The most recent Blues on the Green installment came with high expectations and it definitely did not disappoint.
As the largest free music festival in Austin, it was understandably packed. In addition, the headliner, Wild Child, preformed an exclusive ACL preview show. The Austin based group was joined by Max Frost, and the combination couldn’t have been more exciting.
Haley Wood, a student at St. Edward’s University, talked about her building excitement as she prepared to attend last week’s Blues On The Green.
“I was really looking forward to seeing Wild Child because I hear them all the time on Austin’s local radio like KUTX,” Wood said. “It was my first Blues on the Green of the summer and it’s a really special event because Zilker is really beautiful and it brings everyone together to enjoy what Austin is all about: live music, sweat and dogs.”
Max Frost came on at 8 p.m., and immediately stirred up the crowd with his amazing on stage presence and catchy tunes. Wild Child, starting their performance right around 9 p.m., also did not disappoint. They managed to retain their mellow, indie vibes while still rallying up the crowd.
Wood also described the event as being something that everyone can enjoy.
“It’s a very quintessential Austin event. It’s family friendly, but at the same time poor college kids like me can enjoy free, live music. It’s great,” Wood said. “The only downfall? The crazy heat! You’ve got to come prepared for these concerts. The humidity, plus the crowds, can be really uncomfortable.”
The next show will be on July 13, with Hayes Carll headlining alongside Carson Mchone. If you didn’t make this weeks showcase, there are two more installments left this summer so I’d definitely mark your calendars for an amazing (and free!) mid-week music break– the perfect treat this summer! Remember to bring your appetite, the food trucks are legendary.
(Photo courtesy of KGSR’s Blues on the Green’s Facebook.)