Austin Blues Alliance 2012 Summer Series: Celebration Of Juneteenth

Juneteenth 2012


Who: DiverseArts Culture Works and East Austin Blues Alliance

Where: Kenny Dorham's Backyard

When: June 16, 2012

Gates Open: 2:00PM

Cover: $5 for Adults, Chilfren Free


DiverseArts and East Austin Blues Alliance announce Summer Performance Series at Kenny Dorham's Backyard....

The second of this Season's East Austin Blues Alliance Summer Series debuts this Saturday, June 16th, in celebration of Juneteenth, at Kenny Dorham's Backyard (gates@2:00 pm, $5 cover, children free), this is an all day event. The launch party features some of the scene's best proponents of blues and blues-derived music to be found anywhere in Austin. Get there early and take in this great line-up:

  • Harold McMillan's East Side Blues Syndicate
  • The Doc Pointer Band
  • Gold Man Records Showcase
  • Jose "Sweet Tone" Ruiz
  • Rob Halverson's Third Ear Trio w/Thor Harris
  • Matthew Robinson
  • Special Guests

DiverseArts is happy to announce our latest initiative to unify the network of various creative constituencies who live and/or work in, and serve the culture-rich, increasingly vibrant East Austin Community. The East Austin Blues Alliance is a newly formed, loose amalgam of musicians, music industry and creative professionals, clubs and venues who are dedicated to bringing positive attention to the wealth of talent, resources, and SOUL found east of I35 on any given day.

The East Austin Blues Alliance Summer Series is the first performance vehicle for this new group of cooperating musicians, venues and professionals. The Series continues through-out the summer and will culminate with the first Annual East Austin Blues Fest this fall.

We hope you will join us. Enjoy BBQ and organic and locally grown food from Sun Farm Kitchen. B.Y.O.B (cans and plastic only). Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A $5 donation is suggested to help DiverseArts continue it’s work promoting local arts and artists. Children have free admission.

Join us for a day of music and fun as we celebrate East Austin’s vibrant community!


Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 2:00pm