Blues on the Green Postpones Zilker Park Shows

Season pulled one day out due to latest COVID-19 wave

Austin institution Blues on the Green announced postponement of the rest of its 2021 season, already shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gary Clark Jr. performs at Blues on the Green on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gary Miller)

On Monday morning, presenters Austin City Limits Radio announced the decision “as a result of the latest wave in this public health emergency.” The free, outdoor shows were scheduled for August 10 and 11. The planned performances featuring Grupo Fantasma and Sir Woman followed the annual event’s well-attended return to Zilker Park last month.

Since then, Austin-Travis County has reentered Stage 5 COVID-19 restrictions due to surges in the Delta variant. In a statement shared to social media, ACL Radio called the decision “wholly our call,” thanking Austin Parks and Recreation and the local health officials. The station also shared:

“As soon as we know more about rescheduling these shows, we’ll share that information. Right now, this is the way. And in the meantime, we urge everyone to follow public health protocols laid out by the city and to get vaccinated so we can again enjoy free live music in Zilker Park.”

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More by Rachel Rascoe
The Week in Recommended Live Music
The Week in Recommended Live Music
Narrow Head, Pussy Gillette, the Nude Party, and even some innuendo-less acts to see

May 3, 2024

Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Lido Pimienta, and More Austin Psych Fest Reviews
Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Lido Pimienta, and More Austin Psych Fest Reviews
Dispatches from three days at the Far Out Lounge

April 29, 2024

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Blues on the Green 2021, Austin City Limits Radio, Grupo Fantasma, Sir Woman

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Keep up with happenings around town

Kevin Curtin's bimonthly cannabis musings

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle