Sounds of Summer
KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove continues its 19th season of live music in theshade
Since 1994, KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove has been bringing local acts to Shady Grove for an intimate, outdoor series that's become part of Austin's music fiber.
Started by music mastermind Marsha Milan, Unplugged at the Grove is now celebrating its 19th season with live music performances each Thursday at Shady Grove through September. "[Unplugged at the Grove] was such a critically-acclaimed and fun and respected series that I did with KGSR,” Milam says of the series that became the working model for other projects across Texas.
"I took the KGSR Unplugged at the Grove model and I did that in Fort Worth, Belton, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso. So we have series going on in five different markets that run April through September."
The critically-acclaimed series continued its fun by opening the 19th season in April with Austin’s first couple of country, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, followed by appearances from respected music stalwarts like Carolyn Wonderland, Slaid Cleaves and Dale Watson.
The second half of the Unplugged season includes just as much talent as the first. Through July, August and September, the series will showcase a host of great performers, starting with Uncle Lucius on July 5 and closing with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights on September 20.
Unplugged at the Grove is another free series presented by KGSR, so you'll want to show up early to grab a shaded seat, or consider packing a blanket or folding chairs. (We all know how congested Barton Springs Road can get, so allow extra time for parking or walking.) If you drive a Subaru, you're in luck: VIP parking is available for the first ten Subarus that arrive.
Here's the summer lineup for the 19th season of Unplugged at the Grove:
July 5: Uncle Lucius
July 12: Quiet Company
July 19: Charlie Mars
July 26: The Derailers
Aug 2: Cari Hutson
Aug 9: The Trishas
Aug 16: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Aug 23: Nakia
Aug 30: Hot Club of Cowtown
Sept 6: Cody and Willy Braun (Reckless Kelley)
Sept 13: Whiskey Shivers
Sept 20: Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights