Summer Soundtrack

Austin's Music for Kids program offers a way to beat the summer heat for free

Austin's Music for Kids program offers a way to beat the heat for free

Neil Kassanoff groundworks music project
Neal Kassanoff, the founder of the GroundWork Music Project. Photo by Liza Marshall
Musician Gina Chavez music for kids
Gina Chavez Photo Courtesy of Gina Chavez/ Facebook
Lucas Miller music for kids
Lucas Miler Photo Courtesy of Lucas Miller/ Facebook
Neil Kassanoff groundworks music project
Musician Gina Chavez music for kids
Lucas Miller music for kids

Sure, splashdowns at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy will certainly be on your summer agenda, but how else do you plan to beat the summer heat and keep the kids happy? Cooling off requires some planning, as the mall, movie theater and local swimming hole can become routine pretty fast.

Luckily, the City of Austin has a summer program that will keep the kids cool, while you take in music that the whole family will enjoy at your local library. 

 Music for Kids is a summer concert series for the younger population of the Live Music Capital of the World. 

Music for Kids is a summer concert series for the younger population of the Live Music Capital of the World. The city’s Music Division teamed up with the Austin Public Library to bring six weeks of music to libraries across the city. During the series, three family-friendly performers will rotate through libraries around town.

Lucas Miller, aka the “Singing Geologist” will perform animal and science-centric music. Gina Chavez, a local favorite who performs at clubs and festivals, will bring a mix of Latin folk rock and bluegrass that will certainty hook listeners of any age. Finally, there’s Neal Kassanoff, the founder of the GroundWork Music Project, a local nonprofit that provides free and low cost music classes around Austin. 

Music for Kids runs from June 24 - July 25, with over 15 performances across town (you can see the schedule here). Let your kids chill with local musicians and create a memorable soundtrack for your summer plans.