One of the best-selling bands of all time, Van Halen, is coming to Austin this summer. Last week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers announced their 39-date U.S. tour with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Featuring original lead singer David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang playing bass, Van Halen will perform at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Sept. 21, and tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Ariana Grande has added 40 summer dates to her schedule after the success of the first leg of her Honeymoon Tour. The 21-year-old pop star has earned two Grammy nominations, a platinum-certified No. 1 album and multiple sold-out shows only two years after belting her way onto the radio. Fans of Grande will have one less problem when she stops by the Erwin Center on Oct. 13. Tickets for the show also go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Tickets for these summer concerts also go on sale this week:
• Action Bronson at ACL Live (May 30)
• The Damn Quails and Cody Jinks at Stubb’s (June 13)
• Ben Folds at Stubb’s (June 15)
• Rob Thomas at ACL Live (July 12)
• The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson at ACL Live (July 19)
• The Lonely Biscuits at Stubb’s (July 19)
• Jay Brannan at Stubb’s (July 21)
• Phish at Austin360 Amphitheater (July 28)
• 311 at ACL Live (Aug. 2)
• Whitesnake at ACL Live (Aug. 9)
Run through a farm
I keep picturing myself dashing past rows of carrot seedlings and leafy green tomato plants covered with blossoms. What else would you expect at a 5K run through an organic farm?
Johnson’s Backyard Garden will host a Garden Gallop 5K and Fun Run at its farm along the Colorado River as part of its annual Spring Hoedown on Saturday.
Farm owner Brenton Johnson loves to run and wanted to create an event that unites two of his favorite things: running and farming. The 5K and 1-mile Fun Run will meander through the 200-acre farm and the Farmshare teaching farm.
Just don’t trample the seedlings.
Race registration is $40 at jbgorganic.com/hoedown and includes admission to the Hoedown, a farm-to-table buffet (meat or vegetarian options) catered by Iron Wood Icehouse, and a Garden Gallop T-shirt. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Farmshare Austin, a local nonprofit that encourages the expansion of organic farming and food in Central Texas. (There will be registration available at the race on Saturday as well.)
Gumbo Ce Soir, the Show and Tellers, La Tampiqueña (with a special appearance by Mr. Will) and Out of the Blue will provide live music. Dance lessons are also planned.
Gates open at 9 a.m. The 5K Garden Gallop starts at 10 a.m. and the Kids’ Fun Run starts at 10:15 a.m. Kids’ activities start at 11 a.m., with food served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The farm is at 4008 River Road, about 10 miles past Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Cedar Creek.
— Pam LeBlanc
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