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Kid Band Week at Austin Bergstrom Int’l Airport

Austin calls itself the Live Music Capital of the World and that claim extends to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, where there are more than 20 live music shows a week.

This week is Kid Band Week (July 17 – 21, 2017; Monday – Friday) featuring local musicians and bands ranging in age from 10 to 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.at the Asleep at the Wheel Stage, located near Gate 10.

Here’s the line-up:

Kid Band Week at Austin Bergstrom Int’l Airport

In Austin – the Live Music Capital of the World – you can’t spit without hitting a Grammy winner.

And you can hear great music just about everywhere you go. Including at the airport.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers 23 live music events each week, but next week that number spikes to 28 thanks to the addition of five special performances taking placing during the 8th Annual Kid Band Week.

AUSTIN KID WEEK

Credit: Sandy L. Stevens, Austin-Bergstrom Peterson Brothers Band performing during 2013’s Kid Band Week at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

 

From MondayFriday, July 21-25, Austin-area musicians, all ranging in age from 12 to 17, will be performing from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Asleep at the Wheel Stage, located across from Gate 10.

Here’s the line-up:

Monday, July 21 – Annie & Kate (Classic Tunes; ages 14)
Tuesday, July 22 – Grace London (Singer Songwriter; age 15)
Wednesday, July 23 – Charlie Belle (Pop ‘til you drop; ages 13-16)
Thursday, July 24 – Peterson Brothers (Deep Blues; ages 15-17)
Friday, July 25 – Tiarra Girls (all sister girl band; ages 12-16)

This aren’t “kiddie” bands – they’re real bands made up of great musicians who just happen to be kids.

 

More live music at Seattle Int’l Airport

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, already the site of an ambitious local music program, is getting even more tuneful.

Starting Thursday, March 27, the airport is doubling the number of live music performances in the terminal offered as part of the airport’s Experience the City of Music program.

Now there will be three performances daily – seven days a week – between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. at various post-security locations throughout the terminal.

The Port of Seattle and The Merchants at Sea-Tac will cover the costs of the program under a new three year contract.

“Anything that makes the airport experience more enjoyable for our guests is worth the investment,” said Stacy House, Senior Director of Operations for HMSHost, Sea-Tac Airport. “Not to mention, the music is fantastic and livens the atmosphere of our restaurants and shops. It’s an all-around win!”

We agree.

Sea-Tac’s music program goes far beyond the live music. The emphasis on Northwest artists includes overhead music, safety and public information announcements by artists, curated videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors and a multi-channel web radio player available. There’s an exhibit about Jimi Hendrix on Concourse A and, in April, Sub Pop is scheduled to open a shop at Sea-Tac offering Northwest music as well.

Toe-tapping time at LaGuardia Airport

The Food & Shops at LaGuardia Airport is continuing its free Friday concert series this month in the Central Terminal Building.

The shows take place every Friday from 11:00am – 3:00pm in the center food court, between Gates B and C. Here’s the August line-up:

° August 3 – The Bassenettes Pop Trio
° August 10 – The Dynamic Dixieland Duo
° August 17 – Jesante Latin Music

° August 24 – The Caribbean Talent Mart

And for kids stuck at the airport, there’s a coloring station in the center food court. Find it between Gates B & C, in front of Hudson Booksellers. It’s open from 8am through 8pm until September 4, 2012.