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The Backyard is back…almost

by Michael Scheffe | February 13th, 2010

After an almost two-year hiatus from the music scene, Austin’s most famous outdoor music venue, The Backyard is preparing to making it’s much-anticipated return in Bee Cave.

With most of the rest of us, I was heartbroken when it was announced in 2008 that The Backyard was closing its doors as a result of being squeezed out by the encroaching development that is the Shops at The Galleria.

But this may just be one of those rare instances where the newer version IS actually a better one.  The new location, just west and north of the old one (on the opposite side of Highway 71).  Is in a larger, more picturesque setting with…. wait for it… AMPLE PARKING.  That’s right, the owners are promising plenty of parking ON SITE!  No more parking a mile down 71 and trekking the oftentimes dangerous and dusty paths along a highway carrying cars speeding along at 60+ miles an hour. 

Looks like first up will be an “exclusive, First-Look” event on Saturday, May 1st, followed by the Gypsy Kings on May 6th and then Willie’s famous 4th of July picnic this mid-summer. 

Here is a link to a good video I found.   The Backyard is back…almost.

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Fall Carnival Time

by Michael Scheffe | October 23rd, 2009

LPE CarnivalSeems like just a couple of weeks ago we were still bemoaning 100 degree days and the merciless summer drought.  How could it be that today we awoke to a brisk 50 degree morning after 3 days of soaking rains? 

The answer:  FALL has apparently ARRIVED! With so much of our landscape adorned with evergreens (cedar and live-oaks) we can’t much look to changing leaf colors to signal this seasonal transition.  No sir.  In Central Texas nothing marks the Fall calendar better than the annual elementary school Halloween Carnival.  And that time is HERE.

So mark you calendars accordingly.  Some great ones:

Lake Pointe Elementary Carnival : this Saturday, October 24th 2-6 pm
Eanes Elementary Carnival: this Sunday, October 25th 1-5 pm
Cedar Creek Elementary,Carnival: this Saturday, October 24th 11:30 am – 3:30 pm


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