Blues on the Green
Zilker Park, August 8
by Neal Baker
The arrival of the last Blues on the Green show indicates that, yes, once again, the greater part of the summer has slipped by almost entirely too quickly. Lest the last month disappears too soon into the whirl of punch and pool water, take a moment on August 8 with KGSR to gather in the warm evening breeze and savor the season.
The night will begin at 8 p.m. with Bidi Bidi Banda, the faithful Selena tribute band from here in Austin. Holding onto the feelings that many of the members had listening to Selena growing up, the group has made an art of remembering the magic of the queen of Tejano music.
Afterward, San Marcos natives The Oh Hellos are scheduled to put the sun to sleep with their gently crescendoing folk balladry. They have already made themselves known in installations of the beloved Audiotree Live and NPR Tiny Desk Series, but a sound as big as theirs tends to have smaller studios like these coming apart at the seams. The same factor makes them a perfect pick for the open air of Zilker Park, where no amount of orchestration could prove too big for the Texas summer night. Leave it to Austin’s most beloved community concert series to say goodbye with so great a set. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your dog.