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Gear up for ‘The Wine Down’ downtown

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published June 2, 2014

Trade in your blue Monday for a red Monday – or white, if you prefer. Thorny Rose Wines and ACL Live are moving the biweekly summer series “The Wine Down” to Mondays this year, with free live music from 5 to 7 p.m. and rotating restaurant bite samples accompanying happy-hour prices on the company’s wines.

The series kicks off June 16 and runs through Aug. 25. Here’s the full schedule of musical performers and featured restaurant samples for each event:

June 15: Shinyribs / Cantina Laredo

June 30: Leopold & His Fiction / Trace

July 14: Latasha Lee & the Black Ties / III Forks

July 28: Riders Against the Storm / La Condesa

Aug. 11: Dawn & Hawkes / The Bonneville

Aug. 25: Harvest Thieves / Mama Fu’s

Pop-up shops from local retailers also will be on-site. Co-sponsors of the series are 2nd Street District, Hail a Cab and the Austin Music Foundation. More details are at www.acl-live.com.