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Soft rock champion John Oates brings acoustic set to Southwestern restaurant in Austin
One Austin restaurant just put Oates on the menu — hold the Hall. One half of one of the most iconic duos in all of music, John Oates of Hall and Oates, is visiting Z'Tejas at Avery Ranch on May 7 for an intimate acoustic performance.
The Southwestern restaurant is not usually a concert venue, but who would turn down a chance to host a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with a five-decade career, a household surname, six Billboard No. 1 hits, and five Grammy nominations? Together with Daryl Hall, the singer is known for soft rock and Blue-eyed soul favorites like "You Make My Dreams," "Rich Girl," and "Man Eater."
Both Hall and Oates will be on tour in May, but not together. Oates has more stops on his schedule, including a German tour leg, but will not play anywhere else in Texas. His new album, What A Wonderful World, will be out on April 21, following the already-released 2023 singles, "Why Can't We Live Together" and "Disconnected."
This concert is courtesy of the Loop of Love Foundation, a local non-profit without much of an online presence that runs "mentorship programs for middle and high school students by partnering with business and community leaders," according to a press release. The programs target professional experience to develop academic and career skills.
Z'Tejas Avery Ranch opened in 2021 as a relocation, the former location in the area having closed in 2017. The newer restaurant is more than 5,000 square feet, with benches and outdoor seating. The release does not say how the restaurant will seat guests for the concert, but there will be regular and VIP seating.
Tickets ($60-850) are available via Eventbrite. Z'Tejas is located at 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd. #B100.
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