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Scenes from Blues on the Green: Austin's quintessential summer music experience

Scenes from Blues on the Green: A quintessential summer experience

KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6312
Shakey Graves performs at Blues on the Green. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5595
Kristen Smith plays with her children while they wait for Shakey Graves' performance to start. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5688
Carter Cowman, Brynne Carter and Hannah Collmann talk and laugh before the concert begins. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5726
Iris Gallegos and Nekia Tharps. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5733
Dan Vercellino and Danielle Zavala Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5742
Meagan Hefley and Nick Tovar. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5753
Cade, Melissa, Dylan and Valerie. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5766
Joe, Caleb and Cole. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5937
Shakey Graves performs at Blues on the Green. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6034
Stephanie Zuniga and Xander stand in a hydration fan as
they watch Shakey Graves perform.
Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6340
Julie & Lou Schaefer. Photo by Jon Shapley
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A couple kisses as they wait for The Gourds to begin. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6547
The Gourds perform at Blues on the Green. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6685
The Gourds perform at Blues on the Green. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 7055
The Gourds perform at Blues on the Green. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 7541
Audience members enjoy The Gourds' performance. Photo by Jon Shapley
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6312
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5595
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5688
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5726
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5733
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5742
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5753
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5766
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 5937
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6034
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6340
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6404
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6547
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 6685
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 7055
KGSR Blues on the Green in Austin 7541

Blues on the Green has been a quintessential summer experience for Austinites for 23 years. The 2013 lineup has not disappointed, and on alternating Wednesdays this summer, thousands have flocked to Zilker Park for a free night of music against the backdrop of blue skies and an iconic cityscape.

This Wednesday, Shakey Graves took to the stage ahead of legendary masters of roots-infused jam band sounds, The Gourds. If you haven't made it out to the park, there's still one more chance to enjoy KGSR's biggest summertime event. White Denim will play Blues on the Green on August 7, closing out the 2013 season.