Mike & The Moonpies play at 8 p.m.
Joey Green opens the show at 7 p.m.
Sharp storytelling that’s outside the box
It’s been more than a decade since Mike and the Moonpies launched their career, initially paying their dues as a versatile cover band with a catalog of 300 songs. Once celebrated as Austin’s premiere dance hall band, the Moonpies have spent years expanding their reach beyond the Lone Star State. They’ll always be a Texas band, but musically, they’ve grown into much more than that, trading the two-steppin’ twang of their earlier years for a diverse sound that’s both fresh and familiar. That sound has earned the group an international following, and it was during a European tour that the bulk of Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold was created in the same world-renowned, London-area recording studio where the Beatles recorded, Abbey Road Studios. With help from the London Symphony Orchestra, Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold is Mike and the Moonpies’ most adventurous record to date – an album that diversifies the band’s honky-tonk roots by adding lush strings, cinematic arrangements and collaborative songwriting to the mix. Inspired in part by the classic “countrypolitan” music of the 1960s and early ’70s, the result is a modern record steeped in everything that made the old stuff so compelling: sharp storytelling, honest, dynamic performances; and a willingness to step far outside the box.
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.