The Aviators

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


Pint-sized performers at Austin-Bergstrom Airport

In Austin, “Live Music Capital of the World,” Texas,  it seems as if everyone is a Grammy winner.  Or will someday be one.

So if you’re passing through Austin-Bergstrom International Airport today (Thursday) or Friday between 3:30 and 5:30 pm, be sure to stop at the Asleep at the Wheel stage at Ray Benson’s Roadhouse near Gate 10.

It’s Kid Band week at the airport. And you might want to be able to say “I saw them when…”.

On Thursday, Edison Chair is on the schedule. On Friday, The Aviators will appear. Check out the Aviators performing My Generation last year.

And this classic:

When they played at the airport last year, the Aviators didn’t even have a name for their group;  so they took inspiration from the airport.

Watch out Jonas Brothers!

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Photo by Sandy L. Stevens, Courtesy of ABIA