Cruising the rock/roots highway
Thirteen years can put a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer. Pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers — Micky and Gary Braun — who by their own admission haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes. From the moment the Motorcars hit town and released their 2003 debut, Micky and Gary have proven time and again they can more than hold their own. Two more Braun brothers are part of the Motorcars’ latest recording. In addition to co-writing half of the songs, Willy Braun also produced Hearts From Above, and Cody Braun (who with Willy have their own Grammy Award-winning band, Reckless Kelly) is a VIP guest on the record, too. All four Braun brothers can be heard on the title song, something that he hasn’t happened in the studio since the artists were teenagers. For Micky and Gary, who’ve driven the Motorcars together now for more than a dozen years, their music is a celebration of where they’ve been, where they’re headed, and most of all, where they are right now.
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! There is limited seating available in socially-distanced squares on the lawn and on Abram Street. No reservation is required. Squares are first come, first served when the gates open at 6 p.m. Each square holds up to four people. 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. Concert gates are located at the corner of Center and South streets between the Levitt and First Baptist Church and at the corner of Abram and Pecan streets near the flagpole entrance at the west end of the Levitt lawn.
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.