Parks and Recreation

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Concertgoers order Brown Bag Luncheon series for 2018

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Lakeway’s Brown Bag Luncheon Concert Series is returning for its 17th season to give musical minds something to chew on for 2018.
The City of Lakeway’s Arts Committee is continuing to produce a series of free weekly concerts every Thursday in January and February at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek.
Each concert is from noon-1 p.m. and is open to everyone. Reservations and tickets are not required.
“Mark your calendars, pack your lunch, and prepare to be entertained,” Lakeway Arts Committee Chairman Fred Newton said.
The 2018 Brown Bag lineup is:

January 4
Mady Kaye Quartet
Popular cabaret vocalist Mady Kaye will perform along with some of Austin’s best musicians.

January 11
Albert and Gage
The iconic duo of Albert and Gage has impressed Lakeway and Austin audiences for years. Respect for Christine Albert’s musicianship is shown by having been the chair of the National Recording Academy's Board for the Grammy Awards. She and her husband, Chris Gage, have performed their roots rock-folk music together and with other bands in performances nationally.

January 18
Barbara Calderaro & The Highlights
Barbara Calderaro will bring her quartet, The Highlights, to the Brown Bag stage to show why she is so popular in Lakeway. They will feature jazzy versions of your favorite songs.

January 25
Frank Cavitt & Friends
Venues like Donn’s Depot in Austin regularly get a rockin’ performance from Frank Cavitt on piano and vocals. He and the quartet captivate audiences with their honky tonk style.

February 1
Lake Travis Fiddlers
The Lake Travis Fiddlers, founded in 2000 by Lake Travis ISD Orchestra Director Anna Macias, are continuing to gain national recognition. They perform in a wide variety of Texas venues and were a great hit in Lakeway last year. These fiddlers and singers present a rousing show of country and folk music. If there was a “state championship” for high school musical groups, they would run away with it.  

February 8
The Second Line Jazz Band
Get ready for Mardi Gras as The Second Line Jazz Band returns to Lakeway. They have performed in concerts sponsored by the Austin Traditional Jazz Society and at various festivals. Band leader Jim Ivy says, “The band’s name comes from the quintessential New Orleans art form, said to be like having a jazz funeral without a body.”

February 15
Robert “Beto” Skiles Quartet
The Robert Skiles Quartet will present a musical valentine. Vocalist Shawnda Birch will be featured as they present popular songs with a taste of blues. Skiles is renowned as an orchestra leader, composer and college teacher. He performs in many venues, including annual shows at the One World Theatre and, last August, at Lakeway’s Cool Arts Party.

February 22
Red Young Quartet
Pianist Red Young has had a spectacular musical career, including recordings with Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Linda Rondstadt, Eric Burdon and Nelson Riddle as well as concert tours around the world. The Red Young Quartet will feature Young’s wife, vocalist Silvie Rider, in this concert.

For information, call the Activity Center at 512-261-1010.

Brown Bag Luncheon Concert Series webpage
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