The Planner, Sept. 19: Willie Nelson and more tickets on sale
Tickets going on sale this week include an Austin City Limits Music Festival after-show and Austin’s favorite star.
First, a Zombie invasion.
English band the Zombies are on the bill for Monday night’s All ATX British Invasion show at ACL Live, which benefits the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The savvy English gentlemen have added a Tuesday night show at the Belmont, and tickets are on sale for that gig this week.
The Zombies are celebrating nearly 50 years playing music; tickets for Tuesday are $25, or $50 for VIP, which includes a meet and greet.
Also going on sale Friday are tickets for hip-hop’s Childish Gambino, who is fresh off critically acclaimed sophomore album “Because the Internet.” Gambino’s popular “Deep Web” tour stop on Oct. 4 at ACL Live is an official ACL Fest after-show (Gambino plays both weekends at the fest, too).
When it comes to Austin, is there anyone more beloved than southern gentleman and legend Willie Nelson? Tickets to see what’s become his annual two New Year’s Eve shows (Dec. 30 and 31) at ACL Live go on sale Friday. Special guests include Sturgill Simpson and Vintage Trouble.
But wait, there’s more. Here’s what else is hitting the box office this week:
• Particle at the Parish (Nov. 1)
• Lucinda Williams at Stubb’s (Nov. 4)
• The Floozies at the Parish (Nov. 21)
• Weezer at Austin Music Hall (Dec. 2)
• Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Christmas Attic” at Frank Erwin Center (Dec. 18)
• Toadie’s at Emo’s Austin (Dec. 26)
• Railroad Earth at Stubb’s (Jan. 31)
• AMSOIL Arenacross at Frank Erwin Center (Mar. 28-29)
Opening act added: Tickets are already on sale for Cher’s Nov. 11 show at the Erwin Center. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo were announced as the openers earlier this week.
Austin Museum Day
More than 35 museums, cultural institutions and cultural initiatives are offering a slate of free activities Sunday as part of Austin Museum Day.
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, the Museum Day also features free admission at all participating venues.
The program roster includes a screening of the Internet Cat Video Festival at the Blanton Museum of Art; a tour of and lecture about the history of the Oakwood Cemetery by the Save Austin’s Cemeteries group and the unveiling of the new salamander aquarium at the Sheffield Education Center in the Barton Springs Pool bathhouse.
Check the complete Austin Museum Day schedule at austinmuseumday2014.sched.org.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Next week in Austin360
Matthew Odam visits LaV, a fine dining restaurant with a Mediterranean twist that opened earlier this year and features one of the city’s best wine selections. We’ll also have an early look at ACL Fest, which opens two weeks from today.