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All of the available seating is taken for Kelly’s concert. Please plan to join us on the live-stream, or you can come to the gate on concert night and be on the wait list for any unclaimed squares that will be released at 8:15 p.m. If you are joining us on the lawn, please read the important information at the bottom of this page.
The queen of alt/country music
It’s been 11 years since her last solo release, but the queen is back! Kelly Willis, the Austin-based singer/songwriter, has hardly been missing in action. She’s been performing and recording with her singer/songwriter husband, Bruce Robison, who produced her newest solo album, Back Being Blue, with six of the 10 tracks written by Kelly. The native from Oklahoma has a honeyed voice tempered by a whole lot of Texas. Romance and music brought her to Austin while she was in her late teens, fronting a celebrated but short-lived rockabilly band, Radio Ranch. Famed singer/songwriter Nancy Griffith took a shine to her voice and recommended Kelly to producer Tony Brown, who signed her to MCA. Her three major label albums yielded plenty of critical acclaim and media attention. However, not for the first or last time, mainstream radio didn’t quite know what to make of a youthful neo-traditionalist who appeared to have been transported from a less trendy era. Then came the album that set the template, the 1999 release What I Deserve, her debut as an independent artist in all senses of the term. Rolling Stone zeroed in on the eternality of her tone: “Willis’ soprano still crackles like no other, and her control and phrasing make it more devastating than ever.” Kelly has been around long enough now to be a beacon for other singer/songwriters, including outlaw-era legend, Ray Wylie Hubbard, who recently tweeted, “Kelly, you are the gold standard that I compare other artists to,” to which Kelly replied that she would put that in her bio.
If you are joining us on the lawn!
Seating is in socially distanced squares marked on the lawn. You may have eight people in your square (the people in your square should be family members). You must show proof of your reservation with your printed ticket or on your phone at the gates to enter the lawn. Everyone seated in your square must also have proof of your reservation to be admitted. Squares are first-come, first-served. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m. If you haven’t claimed your square by 8:15 p.m., you will be considered a no-show, and your square will be released to someone else who is waiting. If you were unable to reserve a square, you can come to the Levitt and take any open squares at 8:15 p.m. You must wear a mask to enter the lawn. Once you are in your square, you can remove your mask to eat and drink. You must wear a mask any time you leave your square. Once the concert is over, please leave the lawn as quickly as possible. While at the Levitt, please stay a socially distanced 6 feet away from Levitt crew, staff, artists and volunteers. Please bring your own food, beverages, chairs and blankets. No glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.
For your health and safety
The Levitt has taken required health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to the virus. Thank you for following safety protocols of social distancing and wearing a mask. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 is up to all of us.