Austin Music

Kid Band Week coming to Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport


The Peterson Brothers Band performed during 2010 Kid Band Week at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Courtesy: Sandy L. Stevens

Like the city, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport(AUS) is filled with music: the Music in the Air program presents 23 live performances each week.

Once each year the airport hosts Kid Band Week, with bands made up of performers ranging in age from 12 to 16 and playing music ranging from blues and pop to classic tunes. All performances are located past the security checkpoints and are available to ticketed passengers only. So if you’re heading that way, be sure to check out the shows.

Here’s the line-up for the 2013 Kid Band Week at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport:

Grace London (Singer Songwriter)
Monday, July 22 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Age 13, from Austin, TX

Annie and Kate (Classic Tunes)
Tuesday, July 23 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Age 13, from Round Rock, TX

Peterson Brothers Band
(Big Time Blues)
Wednesday, July 24 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 14, 16, from Bastrop, TX

Tiarra Girls (All Sister Girl Band)
Thursday, July 25 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 11, 13, and 15, from Austin, TX

Charlie Belle (Pop til you Drop)
Friday, July 26 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ages 12, 13, and 15, from Austin, TX

Kid Bands return to Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS)

Stop by any weekday at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and chances are you’ll hear some really great local music. Austin is just chock full of great musicians (“You can’t spit without hitting a Grammy winner” is how someone once explained it to me) and the airport takes advantage of that with four post-security performance spaces and eleven live performances each week.

Next week, from Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 23rd, it’s “Kid Band Week,” with performances scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the airport’s Asleep at the Wheel stage at Ray Benson’s Roadhouse by Gate 10.  If you’re around, you should definitely check it out.

Here’s the line-up:

Monday: The Peterson Brothers Band: blue music from brothers Glenn (13) and Alex (11).

Hide Away (By Freddie King) Live @ Momo’s

Peterson Brothers Band

Tuesday: 15-year-old bassist and vocalist Livvy Bennett.
“Bennett is a member of Aftermath, an Austin band that won the first SchoolJam USA National Teen ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest January in Anaheim, Calif.  At the event, Bennett was named “Best Bassist.”

Wednesday: The Aviators. The classic rock group is made up of six students, age ten to thirteen, from the Natural Ear Music School.

Introducing the Aviators!

The Aviators

Thursday: The Apple Trio, an all-girl string trio.

And Friday: The Fireants, the group that won “Best Teen Band” at the 2008-2009 Austin Music Awards.

Fireants “Frankenstein” Edgar Winter Cover