Planner, June 13: Ringo Starr tickets on sale, plus Juneteenth events
At 73 years old, Ringo Starr is still getting by with a little help from his friends — and rocking out as much as ever. Starr has been touring with a rotating lineup of All Starr Bands since 1989, which currently includes multi-instrumentalist Todd Rundgren, guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), singer Richard Page (Mr. Mister), keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana) and drummer Gregg Bissonette. The former Beatles drummer puts on energetic shows — expected to last two hours — and plays classic favorites such as “Yellow Submarine” and “Photograph.”
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band are stopping by ACL Live during their fall tour on Oct. 8; tickets go on sale Friday morning.
More tickets set to go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday:
• The Wild Feathers at Emo’s Austin (Aug. 16)
• Bear in Heaven at the Parish (Aug. 28)
• Panda Bear at Mohawk (Sept. 14)
• Kopecky Family Band at the Parish (Sept. 15)
• The Soul Rebels at Emo’s Austin (Sept. 19)
• Kaiser Chiefs at Stubb’s (Sept. 25)
• Fitz and the Tantrums at Stubb’s (Oct. 8)
• Matisyahu at Stubb’s (Nov. 2)
Juneteenth, a traditional celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States, is Thursday, but the local celebrations will run over the next two weeks. Here are some of the events in Austin; see more, including in the greater Austin area, at austin360.com:
The Austin Public Library and Outreach Productions will offer “Juneteenth Celebration: Folktales to World Trails, ” from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St. The event will include essays, poetry, stories, puppet making and a puppet show.
The Austin area Juneteenth Committee has several events planned, starting with a green and clean neighborhood project from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday at 13th and Chicon streets.
The group will also hold a “Miss and Little Miss Juneteenth” scholarship pageant from 1 to 5 p.m. June 19, followed by a Juneteenth Community Program from 7 to 9 p.m. that day. Both events are at the Doris Miller Auditorium, 2300 Rosewood Ave.
The Juneteenth Committee’s events culminate June 21 with a 2K Freedom Run and Walk at 9:30 a.m. at Comal Street and MLK Boulevard, followed by a historical parade at 10 a.m. at the same location. A celebration will run from noon to 8 p.m. at Rosewood Park.
A “Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event” fundraiser for Huston-Tillotson University students will be at 6 p.m. Monday by the Tom Joyner Foundation and Huston-Tillotson University. Donations are $50. The event will take place at the university’s library, 900 Chicon St.
— Margaret Nicklas
Next week in Austin360
As the World Cup continues, we’ll guide you to places in Austin where you can hear Brazilian music. Our scene has grown, and Nancy Flores will have all the details. We’ll also take a trip to Manor to visit Banner Distillery, and have reviews on all the week’s new movies.