(event) House Concert Series Kick-Off: Rick Shea

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Tue Sep 29, 2015 - 7:00PM


  Monthly series will feature Roots Music in an Intimate Setting

Rick Shea Will Perform for First Concert at the new Texas Folklife House   

Tickets at texasfolklifehouse.brownpapertickets.com 

Texas Folklife has launched a monthly music series at their new location—the Texas Folklife House (1708 Houston Street.) The series will feature roots music, emphasizing the non-profit’s mission to present and promote the state’s traditional arts and culture. The first concert will be held Tuesday, September 29, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Rick Shea will be the featured performer for this inaugural concert. Shea, from San Bernardino, California, has built a career as a guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He has nine critically acclaimed albums and has performed across the country. His songs are an eclectic mix of the folk, country, rock, traditional ballads, and Mexican influences of his youth. His new album Sweet Bernardine is a collection of his own songs and stories.

The concert will be an intimate experience. Only 50 tickets are available and can be purchased for $20. The concert will be held outside on Texas Folklife’s deck under the trees or in case of rain it will be held inside the event space. Guests are invited to bring their own food and drink to enjoy. 

Now in its 30th year of operation and with the recent move to a larger space off Burnet Road, Texas Folklife plans to expand their programs and public offerings with events such as the house concert series. There is a large exhibition area, and the current exhibition on view is “Thirty Years of Texas Folklife,” a vibrant mix of archival materials from public performances such as the annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival, programs such as Apprenticeships, and former exhibitions on various subjects as polka, conjunto, and saints. This is the first event held at the Texas Folklife House—but not the last. A full schedule of house concerts will be released soon. 

“I’ve been calling our new space the ‘Texas Folklife House.’ And we are excited to be able to offer this new music series in our new home,’” says Executive Director Cristina Ballí. “Please come by, sit under the stars and the trees in the backyard, and enjoy live music—as it can only be found in Austin, Texas—and help us celebrate our move to this new neighborhood and this new ability to bring traditional cultural arts to the city in our own backyard.”    

Texas Folklife is supported by the members and Board of Texas Folklife, the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division and the Office of Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Houston Endowment, Stillwater Foundation, Shield Ayres Foundation, Humanities Texas, and the Miller Theatre Advisory Board.

1708 Houston St.

Austin, Texas 78756

T (512) 441-9255



Media information: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483 / sheree.scarborough@gmail.com