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Evening Star

Written by , published July 13, 2009

Enjoyed a fabulous Friday evening last week at the kick-off of the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum’s annual Music Under the Star concert series. Now in its sixth season, the mid-summer series draws hundreds—blankets and camp chairs in tow—to the museum plaza (at MLK and Congress in Austin) for an evening of outdoor music and free food—all in the shadow of the plaza’s signature 10-ton bronze star. We prepared for the 100-plus temperatures by bringing plenty of water, but to our pleasant surprise, the plaza proved well shaded and bearable by late afternoon. (Exploring the fascinating museum—free admission during the event from 6 to 9 p.m.—provided respite, as well.) Our feast on Rudy’s barbecue, Sweet Leaf Tea, and Blue Bell Ice Cream was set to the sweet sounds of Austin Blues Society blues harp players and R&B icon Miss Lavelle White. (Fun note: The show started with a harmonica workshop and free harmonicas for the kids.) The musical lineup for future Fridays includes Toni Price, Tiburon (including salsa lessons), and Doyle Bramhall.

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