features a packed roster with bands, including The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Andy Black, Trophy Eyes, Juliet Simms, and others across two stages. Guests who bring an empty Rockstar can to the main stage for recycling can enjoy a pass to skip the lines. Both seated and general admission tickets are still available.
Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico de Texas presents Fiesta 2019
The artistry of Mexican dance is celebrated on the Paramount Theatre stage. Fiesta 2019 includes intricate dance styles from a variety of Mexican regions, each with their own historical uniqueness and flair. This year’s show will feature new dances from Guererro, Yucatan, and Guanajuato. Audiences can also enjoy performances by special guests Mariachi Jalisco and The Irish Dance Center.