Austin Aqua Festival

Despite the ebb and flow of its yearly attendance figures (and profit margin), Austin's Aqua Festival is still afloat, and celebrates year 34 with a bevy of local and regional acts spread over eight stages and nine nights (Monday 31 is an off night) at Auditorium Shores. Activities start at 6:30pm each night, ending at 11:30pm on weekdays, and at 12:30am on weekends. Admission is $4 nightly, $2 with a Skipper Pin or student ID, and children under 12 are free. Parking is $5 at Auditorium Shores, but free at Barton Creek Square Mall, Austin High School, and the State parking lots at 14th and San Jacinto, where Capitol Metro buses will provide free service to and from the festival. For more info, pick up a free Aqua Fest Brochure, which are currently all over town (especially in stores on Guadalupe). Below is a list of bands and times, so start the outboard, aim the rudder, and shove off into the waters of Aqua Fest. THURSDAY 27

CENTER STAGE: Radney Foster (7:30pm), Asleep at the Wheel (9pm)

C & W STAGE: Mickey Priddy (8:30pm), Gary P. Nunn (10pm)

ROCK TENT: Jerry Giddens (7pm), Wayne Toups (9pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Los Romanticos (6:30pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: Toby Anderson (6:30pm), Greenstreet (8:45pm)

BREW PUB STAGE: The Kraze (7:30pm)

KIDS STAGE: Police Ice (7pm), Tom Rolls (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Los Pinkys (7pm), Johnny Gonzalez & "New Sensation" (8:30),

Groupo Mazz (10pm)

C & W STAGE: Joel Nava (8:30pm), Gene Watson (10pm)

ROCK TENT: Pushmonkey (7pm), Thunderfoot (8:30pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Tejano Exposure (6:30pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: Peyton Brothers

DANCE STAGE: Square Round Dancers

BREW PUB STAGE: Room Service

KIDS STAGE: Ballet Folklorico (7pm), Joe's Group (8pm), Tom Rolls (8:30pm),

Eda's Dance Troupe (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Pine Cones (7pm), Doyle Bramhall (8:30pm),

Jason & the Scorchers (10pm)

C & W STAGE: Billy Montana (8:30pm), Perfect Strangers (10pm)

ROCK TENT: Twigs (7pm), Horsies (9pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Groupo Exito (6:30pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: A Touch of Class, T.D. Bell & Blues Specialist

DANCE: Eda's Group (7pm), Joe's Group (8pm), Givens Dance Troupe (9pm)


KIDS STAGE: McNeely (7pm), Amy & Andy (8pm), Tom Rolls (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Usher Raymond (8pm), Changing Faces (9:30pm)

C & W STAGE: Cornell Hurd (7pm), Don Walser (9pm)

ROCK TENT: Lee Person (7pm), Vigilantes of Love (9pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Jose Gonzales (7 & 9pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: The Strategy Band

DANCE STAGE: Mt. Sinai Drill Team (7pm), Eda's Dance Troup (8pm), Givens Dance Troupe (8:30), Nook (9pm)

BREW PUB STAGE: The Pictures

KIDS STAGE: Marian Barnes (7pm), Nook (8pm), Tom Rolls (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: The Ace in the Hole Band (6:30pm), Mark Chesnutt (9pm)

C & W STAGE: Heather Wiley (7pm), Bad Rodeo (9pm)

ROCK TENT: Sissy Siero (7pm), Rainravens (9pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Los Rockeros (8pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: Blues Boy Hubbard (6:30pm), Roundtrip (8:30pm)


KIDS STAGE: Amos & Amy (7pm), Zookeeper (7:30pm), Marco Ellinger (8pm),

Givens Dance Troupe (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Tom Principato (7pm), Kirk Whalum (9pm)

C & W STAGE: Dale Watson (7pm), Junior Brown (9pm)

ROCK TENT: GingBreadmen (7pm), Extreme Heat (9pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Latin Effection (6:30pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE: Sly & the Houserockers (6:30pm), Texas Songbirds (8:45pm)

DANCE STAGE: Givens Dance Troup (7pm), Joe's Group (8pm),

Eda's Group (8:30pm), Nook (9pm)


KIDS STAGE: Caryl P. Weiss (7pm), Beached Buoys (8pm), Zookeeper (8:30pm),

Police Ice (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Anna Roman (6:30pm), David Marez (8pm), La Diferenzia (9:30)

C & W STAGE: Steve Kolander (7pm), Jay Perez (9pm)

ROCK TENT: Sidehackers (7pm), Splinter (9pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Group Amistad (7:30pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: The Austin Jazz Band (6:30pm)

BREW PUB STAGE: Third Language

KIDS: Ballet Folklorico (7pm), Police Ice (8pm), Eda's Dance Troupe (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Urbie Knipper & the Jubilee Polka Band (7pm), Leo Majek

Orchestra (8:15pm), Ro-Tel & the Hot Tomatoes (10:30pm)

C & W STAGE: Vrazels (6:30pm), Seven Dutchmen (8pm), Ty England (10:15pm)

ROCK TENT: Dutch Treat (7 & 10pm), The Walberg Boys (8:30 & 10:30pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Rumors (6:30pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: Street Wize (6:30pm), Elliot Fikes Band (8:45pm)


BREW PUB STAGE: Rajah Khan (7pm), Danny Tate (10pm)

KIDS STAGE: Caryl P. Weiss (7pm), Beached Bouys (7:30), Body Talk (8pm),

Austin Super Stars (9pm)


CENTER STAGE: Chris Wall (8pm), James House (10pm)

C & W STAGE: Kyle Family (7:30pm), The Geezinslaws (9:30pm)

ROCK TENT: Bad Rodeo (7:30pm)

TEJANO STAGE: Alma Tejana (6:30 & 9:30 pm)

JAZZ/R&B/REGGAE STAGE: Dixieland Jazz Band (6:30pm)

DANCE STAGE: Clickity Cloggers

BREW PUB STAGE: Dutch Treat (7pm), Electric Gypsies (9:30pm)

KIDS STAGE: McNeely Entertainment (7pm), Body Talk (7:30), Joe McDermott (8:30),

Police Ice (9pm)

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